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OFFICER ARRESTS MAN AFTER DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: CERES - A Riverbank man was arrested Thanksgiving night after he allegedly shot a man from a car with an officer hearing the shot.

Adolfo Rodriguez, 23, was charged with attempted homicide and attempting to evading arrest.

At 9:36 p.m. Officer Josh Kling was patrolling in the area of Giddings and Peltola streets when he spotted a speeding green Lexus. As he tried to catch up with the car, said Police Division Commander Mike Borges, the officer heard a gunshot ring out. As Officer Kling turned the corner, he saw a 26-year-old male pointing to the speeding car. Apparently the man had just been shot in the ankle by someone in the vehicle. Kling smelled fresh gunpowder as he passed by the victim. Kling circled the area four times to find the suspect vehicle. He pulled into the apartment complex at1625 Richland Avenue and saw the driver and passenger bailing on foot. Kling apprehended Rodriguez, the driver, while the passenger managed to escape into the 1700 block of Richard Way.

Police are trying to identify the second suspect.

CAUGHT WITH THE GOODS : CERES - A man was arrested Sunday, Nov. 25 after a homeowner followed him from his own garage where a welder was stolen.

Amador Villanueva, 32, was arrested for burglary after he was seen driving away from a home with an open garage in the 2800 block of Roswell. The homeowner saw the suspicious vehicle and followed it during the 5 p.m. theft. The owner confronted the man on Chahalis Way where he recovered the stolen equipment.

Police were called. As Officer Greg Yotsuya was speaking to the victim, he spotted the suspect drive down the road. Yotsuya followed Villanueva and stopped him at Whitmore Avenue and Kay Street.

Yotsuya learned that Villanueva was driving a vehicle which had been stolen from the 2700 block of Pyramid 10 minutes prior.

ATTACK INTERRUPTED? : CERES - A Ceres Police officer interrupted a possible attack on a victim Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Officer Julio Amador was driving northbound on Herndon Avenue when he saw a vehicle chasing a subject on foot. As soon as the suspects spotted the police car, they pulled over and started running, too. Amador was able to detain both occupants of the car. He recovered a loaded gun lying next to the vehicle and a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. A search of the car yielded a small amount of marijuana and a spray can of white paint in the floor board.

A male juvenile admitted possessing the revolver, which had a spent round and two live rounds.

The driver, Edgar Carrasco, 18, was cited and released for possession of tools to commit vandalism or graffiti, for being an unlicesed driver and for possession of marijuana.

MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING CAR : CERES - Police work led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man for auto theft on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Ceres Police Officer Jason Brock was on patrol at 3:50 p.m. when he spotted an unoccupied stolen vehicle at Kay and Whitmore. He called the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force which staked out the vehicle, a 1999 Kia Sofia stolen in Modesto. At 5 a.m. a male and female climbed into the vehicle and drove off. They were apprehended at Highway 99 and Whitmore.

Joseph O'Neal, 27, was arrested for auto theft. His passenger, Lindsey Vallo, 23, of Modesto, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for DUI.

O'Neal was described as a transient.

BURGLARY SUSPECT APPREHENDED : CERES - A teenager was caught red-handed in the act of burglarizing a home in the 1700 block of Darby Lane on Thursday, Nov. 15.

At 10 a.m., Ceres Police officers Lorenzo Beltran and Bob Panous responded to a residential burglar alarm. Beltran spotted 19-year-old Alan Nix walking out of the house through a rear sliding glass door and carrying a plastic bag. Nix was ordered to stop but bolted toward a series of fences.

Nix was tracked down to 1625 Richland Avenue where he was apprehended.

"The interior of the house was ransacked but they recovered everything that was taken," said Police Division Commander Mike Borges.

PURSUIT ENDS IN THREE ARRESTS : MODESTO - Three men were jailed after trying to run away from Ceres Police on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Officers Carlos Quiroz and Britton Moore working a special unit at 9:19 p.m. when they saw a vehicle going down Whitmore in a speeding and reckless manner and nearly caused a crash. The vehicle sped off northbound on Highway 99 at which time the officers initiated a pursuit. The chase went into Modesto and veered off the highway at the Tuolumne exit. The suspects' vehicle went around the bend too fast and crashed into an embankment. All three men fled on foot.

Officer Moore pursued the suspects over fences. One suspect was found hiding underneath a vehicle on Calaveras Avenue while the other two were hiding under a camper trailer in a backyard.

Aaron Prince, 20, was arrested for resisting arrest and two felony warrants.

Kenneth Ware, the driver, was arrested for evading an officer, hit and run and resisting arrest.

Jerrell Lewis, 20, was arrested for obstructing a police officer.