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Vandalism incidents

Newman police said two vehicles were vandalized in incidents reported last week.

A tire on a vehicle in the 600 block of Lady Slipper Lane was slashed in an incident reported Oct. 23. The damage was estimated at $200.

A headlight on a vehicle in the 2200 block of Mt. Rainier Court was smashed in a vandalism reported Oct. 26. The damage was estimated at $175.

Residential burglary

A number of items were reported stolen Oct. 24 from a vehicle and residence in the 1300 block of Bluebill Court. A shotgun was noticed missing from a closet several months ago, police were told, but no report was filed at that time. On the date of the report, two folding knives and cash were discovered missing from a vehicle. The loss was estimated at $470.

Stolen vehicle

Newman police said a 1996 Honda Accord was reported stolen Oct. 28 from the 2000 block of T Street. The vehicle was recovered later that day in the rural area, missing the front bumper and battery.


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

Rosanna L. Alvares, 36, of Newman, was arrested Oct. 22 on misdemeanor charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stacey V. Gomez, 30, of Newman, was arrested Oct. 22 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a license suspended for DUI.

Jesus M. Sodia, 34, of Newman, was arrested Oct. 24 on misdemeanor charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, and two felony bench warrants out of Stanislaus Superior Court.

A 15-year-old Newman male was arrested Oct. 26 on misdemeanor charges of trespassing on school grounds and possession of a knife on school grounds.

Roberto Ramirez Samano, 45, of Newman, was arrested Oct. 27 on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

Activity report

Newman police received 103 calls for service, reported 55 officer-initiated incidents, handled 21 cases, made eight arrests, issued six traffic citations, wrote five parking tickets and issued one animal-related citation from Oct. 22-28, 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.