Police Log: April 24 to April 30
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April 30

1:30 a.m.: A woman told police someone had smashed the rear window of her 2001 Ford Expedition while it was parked overnight along the 100 block of South Del Puerto Avenue. The damage was estimated to cost about $250 to repair.

3:39 p.m.: Tools and other items were reported as stolen from a garage on the 1400 block of Cliff Swallow Drive. Police found no signs of forced entry.

8:30 p.m.: A 23-year-old man sought help from police after his ex-girlfriend, her brother and her boyfriend beat him, he said. When he arrived at the police station, the man had injuries to his face and head, but he refused to go to a hospital by ambulance. Later, he pointed out his assailants to police while they were stopped in the woman’s car near First Street and Las Palmas Avenue. The ex-girlfriend was cited on suspicion of assault and driving without a license and her car was towed. Her brother, Jose Hernandez, 31, and her boyfriend, Jose Rodriguez, 29, both of Patterson, were each arrested on suspicion of assault.

April 28

5:28 p.m.: Jennifer Ruiz, 28, of Patterson, was arrested at her home in northeast Patterson after she reportedly struck her estranged husband with her SUV after an argument about child custody issues. The man was not hurt, police reported.

April 27

11:59 a.m.: A Patterson High School custodian called police after finding that a classroom had been burglarized over the weekend. Someone had broken in through a window, and a document reader and a Toshiba projector were missing, reports show.

11:37 p.m.: Deputies were sent to the parking lot behind Carl’s Jr., 15041 Rogers Road, after someone reported that a woman was being assaulted. A 43-year-old transient man was arrested on suspicion of felony spousal abuse.

April 26

7:22 p.m.: Deputies went to the intersection of Ward and Sperry avenues to check on a group of teenagers who were arguing and had waved a gun, according to reports. They apprehended a group of five teenagers, and a search revealed a BB gun inside a 15-year-old girl’s purse. All the teens were released to an adult relative, and the BB gun was confiscated.

10 p.m.: A 14-year-old boy was found wandering behind Patterson Police Services, 33 South Del Puerto Ave.. When a deputy stopped him to ask what he was doing out late at night by himself, the boy lifted his shirt to reveal a large kitchen knife and said he was looking for another 15-year-old boy so he could stab him. The boy was taken into custody for an emergency psychiatric examination, and police spoke with the parent of the intended victim.

11:08 p.m.: A woman called police after she left the front door of her home unlocked and then returned to the 400 block of South Fourth Street to find that someone had looted the place while she was away. A purse, a man’s watch and some cash were reported as stolen.

April 24

6:42 p.m.: Deputies were sent to the 200 block of North Fifth Street after someone reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the area and a woman trying to get into an empty house. Shortly after the call, police found a vehicle matching the description, with a woman inside and a man hiding in the back seat. A sawed-off shotgun was found inside the man’s backpack during a search of the vehicle. The woman, Marisa Carillo, 33, of Patterson, was arrested on suspicion of two burglary-related counts after a witness identified her as the person who had tried to enter the house earlier. The man, identified as 24-year-old Michael Betancourt of Patterson, was also arrested on two burglary-related charges and possession of a weapon.

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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