Ceres Police became involved with a Monday morning, Dec. 12 chase of a suspect started by a bail bondsman and helped arrest the runner on numerous charges.
Ceres Police lieutenants James Yandell and Patrick Crane were on patrol at 10:33 a.m. when they saw two vehicles speedily exit the freeway near El Camino and Fourth Street. It appeared that one vehicle was chasing the other. They got behind the vehicles and the second driver stopped to explain he was a bail bondsman who started pursuing Mario Mosqueda, 28, of Modesto, near the 400 block of Hatch Road. The lieutenants saw Mosqueda continue on in a blue
2005 Chevy Malibu. The car failed to stop at the stop sign at Third and Magnolia Street. The Malibu then came to an abrupt stop where the driver exited the vehicle and ran.
Yandell gave chase on foot while Crane stayed with the Malibu. Lt. Yandell chased Mosqueda for two blocks and through several yards before apprehending him on Second Street just south of Whitmore Avenue.
Mosqueda had several active warrants for his arrest from Merced and Stanislaus counties related to driving with no license, evading police, and hit and run with bail amounts in excess of $100,000.
Mosqueda was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for the warrants.