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• MAN HIT ON BIKE IN FELONY HIT AND RUN: CERES - A Ceres man is his 20s sustained minor injuries as he was clipped while riding his bicycle on Wednesday, June 13, by a car.

The crash occurred at 9:48 p.m. as bicyclist Adolph Estrada was peddling eastbound on Whitmore Avenue in front of the Chevron station at Central Avenue. A gray-colored car had just come off the freeway onto eastbound Whitmore when the driver suddenly made a right turn and sudden u turn in front of the bicyclist, clipping him. Estrada was taken to the hospital by family members. He is the son of Police Department employee Sally Estrada.

The driver failed to stop after striking Estrada and his bike and was last seen traveling westbound other the Sgt. Howard Stevenson Whitmore/Hwy. 99 overpass.

Anyone with information on the driver or car are urged to call Sgt. Chris Perry at 538-5723.

• PURSUIT ENDS IN ARREST: CERES - A 29-year-old Modesto driver was arrested after he led police on a Saturday pursuit after they tried to pull him over for a traffic violation at Ninth Street and Lombardo Avenue.

The chase started at 11:45 p.m. when Ruben Mondragon, 29, of Modesto, failed to stop for an officer and accelerated. Officer Brian Albonetti did a pit maneuver on the green Geo Prism just south of intersection of Hatch and Herndon. The car spun out with a white male passenger jumping out and running toward the Dollar Tree parking lot. Mondragon and another underage male passenger stayed in the car.

The youth, a 15-year-old Patterson boy, was tackled by Officer Jon Vera near Herndon Road where the boy put up a fight. Albonetti assisted Vera in taking the teen by force.

Mondragon was uncooperative and had to be taken to the ground by force as well.

Both boys - the other was a 14-year-old Ceres boy - were released to their parents but will be charged with obstructing or delaying an officer.

Mondragon was arrested on charges of leading officers on a pursuit, speeding, driving on a suspended license, violating the terms of his parole and obstructing or delaying an officer.

The Patterson boy told officers that Mondragon told him to run from officers. It is not known why.

• FOSTER DRIVE-BY SHOOTING: CERES - Two parked vehicles were sprayed with bullets at 805 Foster Drive in an apparent drive-by shooting early Sunday, June 17.

The shooters got away in a vehicle described as a tan Honda Accord.

Police were called at 12:23 a.m.

The same residence was victimized in a drive-by shooting back in February, likely related to gangs.

• NAKED MAN WANDERS STREETS: CERES - A man believed to be in a drug-induced stupor was arrested early Sunday after he walked from his home completely in the nude.

Parolee Shaun Norman, 40, was eventually found by officers after initially being spotted by citizens as he was walking toward Whitmore Avenue at 4:30 a.m. without any clothes. Officers located him sitting on the front porch of 3015 Fifth Street. The man appeared to be hallucinating and staring and failed to comply with officers' commands.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Lt. Brent Smith said Norman was released from prison in the early release program.

• PARKING LOT MISCHIEF ENDS MAN IN JAIL: CERES - Ronnie Munder, 41, of Turlock, was arrested early Sunday for driving on a suspended license and possession of methamphetamine after he was stopped for speeding and exhibition in the Kmart parking lot on Hatch Road.

Police stopped Munder at 12:40 a.m.

• MOM ARRESTED FOR ENDANGERING CHILDREN: CERES - A Modesto mother of two was arrested on Tuesday, June 12 after her car became stranded and she ordered her six- and seven-year-old children to walk accompanied down Mitchell Road to find their grandfather.

Stella Kamber, 30, of Modesto, faces charges of child endangerment and being under the influence of drugs relating to the 9:15 p.m. report to police.

A citizen said two small children were wandering close to the intersection of Mitchell and Hatch and was concerned about their safety and welfare. The children appeared lost and were scooped up by an employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken to keep them out of harm's way. Officer Joe Wren found the mother inside her car - which ran out of gas.

Despite the mom telling the boys to walk down the road to see where their grandfather was, the kids had no idea where they were.

The children were released to their father who came all the way from Atwater.