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Newman Police

Activity Report

The Newman Police Department received 79 calls for service and had 116 officer initiated calls, for a total of 195 incidents during Aug. 23 to Aug. 29. The police department handled 22 cases and made 12 arrests. There were 16 traffic, 12 parking, six criminal and one animal citations issued. One vehicle was towed.

Arrests

Ericca Gilbert, 30, of Newman was arrested on Aug. 23 for being an unlicensed driver. 

A 11-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy all of Newman were all arrested on Aug. 24 on vandalism charges.

Phillip Weston King, 48, of Newman was arrested on Aug. 26 for driving on a suspended license for DUI.

Joseph Trino Ortega, 47, of Newman was arrested on Aug. 27 for disobeying a court order.

Alejandra Maiyra Rodriguez, 30, of Winton was arrested on Aug. 27 for driving on a license suspended for DUI.

Juan Gil Castaneda, 37, of Patterson was arrested on Aug. 28 for being an unlicensed driver.

Leonard Kenneth Ridino, 58, of Gustine was arrested on Aug. 28 for being an unlicensed driver.

Violette Orellana, 18, of Newman was arrested on Aug. 28 for being an unlicensed driver.

Luis Enrique Benavides, 25, of Patterson was arrested on Aug. 29 for a warrant out of Stanislaus County.

Vandalism

Three Newman juveniles — a 10-year-old boy, an 11-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were arrested for vandalism. According to the police department the three boys were caught breaking sprinklers and throwing rocks at lampposts at Pioneer Park at 9:44 p.m. Aug. 24. A total of three lights were broken and one sprinkler was damaged. All three boys were eventually cited and released to their parents. The damage estimated was unknown.

Gustine Police

Activity Report

The police department received 78 calls for service and had 104 officer-initiated calls for a total of 182 incidents during the week of Aug. 23 to Aug. 29. The department handled 26 cases and made eight arrests, including one for DUI. There were 13 traffic citations issued and four vehicles towed.

Arrests

Miguel Gembe, 43, of Gustine was arrested on Aug. 24 for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a license suspended for DUI and a vehicle code infraction. He was cited and released.

Angel Martin Alejandrez Jr., 24, of Santa Nella was arrested on Aug. 25 for driving without a license and a vehicle code infraction. He was cited and released.

Janelly Carillo Soto, 29, of Santa Nella was arrested on Aug. 26 for possession of a controlled substance. She was cited and released.

Macario Chavez Jr., 30, of Gustine was arrested on Aug. 26 for possession of a controlled substance. He was cited and released.

John Viera Jr., 27, of Livingston was arrested on Aug. 27 for DUI, driving on a license suspended for DUI, a misdemeanor warrant and vehicle code infractions. He was cited and released.

Ubaldo, Arredondo Flores, 56, of Gustine was arrested on Aug. 28 for driving on a license suspended for DUI. He was cited and released.

Abraham Barajas Ramirez, 29, of Gustine was arrested on Aug. 28 for a misdemeanor warrant. He was cited and released.

DUI

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Gustine Police Officer Gilstrap was in the area of East Avenue and witnessed the driver of a Toyota make a traffic violation. officer Gilstrap stopped the vehicle and observed that the driver, John Viera, 27, of Livingston was likely driving under the influence. It also was discovered that Viera’s license had been suspended for a previous DUI offense and had a warrant out for his arrest. Viera was arrested and later released with a citation.

Narcotic-related offense

Two Gustine officers were in the area of Hunt Road around 9 p.m. Aug. 24, when they witnessed the driver of a Cadillac, later identified as Miguel Gembe, 43, of Gustine was driving on a suspended license. He was placed under arrest and during a search officers found a glass pipe in his possession. He was eventually issued a citation and released.

Weekly arrest and incident reports are provided by the Newman and Gustine police departments. The report includes cases in which an individual was cited as well as incidents in which a suspect was booked. Charges may have been dropped as of press time. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty.