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• SUSPECT ARRESTED IN WALGREEN'S ROBBERY: CERES - Police arrested a 43-year-old Ceres man who they say robbed the Walgreen's pharmacy of drugs just days before.

A white male entered the store at 2101 Hatch Road in Ceres at 5:11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. The man, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with his hands in his sweatshirt pocket, approached the pharmacy counter inside Walgreens, and demanded Vicodin. The clerk asked the man if he had a prescription. The man kept one hand inside his pocket giving the impression he was armed, while he placed the other hand on the counter demanding Vicodin. The clerk believed the agitated man was insinuating he had a gun and she was being robbed so she handed him a bottle of Vicodin.

The robber fled in a vehicle similar to one observed during two other Walgreens robberies that occurred in Modesto recently. After an ongoing investigation, a search warrant was served at a San Pedro Avenue residence in Ceres at 6:35 p.m. Thursday. Evidence was located tying the suspect to the robbery.

Billy Drybread Jr., of Ceres, was arrested and booked into the County Jail on robbery charges.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect is encouraged to contact Detective Derek Perry at 538-5730.

• INDECENT EXPOSURE: CERES - Police are seeking the man who exposed himself to junior high school girl and a woman at two separate locations in Ceres on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

At approximately 3 p.m., a 14-year-old girl was approached by the man as she walked home on Fowler Road from Mae Hensley Junior High School. The suspect, a man in a newer model, dark blue or charcoal gray, four-door vehicle, stopped to ask the girls for directions to Crows Landing Road. The driver, described as a dark-skinned Hispanic or African American male his mid 30's, was exposing his private parts to the girl. The girl fled from the car and the driver left the area.

About 30 minutes later, a man driving a vehicle with a similar description approached a 35-year-old female walking in the 2000 block of Evans Road in Ceres, a quarter mile away from an elementary school. The man pulled up next to her and asked for directions all while exposing himself. The woman was angered and scared the man away.

Ceres Police Detectives are asking anyone with any information on these incidents to call Detective Art Hively at 538-5728; or Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-60-CRIME. Or text tips to "274637" TIP704 in the wording.

• SHOTS FIRED: CERES - Police were unable to find the suspects involved in a Wednesday, Jan. 18 shooting at Fifth Street and Caswell Avenue. Several Latino males were fighting in the street at 5:20 p.m. with one pulling out a gun and firing it into the air.

The males scattered and were last seen running eastbound on Caswell Avenue. A caller said the gunman was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Police recovered one shell casing from the street.

• RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY: CERES - A resident of the 2000 block of Pleasant Avenue lost electronic goods such as a Play Station during a break-in that occurred between noon and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

The burglars made entry into the home through an unlocked bathroom window.

• VICIOUS DOG ATTACK: CERES - A Ceres couple survived a vicious attack by two loose pitbull dogs near Strawberry Fields Park but their pet dog did not.

The attack took place at 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 26.

The married couple in their 30s took a walk with their dog southbound on Malik Drive just past Highland Park Drive when they spotted the loose dogs. The couple changed direction but the dogs spotted them and their pet and charged them. The 35-year-old man picked up his dog to protect it but was bitten in the upper left arm by the snarling male dog, Matron, a three-year-old purebred pitbull. The female dog, a 1-1/2 year old dog named Jaylo, grabbed the small dog out of the man's arms. The two dogs then savagely ripped the dog apart in their jaws.

When the officer arrived, the couple pointed out the dogs, which had escaped from the yard of Judith Lara, 41. The dogs had previously escaped through a hole in the fence but were not contained by a makeshift plywood patch. Lara said she didn't know her dogs were out. Animal Services confiscated the animals.

The man was treated for his wounds at a local hospital.

• FAKE ID ARREST MADE: CERES - Edmond Isho, 21, of Modesto, was arrested early Sunday morning after he tried to pass himself off as someone else because he had a warrant to be arrested on marijuana charges.

At 12:18 a.m. Isho was followed by a patrol officer. When the officer turned on his red lights to initiate a stop, Isho suddenly pulled into a driveway in the 1600 block of Central Avenue in an attempt to avoid being stopped. Isho showed the officer a California ID card that was registered to a woman in Reseda. Isho apparently pasted his photo on someone else's card, said Ceres Police Lt. Brent Smith.

Isho was wanted for a September case of an illegal marijuana grow operation on Moonlight Drive.

He was arrested on the warrant plus charges of falsifying a state issued card, and possession of stolen property.

• TRAFFIC STOP NETS STOLEN GOODS: CERES - Two persons were arrested in a Wednesday, Jan. 18 traffic stop made on a Mitsubishi Eclipse in the 900 block of Hatch Road.

Officer Joe Wren stopped the car at 8:25 p.m. for expired registration. Driver Jeffery Qualls, 33, of Ceres, and passenger Aimee Baldwin, 32, of Ceres, appeared nervous. Wren was able to search the car - which also had an 11-year-old child - and located a small amount of methamphetamine, morphine pills and several credit cards belonging to someone else from a Dec. 6 Modesto residential burglary. Also in the back seat was a tattoo kit which contained a loaded Colt handgun and jewelry items most likely stolen. The officer also found a pawn shop slip.

Qualls and Baldwin were charged with possession of methamphetamine, child endangerment, possession of stolen property and possession of a loaded concealed handgun. Baldwin also had warrants.