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Ceres man, 48, arrested for felony vandalism
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Mathew Bargas, 48, of Ceres was arrested twice on felony vandalism charges on Sunday, Feb. 16 for his behavior fueled by alcohol.

Police were called at 2:16 p.m. by someone at 2105 Shushan Drive reporting that Bargas was causing a disturbance and vandalizing property. Officer Jonathan Blount arrived and found Bargas with scattered broken fence boards and a bird cage on the lawn about him. Bargas was slurring his speech and appeared intoxicated.

Officer Jesus Salinas arrived to assist. Bargas became verbally abusive toward officers and threatened physical harm as he aggressively advanced toward them. Officers took Bargas to the ground and handcuffed him. 

Bargas was booked into the Stanislaus Public Safety Center for misdemeanor public intoxication and resisting and obstructing a police investigation.

He was released from custody and later at 11:58 p.m., Officer Charles Rushing was sent back out to the same home where Bargas had kicked in the front door and went inside of the bathroom and began screaming. 

Officer Rushing could smell a strong odor of alcohol on Bargas, who also had dried feces on the back of his legs. He was handcuffed and arrested for felony vandalism per the victim’s request. Officer Rushing located a large bottle of vodka inside of his underwear.

Bargas was transported back to the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center where he was booked again.