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Wanted parolee arrested with drugs
Alfred Sobotka
Alfred Sobotka

A 37-year-old Ceres parolee was physically subdued during a Wednesday, March 25 traffic stop after he refused orders to stop.

The arrest came in the parking of Walmart. At 12:47 a.m., Officer Adam Hall observed a Ford Ranger pickup speeding northbound on Mitchell Road near Fowler Road. The truck also had an inoperable tail light. Hall followed the pickup into the Walmart parking lot and activated emergency lights to conduct a vehicle stop. Alfred Sobotka, 37, of Ceres, stopped his vehicle and got out and began walking away despite the officer’s orders to halt.

Ceres Police Sgt. Vince Hooper arrived and intercepted Sobotka after a brief struggle with officers.

Sobotka was found to be a parolee at large with a no-bail warrant issued by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Suspected methamphetamine was located in plastic bags inside a fanny pack on Sobotka. 

He was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center and faces charges of absconding parole, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.