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Pockets full of jewels and panties, suspected Ceres burglar is 'debriefed'

A 24-year-old Ceres man with his pockets full of jewelry and women's underwear was arrested late Saturday after being chased from a home authorities say he was burglarizing.

When Ceres police took Daniel Ramos to jail, they discovered he was wearing five more pairs of women's underwear, some of them string bikinis, said Sgt. Patrick Sullivan.

The underwear had to be cut off Ramos, Sullivan said. One of the burglary victims, a 20-year-old woman, identified the underwear as hers.

A relative who lives with Ramos said she did not know any details about the burglary because she was out of town Saturday night. Police said Ramos may have been drinking.

Sullivan said the family got home about 11:30 p.m. to find a man in the home on the 2300 block of Moffet Road, near Whitmore Avenue.

"He ran out of the house with the husband following him," he said. During the half-mile chase, Sullivan said, Ramos elbowed the man chasing him. The victim lost his balance and fell, receiving minor injuries to his face and hands.

Ceres police caught up with Ramos on the 1300 block of Riverette Drive in Modesto. He denied being inside anyone's home and told police he found the jewelry and underwear, Sullivan said. The burglary victims identified him as the man inside their home.

Ramos is being held at Stanislaus County Jail with a bail of $50,000 in connection with the burglary.

Bee staff writer Emilie Raguso can be reached at or 578-2235.