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Hit & run arrest made
Ceres Cop Car

A female was driver was arrested Friday afternoon for hit-and-run relating to a three-vehicle crash in the area of Hackett Road and Crowslanding Avenue.

The crash was reported at 4:19 p.m.

A Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy spotted the suspect and her vehicle in an orchard in the 800 block of W. Service Road.

Ceres Police said driver Crystal Reaves, 34, of Modesto, rear-ended a vehicle stopped in the left turn lane of eastbound Whitmore Avenue traffic waiting to make a left turn onto northbound Crowslanding Road. The two drivers pulled over to check damages and exchange information when Reaves fled the scene driving southbound Crowslanding Road. The victim attempted to follow Reaves who then made a westbound turn from Crowslanding Road onto Hackett Road where she collided with the front of a third vehicle. Reaves continued driving westbound on Hackett Road. The second victim also gave chase but lost sight of Reaves when she turned south in an orchard south of Hackett Road. Both victims made contact with the deputy patrolling the area. The deputy located and detained Reaves, who was uncooperative and insisted that she had been struck and that she was not involved in any kind of hit-and-run collision. Reaves was found to have a suspended license and was subsequently arrested for misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license.