Police Log: April 19 to April 24
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April 24

10:09 p.m.: A man entered a convenience store on the 300 block of North Third Street and claimed to the clerk that he had a winning lottery ticket. When the clerk turned away briefly, police said, the “winner” grabbed about 130 lottery tickets and fled the store. The suspect was described as a 25-year-old Latino man, standing about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighing about 170 pounds. The Lottery Commission was advised of the theft, police said.

April 21

12:50 a.m.: Police responded to a domestic violence call in which a 51-year-old woman reported that her 46-year-old boyfriend had hit her in the mouth with a glass beer mug. After noting that the woman had visible injuries, deputies arrested the man on suspicion of felony spousal abuse.

8:30 a.m.: Deputies were dispatched to the corner of Seventh Street and Del Puerto Avenue for a report of vandalism in progress. There, a woman told police she had placed another woman under citizen’s arrest for kicking in her car door and leaving a dent following an argument. Further investigation revealed that the second woman was wanted on an arrest warrant for a domestic violence case related to the same victim. Esteven Esquer, 50, of Patterson, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism charges.

April 20

9:49 a.m.: Deputies responding to a report of possible domestic violence used a Taser to quiet a 40-year-old Patterson man after they say he interfered with their work and became combative. He was later arrested on suspicion of obstructing an investigation.

April 19

12:54 p.m.: Two vehicles were burglarized while parked in the McAuley Ford parking lot on the 200 block of North El Circulo, business representatives reported to police. The burglar was able to steal car stereos from both the Town and Country van and the Lincoln Towncar sedan by smashing a window on each vehicle, police said.

1:08 p.m.: A Patterson High School teacher spoke with three teenage boys after he saw them loitering behind the gym and smoking. When the teacher found marijuana in one teenager’s possession, the 15-year-old reportedly admitted to buying the drug from another student at school in anticipation of smoking it the following day, April 20, which is celebrated annually by marijuana smokers. He was cited and released to a parent.

3:14 p.m.: A woman made a police report after she received a call from her credit card company regarding charges to her card. The company told her several hundred dollars’ worth of fuel had been charged at a gas station in Modesto, two days after she forgot her card at a business on the corner of First Street and Las Palmas Avenue.

5:27 p.m.: A man called police after he returned to find that his home on the 600 block of Walnut Avenue had been burglarized, he said. According to the man, the front door had been pried open and a video game, laptop and cash were taken from inside. A witness later reported seeing two men in their early 20s at the address earlier, one tall and skinny and the other heavyset.

6:27 p.m.: A man reported to police that had been punched in the chest after he informed another man walking to the door of Patterson Branch Library, 46 N. Salado Ave., that it was closed. The man was not injured, and deputies were unable to find the disappointed library patron.

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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