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NEWMAN POLICE

Assault reported

Police said a local man reported being confronted by an adult male Sept. 26 while outside his home in the 1600 block of Blue Spruce. Authorities said the male approached the victim and asked for money. When the victim refused, the suspect proceeded to attack the victim with a large fixed blade knife before fleeing on a bicycle. Police said the victim suffered minor cuts to his arms.

Attempted burglary

Newman police said an attempted burglary was reported Sept. 23 in the 1500 block of Inyo.

Authorities said residents reported that males attempted to open the front door of the residence while shouting that they were from the highway patrol and ordering the occupants to open the door.

The males fled when police were called.

Arrests

The following were among arrests reported by Newman police from Sept. 23-29. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Baldemar Espinoza, 41, of Santa Nella, was arrested Sept. 23 for misdemeanor DUI.

Felipe Armenta III, 32, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 24 on a misdemeanor charge of filing a false crime report.

A 16-year-old Newman juvenile was arrested Sept. 25 on a felony charge of making criminal threats.

Herman Landeros Jr., 46, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 26 on a misdemeanor charge of disobeying a court order.

Stephen A. Metcalf, 33, of Modesto, was arrested Sept. 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Jose M. Castro, 41, of Livingston, was arrested Sept. 28 on misdemeanor charges of sales/transportation of marijuana, possession of more than 28.5 grams of marijuana, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Jose Garcia, 28, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 28 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Jose D. Sotelo Vargas, 51, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 28 on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

Activity report

Newman police received 99 calls for service, reported 82 officer-initiated incidents, handled 33 cases, made 15 arrests, issued 11 traffic citations and wrote seven parking tickets from Sept. 23-29, according to the department’s activity report.

GUSTINE POLICE

Vehicle theft

Gustine police said two vehicles, a 2005 Mazda and a 1989 Yamaha motorcycle, were reported stolen Sept. 30 from the 500 block of West Avenue. The vehicles had not been recovered as of mid-day Tuesday.

Theft

Authorities said a blanket, pillow and speaker were reported stolen Sept. 26 from a vehicle in the 100 block of Fifth Street. The items were valued at $30.

Arrests

The following were among arrests reported by Gustine police from Sept. 24-Oct. 1. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Angelica R. Hernandez, 36, of Gustine, was arrested Sept. 25 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Guadalupe Tinoco, 46, of Gustine, was arrested Sept. 25 on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Luis Cruz Ruiz, 30, of Santa Nella, was arrested Sept. 26 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Magali Carrillo-Mora, 18, of Gustine, was arrested Sept. 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Johnathan W. Hale, 35, of Gustine, was arrested Sept. 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Guadalupe Estrada-Esquivez, 21, of Gustine, was arrested Sept. 28 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

A 28-year-old Gustine male was arrested Sept. 30 on a felony domestic violence charge.

Dulce Morfin, 25, of Gustine, was arrested Sept. 30 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Jose R. Vazquez Jr., 56, of Gustine, was arrested Sept. 30 on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Activity report

Gustine police received 97 calls for service, reported 200 officer-involved incidents (including 26 traffic stops), took 39 reports, made 11 arrests and wrote five parking tickets from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1, 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.