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WORKERS ROBBED: KEYES - Two workers reported that they were robbed at gunpoint by a man who came up to them as they were working in a Keyes ditch on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

The robbery occurred at about 1:20 p.m. near Redwood and Washington roads. The men said they were approached by a man pointing a sawed-off shotgun at them, demanding cash. The men turned over their wallets which contained approximately $400.

The suspect fled in the worker's white company truck.

COMMERCIAL BURGLARY: CERES - Three men were arrested in connection with a commercial burglary at 1992 Rockefeller Drive on Feb. 4 midnight.

Sheriff's deputies stopped a suspicious car in the 1600 block of Atlantic after it pulled out of the industrial area. One of the occupants bolted but was later identified as Elmer Savage, 30, of Modesto. Arrested inside the car was Kevin Savage, 18, of Empire, and Donald Arrington, 56, of Modesto.

The car yielded 26 items - including speakers, tools and binoculars - that appeared to be taken in a burglary. The items were traced to a commercial trailer parked in the back of the business.

Kevin Savage told police that he and Arrington drove to the Stop-N-Save where they met Elmer who suggested that they "go around and pilfer stuff."

Elmer Savage was arrested on Friday by Detective Keith Greibel. He was arrested for burglary and commiting a felony while on bail. Kevin Savage and Arrington were both charged with burglary.

DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: CERES - Two houses and at least one vehicle was struck by bullets fired in a Sunday, Feb. 3 driveby shooting at Genevieve and Jordanolo.

Dispatchers were called at 8:21 p.m. by residents who said their home was hit by gunfire. The homes hit were at 1328 Genevieve and 3612 Jordanolo Drive. Bullets were fired in a garage door. Four persons were inside each house but nobody was injured.

Police found five ammunition casings on Jordanolo north of 3600 Jordanolo.

Police were told that the suspects drove off in a red two-door Honda passenger vehicle.

BIKE STOP ENDS IN BURGLARY ARREST: CERES - A Ceres officer stopped a bicyclist who was riding without a headlight and discovered him to be in possession of stolen credit cards and California drivers' license.

Officer Derrick Perry stopped Amador Villanueva, 32, of Ceres, at Sixth at Park streets Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 9:31 p.m. Villanueva was found in possession of a flat head screw driver, a small flashlight, a window punch and broken of pieces of spark plug which were in the officer's estimation used to commit burglaries. He said the pieces of spark plug have been used by burglars to shatter glass.

Villanueva was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and violation of probation.

DUI ACCIDENT AND ARREST: CERES - Jorge Gonzalez, 27, of Modesto, was arrested for drunk driving after he had a traffic collision with a sign at River and Mitchell roads.

Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said that Gonzalez had been drinking at the Midway Club and was northbound on Mitchell Road at 12:22 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. He struck the sign in the center divider of Mitchell Road. The airbags in his vehicles were deployed.

TWO DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS: CERES - Two residences in Ceres were struck by bullets in two separate drive-by shootings within the same hour on Friday evening.

The first drive-by shooting occurred in the 1300 block of Kinser Road at 10:24 p.m. The second shooting was in the 1400 block Strawberry Drive at 10:48 p.m.

Police located casings at both scenes. In the first shooting, a bullet passed through a bedroom window were occupants were sleeping. A vehicle was struck as well.

Nobody was hurt in both shootings.

There was no suspect information.

PARK HIT BY VANDALS: CERES - Ceres Police said that the Ceres skatepark inside of Smyrna Park was heavily tagged with gang graffiti over the weekend. Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges said that a report was taken at 6:02 a.m. on Saturday and that 30 photos was taken to document the damage.

The clean-up was estimated to cost $400.

DUI ARREST MADE: CERES - A 21-year-old Modestan was arrested after a motorist followed him to his house after hitting his car and taking off.

Salvador Morales, 21, of Modesto, was charged with driving under the influence and hit-and-run in connection with a collision at Hatch and Mitchell roads.

The crash occurred at 4:10 p.m. Saturday. The person hit by Morales followed the suspect to his home in the 1000 block of Bewley in South Modesto while on the phone to police.

MAN DEFIES OFFICER: CERES - Failure to cooperate with an officer landed a Ceres man an additional charge Saturday night.

An officer was patrolling in the Whitmore and Fairview area at 8:38 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 when he spotted John Deffley, 34, of Ceres, walking his dirt bike home. When he saw the officer he jumped on the bike and took off. The officer stopped Deffley for riding without a headlight but also suspected that he was also intoxicated.

Deffley was arrested for driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

"He said he was going to walk it home and wasn't going to stick around," said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges. "He wasn't going to let the officer conduct a DUI investigation."

ASSAULT ON AN OFFICER: CERES - Jopal Singh, 53, of Ceres, was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer on Sunday evening.

Police were called to the 1400 block of Hackett Road at 7:08 p.m. for a domestic disturbance call. On his ride to be booked at the county jail, Singh started banging his head on the screen separating the front and back seats of the patrol car. When the officer took him out of the car Singh assaulted the officer, said Deputy Chief of Police Mike Borges.