NEWMAN POLICE


Multiple charges

Newman police said three suspects were arrested Nov. 24 on multiple felony charges, including robbery, following an early-morning incident at Newman Foods.

According to police reports, two patrons were assaulted. One was struck in the head with a beer bottle during the assault, police reported, and during the course of the incident a wallet was taken from one of the victims.

The suspects fled in a Honda Accord but were located a short time later on Parliament Way and taken into custody.

Police said David J. Snyder Jr., 34, of Gustine, Mark A. Ceja, 36, of Taft, and Kristian J. Ceja, 27, of Wasco, were each arrested on felony charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and conspiracy.

Stolen vehicle

Police said a 2000 Ford Ranger was reported stolen Nov. 22 from the 1000 block of S Street. The vehicle was recovered Nov. 24 by Merced police, who took one person into custody.

Arrests

The following were among additional arrests reported by Newman police from Nov. 19-25. The arrest report includes incidents in which an individual was released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Ceasar T. Bueno, 29, of Gustine, was arrested Nov. 19 for driving on a suspended or revoked license. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Arturo Estrada Paez, 63, of Newman, was arrested Nov. 19 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

A 54-year-old Newman female was arrested Nov. 22 on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

Amelia M. Reynolds, 48, of Newman, was arrested Nov. 22 for hit-and-run with property damage only. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Juan C. Garcia Cardona, 38, of Hilmar, was arrested Nov. 24 on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license.

Hector D. Raymundo Jimenez, 38, of Gustine, was arrested Nov. 25 for driving without a license. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Kevin W. White, 23, of Newman, was arrested Nov. 25 on a misdemeanor charge of providing a false identification to a police officer and three felony bench warrants out of Stanislaus County Superior Court.

Jose D. DeLaCruz, 35, of Newman, was arrested Nov. 25 on a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Activity report

Newman police received 101 calls for service, reported 52 officer-initiated incidents, handled 19 cases, made 14 arrests, and wrote 12 traffic citations from Nov. 19-25, according to the department’s activity report.

Editor’s note: The department has also issued nine “tickets for tots,” in the past two weeks, which are in lieu of formal warnings and encourage those “ticketed” to donate to the Newman Tots program, which provides gifts and clothing for children in need at the holiday season.

GUSTINE POLICE


Multiple charges

A brief early-morning pursuit and traffic stop on Nov. 22 led to the arrest of two suspects on multiple felony charges, Gustine police reported.

According to police reports, the incident began when a patrol officer attempted to stop a vehicle being driven erratically and on a flat tire in the 1200 block of Grove Avenue. After initially pulling over, GPD reported, the driver pulled away at a high rate of speed and led police on a brief pursuit before pulling over on Sullivan Road near Grove. During the pursuit, the officer was advised that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Oakland.

The driver, identified as 18-year-old Ricardo Moran of Gustine, and a passenger, a 14-year-old male juvenile from Gustine, were each taken into custody.

An unloaded semi-automatic handgun with a missing serial number was recovered from the vehicle, police said, as were 62 tablets of generic Xanax.

Moran was booked on felony charges of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, as well as misdemeanor charges of possessing a firearm without a serial number, possession of burglary tools, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a narcotic controlled substance.

The juvenile was booked on felony charges of vehicle theft and possession of stolen property, as well as misdemeanor charges of possessing burglary tools and possessing a narcotic controlled substance.

Vehicle theft

Gustine police said a 2001 Buick was reported stolen Nov. 22 from the 1100 block of Bonta Avenue. The vehicle was recovered the same day by Los Banos Area CHP.

Vehicle vandalized

Gustine police said a vehicle in the 500 block of Wallis was damaged in a vandalism incident reported Nov. 22. The rear window of the vehicle was broken and a speaker damaged, according to police reports, causing damage estimated at $400.

Larceny

Authorities said $15 in cash was reported stolen Nov. 20 from a vehicle in the 200 block of Jensen Road.

Arrests

The following were among additional arrests reported by Gustine police from Nov. 20-27. The arrest report includes incidents in which individuals were released on citation as well as cases in which a suspect was booked.

Nikko B. Espinoza, 26, of Hollister, was arrested Nov. 22 for disorderly conduct while under the influence of alcohol. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Emmanuel Rodriguez, 29, of Gustine, was arrested Nov. 23 on a misdemeanor charge of trespassing/refusing to leave a property.

Michael C. Stiles Jr., 31, of Turlock, was arrested Nov. 24 on a misdemeanor DUI charge.

Activity report

Gustine police received 56 calls for service, reported 96 officer-initiated incidents (including three traffic stops), took 20 reports, made nine arrests, wrote one traffic ticket and issued four parking citations from Nov. 20-27, 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.