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NEWMAN POLICE

Larceny cases

Newman police said three larceny cases were reported recently.

Police said a catalytic converter was reported stolen Feb. 25 off a vehicle in the area of Hills Ferry Road and Canal School Drive. The loss was estimated at $800.

Two backpack leaf blowers were reported stolen Feb. 27 from a vehicle in the 2100 block of Prince Street. The loss was estimated at $700.

A small amount of coins and bills, totaling $5, was reported stolen Feb. 28 from a vehicle in the 600 block of Ranee Court.

Vehicle thefts

Newman police said a 1999 Ford F250 pickup was reported stolen Feb. 27. The vehicle had been left parked on Hills Ferry Road. The vehicle was recovered the same day by Modesto police.

A 1999 Ford Expedition was reported stolen Feb. 28 from the 1300 block of Green Teal Way. The vehicle was recovered the same date by Modesto Area CHP. It had been damaged but not stripped, police reported.

Vandalism cases

Newman police said two vandalism incidents were reported last week.

A classroom window at Hunt Elementary was broken in an incident reported Feb. 22. Damage was estimated at $400.

A window on a vehicle in the 1000 block of Eucalyptus was broken in an incident reported Feb. 24. The damage was estimated at $400.

Arrests

The following were among arrests reported by Newman police from Feb. 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.

Ronald D. Davis, 40, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.

Victoria A. Rodriguez Pineda, 28, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 23 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Michael Timoteo Benavides, 30, of Turlock, was arrested Feb. 24 on misdemeanor charges of DUI and driving without a license.

Armando Rojas Gutierrez, 30, of Patterson, was arrested Feb. 26 on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license.

A 40-year-old Newman male was arrested Feb. 26 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.

Alex Chavez, 29, of Patterson, was arrested Feb. 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Matthew Wolfe, 33, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 28 on misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Activity report

Newman police received 75 calls for service, reported 35 officer-initiated incidents, handled 22 cases, made eight arrests, wrote nine traffic citations and wrote one parking ticket from Feb. 22-28, according to the department’s activity report.

GUSTINE POLICE

Vehicle vandalism incidents

Gustine police said two vehicles in the 100 block of Fifth Street were vandalized in overnight incidents reported Feb. 26.

In one case, a vehicle was “keyed.” In the other, a vehicle window was broken.

Damage estimates were not listed.

Vehicle thefts

Gustine police said two vehicle thefts were reported Feb. 27.

A 1986 GMC pickup was reported stolen from a Linden Avenue address. The vehicle was subsequently recovered by Los Banos Area CHP.

A 2005 Ford F250 was reported stolen from the 1400 block of Portsmouth. That vehicle was still outstanding as of Tuesday morning, according to Gustine police.

Arrests

The following were among arrests reported by Gustine police from Feb. 23 through March 1. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

A 13-year-old Gustine male was arrested Feb. 24 on a felony warrant.

Scott S. Camacho, 23, of Gustine, was arrested Feb. 26 on a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.

Kull C. Murray, 37, of Merced, was arrested Feb. 28 on a felony warrant.

Charlene L. Hayslip, 37, of Gustine, was arrested Feb. 28 on misdemeanor charges of trespassing, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Activity report

Gustine police received 60 calls for service, reported 63 officer-initiated incidents, handled 11 cases, made four arrests and issued two traffic citaitons from Feb. 23 through March 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.