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Police arrest man who created disturbance in two stores
Charged with smuggling drugs into jail
Jackson Pinney
Jackson Pinney

A 28-year-old Oakdale man believed to be high on drugs was arrested Wednesday evening, March 31 after he reportedly caused a disturbance in two stores on Hatch Road. 

Jackson Pinney was reportedly aggressive in a verbal altercation with employees of Big 5 Sporting Goods, 1450 E. Hatch Road, before taking items from the shelves and leaving at 4:55 p.m.

Officer Jessica Graham responded to the 9-1-1 call and found Pinney inside the Togo’s sandwich shop causing another disturbance. Officer Graham noticed Pinney appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He was verbally and physically aggressive as she spoke to him. She attempted to get Jackson to place his hands behind his back but he refused and tried to get away from her. Officer Graham had to use minimal force to take Jackson into custody. 

Jackson for arrested for shoplifting and resisting arrest. While being booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center, custodial deputies found Pinney to be in possession of suspect heroin.  According to Ceres Police Department spokesman Sgt. Keith Griebel, he faces the additional charge of bringing illegal drugs into a correctional facility.