A 28-year-old man who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly exposed himself to workers at Taco Bell on Herndon Avenue.
The restaurant called police at 12:43 a.m. to report a man was banging on the glass and exposing himself when they looked in his direction.
Police responded and located transient Nasar Alshimiri, 28. When he was taken to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for a blood sample extraction, Alshimiri became uncooperative and had to be restrained.
He was booked on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
In other police activity, other cases included:
• TEQUILA THEFT LEADS TO ARREST: CERES - An officer had to use his baton to subdue a would-be Tequila thief after he became combative during an arrest on Thursday, April 25.
Cost Less Foods on Hatch Road reported that suspect Juan Reyes, 36, of Ceres, attempted to stroll out of the store with liquor at 2 p.m. but pulled a knife on a store loss prevention officer who tried to stop him. Pulling the knife changed the burglary to a robbery. Reyes ran off with the store security personnel in pursuit to the Taco Bell on Herndon Avenue. Ceres patrol officer Norbert Castro ordered Reyes to get on the ground at gunpoint but Reyes took off and was captured at 7-Eleven where he became combative and was clubbed in the leg.
Reyes initially lied to police about his identity but his name and an extensive criminal history were revealed, said Lt. Brent Smith.
After the staff at Doctors Medical Center treated Reyes for minor swelling to his legs, he was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on charges of robbery and resisting arrest/delaying an officer.
• HIT & RUN SUSPECT APPREHENDED: CERES - A woman was arrested Sunday after she fled the scene of a vehicle crash into a power pole that disrupted power for most of the day in that area of Ceres.
Lt. Brent Smith of the Ceres Police Department said the crash occurred at 7:40 a.m. at El Camino Avenue and Service Service. A 2004 Dodge Ram pickup had smashed into the pole, bringing down lines and rolling the vehicle. The driver fled the scene but a witness described her as a woman who was wearing a purple shirt and bleeding profusely from an arm injury.
Police set up a perimeter around the area with the assistance of Sheriff's deputies. The 9-1-1 caller later spotted the driver in a yard of a home on Lucas Road. Officers followed the trail of fresh blood when the suspect walked right into a deputy on the perimeter.
Arrested was Ivette Marquez, 24, of Modesto, who was on probation for auto theft and who had two arrest warrants.
Marquez was determined to be under the influence. She was booked for DUI, hit and run, and violation of probation.
Power was out in the area until after 5 p.m.
• BURGLARS STRIKE ON ROSE: CERES - An estimated $2,800 worth of electronic goods and other household items were stolen during a residential burglary in the 2800 block of Rose Avenue on Thursday.
The crime was reported at 5:45 p.m. Police said thieves entered through a window. Missing items include an HP lap top computer, an iPad, a camera and Wii game equipment.
• TRUCKING FIRM LOSES PROPERY IN THEFT: CERES - Police took a report on an extensive burglary that took place over the weekend at A&A Transport, 3131 Roeding Road.
Police responded at 12:24 p.m. on Sunday and learned that someone forced entry into the office and took a computer and then went into the shop and took roll-away tool boxes and an industrial welder. The thieves then found the keys to two vehicles and stole them. They were a white 2005 Chevy Canyon (license plate #7U34648) and a white 2000 Ford F-150 pickup (license #8N98416.) The thieves also drove off with a white 1990 Eagle trailer (license #1UY4565.)
• AUTO THEFT SUSPECT FIGHTS OFFICER: CERES - An auto theft suspect fought an officer but was finally taken into custody Sunday evening, April 28.
At 10:03 p.m. the owner of a white 2001 Chevy Tahoe called police to report the vehicle had been stolen but spotted it sitting near the 7-Eleven at Herndon Road and Joyce Avenue. The man with the pickup was removing property from the back of the bed.
Officer Ross Bays responded and spotted the truck and the suspect and when he attempted to stop Willie Garcia, 33, he ran toward the freeway, and then across Highway 99 toward Ninth Street.
Officer Coey Henson went to the west side of the freeway where he eventually spotted Garcia hiding at the California Hotel. When Henson went to arrest Garcia he pulled away and a physical altercation ensued.
Garcia was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property and auto theft.