Man arrested after shattering gas station glass door early Monday morning

On Monday, March 14th, 2022, at 12:45 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a commercial alarm at Kwik Serv, 750 Geer Rd, Turlock, after a glass break detector for a front window had gone off.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a shattered glass door that was still cracking, indicating that the damage was fresh. Enough of the glass was still on the door, indicating that no one had made entry into the business.

Officers waited for the business owner to arrive so that they could review surveillance camera footage. The video showed a male subject, later identified as Joseph Poma, 40, of Riverbank, walk up to the door and deliberately throw a rock at it, shattering it. Poma’s description was relayed to other officers so that they could search the area for him.

An officer searching the area spotted Poma near the intersection of North Golden State Boulevard and Geer Road. He was detained until the investigating officer could come talk to him.

Eventually, after a brief investigation, Poma was arrested for the vandalism. A search of Poma incident to arrest led to the discovery of ammunition. Poma was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing ammunition.

Poma was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of vandalism over $400 and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.

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