On September 24 at approximately 9:10 p.m. an officer driving on the 500 block of California Avenue noticed two subjects, one walking with a bike, walking very closely next to a line of parked cars. Based on the behavior of the subjects and the location’s reputation as a high crime area, the officer conducted an investigative stop.
When officers approached the male subject, later identified as Ellison Anderson, 44, of Modesto, he immediately became loud, confrontational and demanded a reason for the stop. The officer noticed a small pocketknife on Anderson and told him to remove his backpack and turn around, as he would conduct a pat down. Upon searching him, the officer found drug paraphernalia, a mini bolt cutter, a wrench and a screwdriver. Based on what was found in his possession, Anderson was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and violation of probation. Bail was set at $86,000.