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• CAR RAMS PARK USERS: CERES - Police say a driver intentionally tried running his car into three males in Roeding Heights Park on Feb. 6 at about 7:40 p.m.

The incident may have been gang related, said Lt. Brent Smith.

Police saw tire tracks on the grass from the corner of Wix Lane and Rose Avenue, leading to the center of the park, where an 18-year-old Ceres man was found lying on his back. The victim's two companions, a 17-year-old Ceres male and an 18-year-old Modesto boy were panicky as they tried to help the victim. He was treated for injuries.

Witnesses reported seeing a white, four-door vehicle chasing all three individuals. Police believe the suspect was in a 1996 to 2002 Audi A4 with a bike rack on top.

Ceres Police is asking anyone with any information on this case to contact Detective Derek Perry at 538-5730;.

• SHOT VICTIM UNCOOPERATIVE: CERES - A 31-year-old Ceres man who showed up with a gunshot wound at a Modesto hospital on Thursday wasn't doing a lot of talking when police showed up to investigate the circumstances.

Police believe the man was shot with a shotgun at 10:27 p.m. in the 800 block of Cadillac Drive.

Police received tips about a fight and heard voices mentioning someone being shot. When officers arrived, all parties involved in the fight had scattered.

At midnight, Doctors Medical Center called police to report a Ceres man had sought medical help in the Emergency Room for a shotgun pellet lodged underneath the skin on the back of his head.

• FATHER ASSAULTS SON: CERES - A fight between a father and son ended with an assault resulting in serious injury on Thursday, Ceres police reported.

The fight occurred at 8:51 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the 3800 block of Royal Anne Drive.

At 3:45 a.m. Doctors Medical Center staff reported that an assault victim, a 45-year-old Ceres man had suffered facial injuries and a fractured eye socket. The man said he was struck in the head by a beer bottle held by his father, Jose Delacruz, 68, of Ceres.

Police found Delacruz at his home in the 3600 block of Spruce Avenue. He was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

• SCHOOL BURGLARIZED: CERES - Computers were among the items taken during a late Saturday night burglary at Mae Hensley Junior High School.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 the burglar alarm went off at the school. Janitorial staff found a broken window where thieves had entered. A search of the the grounds and perimeter turned up computer monitors that were set on the ground and probably intended to be picked up later.

• KEYES MAN ARRESTED: CERES - A traffic stop for illegally tinted side windows landed a Keyes parolee in jail Feb. 4. The windows led to a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Mitchell Road in Ceres, which then led to the discovery of a stolen handgun.

Filiberto Calderon, 18, of Keyes, was pulled over by a Ceres officer at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4. Because he was on probation, Calderon was able to be searched without a warrant. He was found with a loaded black Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun which had been stolen out of Merced burglary.

Calderon was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of a loaded concealed handgun and probation violation.

• GATE CRASH BLAMED ON DRUNK DRIVER: CERES - An out-of-control 2001 GMC Yukon crashed into the gate at Pheasant Run Apartments at 1301 Richland Avenue early Wednesday morning and its driver was arrested for drunk driving.

The crash occurred at 2 a.m. on Feb. 8.

Police said that James Garcia, 21, of Ceres, was southbound on Musick Avenue when he tried to make a right turn onto westbound Nadine Avenue but he failed to make the turn. He sheered the light pole at Nadine and Musick and took out the Nadine entrance gate after striking a cement trash enclosure. Garcia suffered a dislocated elbow, and was arrested for DUI and possession of methamphetamine.