Two arrested after Ceres break-in

Police arrested two people Wednesday morning on suspicion of attempting to break into a Ceres home, authorities said.

Shortly before 7 a.m., Ceres police responded to a home in the 3800 block of Granite Falls Drive after a man reported seeing two people attempting to kick in his front door.

The two people, after realizing someone was home, fled in a gold-colored Chrysler Concord, according to Ceres police 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 Modesto boy, 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 reportedly identified Roman and the teenager as the people who tried to break in.

The two were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Perry said the homeowner was lucky to have reinforced his door with locks and was smart to call 911 immediately.

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

"Most people leave (for) work at 6 or 7," Perry said.

"These guys go around and knock on doors.

If nobody answers, they try to ram the door, get the property and get out."