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THREE FACE ROBBERY CHARGES: CERES - Three persons were arrested Friday, Jan. 25 after they allegedly stole a cash register from the Hatch Road Payless Shoe Source store and rammed into a Ceres police unit that was attempting to block them.

Arrested were Terrell Gaspard, 21, Terrance Gaspard, 21, and Jose Guizar, 19.

Modesto Street Crimes Unit was staking out locations in response to a number of robberies in Modesto. They followed the suspects to Hatch Road where they robbed a Payless Shoe Source. Ceres Police assisted in apprehending them. The chase went went southbound on Herndon and made its way to Richland Avenue where Ceres police blocked the road. As the suspects tried to maneuver their van around the roadblock it sideswiped the commanders SUV causing damage.

The van yielded the cash register taken from the Ceres robbery.

STOLEN CAR ENDS UP IN RIVER: CERES - A 16-year-old boy was arrested early Friday for stealing a Dodge Intrepid in Ceres and running it into the Tuolumne River as he tried to elude police.

The owner of the car who lives on Winepress called police at 12:30 a.m. and said he saw his car being driven off. Ceres Police Sgt. Pat Sullivan set up his unit at Latimer and South Ninth and saw it coming northbound on Bystrum and followed it as he awaited additional units. He followed the car as it pulled into the trailer park at River and Ninth streets. The driver lost control and went 30 feet down the embankment into the river. He was found 50 feet down stream crying out for someone to rescue him.

The boy, rescued from the waters, was found to be intoxicated. He was booked on auto theft charges, being an unlicensed driver and drunk driving.

A tow company pulled the car out of the water, said Deputy Chief Mike Borges.

BOMB THREAT: CERES - A suspended 16-year-old Central Valley High School student was arrested Monday, Jan. 28 for calling in a bomb threat towards his school.

A Blaker Kinser Junior High School secretary received an obscenities-laced voice mail from the boy saying he would blow up the school. The secretary telephoned the principal of Central Valley High School. An assistant principal identified the voice as being that of a boy suspended the Friday before.

ANOTHER PARK DAMAGED: CERES - For the second time in three days, Ceres Police arrested someone who spinning donuts in a Ceres park.

At 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, a city parks employee reported tire marks in Sam Ryno Park on the west side of Ceres. Police traced the car's wet tire tracks to an address in the 3800 block of Salmon Creek. The car sitting in the driveway had grass caked on the car, said Borges.

Guadalupe Reynoso, 24, of Ceres, was arrested for felony vandalism, causing over $400 in damage in the park. The park sustained about 337 yards of damage.

On Jan. 24 32-year-old Jason Tavares was arrested for spinning donuts in Riverpark Park.

BOY ARRESTED FOR STABBING GIRL: CERES - Ceres Police arrested a 12-year-old boy on two counts assault with a deadly weapon relating to a stabbing of a classmate at Sam Vaughn Elementary School.

The boy was booked into Juvenile Hall on Jan. 30. Deputy Chief Mike Borges said that a 12-year-old female said the boy stabbed her in the hand with a pocketknife while in class on Jan. 28. She was afraid to tell anyone. The next day the boy allegedly chased her home with the knife. She finally told someone and police were notified. They found a knife in the boy's possession.