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RAPE INVESTIGATION: CERES - Ceres police are investigating a rape case reported in the 4000 block of Blaker Road in Ceres.

A man called police at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 saying he found his wife on the bathroom curled up in a fetal position. The woman said that a man wearing a ski mask broke into her trailer at 3 p.m. and that she fought him off.

The woman was sent to the hospital for care and an examination for possible evidence.

Police did not have an adequate description of the suspect.

STOLEN IDS REOVERED: CERES - Kimberly Carr, 41, will face charges that she was in possession of stolen identifications after being captured by Ceres Police at 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

Carr was seen walking in the middle of the street in the 3900 block of El Camino. She allegedly was carrying a backpack that had numerous stolen identifications. Police made contact with one of the victims and were told that his car had been just burglarized in the Davis Park area of Modesto.

MAN EXPOSES HIMSELF: CERES - Ceres Police are seeking the public's help in apprehending a man who allegedly exposed himself to young girls as he partially hid in bushes on Thursday morning, Nov. 1.

Two 14-year-old girls were walking eastbound on Nadine Avenue approaching Central Avenue at 7:21 a.m. when they heard some rustling in the bushes of a front yard they were passing. When they looked in that direction they saw a partially clothed man, standing in the bushes, exposing himself to them. Both girls ran to a nearby house and notified police.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was described as a white male adult in his 30s, thin build with brown medium hair. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt with a white T-shirt.

Both girls report that they have been the victim of this suspect exposing himself to them on two prior occasions.

TRAFFIC STOP NETS POT: CERES - A 20-year-old Modesto man went to jail Oct. 22 after he was pulled over in a traffic stop and the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Jose Venatas was pulled over at Caswell and Sixth streets at 10:51 p.m. for a traffic infraction. The officer smelled the strong smell of marijuana and during a search found 11 grams of marijuana on his passenger.

Because Venatas was found to be driving without a license, his vehicle was towed. The trunk yielded a backpack filled with a large plastic baggie containing five bags each containing one ounce of pot. Another larger baggie contained two ounces of marijuana, said Police Division Commander Mike Borges. Cash and a pocket scale was also found, giving police cause to arrest him for possession of marijuana for sale.

The juvenile was also arrested.