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43 VEHICLES IMPOUNDED: CERES - Police towed 43 vehicles and made one DUI arrest Friday evening during a DUI checkpoint set up in the 1400 block of Hatch Road.

The vehicles were towed because the drivers had expired or revoked licenses.

PAROLEE TASERED: CERES - A Ceres parolee was tasered Tuesday, Sept. 23 after he refused officers' commands to come out from beneath a pile of clothes in a closet he was hiding in.

Randell Keeney, 42, was arrested at 10:36 a.m. in the 3000 block of Sixth Street. He was charged with violating parole and resisting arrest.

Acting on an anonymous tip, police went to the house to arrest Keeney but was told by Sheri Pereda, 36, of Ceres, that the parolee was not wanting to talk and had run out the back of the house. Because the house had been surrounded, police knew her story was false and went in to look for him.

Officers found Keeney hiding in the closet with clothing piled atop of him. He was ordered to show his hands but didn't comply, said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges, and was tasered.

Peresa was arrested and charged with obstructing and delaying a police officer, possession of controlled substance and parapheranalia.

SUSPECT APPREHENDED AFTER CHASE: CERES - Steven Pierce, 24, of Ceres, was arrested Saturday hours after he dodged Ceres police in a pursuit that started in a neighborhood reporting car burglaries.

Ceres Police Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said his department received a number of 911 calls at 3:09 a.m. about someone breaking into vehicles in the 1300 block of Grover Drive. Officer Chris Melton drove to the area and spotted possible suspects in a vehicle who then fled. Melton initiated a pursuit. As the chase reached Changason Court, a passenger bailed from the suspects' car. The chase ended at an apartment complex at 1625 Richland Avenue. The driver was able to elude Officer Melton by running into the residential complex but left his ID in the car.

Later in the day police received an anonymous tip that Pierce was inside an apartment unit at the address. He was arrested and charged for the pursuit as well as for a half-million-dollar drug warrant.

MOM OF TRUANT ARRESTED: CERES - The mother of a habitually truant Central Valley High School student was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 23 as she resisted the school resource officer (SRO) as he was trying to cite her.

Laura Marvin, 64, of Modesto, had dropped off her son at the school that morning and was told by SRO Art Hively that there was a warrant for her arrest because she failed to comply with an order from the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). Hively said he intended to cite Mrs. Marvin on a misdemeanor warrant rather than arrest her and take her to jail but Marvin reportedly got upset.

At12:10 p.m. Marvin's 16-year-old son called her to pick him up from school because he was feeling ill. When she arrived to pick him up Marvin was asked to go to the office to complete the warrant, upsetting her even more. Police said Marvin didn't want to sign the documents and allegedly pushed her way past the officer and began to scream for her son to come and help. He came running to her aid but was detained as she was arrested for obstructing a peace officer, and violating education code sections relating to directives of the SARB.

WOMAN ARRESTED IN STOLEN CAR: CERES - A 31-year-old woman was arrested for auto theft Thursday evening after she was found driving a stolen 1995 Ford Escort.

Wyona Ross, 31, was spotted in the car in the 2900 block of Evans Road at 11:39 p.m. Officer Lorenzo Beltran pulled Ross over and when he learned that the car was stolen, arrested and booked her for auto theft.

TEEN CHARGED WITH DUI: CERES - A Ceres teen was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly crashed his car while driving drunk.

Ceres Police said that the driver of a 1997 Plymouth Blazer crashed into a yard in the area of Acorn and Fifth at 6:00 a.m., striking a brick flower bed border and trees. A bit later witnesses saw Tommy Rhodes, 19, in the 2400 block of Acorn Lane and detained him until officers arrived to arrest him. He was charged with DUI.

VANDALISM LANDS TEENS IN TROUBLE: CERES - Three teens found themselves in trouble with the law when they found marking up canal property on Friday evening.

Two 13-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy were cited and released for graffiti on Fowler Road east of Mitchell Road near Ceres Fire Station #4. They were seen at 2:57 p.m. using pink hair spray to spray a pink heart and initials on the cement canal wall.

CITIZEN'S ARREST FOR POT SALE: MODESTO - A Ceres man was arrested Saturday in Modesto after he was halted by a citizen during the commission of an alleged drug deal. A retired federal agent was at the AM/PM mini-mart at Standiford Avenue and Prescott Road after 7 p.m. when he believed he saw Toma Samuel, 19, of Ceres, and Gene Mark, 23, of Modesto, transacting a sale of marijuana. The citizen approached the suspects' cars and when he saw them reaching for something he pulled his gun on the men, informed them who he was, and detained them as he called police.

Modesto Police said that the former agent has a permit to carry a weapon.