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• CAR THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED: CERES - One of two car theft suspects was apprehended Wednesday morning, June 20, after an officer spotted a 1990 Honda Accord during suspicious circumstances.

At 4:21 a.m. Officer Freddie Ortiz was on patrol on Astor Court when he saw the Honda with two males inside. As he pulled up to the car - not realizing it had been stolen - the suspects jumped out and began scrambling over residential fences.

Police set up a perimeter around the neighborhood but a search turned up neither suspect.

Ortiz continued to look around the area and spotted a man, who looked like the Honda passenger, running on the west side of Mitchell Road south of Garrison Avenue. The man, Jerry Ramirez, 26, of Modesto, had scrapes on his hands that matched those of someone who had just jumped over wooden fences.

Ramirez was arrested and charged with auto theft and violating the terms of his parole.

The Honda had been stolen from a Modesto address the day before.

• BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED: CERES - The man believed to have escaped arrest for auto theft hours earlier was apprehended for residential burglary on Azalea Court on Wednesday, June 20.

Police received a call at 10:44 a.m. reporting a man inside a garage. Officers found Gary Parchem, 22, of Carmichael, had been hiding in the area and started breaking into houses. Parchem, who was released from state prison in the early release program, did not comply with officers' commands and had to be Tasered to be handcuffed. He was booked for auto theft, resisting or delaying an officer, possession of stolen property and for a warrant issued by the Sheriff's Department for assault with a deadly weapon.

• RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED: CERES - An alert citizen tipped police off to a residential burglary on Thursday which netted the arrests of two men.

The break-in had occurred in the 1000 block of of Munchkin Lane and 2:07 p.m. The caller reported seeing a vehicle drop off two Latino males to a house and they kicked in the front door and entered. The maroon 1988 Mitsubishi Eclipse drove off but later stopped. Driver Hernesto Leyva, 19, of Modesto, was booked for residential burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime with gang enhancements.

At the residence, a male fled by jumping over fences. Despite a police perimeter and yard to yard search, no suspects were turned up.

Police located a stolen Playstation 3 console on Yellow Brick Road and a knife in the road as well as a suspect's cell phone.

Meanwhile, police dispatchers received another report of a man hiding under a boat on Blue Ridge Court, a block away. After a short foot pursuit, Andres Jimenez, 18, of Patterson, was taken into custody and booked for conspiracy, residential burglary and delaying an officer.

• DRUNK COMMITS VANDALISM: CERES - An intoxicated Alberto Vasquez, 44, of Ceres, was arrested after he allegedly broke windows out of a house in the 400 block of Hackett Road on Sunday evening.

Police arrived at 8:30 p.m. and saw Vasquez getting into a car and backing up into an orchard where he struck an almond tree. Vasquez would not follow officers' instructions and would not show his hands. He was taken to the ground after a brief struggle and booked for drunk driving, resisting an officer and a felony warrant issued in San Benito County.