NEWMAN POLICE


Gas theft

Newman police said gasoline was reportedly siphoned from a vehicle in the 700 block of Highway 33 in an incident reported Dec. 4. The loss was estimated at $300.

Vandalism

Authorities said two tires were flattened on a vehicle in the 2200 block of Mt. Rainier Court in an incident reported Dec. 7. The damage was estimated at $200.

Graffiti

Police said graffiti to a building in the 1200 block of Main Street resulted in damage estimated at $100. The incident was reported Dec. 5.

Multiple charges

Police said a Dec. 9 traffic stop led to the arrest of a Modesto man on numerous felony charges.

According to police reports the driver, Hector Asta, 36, was found in possession of a loaded handgun magazine and a handgun with the serial number removed was found under the driver’s seat.

Asta was booked on felony charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition, being a felon in possession of a firearm, altering or removing  a serial number, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle and attempting to smuggle drugs into a jail, as well as a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license, police reported.

Arrests

The following were among additional arrests reported by Newman police from Dec. 3-9. The arrest report includes incidents in which individuals were released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Saul Mantar Perez, 23, of Newman, was arrested Dec. 4 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Mario Macedo Rubio, 34, of Newman, was arrested Dec. 5 on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Jasmin Galvez, 27, of Newman, was arrested Dec. 5 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Jorge L. Diaz Solis, 20, of Atwater, was arrested Dec. 5 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Luis R. Diaz Maldonado, 59, of San Jose, was arrested Dec. 6 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Jimmy DeLaCruz, 30, of Newman, was arrested Dec. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Hector Hernandez Solano, 21, of Newman, was arrested Dec. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Ruben Ortega Lozano, 33, of Patterson, was arrested Dec. 7 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Joaquin Lopez, 63, of Stockton, was arrested Dec. 9 on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Activity report

Newman police received 101 calls for service, reported 89 officer-initiated incidents, handled 35 cases, made 16 arrests, issued 14 traffic citations, wrote a dozen parking tickets and issued one animal-related citation from Dec. 3-9, according to the department’s activity report.

GUSTINE POLICE


Scam reported

Gustine police said a woman reported being defrauded out of $1,500 on Dec. 6.

According to police reports the victim said she was contacted by a caller claiming to represent a computer company who said she had overpaid for services. The victim was told to enter numbers into a website to obtain a refund, and was than advised that she had entered the wrong numbers and told that she must purchase gift cards and then provide the caller with the numbers in order to remedy the situation. The victim realized after purchasing three cards in the amount of $500 each that she had been defrauded, police said.

Tools taken

Police said tools valued at $1,000 were reported stolen Dec. 4 from the back of a pickup truck in the 1600 block of Via Italiano.

Arrests

The following arrests were reported by Gustine police from Dec. 4-11. The arrest report includes incidents in which individuals were released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Johnathan Milo, 25, of Gustine, was arrested Dec. 4 on a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia.

A 43-year-old Gustine male was arrested Dec. 10 on charges related to domestic violence.

A 32-year-old Gustine female was arrested Dec. 10 on a felony domestic violence charge.

Activity report

Gustine police received 44 calls for service, reported 116 officer-initiated incidents (including 22 traffic stops), took 13 reports, made three arrests, wrote eight traffic tickets and issued nine parking citations from Dec. 4-11, 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.