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Arson, Hit And Run Calls Keep Deputies On The Go

Last week Riverbank Police Services had several calls for service including responding to a potential arson, driving under the influence, disputes and a hit and run.

In the early morning on Saturday, Feb. 6, deputies were dispatched to the area of Claus Road and Claribel Road for a reckless driver. Deputies located the vehicle and stopped it without incident. The driver was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and was arrested for the violations.

During the early afternoon on Friday, Feb. 5, a woman reportedly set her boyfriend’s washing machine and clothing on the back porch on fire. Deputies, along with Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Investigators, arrived on scene. The suspect was located in the area and arrested on arson charges.

Late in the evening on Friday, deputies were dispatched to a vehicle that collided into a fence in the 5800 block of Homewood Way. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the driver to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was cited for the violations.

On Thursday, Feb. 4 during the early morning commute, the department’s Traffic Unit was dispatched to a traffic accident on Oakdale Road. It was determined to be property damage only. The roadway was cleared and both parties exchanged information.

The Traffic Unit was dispatched to a hit and run in the 2900 block of Sierra Street during the midafternoon on Thursday. The suspect vehicle hit a parked unoccupied vehicle, causing damage. Deputies are reviewing video footage for possible suspect information.

Later on during the evening on Thursday, deputies were dispatched to the 6500 block of Claus Road regarding a hit and run with property damage to a fence. No suspect information is available at this time.

Deputies were dispatched to a disturbance call during the late evening on Wednesday, Feb. 3 in the area of Roselle Avenue at Claribel Road. The reporting party was located on foot at the intersection. The suspect was gone upon the deputy’s arrival.

In the early morning hours on Tuesday, Feb. 2 deputies were dispatched to the 6000 block of Terminal Avenue regarding a family fight. The ex-boyfriend of the victim entered her home without permission, violating a court order to stay away, and stole her phone. The subject fled the scene before the deputy’s arrival.

Deputies were dispatched to a possible arson during the early morning hours on Tuesday. When they arrived on scene, they met with a Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Investigator who recommended the suspect be arrested and charged with arson. The subject was arrested and booked for weapons possession arson and vandalism.