Modesto man calls 911, gets arrested

A 20-year-old man, who called 911 early Monday for help because his parents wanted to kick him out of their west Modesto home, was arrested instead after sheriff’s deputies learned he was wanted as a burglary suspect.

Amos Morrow, of Modesto, had several arrest warrants stemming from three burglary investigations dating back to the summer of 2008, said deputy Luke Schwartz, a Stanislaus County sheriff’s spokesman.

The burglaries included break-ins at Modesto High School, Burbank Elementary School in west Modesto and a vehicle.

Morrow was living at the home in the 2100 block of Peggy Lane, just south of Paradise Road, with his mother and stepfather. He called 911 about 1:50 a.m. to complain his parents were threatening to throw him out of the house, Schwartz said.

Dispatchers conducted a records check on Morrow to see if he had any arrest warrants before sending the deputies to the home.

Schwartz said the deputies arrived at the home minutes later and found Morrow standing near the driveway ready to lodge his complaint against his parents.

Instead, the deputies took Morrow into custody. He was being held at the Stanislaus County Jail Tuesday afternoon, and his bail was set at $151,500.

Bee staff writer Rosalio Ahumada can be reached at or 578-2394.