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NEWMAN POLICE

Theft

Newman police said a catalytic converter was reported stolen Jan. 7 from a vehicle in the 2000 block of Osburn Park Road. The loss was estimated at $2,000.

Vehicle recovered

Newman police said a vehicle reported stolen out of Gustine was recovered Jan. 10 in the 1300 block of Kaya Drive. According to police reports, an officer following the vehicle on Jensen Road and Fig Lane briefly lost sight of it before locating the vehicle partially in a driveway. A witness reported that two males had exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Arrests

The following were among arrests reported by Newman police from Jan. 6-12. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Aime R. Bradshaw, 41, of Tracy, was arrested Jan. 6 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Eric E. Rue, 54, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 6 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a license suspended for DUI.

Mark S. Erickson, 52, of Gustine, was arrested Jan. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Jesus M. Sodia Jr., 35, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of property with serial number removed.

Randy R. Heldstab, 36, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Aime R. Bradshaw, 41, of Tracy, was arrested Jan. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Jimmy DeLaCruz, 31, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 8 on misdemeanor charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jose S. Saavedra, 34, of Patterson, was arrested Jan. 8 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Alberto Lopez, 25, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 8 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Damien Santiago, 22, of Crows Landing, was arrested Jan. 9 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Gilberto Ochoa, 28, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 9 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Nashana A. Cervantes, 37, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 10 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Noel L. Gavino Martinez, 32, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 10 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Ceasar T. Bueno, 31, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 11 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a license suspended for DUI.

Alejandro Gonzalez, 37, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 12 on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Activity report

Newman police received 70 calls for service, reported 115 officer-initiated incidents, handled 26 cases, made 17 arrests, wrote 21 traffic tickets, issued one parking citation and issued one animal-related citation from Jan. 6-12, according to the department’s activity report.

GUSTINE POLICE

Multiple charges

Gustine police said a Jan. 9 pursuit led to the arrest of a San Jose man on multiple felony charges.

According to authorities, an officer attempted to make a traffic stop of a vehicle after observing violations, but the driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued.

With the assistance of Newman police and the California Highway Patrol the vehicle was stopped after a pursuit of about three miles.

The driver, identified as Juan Mendoza, 28, of San Jose, was arrested on felony charges of evading police and possession of a large capacity magazine, a felony warrant and a misdemeanor open container charge.

Authorities said a felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm was later added after officers recovered a weapon which had allegedly been thrown from the vehicle during the incident.

Vehicle thefts

Gustine police said two vehicle thefts were reported Jan. 8.

A 1998 Honda Civic was reported stolen from the 600 block of Third Avenue. The vehicle had not been recovered as of Tuesday morning.

A 1995 Honda Civic was reported stolen from the 300 block of Fifth Street. Police reported that the Merced County Sheriff’s Office had recovered the vehicle and taken a suspect into custody. Gustine police identified the individual arrested in that case as Russell T. Tanner, 29, of Gustine.

Mail theft

A mail theft was reported Jan. 13 in the 700 block of Ashley Court. No additional details were available.

Vandalism

Authorities said vandalism to a home in the 100 block of Second Street was reported Jan. 8. The damage was estimated at $1,090.

Arrest report

The following are among additional arrests reported by Gustine police from Jan. 7-13. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Dulce Morfin, 25, of Gustine, was arrested Jan. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Severo E. Guzman, 38, of San Jose, was arrested Jan. 8 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.

A 19-year-old Gustine male was arrested Jan. 11 on felony charges related to domestic violence.

Monica M. Rosette Silva, 27, of Newman, was arrested Jan. 11 on felony charges of possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance and transportation of a narcotic controlled substance for sale, a felony warrant, and a misdemeanor charge of violating probation.

A 17-year-old Gustine female was arrested Jan. 12 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Enrique Rios Salinas, 25, of Gustine, was arrested Jan. 13 on a felony charge of being an accessory, and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a police officer.

Enrique Plascencia Jr., 27, of Gustine, was arrested Jan. 13 on a felony warrant.

Felix M. Hinojosa, 18, of Gustine, was arrested Jan. 13 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Activity report

Gustine police received 44 calls for service, reported 122 officer-initiated incidents, handled 18 cases, made 11 arrests, issued five traffic citations and wrote three parking tickets from Jan. 7-13, 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.