Two Ceres persons were arrested on unrelated charges last week after a woman exposed the sale of counterfeit Disneyland tickets.
Jessica Melendez, 33, of Ceres, was identified as the person who sold allegedly bogus theme park tickets.
Police were notified by a local newspaper which had been contacted by a Las Vegas victim who purchased the tickets from Melendez but was unable to use them to gain entrance. Disneyland officials told the woman, Robin Tuitama, that the tickets were fake and the numbers on the ticket showed up on other tickets others tried to use at the gate.
A check of Melendez's home reflected a prior police contact on May 7, where officers investigated a civil matter involving Disneyland tickets that had been purchased from 32-year-old Israel Vasquez via Craigslist.
Officers seized multiple printed Disneyland tickets as evidence as the case is investigated. However police arrested both for active warrants. Vasquez was cited for an outstanding School Attendance Review Board truancy warrant. Melendez was arrested for a no-bail warrant.
The Courier erroneously reported that the warrant was on a prior assault with a deadly weapons charge. We apologize for the error.