When you have two warrants for your arrest, the last thing you should be doing is driving recklessly to draw the attention of police. But that’s exactly what parolee Solomon Chavez was doing early Monday and he promptly was arrested.
Officer Eric Souza was in the area of Mitchell Road and Alphonse Drive at 2:43 a.m. when he heard a vehicle being driven recklessly. He then spotted the Mitsubishi Eclipse and as he tried to catch up to it, the 35-year-old Ceres driver had pulled over and gotten out of it. Officer Souza recognized Chavez and knew he had an outstanding arrest warrant issued by Ceres Police Department and the California Department of Corrections for violating parole.
Chavez was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.