Police Beat Photo

NEWMAN POLICE

Catalytic converter thefts

Newman police said two catalytic converter thefts were reported last week.

Authorities said a catalytic converter was reported stolen April 26 off a 2007 Honda Accord in the 200 block of Tower Way. The loss was estimated at $1,800.

A catalytic converter was reported stolen April 27 off a 2005 Honda Accord in the 1500 block of Armash Court. The loss was estimated at $1,000.

Vehicle theft

Police said a 1990 Honda Accord was reported stolen April 30 from the 1100 block of M Street. Police said the owner subsequently advised police that she had located the vehicle in the area of Upper Road and Canyon Creek Drive. The vehicle was not wrecked or stripped, police said, but miscellaneous items including a stereo, speakers and stroller were reported missing. The loss was estimated at $305.

Multiple charges

Police said Floyd L. Snell Jr., 53, of Newman, was arrested May 1 on multiple felony charges.

According to police reports, an officer initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Snell for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that Snell was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). Police reported that Snell refused the officer’s order to exit the vehicle for the purpose of conducting a compliance search and instead drove away from the scene. A brief vehicle pursuit ensued before Snell fled from his vehicle on foot in the 1200 block of Kern Street and was taken into custody without incident, according to a Newman Police Department Facebook post.

Authorities reported that suspected methamphetamine and heroin were located during a search of the vehicle, as well as empty baggies, a digital scale and currency in various denominations.

Police said Snell was placed under arrest on felony charges of obstructing/resisting an officer, evading a police officer, possession of a controlled substance for sale and violation of the terms of his PRCS.

Arrests

The following were among additional arrests reported by Newman police from April 26 through May 2. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

King L. Brooks, 24, of San Jose, was arrested April 26 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Bryan Lopez, 26, of Newman, was arrested April 28 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

John D. Duran, 55, of Modesto, was arrested April 29 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a license suspended for DUI.

Emmanuel Rodriguez, 31, of Gustine, was arrested April 29 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Ruben Ortiz II, 19, of Ceres, was arrested April 29 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Jorge Gomez Jr., 20, of Gustine, was arrested May 1 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.

A 17-year-old Newman male was arrested May 1 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Pedro Ledezma III, 20, of Newman, was arrested May 2 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Abraham Luquin, 28, of Newman, was arrested May 2 on misdemeanor charges of possession of heroin/cocaine, etc., possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Activity report

Newman police received 91 calls for service, reported 48 officer-initiated incidents, handled 29 cases, made 12 arrests, wrote 11 traffic tickets, issued two parking citations and wrote one animal-related citation from April 26 through May 2, according to the department’s activity report.

 

GUSTINE POLICE

Thefts

Gustine police said three thefts were recently reported.

Authorities said miscellaneous items, including mace, handcuffs, a flashlight, shoes and sunglasses, were reported stolen April 27 from a vehicle in the 600 block of Fifth Street. The loss was estimated at $980.

Police said a washing machine valued at $780 was reported stolen May 1 from a laundry room at the Meredith Manor apartments.

Authorities said a license plate was reported stolen May 2 off a vehicle in the 600 block of Meredith.

Felony charges

Gustine police said two 13-year-old juveniles were arrested April 27 on felony charges of possession of a weapon at school. Authorities said the juveniles were each reportedly found in possession of a knife at Gustine Middle School.

Arrests

The following were among additional arrests reported by Gustine police from April 27 through May 3. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Martin Berrospe, 61, of Los Banos, was arrested April 29 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Ferdinand V. Swedi, 27, of Manteca, was arrested May 2 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license.

Arnoldo Padilla, 20, of Newman, was arrested May 3 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Johnathan Milo, 27, of Gustine, was arrested May 3 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Activity report

Gustine police received 69 calls for service, reported 68 officer-initiated incidents, handled 15 cases, made seven arrests and issued eight traffic citatins from April 27 through May 3, 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.