NEWMAN POLICE

Vandalism

Newman police said a vehicle in the West Side Marketplace Shopping Center parking lot was vandalized in an incident reported April 5. Police said two tires were punctured and the paint was keyed. Damage was estimated at $500.

Larceny

Police said an impact drill set valued at $313 was reported stolen April 2 from Yancey Home Center by an individual who fled the store and then left the scene in a newer-model sedan.

Arrests

The following were among arrests reported by Newman police from April 1-7. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Anayle E. Diaz, 26, of Patterson, was arrested April 2 on misdemeanor charges of battery on a person, trespassing and making forcible entry.

Marlene Arellano, 30, of Turlock, who was arrested April 3 on a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Rigoberto Cornejo, 40, of Newman, was arrested April 3 on misdemeanor charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Belen Zaragoza, 29, of Newman, was arrested April 4 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Jimmy DeLaCruz, 31, of Newman, was arrested April 4 on a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Pedro T. Garcia, 26, of Newman, was arrested April 5 on misdemeanor charges of DUI and driving on a license suspended for DUI.

A 28-year-old Newman female was arrested April 6 on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

Gustavo Granados Hernandez, 34, of Newman, was arrested April 6 on misdemeanor charges of DUI and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Activity report

Newman police received 101 calls for service, reported 55 officer-initiated incidents, handled 20 cases, made 10 arrests, issued 10 traffic tickets and wrote four parking tickets from April 1-7, according to the department’s activity report.

GUSTINE POLICE

Fraud reported

Gustine police said a local resident recently reported being defrauded of more than $7,000.

According to the GPD Facebook page, the victim said the con artist posed as her sister in a series of text messages. The victim reported that she had been scammed out of $3,000 in cash and $4,350 in gift cards.

She was also instructed to purchase four new iPhone Max smartphones and send them to an address in Africa. The victim purchased the phones but did not send them, police reported.

The incident was reported April 7.

Larceny

Police said 40 pallets valued at approximately $400 were reported stolen April 3 from Hillview Packing. Surveillance recording showed the theft taking place March 21 at about 6:30 p.m., police reported. Police said the recording showed two pickup trucks pull up to the location, at which time two people exited each vehicle and loaded about 20 pallets into the bed of each.

Vehicle theft

Gustine police said a 2013 Honda Civic was reported stolen April 7 from the 1500 block of Lucerne. The vehicle had not been recovered as of Tuesday morning.

Burglary

Gustine police said a number of items were reported stolen April 4 from inside a vehicle that was parked in a garage in the 500 block of East Avenue.

A purse and laptop were among the items reported stolen. Police said the loss was estimated in excess of $4,000.

Arrests

The following arrests were reported by Gustine police from April 2-8. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Roy Renteria, 34, of Gustine, was arrested April 3 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Loan T. Huynh, 52, of San Jose, was arrested April 8 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Activity report

Gustine police received 68 calls for service, reported 144 officer-initiated incidents (including seven traffic stops), took 20 reports and made two arrests from April 2-8, 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.