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Parolee stopped on bike had drugs, ammo
Randolph Salazar Baxter
Randolph Salazar Baxter

 A 25-year-old Ceres parolee with a repeated criminal history was back in jail after he was stopped by police on a bicycle and found with drugs and ammunition.

The arrest occurred before midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Officer Jose Andrade watched Randolph Salazar Baxter, 25, of Ceres, riding a bicycle without any lighting equipment and stopped him in the 1300 block of Hatch Road. Salazar immediately raised his hands and said he had a “BB gun” in his waistband and was on parole with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was searched and found in possession drug paraphernalia, suspected Fentanyl, ammunition, high-capacity magazines for an AK-47 and several packages of marijuana.

Salazar was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of high-capacity magazines, possession of Fentanyl, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana for sale and violation of parole.

Salazar has an extensive criminal record. He was arrested in July 2021 on drug charges and in July 2014 was arrested and charged with robbery and attempted murder relating to two separate robberies involving stabbings.