Burglary suspect arrested on OHS campus
Newman police said a burglary suspect was arrested Sept. 19 after turning up on the grounds at Orestimba High School.
According to police reports, officers had been dispatched to the 1100 block of S Street shortly before 1:30 p.m. regarding a suspicious individual when they were advised that a male matching the description of the individual was on the Orestimba campus.
Officers arrived and made contact with Guadalupe R. Lopez, 30, of Modesto, who authorities said appeared to be disoriented and could not answer several questions asked by police.
Authorities determined that Lopez had entered the back yard of the S Street residence and had entered a second residence in the 1000 block of T Street via a locked alley gate. When Lopez was confronted by a resident of the T Street home, police said, he grabbed a pair of tennis shoes, put them on his feet and left the residence.
He was taken into custody at Orestimba and booked on a felony burglary charge, police reported.
A second incident involving an unauthorized person being on Orestimba school grounds occurred the following day.
Police said a 17-year-old Gustine male who was a former Orestimba student was arrested Sept. 20 on a misdemeanor trespassing charge after being discovered in a restroom in the school’s band building.
Police said a 1997 Honda Accord was reported stolen Sept. 16 from the 2000 block of Patrick Drive. The vehicle had not been recovered as of Tuesday morning.
Police said the back window of a mini-van in the 600 block of Hardin Road was broken in an incident reported Sept. 22. No damage estimate was listed.
Police said a tee-ball bag valued at $10 was reported stolen Sept. 22 from a vehicle in the 600 block of St. Helena Drive. Several tools were also taken from the vehicle but located nearby. A vehicle window was broken to gain entry.
The following were among additional arrests reported by Newman police from Sept. 16-22. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.
Kiari A. Coleman, 30, of Oakland, was arrested Sept. 17 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Ronny P. Soares, 46, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 18 on misdemeanor charges of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a license suspended for DUI.
Irene L. Guzman, 33, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 18 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Jose. A Medina Frias, 43, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 18 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Monica M. Silva, 27, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of throwing an object at a moving vehicle.
Angel Martinez Casillias, 30, of Newman, was arrested Sept. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
Jazmin F. Lopez, 26, of Turlock, was arrested Sept. 23 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.
Jose Aguilar Ledesma, 45, of Crows Landing, was arrested Sept. 20 on misdemeanor charges of DUI and driving without a license.
Newman police received 96 calls for service, reported 101 officer-initiated incidents, handled 25 cases, made 10 arrests, issued 17 traffic tickets and wrote six parking tickets from Sept. 16-22, according to the department’s activity report.
Gustine police received 71 calls for service, reported 124 officer-initiated incidents (including 17 traffic stops), took 13 reports and made one arrest from Sept. 17-24, 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.