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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 572-9636
Release Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

Arrests Made for Illegal Gambling


Release Date: August 22, 2013

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Heather Graves


Arrests made for illegal gambling


 Modesto, CA- Arrests made at internet cafes acting as store-fronts for illegal casinos in Modesto. 

The investigation began approximately three weeks ago after members of the Crime Reduction Team received anonymous complaints from members of the community and local businesses about illegal gambling. 

Two search warrants were served at Modesto locations over the last two weeks.

The following is a list of the locations and the arrests made:

1940 Crowslanding Rd #13 – “Modesto Business Center” Over 50 computers and $802 in cash seized


·        Sonia Haro, 37-years-old of Modesto, cited for running an illegal gambling establishment.

·        Kenneth Sims, 49-years-old of Modesto, arrested and booked for possession of methamphetamine.

3900 Pelandale Av #145 – “Boostmobile” 30 computers and $833 in cash seized


·        Kevin Fleck, 43-years-old of Simpsonville, SC, arrested and booked for running an illegal gambling establishment.

These investigations are a part of an ongoing effort to keep illegal gambling out of the City of Modesto. 

If you have any information on suspected illegal gaming locations, contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

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