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Domestic abuse suspect charges at arresting officer
Grapefruit thrown at volunteers manning street
TPD crime scene pic2

A 55-year-old Turlock man is facing domestic violence and battery charges after he allegedly attacked his wife and the police officer who came to arrest him.

The incident began around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of S. Rose Street when the Turlock Police Department received a report of a man, later identified as Guadalupe Moreno, 55, striking his wife.

The wife fled the home and called 911 and was present to flag down the responding officers.

Moreno showed signs of being intoxicated and was argumentative and combative with the officers, according to the police report.

When the officer attempted to put Moreno into handcuffs, Moreno allegedly charged at him. Both fell to the ground and Moreno tried to pin the officer down, but the officer was able to take him into custody. No significant injuries were reported, said Turlock Police Lt. Ron Reid.

Moreno was arrested on suspicion of battery of a cohabitant, battery of a peace officer and resisting arrest. An emergency protective order was also served on Moreno ordering him to stay away from the victim.

During the investigation and arrest, the Turlock Volunteers in Patrol had closed a portion of the S. Rose Street and F Street off to traffic. While manning the intersection the volunteers had grapefruits hurled at them by three subjects. The volunteers were not injured.

The subjects fled the scene before officers could get there, but at least one was easy enough to trail. According to the police report, Benjamin Luna, 33, had knocked down a fence in his attempt to flee and was sitting on the front porch of a home on S. Rose.

Luna was booked for public intoxication.