Newman police said a number of vehicle burglaries were reported on March 18.
Police said a laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Woodduck Court, with entry gained by breaking a back window. The loss was estimated at $1,500, not including damage to the vehicle.
A garage door opener and credit card statements were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 800 block of Tivoli Drive. The loss was estimated at $20.
Sunglasses, a Playstation 4 controller and $20 in cash was reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1600 block of Lochbrea Court. A window was broken to gain entry. The loss was estimated at $370, not including damage to the vehicle.
A sweatshirt and jacket were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Tower Way. They were valued at $60. The vehicle windshield was also damaged.
A vehicle registration and insurance card were reported stolen from a second vehicle in the 200 block of Tower Way. No value was listed.
Police said Apple Airpods and $60 in cash were reported stolen March 16 from a physical education locker at Orestimba. The loss was estimated at $290.
A theft of water services valued at $500 was reported March 18 in the 1100 block of Q Street. According to police, the water meter at the residence has been locked three times, but each time the lock has been cut off. The case will be sent to the district attorney’s office for review.
Police said a victim reported on March 20 that he had hired an individual two weeks prior to do a job, but the individual never returned his truck or equipment. When the victim was contacted by text message, he advised the reporting party of the truck’s location. The victim found the truck, but tools and materials valued at $6,500 were reportedly missing. Police said the case will be forwarded to the district attorney for review.
Arrest in theft
Newman police said Jesus M. Sodia Jr., 36, of Newman, was arrested on multiple misdemeanor charges following an incident reported March 22. Police said an employee at Yancey Home Center reported finding that a lock on a gate had been cut. Surveillance video showed a subject ride up on a bicycle, break the lock, enter the premises and take items from the barn.
A few hours later, the officer was dispatched to the 1300 block of P Street on report of a possible burglary in progress, and arrived to find a male and female at the scene. The male was searched and the lock from Yancey was found. The suspect was questioned and, after admitting to the theft advised police of the location of the stolen items.
Sodia was arrested on charges of petty theft, trespassing and vandalism, police said.
Newman police received 64 calls for service, reported 20 officer-initiated incidents, handled 18 cases, made two arrests, and issued three parking tickets from March 16-22, according to the department’s activity report.
Gustine police said a break-in at the municipal wastewater treatment plant on Carnation Road was reported March 23.
Authorities said nothing was taken in the incident.
The following are among arrests reported by Gustine police from March 17-23. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.
Esteban Madrigal Chavez, 45, of Los Banos, was arrested March 18 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a license suspended for DUI.
Raul Reynoso, 42, of Gustine, was arrested March 18 on a misdemeanor DUI charge and a felony charge of violating probation.
Jorge A. Mora Hernandez, 28, of Gustine, was arrested March 21 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.
Roy Renteria, 35, of Gustine, was arrested March 22 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.
Jason G. Crinklaw, 35, of Gustine, was arrested March 23 on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a narcotic controlled substance.
Gustine police received 54 calls for service, reported 198 officer-initiated incidents, handled 16 cases, made seven arrests, issued two traffic citations and wrote one parking ticket from March 17-23, 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.