Vehicle theft, recoveries

Police said one stolen vehicle was recovered and another reported stolen Feb. 8 from the 1200 block of Duck Blind Circle.

According to police reports, an officer responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle left in the middle of the street with its engine running determined that the 1996 Honda Civic had been reported stolen earlier that day from Patterson.

While the officer was in the process of recovering that vehicle, a nearby resident exited his home to discover his 2004 Cadillac Escalade had been stolen. Police said video surveillance showed the Honda arriving at the scene shortly after 5:30 a.m., and then the Escalade leaving about five minutes later.

A vehicle reported stolen out of Patterson on Feb. 1 was recovered by Newman police Feb. 8 in the parking lot of a business in the area of Highway 33 and Stuhr Road, authorities said.

Vehicle vandalized

Police said a vehicle parked in the 900 block of Clairmont Drive was vandalized in an incident reported Feb. 5. Police said the vehicle paint was scratched. No damage estimate was listed.

Package stolen

Police said a package with clothing valued at $100 was reported stolen Feb. 4 from the 1300 block of Green Teal Way after being delivered and signed for.


The following were among arrests reported by Newman police from Feb. 4-10. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Juan Rodriguez, 25, of Newman, was arrested Feb. 5 on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a police officer.

A 35-year-old Newman male was arrested Feb. 7 on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

A 15-year-old Gustine male was arrested Feb. 9 for driving without a license.

A 17-year-old Delhi male was arrested Feb. 10 on a felony charge of threatening with the intent to terrorize.

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.