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NEWMAN POLICE

Activity Report

The Newman Police Department responded to 101 calls for service and reported 86 officer initiated calls for a total of 187 incidents from Oct. 25 to Oct. 31.

There were 28 cases opened and 12 arrests made. The department issued 17 traffic citations, 10 parking citations, five criminal citations and one Newman Municipal Code infraction. One vehicle was towed.

Auto theft

A 2005 Ford F250 was reported at stolen shorlty before noon on Oct. 27 from the 1000 block of Fresno Street. The reporting party said the vehicle was parked near JJ’s Liquor with the keys inside. Camera footage showed a white Audi four-door sedan pull up next to the truck and a Hispanic male adult get out of the Audi and get into the pickup truck. The suspect then drove the truck away from the area. The tools had an estimated $4,000 worth of tools inside it. The victim later reported he found his truck in the 1000 block of S Street, but that the tools and keys were missing.

Narcotics

An officer was called to the area of Orestimba High School after a student left campus without permission on Oct. 26. The officer made contact with the student and a search of his person turned up a large folding knife and two vape pens. In the student’s backpack, the officer found a scale that had been stolen from the high school’s agriculture department. the scale was valued at $30. Additionally, the officer found another knife and a  grinder with marijuana residue inside it. The juvenile, identified as a 15-year-old Newman boy, was booked into Juvenile Hall.

DUI arrests

The Newman Police Department arrested two individuals for drunk driving. The first arrest was made around 1;16 a.m. Oct. 31 on Prince Street and Inyo Avenue. The driver was seen by an officer driving extremely close to the parked vehicles on Main Street. The driver made a left onto Prince Street from Inyo and was about to hit a parked car, but swerved at the last second. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, Jesus Garduno Calderon, 21, of Gustine, allegeldy admitted that he had drank “quite a bit.” He blew a .19 on the breathalizer. He was arrested and booked into Stanislaus County Jail.

The second arrest happened on Oct. 31 on Villa Manucha and River roads. The officer was behind a vehicle that was repeatedly weaving into the oncoming traffic lane. The officer made a traffic stop and the driver, Tanya Aguilar Velazco, 29, of San Jose was found with a BAC or .11 and .12. She was arrested and released with a citation to a responsible adult.

Arrests

Christopher Alexander Yokley, 26, of Newman was arrested on Oct. 26 for being an unlicensed driver and a warrant.

A 16-year-old Newman boy was arrested on Oct. 26 for being an unlicensed driver.

A 16-year-old Turlock boy was arrested on Oct. 26 for being an unlicensed driver.

A 15-year-old Newman boy was arrested on Oct. 27 for possession of a weapon at school, possession of marijuana at school, petty theft and a probation violation.

A 16-year-old Gustine girl was arrested on Oct. 29 for being an unlicensed driver.

Daniel Torres Avalos, 39, was arrested on Oct. 30 for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jesus Garduno Calderon, 21, of Gustine was arrested on Oct. 31 for DUI and DUI over .08.

Tanya Aguilar Velazco, 29, of San Jose was arrested on Oct. 31 for DUI and DUI over.08.

Ashlee Danielle Jones, 29, of Newman was arrested on Oct. 31 for a warrant.

Gustine Police

Activity Report

The Gustine Police Department responded to 77 calls for service and reported at 86 officer-initiated calls for a total of 163 incidents from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1.

There were 10 cases opened and two arrests made. The department issued nine traffic citations, two parking citations, one animal citation and one Gustine Municipal Code citation. Two vehicles were towed.

Theft

A theft was reported at 9:11 a.m. on Oct. 27 at Meredith Manor Apartments on Meredith Avenue. the reporting party said someone in a gray or silver vehicle took two backpack blowers from a maintenance trailer. The blowers were valued at $600 each. A report was taken but no arrests made.

Auto theft

A resident from Via Palermo reported a vehicle had been stolen from outside a home sometime after 9 p.m. on Oct. 25. The theft was not discovered until 6 a.m. Oct. 26. A report was taken and the vehicle was located shortly after the report in the area.

Arrests

Jose Delgado, 55, of Turlock was arrested on Oct. 27 for forging a vehicle registration and having expired vehicle registration.

Mariela Avendano, 20, of Gustine was arrested on Oct. 29 for having animals not allowed in the city limits.