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Take the mud boots; leave the meth

POSTED June 8, 2012 4:34 p.m.

The Turlock Police Department is committed to helping the citizens of this community be safe and encourages people to file a police report if a crime has occurred. However, it is recommended that the drugs be left at home.

Such was the case for 46-year-old Kelvin Jackson, who turned up at the police department shortly after midnight Friday to make a police report. What really caught the attention of the officers was that Jackson seemed to be under the influence of narcotics.

A quick search of Jackson turned up methamphetamine in his pocket, according to the police department. Jackson was arrested for possession of narcotics.

The saying “drive it like you stole it” didn’t exactly work out for two Turlock teenagers.

Richard Hanson, 19, and Christopher Banderas, 18, were spotted driving a Honda Accord in a reckless manner in the area of Monte Vista and Olive avenues early Thursday morning.

The car was located and officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the duo made the decision to speed away and the pursuit was on. However, it came to a quick end when the pair drove the Honda into a Denair field — a muddy field to be more precise. The vehicle quickly became bogged down and was soon immobile.

The pair allegedly tried to make a run for it on foot, but met with the same fate as the car and they were taken into custody.

The Honda came back as a stolen vehicle and the two were charged with auto theft, the police department reported.

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