Vehicle vandalism cases
A vehicle vandalism spree which started in early February has continued, Newman police reported.
Authorities said 24 vehicles were damaged with a BB gun in an incident reported Feb. 22, resulting in damage estimated at nearly $7,000. In each case vehicle windows were damaged, police said.
The latest incident involved damaged vehicles on Taylor Drive, Corgiat Drive, S Street, Sandy Creek Drive, Canyonland, Sunny Creek, Mt. Rainier Court, Park Circle, Prince Street, Canyon Brook and Inyo.
Authorities estimated that 45 vehicles have been damaged in the series of vandalism incidents, with damage estimates approaching $20,000.
According to a Newman Police Department Facebook post, the responsible are believed to be teenage boys using a dark-colored, late model vehicle similar to a Honda Civic.
Authorities are asking anybody with information in the case to call the Newman Police Department, 862-2902.
Mail box break-in
Police said a community mailbox in the area of Lady Slipper Lane and Magpie Court was pried open in an incident reported Feb. 22. It was unknown if any mail was taken. The damage was estimated at $1,000.
Police said a tool set valued at $400 was reported stolen Feb. 18 from Yancey Home Center.
Liquor valued at nearly $295 was reported stolen Feb. 19 from Rite Aid.
A coin deposit drawer was reported stolen Feb. 22 from Splash & Dash car wash. The loss included approximately $40 in quarters and $200 in damage, police reported.
Vehicle theft, arrest
Police said a vehicle reported stolen Feb. 20 from an S Street address was found to have been returned to the home the following morning. A 16-year-old juvenile was subsequently arrested on a felony charge of vehicle theft, police reported.
Two incidents involving the theft of tools from vehicles in the 600 block of Rodeo Grounds were reported Feb. 19.
One victim reported to police that he interrupted a male attempting to break into his vehicle. A search of the area by police did not locate the suspect. The victim later advised police that the suspect had returned and stolen tools valued at $150-$200. The tools were found later that day.
A second victim told police Feb. 19 that miscellaneous tools had been stolen from one vehicle and a jump starter was taken from another. The loss was estimated at $900.
The following were among additional arrests reported by Newman police from Feb. 17-23. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.
Maria L. Quintero, 41, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
Edgar S. Aranda, 31, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 23 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a license suspended for DUI.
Newman police received 95 calls for service, reported 53 officer-initiated incidents, handled 21 cases, made five arrests, wrote seven traffic citations and issued six parking tickets from Feb. 17-23, according to the department’s activity report.
Gustine police said a break-in was reported Feb. 21 in the 100 block of Fifth Street. According to police, entry was gained by breaking a window to the rear of the residence. A bedroom was spray-painted with gang graffiti, authorities reported. The damage was estimated at $500.
Police said two tool bags were reported stolen Feb. 21 from a vehicle in the 500 block of Sixth Street.
Police said graffiti was discovered Feb. 24 in an alleyway near Second Street and Second Avenue. The damage was estimated at $100.
Arrest in shoplifting case
Gustine police said a woman accused of walking out of Dollar General with a shopping cart of groceries without paying on Feb. 21 was subsequently taken into custody.
According to the department’s Facebook page, officers located the suspect, 29-year-old Jessica Y. Reyes, of Gustine, and took her into custody on misdemeanor charges of shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The following were among additional arrests reported by Gustine police from Feb. 17-24. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.
Adelio A. Angulo, 55, of Gustine, was arrested Feb. 17 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
Jose A. Rodriguez, 23, of Gustine, was arrested Feb. 18 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
David Aguilar Gonzalez, 89, of Gustine, was arrested Feb. 20 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.
A 14-year-old Gustine female was arrested Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
Noelle D. Stackhouse, 34, of Gustine, was arrested Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
Abraham Rodriguez Alvarez, 21, of San Jose, was arrested Feb. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.
Gustine police received 70 calls for service, reported 115 officer-initiated incidents, handled 26 cases, made 10 arrests, wrote two traffic citations and issued four parking tickets from Feb. 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.