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FRAUD ALLEGED: CERES - An alert employee of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in the 1600 block of Hatch Road noticed something wrong about the W-2 that Deontae Garnett, 18, of Ceres, was presenting. Garnett was later arrested for using a fraudulent tax document to seek a $1,000 "fast loan" advance on a tax return.

He was arrested for forgery, fraud and a warrant issued previously for misdemeanor trespassing. Garnett was arrested at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Deputy Chief Mike Borges said his department is seeing more forged document cases.

BURGLAR ELUDES POLICE: CERES - A burglar eluded Ceres Police on Sunday, Jan. 20 after a break-in was reported at Walter White Elementary School.

The school's burglar alarm went off at 12:46 a.m. and when police arrived they found someone had broken into a classroom and was gathering items to remove. A witness told officers that a male was seen jumping over a wooden partition on the west side and was last seen southbound on Seventh Street.

CRIMINAL THREATS IN TRAILER PARK: CERES - Nolan Baird, 33, of Ceres, was arrested in Homestead Mobilehome Park, 2513 Don Pedro, Ceres, Monday, Jan. 21 for making criminal threats of violence, carrying a loaded firearm and domestic violence.

A neighbor in the park called police after hearing a verbal argument between Baird and a female inside another trailer. The caller heard Baird threaten to kill the woman. The woman was heard saying that she would call police, to which he allegedly replied that he would kill them also.

Officers showed up at the home at 10:24 p.m. and arrested Baird. He was found in possession of a loaded .38-caliber revolver inside of a holster strapped to his left ankle, said police.

Baird was also charged with carrying an illegal weapon since he didn't have a concealed weapons permit.

HIT-AND-RUN ARREST: CERES - A driver was arrested moments after she rear-ended another car and fled the scene at 2:06 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21.

Krista Bonham, 37, is charged with running into the car at Boothe and Hatch and then trying to get away. She was later apprehended at Herndon Avenue and River Road.

Bonham was charged with felony hit-and-run.

HIT-AND-RUN INVOLVED DRUGS: CERES - A Ceres man was arrested Monday, Jan. 21 for driving drunk and rear-ending another car as well as drug possession.

Police said that Guadalupe Bravo, 40, r an into the back of another vehicle at Mitchell and Whitmore at 10:51 p.m. He was followed by the victim to Whitmore and Moore where police caught up to him too.

As he was being booked for DUI, hit and run, and driving without a license, jailers found Bravo in possession of methamphetamine. That garnered him another charge: bringing drugs into jail.

"He didn't disclose to us that he had the drugs so he got the additional charge," said Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.

SPINNING DONUTS IN THE PARK: CERES - A 32-year-old Ceres man was arrested Thursday, Jan 24 after he was caught spinning donuts in Riverpark Park. Police booked Jason Tavares for vandalism.

At 12:41 a.m. a witness called 911 to report someone in a pickup spinning donuts in the park in the 2700 block of Canyon Drive. When police arrived they found Tavares.

"This is something you typically see a kid doing but not a 32-year-old," commented Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.