Ceres police arrest two following break-in

Two people were arrested this morning after allegedly trying to break in to a home in Ceres, authorities said.

Ceres police received a call to the 3800 block of Granite Falls Drive at 6:56 a.m. from a man who said two people attempted to kick in his front door.

The two, after realizing someone was home, fled in a gold-colored Chrysler Concord, according to Sgt. Dennis Perry.

About two minutes later, Perry spotted the car parked in the 3900 block of nearby Blaker Road.

The driver, a 16-year-old boy from Modesto, and the passenger, Daniel Roman, 20, of Ceres were led out of the car at gunpoint by police.

The homeowner was called to the scene, and he identified the two suspects as the ones trying to break in.The two were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and conspiracy.

Perry said the homeowner was lucky to have reinforced his door with locks, and was smart to immediately call 9-1-1.

He said the approach of the suspected burglars was fairly common.

“Most people leave work at 6 or 7,” he said. “These guys go around and knock on doors. If nobody answers, they try to ram the door, get the property and get out.”