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• SHOOTING ON EVANS ROAD: CERES - Police are chasing leads to find the responsible person who on Monday evening shot a 24-year-old man in the 1900 block of Evans Road.

The shooting occurred at approximately 8 p.m. The man sustained a non life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was treated for his wound.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective Venn at (209) 538-5616 or Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-60-CRIME or text tips to "274637" with TIP704 in the wording.

• GANG RELATED STABBING: CERES - Serious wounds to the neck of a 29-year-old Ceres man were suffered in an apparent gang-related Saturday evening stabbing.

The stabbing occurred at 8 p.m. at the intersection of Giddings Road and Paramount Avenue in Ceres. The victim was stabbed in the right side of the neck and was transported to a local hospital where he received medical treatment. The victim was listed in stable condition.

Statements from the victim and witnesses led investigators to the suspect's location in a nearby backyard. Angel Rivera, 20, of Ceres, was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for attempted murder.

Investigators request anyone with information on the incident to call Detective Tonya Smith at 538-5729, or Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers, 1-866-60-CRIME. Or text tips to "274637" with TIP704 in the wording.

• BUSINESS WINDOW SMASHED: CERES - Thieves made off with merchandise and a cash register after they smashed the front window of a Hatch Road clothing store early Monday morning.

The "smash burglary" occurred at 1 a.m. at M&M Fashion, 1540 E. Hatch Road, Suite B. Police also found small merchandise items dropped out on sidewalk in front of the business.

• FELON FOUND WITH LOADED HANDGUN: CERES - Members of the Street Crimes Unit of Ceres Police Department located a documented gang member and felon in possession of a loaded handgun as he was walking in an alley.

At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, officers Carlos Quiroz and Dirk Newenheis spotted David Perez, 20, of Modesto, hiding in an alley west of Midway Avenue. He started to walk away when he was stopped and searched. Perez was found concealing a loaded Smith and Wesson .357 revolver.

Perez was arrested on charges of felony possession of a firearm and ammunition and for violating the terms of his probation.

• CERES OFFICERS ARREST BAKERSFIELD FUGITIVE: CERES - A man who slipped away during a May 1 police chase in Bakersfield was arrested by the Ceres Police SWAT team on Thursday.

A bail bondsman helped tip off police to the whereabouts of Michael Hall, 22, in the 1800 block of Stonum Avenue. At 6:13 p.m. police located Hall as he was standing between an outbuilding and a fence trying to escape.

Hall had several outstanding police warrants, including for shooting at a occupied house.

Hall slipped away from police in Bakersfield after leading them on a 40-mile chase which reached speeds of up to 140 mph and in which Hall allegedly rammed a patrol vehicle.

• TWO ARRESTED IN POT GROW SHUT DOWN: CERES - An indoor marijuana growing operation was shut down by police Friday evening when a search warrant was served on a home at 11278 Bria by the Ceres Police Department's Street Crimes Unit.

A total of 692 plants, two pounds of processed pot and gram of cocaine, were seized and two men arrested in the 6:42 p.m. search warrant execution. Lights used to grow the pot were powered with electricity being stolen from Turlock Irrigation District.

Both suspects were in the country illegally, said Lt. Brent Smith, and were turned over to agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The men were identified as Isaac Barajas, 23, and 22, both of Mexico.

• MARIJUANA GROW ON EDITH COURT: CERES - Police officers served a search warrant on a home at 1112 Edith Court on Saturday and found an illegal indoor marijuana growing operation.

Officers forced entry into the house at 7 p.m. and found 60 marijuana plants, .38-caliber handgun, a bulletproof vest and a pound of processed pot.

Detectives are investigating to develop suspect leads.

Lt. Brent Smith said the operation was using power that bypassed an electric meter and illegally tapping into TID power.