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Attempted burglary

Gustine police said two juveniles were arrested on charges of attempted burglary stemming from an early-morning incident June 12 at Richard’s Market.

According to a Gustine Police Department press release, officers responding to an audible alarm shortly after 3:30 a.m. arrived on the scene to find that the front glass door of the business had been damaged and two large rocks were located nearby.

After reviewing video surveillance footage, the officers recognized the suspects from a contact earlier in the evening, one of whom could be seen throwing a large rock against the exterior glass of the business and the other holding a rock as well.

Both fled the scene when the alarm activated.

The officers were able to locate the male suspects, ages 13 and 16, at a nearby residence. Both were taken into custody without incident and booked on felony charges of conspiracy and attempted burglary, police reported.


Gustine police said cigarettes valued at $800 were reported stolen in a burglary reported June 4 at Dollar General. According to police reports, entry was gained by breaking the bottom window on the store’s front sliding glass door.


Police said vandalism to a sliding glass door at Tropic Car Wash resulted in damage estimated at $1,000. The incident was reported June 10.

Vehicle burglaries

Police said two vehicle burglaries were reported last weekend.

Tools were reported stolen June 15 from a truck in the 1500 block of Via Del Pettoruto. No value was listed.

A tool box was reported stolen June 16 from a Jensen Road address. The loss was estimated at $6,000.


The following were among arrests reported by Gustine police from June 4-17. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Enrique Plascencia Jr., 27, of Gustine, was arrested June 4 on felony charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property.

David L. Johnson Jr., 33, of Watsonville, was arrested June 5 on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance for sale and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

James J. Perry Jr., 40, of Los Banos, was arrested June 10 on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.

John E. Muir Jr., 29, of Gustine, was arrested June 10 on a misdemeanor charge of petty theft.

A 29-year-old Gustine male was arrested June 11 on felony charges related to domestic violence.

James M. Harris, 49, of Gustine, was arrested June 13 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.

Gabriel Concillion, 25, of Patterson, was arrested June 15 on misdemeanor charges of violating a court order, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and driving on a license suspended for DUI.

Michael V. Cossey, 48, of Gustine, was arrested June 15 on a felony warrant.

Santiago Arroyo Damian, 50, of Crows Landing, who was arrested June 16 on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

Activity report

Gustine police received 177 calls for service, reported 286 officer-initiated incidents, handled 39 cases, made 11 arrests, wrote 11 traffic tickets and handed out 22 parking citations from June 4-17, according to the department’s activity report.

Weekly arrest and incident reports are provided by the Newman and Gustine police departments. Charges may have been dropped as of press time. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.