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• MAN SHOT TO DEATH : SOUTH MODESTO - Sheriff's investigators are looking at motives and suspects in Sunday evening's deadly shooting in the 500 block of Olivero Street in South Modesto.

Rogelio Guerrero, 34, was shot more than once and found in a vacant lot. The first call reporting the shooting came in at 9:40 p.m.

Homicide detectives worked through the evening to determine what led up to the shooting and to locate a suspect. They are searching for a "person of interest" named Salvador Magana. He was described as a Latino in his 30s, standing about six feet tall and weighing 230 pounds.

Detectives are requesting that anyone with information about this case or Magana to contact Detective Kenny Hedrick at 525-7083. Callers may also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.

• CERES MAN FACES ASSAULT CHARGES: JAMESTOWN - James Meyers, 41, of Ceres, was arrested in a motel room at the Rosalinda's Gentlemen's Club near here Friday evening on charges that he assaulted his live-in girlfriend with a baseball bat.

Tuolumne County Sheriff's deputies said Meyers' victim was being treated in the hospital with serious injuries.

Meyers was located as he hid in a bathroom in his motel room next to the strip club on Highway 108/120. Meyers allegedly refused to surrender to officers so a police canine was sent in to help bring him out. Meyers was treated for dog bites at Sonora Regional Medical Center before he was booked into the Tuolumne County Jail in Sonora. He faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, corporal injury of a cohabitant, false imprisonment with violence and parole violations.

• ROBBED AT GUNPOINT: CERES - A 39-year-old man was robbed of his wallet, cell phone and cigarettes after he was accosted at gunpoint while walking in the 3000 block of Central Avenue on Monday.

The man was walking at 11:35 p.m. when a silver BMW occupied by three Latino males stopped and got out. The men were wearing gray hooded sweatshirts. One pulled out a handgun, clicked the hammer and demand for the victim to empty out his pockets. Police were unable to find the car nor suspects.

The victim later reported that he found his wallet on Railroad Avenue minus $50 cash.

• SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE PARTY: CERES - Police are searching for the Latino man who tried to start a fight at a large party in the 3800 block of Bougainvillea Drive early Saturday morning and then fired shots as he left in a white car, possibly a Ford Mustang.

The incident occurred at 3:30 a.m.

Several persons were standing in street at the time of the incident.

Eight spent casings were found on Bougainvillea Drive between Mandevilla and Fiddleleaf lanes.

• DUI SUSPECT ARRESTED: CERES - Ivan Ruiz, 30, of Hughson, was arrested Sunday morning after he was stopped for a traffic violation and found to be heavily intoxicated and possessing a small amount of cocaine.

Officer Freddie Ortiz pulled over Ruiz at 2:22 a.m. at Hatch and Mitchell after seeing his black GMC truck involved in a traffic violation. Ruiz blew into the breathalyzer which recorded a 0.22 reading, which is "really drunk," said Lt. Brent Smith.

Ruiz was charged with drunk driving and possession of a controlled substance.

• GUN HIDDEN UNDER SEAT: CERES - A Salida teenage parolee was arrested by officers Saturday afternoon, July 9, after he was stopped and found with a loaded hangun under the seat.

At 12:35 p.m., Officer Brian Albonetti stopped a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer at Nadine and Herndon. Two occupants appeared to be nervous and kept reaching under the seat. Driver Dwayne Grady, 19, of Salida, who is on probation for burglary, was ordered out of the car along with passenger Mark Schwark. The officer found a loaded .357 handgun under the passenger seat.

Grady was charged with parole violation and possession of a handgun.

• STOLEN JEWELRY RECOVERED: CERES - Excellent police work led to the arrest of a Ceres man on charges that he burglarized a home and stole gold jewelry.

At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday a community service officer took a report of a residential burglary in the 2100 block of Seventh Street. Officer James Riley read the report and remembered that he had stopped Patrick Overcash, 27, of Ceres, previously in the day and that Overcash had jewelry in his possession. Riley obtained a description of the stolen goods and it matched up to what he saw in Overcash's possession. Riley found Overcash. who admitted being involved in the burglary. He was arrested and charged with burglary and possession of stolen property.

A second suspect is still outstanding.