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Vehicle burglary

Newman police said a vehicle burglary in progress in the 600 block of Real Avenue was interrupted in teh early morning hours of Feb. 19.

According to police reports, the reporting party, when preparing to leave for work around 4 a.m., found a male seated in the driver seat of the vehicle.

The male reportedly stepped out of the truck with flashlight and screw driver in hand, placed the tools in the bed of the truck and placed his hands in the air. Upon being confronted by the reporting party, the male apologized and walked away, police said.

The suspect was not located. There was no reported damage or items taken from the vehicle.

Vehicle theft

Newman police said a 2006 Ford F250 was reported stolen Feb. 16 from the area of Cinnamon Teal Way and Red Lion Way. The vehicle had been reported burglarized on Feb. 14.


The following arrests were reported by Newman police from Feb. 15-21. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

A 53-year-old Newman male was arrested Feb. 15 on a felony domestic violence charge.

Jeremy N. Prather, 41, of Modesto, was arrested Feb. 15 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Christopher L. Jones, 38, of Gustine, was arrested Feb. 15 on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

Francisco Gonzales Vasquez, 26, of Patterson, was arrested Feb. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a license suspended for DUI.

Israel A. Rodriguez, 26, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 20 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Activity report

Newman police received 75 calls for service, reported 39 officer-initiated incidents, handled 17 cases, made five arrests, issued five traffic citations and wrote one parking ticket from Feb. 15-21, according to the department’s activity report.



Gustine police said Roy Renteria, 36, of Gustine, was arrested Feb. 17 on a misdemeanor begging charge.

Activity report

Gustine police received 60 calls for service, reported 63 officer-initiated incidents, handled six cases, made two arrests and wrote seven traffic citations from Feb. 16-22, 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.