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NEWMAN POLICE

Thefts

Newman police said two thefts of catalytic converters were reported last week. Authorities said a converter was reported stolen off a vehicle in the 800 block of Castellona Drive on March 22. A converter was reported stolen off a vehicle in the 400 block of Driskell Avenue on March 23. Police said the loss in each case was estimated at $2,500.

Burglary

Police said a burglary at Newman Ace Hardware was discovered by a patrol officer on March 26. Authorities said the officer located a shopping cart near the alley behind the store, and found a hole in a fence leading to the store. A lawn mower was found in the cart, still in a box and covered by a tarp. The mower was returned to the store owner. Nothing else appeared to have been taken, police reported.

Arrest report

The following were among arrests reported by Newman police from March 22-28. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Mabel Jimenez, 38, of Patterson, was arrested March 26 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Jose Navarro-Camarillo, 26, of Salida, was arrested March 26 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Edwin Boyzo, 18, of Salinas, was arrested March 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Zachary Cabral, 18, of Newman, was arrested March 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Ruben Ortiz, 19, of Ceres, was arrested March 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Jorge Gomez Jr., 20, of Gustine, was arrested March 28 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.

Activity report

Newman police received 73 calls for service, reported 41 officer-initiated incidents, handled 16 cases, made six arrests, wrote seven traffic citations and issued two parking tickets from March 22-28, according to the department’s activity report.

GUSTINE POLICE

Catalytic converters stolen

Gustine police said catalytic converters were reported stolen off of two vehicles on March 24.

The incidents occurred in the 500 block of Fifth Street and the 100 block of West Avenue.

The loss in each case was estimated at $2,142.

Thefts

Gustine police said a number of theft cases were reported recently.

A cell phone valued at $300 was reported stolen March 27 from a residence in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue.

Items valued at $1,750 were reported stolen March 29 from a vehicle in the area of Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue.

A trash can was reported stolen March 29 from a Via Jodi address. No value was listed.

Items valued at $655 were reported missing March 29 from a vehicle in the 400 block of Sixth Avenue.

Hit-and-run arrest

Gustine police said Tyler Villalobos, 26, of Newman, was arrested March 26 on a felony charge of hit-and-run with injury following a traffic collision in the 100 block of Highway 140.

Police said an officer monitoring traffic in that area responded after hearing the sound of a vehicle accident and located a vehicle with major damage. The driver had suffered a hand injury, police reported. The officer was advised that the driver of another vehicle had left the scene, police reported. Authorities said that vehicle was subsequently located on Carnation Avenue and Villalobos was taken into custody. He was released on citation, police said.

Arrests

The following were among additional arrests reported by Gustine police from March 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.

Jose Moya, 25, of Los Banos, was arrested March 25 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Robert J. Mello, 24, of Gustine, was arrested March 27 on misdemeanor charges of battery on a police officer and obstructing a police officer.

Robert J. Mello, 24, of Gustine, was arrested March 28 on felony charges of taking a non-firearm from a police officer and obstructing a police officer, as well as a misdemeanor charge of battery on a police officer.

Activity report

Gustine police received 69 calls for service, reported 76 officer-initiated incidents, handled 16 cases, made six arrests and issued six traffic citations from March 23-29, 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.