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CAUGHT WITH A STOLEN HONDA: CERES - Ceres police arrested a 27-year-old Modesto man Thursday as he was driving a stolen Honda around Ceres.

At 1:52 a.m., an officer spotted the Honda in the area of Whitmore and Central and began to pursue it. Driver Chanda Ngoun, 27, of Modesto, began to accelerate and turned onto northbound Highway 99. The suspect took the Hatch Road exit where he crashed into a guard rail.

During his arrest Ngoun allegedly punched a police canine. He received nine charges, including auto theft, possession of stolen property, evading police, DUI, resisting arrest, interfering with a police canine.

A passenger who was with Ngoun fled foot and escaped arrest.

The Honda had not yet been stolen, said Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.

MARKET ROBBED: CERES - Sheriff's deputies and Ceres Police are seeking the men who robbed at gunpoint the Industrial Market on Industrial Way on Saturday evening.

Police were called at 10:03 p.m. by a clerk saying he was robbed by two men, one Hispanic and one black, both wearing black hooded sweatshirts and red bandanas over their faces. A police canine tracked the scent of the suspects on a southbound Tamarack Avenue and stopped where their vehicle may have been parked.

Both suspects stood at about 5-foot-10.

SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF 7-ELEVEN: CERES - Police had no suspects in Thursday evening's shooting outside of the 7-Eleven store in the 1300 block of Herndon Avenue.

A witness in a delivery vehicle called police at 11:23 p.m. saying that a Hispanic male fired a gun at a white car containing two or three Hispanic men. The witness said that he saw two or three Hispanic males walking out of the store and began yelling at the second vehicle. He heard someone in the white car yell "Norte!" while the suspect produced a handgun and squeeze off some rounds. The suspect left the area in a black SUV Bronco or Navigator type vehicle.

Police recovered one casing but had no better information to work on.

BURGLARY SUSPECTS NABBED: CERES - Two teens were arrested early Labor Day after an officer caught them with stereo equipment just taken in a prior auto burglary.

A resident in the 2800 block of Glider Court called police at 3:08 a.m. to report seeing two youth breaking into a vehicle in front of his residence. He said the suspects jumped into a gray pickup and fled the area. A short while later Ceres officer Julio Amador stopped a vehicle in the area of Morgan and Whitmore. As he approached the pickup Amador spotted some stereo equipment in the vehicle and asked where it came from. He was suspicious when they said they didn't know. The officer went back to his patrol car to run the license plate and when he returned to the pickup saw that the occupants had shifted the stereo equipment under the seat.

The burglary suspect was brought to the scene where he positively identified the two suspects.

Arrested were Luis Fernandez, 18, of Ceres, and Javier Solis, 18, of Keyes. He each face charges of vandalism, auto burglary, and possession of stolen property.

FAKE GUN GETS STUDENT IN TROUBLE: CERES - A 12-year-old student at Walter White Elementary School was cited for bringing a simulated gun to school on Friday. Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said the boy was found with an air gun and reported by school officials at 9:06 a.m. The youth said he brought the air gun to school to "back up his friend." The boy was cited for bringing a replica of a gun to school.

CARS BROKEN INTO: CERES - Owners of five vehicles experienced the feelings of being violated when they found windows smashed in on their vehicles Saturday and things removed from the passenger compartment.

Police said that the break-ins took place during youth football games being played at Blaker Kinser Junior High School and Central Valley High School. Four of the auto burglaries took place in the BK parking lot while one occurred in the CVHS lot.

Deputy Chief Mike Borges advised car owners to lock up valuables in the trunk. "It's best not to keep anything in view," he said.