CERES — Police dimmed their headlights and parked their patrol cars to keep their quarry from running. But it wasnt a dangerous criminal they were after it was a wandering horse. And now authorities are looking for its owner.
According to a news release, police responded to a call of a loose horse in the area of Central Avenue and Don Pedro Road at 9:15 p.m. Thursday. One officer found the horse in a yard in the 2100 block of Don Pedro. When a second officer arrived, both turned off their headlights so they didnt startle the horse, then parked their patrol cars to keep it confined to the yard.
Police kept the horse calm and it nibbled on grass until Stanislaus County Animal Services staff arrived with a horse trailer an hour later. The horse was booked at Animal Services, where it waits to be reunited with its owner.
Authorities ask anyone with information about the animal or who discovered a horse missing Friday morning to contact Stanislaus County Animal Services Agency at (209) 558-7387.