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Officer apprehends motorcycle theft suspect
Joel Alvarez
Joel Alvarez

During a Monday evening patrol near Whitmore Avenue and Mitchell Road, Ceres Police Sgt. Trinidad Viramontes apprehended a man running from a stolen motorcycle.

The sergeant was on patrol at approximately 7:40 p.m. when he saw Joel Alvarez, 39 of Modesto, trying to quickly distance himself from a parked 2014 Yamaha motorcycle that had been reported stolen.

Sgt. Viramontes chased down Alvarez and made the arrest. Alvarez was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center for possession of a stolen vehicle.