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SUBWAY ROBBERY REPORTED: CERES - Police are investigating a reported Sunday evening robbery of the Mitchell Road Subway sandwich shop. A female clerk reported that she was taking out the trash before closing time and was accosted by a man who grabbed her from behind and dragged her back inside, demanding for her to turn over the "money box." The clerk complied and the suspect fled.

The clerk was not physically harmed in the 8:59 p.m. robbery.

The suspect was described as having a Mexican accent.

Police will be reviewing surveillance cameras to see if the robber's image was captured.

THEFT OF LIQUOR: CERES - A 17-year-old Ceres boy has been arrested for burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime in connection with the theft of alcohol.

Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said three suspects entered Liquor King on Mitchell Road at 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. They carried off two bottles of liquor worth $66 without paying for them.

At 9 p.m. on April 14 the store clerk saw one of the same youths enter the store and recognized him from the previous theft. He detained the boy and called police who arrested him.

STRONG ARM ROBBERY: CERES - Three juvenile boys were booked for a strong arm robbery of liquor from Cost Less Foods on Hatch Road.

Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said at 11:18 p.m. on Friday three Hispanic males went inside the store and made their way out with three bottles of alcohol. A store security guard detained one of the suspects. The other two came returned and assaulted the officer in an attempt to free their friend. They all escaped in a grey Honda Accord. The security guard took down the license plate and police were able to track the suspects down to an address at Glenn and Dallas in South Modesto. Police visited the home and detained five persons. The security guard was brought to the scene and identified the three suspects. Two of the suspects were juveniles, aged 15 and 17. The third man was Javier Sombrerero, 22. All three were booked for robbery.

"If you make a petty theft and use force you turn that into a felony robbery," said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.

VEHICLE INTO HOUSE: CERES - A Ceres man was arrested Saturday evening after he allegedly crashed into a house in the 1600 block of Charlottesville Lane and fled the scene.

At 11:24 p.m. a blue Honda Civic crashed into the house, causing damage. The driver left the keys in the ignition and fled on foot. A few minutes later 911 dispatchers received a call from Herman Antunez, 18, of Ceres, the registered owner of the Honda who claimed that his car had just been stolen. Officers located Antunez and detected that he had been drinking. When officers suggested that he drove the car into the house he allegedly began threatening them.

Antunez was arrested for making a false police report, hit and run and, threatening officers.

SSSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON: CERES - A 25-year-old Ceres man was jailed Sunday on charges of public drunkeness and assault with a deadly weapon.

David Hernandez was identified as the man who allegedly got into a fight and later pistol whipped an 18-year-old who walked in front of his house in the area of Burton and White Cloud.

The teenage man said he was walking down the street at 1:57 p.m. when Hernandez pulled a gun on him and hit him in the head with the gun. Hernandez told the victim that he owed him money but told police that he may have been mistaken for his brother.

Thirty minutes after the victim called police they had already arrested Hernandez for a separate fight with someone else.

DUI ALCOHOL STING: CERES - The Chevron station and convenience store on Whitmore opposite Ceres High School was cited for selling alcohol to a minor in an undercover decoy operation set up on Saturday evening.

Of the 21 businesses in Ceres selling alcohol, only the Chevron store failed the test. The sting was part of a countywide enforcement of the Alcohol Beverage Control board.

The sting also included a "shoulder tap," which involves an underage decoy asking customers outside stores to buy them alcohol. At 7:48 p.m. at an establishment on Hatch Road officers arrested 51-year-old male Kimbo Balestrieri who bought beer for the minor. He was arrested for a DUI warrant as well as providing alcohol to a minor.