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• STOLEN CAR: CERES - Christopher Collins, 28, of Ceres, was arrested Wednesday, May 23 as he was driving a stolen car at Whitmore Avenue and Seventh Street.

At 10:05 a.m. Officer Brittney England located a 1994 Honda Accord stolen from Merced. Collins was arrested him for auto theft, possession of stolen property and probation violation.

• MARKET BURGLARIZED: CERES - Someone broke into Richland Market on Monday, May 21 after prying open the front glass door and stole cigarettes and baby formula.

The entry was made at 1:30 a.m. Police believe the suspect was a male wearing a heavy coat.

• SCHOOL AC UNITS RUINED: CERES - The roof-mounted air conditioning units atop the Ceres High School band room and cafeteria were damaged the weekend of May 19-20 by someone who broke in and removed copper parts.

• GUNS IN SAFE STOLEN: CERES - A resident in the 2300 block of Thomas Avenue reported that someone broke into his home and carted off a gun safe stocked with 25 guns on Monday, May 21.

The theft took place between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

• ICE CREAM PARLOR ROBBED: CERES - An armed robber made off with a small amount of cash on Friday evening at Baskin Robbins ice cream parlor on Hatch Road.

Police were called at 5:47 p.m. and learned that a white adult male, estimated to be about 55 years old, walked into the back room with a black handgun and made the employees come out to the cash register which was opened for him.

The robber, wearing a plaid shirt and blue jeans, was last seen running eastbound toward Richland Avenue.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the suspect is urged to call Detective Rob Robbins at 538-5729.