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Dumpster diver cited
Ceres Cop Car

Reports of a man rummaging through a dumpster behind the Dollar Tree on Hatch Road on Tuesday morning, July 12 ended with his citation.

Police showed up at 10:56 a.m. after a citizen called police to say he told the man to get out of the dumpster but that he became verbally abusive. Officer Jesse Gutierrez arrived and arrested William Caton, 60, of Merced, on a Ceres Municipal Code violation. Caton told the officer he was from Merced and would go back there since dumpster diving is legal there.