A 27-year-old Ceres man was arrested on a weapons charge at the McDonald's restaurant at Herndon Avenue and Hatch Road on Tuesday evening.
Ceres Police Officer Jesus Salinas was on patrol at 10:06 p.m. when he recognized a black Ford Crown Victoria in front of him which a suspect identified as Alonzo Talavera, 27, of Ceres, had run from to escape Sgt. Travis Hudson in a prior incident. Talavera had four warrants for his arrest.
Salinas followed the vehicle as it pulled into the drive-thru lane of McDonald's and watched Talavera get out to use the restroom. Officers detained the Manteca driver who told them that his passenger was Alonzo Talavera. Officers then arrested Talavera in the restroom.
A records check of Alonzo revealed he was on searchable probation. Officer Salinas examined the Ford Crown Victoria and saw an unloaded black 9mm handgun on the driver floor board in plain view. The gun had a scratched-off make and serial number. A record check of the serial number revealed no record.
Through an investigation it was determined the handgun belong to Talavera, who is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of possession of a concealed weapon, being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, probation violation, three felony no-bail warrants and one misdemeanor no-bail warrant for his arrest.