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• CANINE FLUSHES OUT SUSPECT: CERES - Officer Joe Wren's police canine Zeus helped to apprehend a suspect Oct. 12 wanted for drugs and theft.

At 12:12 p.m. police ordered transient Robert Guinn, 40, from a mobile home unit in the 3900 block of Central Avenue. Guinn had an arrest warrant issued for him for possible theft and a felony warrant for possession of narcotics. Guinn would not surrender so Zeus was sent in. The suspect was found hiding and then fought the dog but sustained bites to his right leg.

• PAROLEE AT LARGE FOUND: CERES - Cristobal Melgoza, 35, of Modesto, was arrested Oct. 15 for skipping parole and after residents reported seeing him knocking on doors and windows in the 3200 block of Matterhorn Way.

Police were called at 8:08 p.m. and quickly found Melgoza who was not meeting the terms of his parole.

• LOCAL ARRESTED FOR KNIFE, GUN: CERES - Dimas Arreola, 58, of Ceres, was arrested for public intoxication, possession of a switchblade and loaded firearm when he was stopped by an officer on Oct. 15.

At 8:55 p.m. Officer Brian Peterson made contact with Arreola who sat in a parked vehicle in front of a market in the 2000 block of Industrial Way while appearing to be extremely intoxicated. Arreola admitted that he had a loaded gun in the vehicle. A search also turned up a switchblade knife.

• THREE ARRESTED IN KIDNAPPING: CERES - Three persons face kidnapping charges stemming from an abduction on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

According to Ceres Police, a 23-year-old Ceres man was sitting in his car in the 2500 block of Sixth Street as he waited for friends. At 9:30 p.m., At that moment, Jesus Rodriguez, 20, of Los Banos, and a 14-year-old boy approached the victim. Rodriguez pulled out a gun - later determined to be a toy gun - and pointed it at the victim and took his wallet and other property.

The assailants ordered the victim to sit in the backseat of his car at gunpoint. They then drove to the area of Central and Don Pedro, keeping the victim at bay by pointing a handgun at his chest. The victim was then ordered out and the suspects drove away.

At 5:17 a.m. the next morning, a Ceres officer located the victim's car in the area of Second Street and Magnolia Avenue occupied by two individuals. As the officer conducted an stop, Jesus Rodriquez, and passenger Monica Vargas, 25, of Ceres attempted to run away on foot as the car was still rolling. Vargas was captured as the car hit the wrought iron fence around the Ceres High School campus at Second Street and Whitmore Avenue. Rodriquez was captured after a perimeter had been set up with the assistance of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. Officers learned Rodiguez and the teen had fled to Vargas' residence on Third Street.

Inside the Third Street residence was a toy gun with its red safety tip painted black which they say was used in the kidnapping.

Investigators say the teen and Rodriguez were responsible for the kidnapping. The 14 year old juvenile was booked into the Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall. Rodriguez was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail. The 14-year-old and Rodriguez are facing charges of kidnapping, carjacking, and conspiring to commit a crime. Rodriquez is on felony probation and also had an outstanding arrest warrant for felony domestic violence.

Monica Vargas is facing charges of being in possession of stolen property, delaying or obstructing a police officer in the course of the investigation, and is on felony probation. She also had an outstanding arrest warrant for possession of narcotics.

• SUICIDAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER STANDOFF: SOUTH MODESTO - Sheriff's deputies arrested a suicidal man Thursday afternoon after a standoff near the intersection of Crowslanding and Grayson roads.

Deputies arrived at approximately 6 p.m. and found Alex Turner, 42, of Modesto, sitting in his vehicle parked next to a golf course. Turner got out of his car several times threatening to kill himself. Turner was holding an object, As deputies tried to get Turner to surrender he began to drive away. They tried to contain him but he rammed a Sheriff's vehicle. Turner drove to the 5300 block of A Street in Modesto where he ran into a residence and barricaded himself inside. The Sheriff's SWAT team surrounded the residence and a hostage negotiator spoke with Turner for hours trying to get him to surrender.

At about 11:50 p.m. chemical agents were used to flush Turner out. Turner lit the residence on fire and climbed out a window onto the roof where SWAT deputies captured him. The fire was quickly extinguished.

Turner was arrested for unlawful carrying and possession of a weapon, evading a peace officer and arson.

• STORE FIGHT ENDS IN ARREST: CERES - A 32-year-old Ceres woman was arrested late Friday after she fought with security personnel at Cost Less Foods on Hatch Road after she tried to steal merchandise.

Holly Baucom got into physical fight with store security as they attempted to detain her until police arrived.

Officer Brittany England arrived at 11:42 p.m. and arrested Baucom for felony theft with a prior conviction. Baucom also was found with a hypodermic syringe in her possession.

• FAKE ID ARREST MADE: CERES - A Peru man in the United States illegally was arrested Thursday after he allegedly attempted to open up an account at the Ceres Turlock Irrigation District office using fraudulent identification.

TID staff called police at 1 p.m. to report that Juan Escobar, 35, produced what appeared to be a fake ID card while trying to open a utilities account.

Officer Jason Coley arrested Escobar on charges of commercial burglary. A hold was placed on Escobar by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency for deportation since Escobar was in the country illegally.

Authorities say Escobar bought the fake ID at the flea market on Crows Landing Road.

• MAN IN ROAD: CERES - Talwinder Bains, 26, of Modesto, was arrested for being under influence of methamphetamine Thursday evening as he stumbled in the middle of Herndon Road near Kmart. His arrest came at 8:53 p.m. after motorists called police.

• MEN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT: CERES - Two Modesto men were arrested late Thursday evening after they were stopped with two underage girls and under the influence.

Officer Jon Vera followed a green Ford F150 pickup into the parking lot of an apartment complex at 1625 Richland Avenue at 11:57 p.m.

As Vera quizzed the 15-year-old female driver, she removed her foot from the brake and allowed the pickup to roll back into the patrol car. The minor was driving since she was the least drunk of the four occupants, said Lt. Brent Smith. The girl's blood alcohol content, however, was .020 percent.

Arrested were passengers Alberto Leonsereno, 29, of Modesto, on charges of possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment; and Alejandro Araujo-Leon, 21, of Modesto, also for child endangerment.

A second 15-year-old girl was also in the pickup.

• WOMAN PUSHED OUT OF CAR: CERES - Police are looking for two men who pushed an intoxicated woman out of their car which traveling through the intersection of Whitmore Avenue and Morgan Road on Thursday evening, Oct. 20.

A caller reported a woman lying in the street at the northwest corner of the intersection at 8:04 p.m. Police and CHP found the 33-year-old female was suffering from a possible broken jaw and bruised ribs. She reported that she was riding with two men - a black man and Latino man - in a four-door black Ford Focus. During the ride she got involved in an argument as they were driving her home and she was pushed out of the car while rounding the corner.

Anyone with information on the suspects is urged to call Ceres detectives at 538-5727.