Police Log: April 4 to April 10
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April 10

12:35 a.m.: Police were sent to James Burke Avenue and Kestrel Drive after receiving reports that several males got out of a green SUV to load a firearm and don masks before climbing back in and driving off. Shortly after the call, deputies stopped a vehicle matching the description and found several boys with an air gun that resembled a real firearm. The boys were left with their parents for discipline.

4:17 p.m.: Police arrested Carlos Galvez, 19, of Patterson, at his home on the 1400 block of Nubian Way after members of his family reported that he made criminal threats while brandishing a knife.

April 9

1:35 p.m.: A red 1992 Honda Accord was reported as stolen from the employee parking lot of the CVS distribution center, 2400 Keystone Pacific Parkway.

2:55 p.m.: A local resident reported seeing two boys, probably 12 or 13 years old, running from a small grass fire that had been set near the 600 block of Stone Creek Lane. The fire caused some damage to a nearby wooden fence before it was extinguished.

April 7

12:10 a.m.: Deputies were dispatched to First Street and Las Palmas Avenue to check on reports of a man “acting crazy” and trying to start fights with passers-by. Police arrested Cesario Luna, 39, of Patterson, after he authorities discovered he was wanted on a warrant for a parole violation.

April 6

8:15 a.m.: Patterson High School staff and the school’s resource officer were alerted to several people smoking tobacco and marijuana near the campus. When officers arrived, they found two students, one with marijuana. Jonathan Soto, 18, of Patterson, was cited for possession of the drug.

April 5

8:30 a.m.: Deputies found a 16-year-old girl, who had been reported as a runaway, with a second unreported runaway, a 17-year-old girl, in a trailer near Highway 33 and D Street. Both girls were living there with a 19-year-old man who police said gave them marijuana and was having consensual sex with the younger girl. Joseph Cervantes was arrested on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of minors and unlawful sexual intercourse.

9:45 a.m.: Minor damage due to vandalism was reported for three vehicles parked at McAuley Ford’s used-car lot, 250 N. El Circulo. Each of the vehicles’ doors appeared to have been kicked, resulting in an estimated $2,000 in damage, police said.

11:22 a.m.: A 2003 white GMC Yukon was vandalized while it was parked overnight in the owners’ driveway on the 500 block of Pitscottie Lane. According to police, an unknown person had smashed the windshield and scratched the vehicle heavily with a key.

11:32 a.m.: A man reported to police that someone had put sugar into the gas tank of his 2003 Ford Explorer and slashed one of its tires while it was parked the 300 block of Franquette Avenue. He told police he suspected a former tenant with whom he has had problems, but that person denied any involvement.

1:30 p.m.: After dispatchers received a call that a man was trying to climb into occupied cars outside of Jack in the Box,15050 Rogers Road, deputies at the scene searched Marcos Salazar, 32, of Patterson, but he attacked the deputies and injured one before running, police said. After a short chase, deputies used a stun gun to stop Salazar. He was arrested on suspicion of providing false identification to a police officer, resisting an officer and possessing methamphetamine.

April 4

4:36 p.m.: Police took reports from a woman who said she had received two checks from a person in Connecticut whom she does not know. She had deposited one of the checks, written for $60, but the second check, written for $2,500, did not clear. The following day, she told police that she had received a phone call from the person who wrote the checks, and he told her that he would be sending more but did not explain why. Patterson Police Services advised the woman that it might be a scam and referred her to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

Items in this column include a sample of reports in the Patterson Police Services dispatcher’s daily log. Additional information is based on reports from officers. Charges may have been added or dropped as of press time, and all suspects are assumed innocent until proven guilty.

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