• WEAPONS CHARGES AWAIT TEEN: CERES - Reports of a fight in Berry Grove Park led to the arrest of two teenage boys on Monday, July 29, one on weapons charges.
At 7:35 p.m. police were called about several females fighting inside the park located north of Calcagno Street. When Officer James Riley arrived, two Hispanic males took off running and he gave chase. One teen was seen pulling a revolver out of his pants, tossing it onto the lawn at 1613 Linden Drive. Officer Riley tackled both suspects on Lavon Lane as one reached into his waistband. Officer Riley has to strike one of the suspects to fend off resistance and then held both at gunpoint to take them into custody.
Officers found the gun, a Ruger .44 caliber Super Black Hawk, which was being watched by a homeowner.
Arroyo Guillermo, 18, of Newman, was charged with weapons charges and resisting or delaying an officer.
Also arrested was an unnamed 17-year-old Modesto male for obstructing or delaying. He was released to his mother.
• POLICE RULE POISONING AS ACCIDENTAL: CERES - The poisoning of a man who was rushed to a Modesto hospital on Monday, July 29 was accidental, police have determined.
Officer Freddie Ortiz was dispatched to Kaiser Hospital in Modesto at 1 a.m. to interview a 43-year-old Modesto man who ingested a caustic chemical while at a friend's house at 2808 Canyon Falls Drive in Ceres. The friends were working on a car in the garage when the victim took a drink of a purple-colored liquid that had been stored in a Gatorade bottle missing a label. The acidic chemical is used to clean air conditioning lines.
"It wasn't done on purpose," said Lt. Brent Smith.
The patient was still hospitalized as of the weekend but doing better.
• PAIR FOUND WITH STOLEN CREDIT CARDS: CERES - Two Stockton residents were arrested Thursday after they were found milling in the Microtel Inn parking lot with drugs in their vehicle.
Suspicious activity involving a 1994 Buick LeSabre parked in the lot was reported to police at 1:35 a.m. An officer responded to the scene and found a man and woman with a meth pipe, fraudulent checks and stolen credit cards.
Jerry McDonald, 36, was arrested on charges of possession of fraudulent checks and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rozalin Slade, 33, of Stockton, was charged with giving police a false name, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of fraudulent checks and stolen credit cards.
• DOGS ATTACK BICYCLIST: CERES - Animal Control officers were called out Friday to capture a pack of eight dogs which attacked a woman as she rode her bicycle in a Hatch Road shopping center.
The dogs attacked the woman at 9:21 a.m. in front of Factory 2 You at 1415 E. Hatch Road. The woman sustained bites to her calf which required stitches.
The dogs included a brown pit bull and Chihuahua mixture breeds.
• THREE BOYS INFLICT $10,000 IN VANDALISM DAMAGE: CERES - Three Ceres boys aged 8, 10 and 11 were cited and released to their parents after committing over $10,000 worth of damage to five vehicles parked in a truck company yard.
Lt. Brent Smith said that the boys entered the grounds of A&A Transport at 3131 Roeding Road Sunday evening through a hole in the fence and broke windows of truck cabs and other vehicles with rocks and damaging navigation equipment inside of at least one truck. The boys left notes on the vehicles that featured skulls and cross bones.
The vehicles damaged included a 2004 Peterbilt, a 2004 Freightliner and a Chevy El Camino.
The crime was reported at 7 p.m. by a man who chased the juveniles from the yard to the apartment units at 2809 Della Street.