Photo: Gustine Arrest

A suspect in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle which was abandoned in Gustine Tuesday morning was taken into custody after being detained by Gustine police, authorities reported. According to Gustine Police Chief Ruben Chavez and Lt. Sam Joseph, the reported stolen vehicle had been pursued by Turlock police and the CHP before it was abandoned in the parking lot of the Meredith Manor Apartments by an individual who fled the area on foot. Chavez said a witness notified local authorities, provided a description and followed the suspect for a time. Chavez and Joseph said they located the suspect, identified as 50-year-old Francisco Ibanez of Modesto, in the downtown area and detained him. Chavez said Ibanez was turned over to Turlock authorities, who took him into custody.