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August Already Busy For Riverbank Police

Riverbank Police Services deputies have been busy so far for the first half of August, making arrests and dealing with a variety of violations and calls for service.

Police Service Chief Erin Kiely typically provides an update twice monthly and recently outlined some of the more significant cases.

During the day shift on Sunday, Aug. 11 a deputy on patrol recognized Marcos Manzo, 22, who was in the 6200 block of Howard Avenue. The deputy knew Manzo was wanted on a prior felony vandalism and for a separate warrant. He was arrested and booked for both.

Also on this shift a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle near Santa Fe and Fifth Streets for a violation. The 52-year-old driver was contacted and it was determined that he had a warrant. The man was arrested on the warrant and during the search methamphetamines, a meth pipe and a concealed dagger were located on him. He was booked for the warrant, possession of methamphetamines, paraphernalia and a weapons charge.

During the graveyard shift on Sunday, a deputy made a bike stop near Patterson Road and Jackson Avenue for a violation and the 43-year-old bicyclist was contacted and found to have three warrants for his arrest. A search ensued which also revealed methamphetamines, with the man subsequently booked.

A deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 5900 block of Newbrook Drive for a violation on Thursday, Aug. 8 during the day shift. The 47-year-old driver was contacted and during the stop the deputy noticed signs of alcohol intoxication. FST’s (Field Sobriety Tests) were conducted along with a warrant blood draw and the driver was booked on suspicion of DUI. Also during this shift deputies received a tip regarding a stolen vehicle that entered Riverbank. The vehicle was located a short time later near Rose Brook Court. The driver, identified as Sarah Baker, 23, was arrested and booked for auto theft and possession of stolen property.

Later that night during the graveyard shift deputies responded to a report of an unknown woman screaming and banging on a resident’s front door in the 5700 block of Prince Edward Lane. When deputies arrived and contacted the woman she was uncooperative. They said the 19-year-old woman displayed signs of intoxication and became belligerent with deputies during their investigation. She was arrested for public intoxication and while in the backseat of the patrol car she began kicking at a window in the patrol car. She was subsequently placed in a restraint device for her safety and booked.

Modesto Police Department (MPD) requested assistance during the graveyard shift on Wednesday, Aug. 7 with apprehending a subject who was wanted by their agency; deputies located and arrested the 31-year-old man in the 6600 block of Claus Road.

On Tuesday, Aug. 6 during the day shift a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a violation near Turpin Avenue and Hutcheson Way and the 39-year-old driver had two warrants for his arrest. Also during this shift, while patrolling the 2600 block of Sierra, a deputy saw a subject he knew to have a warrant walk into the back yard of a house. The 54-year-old man was arrested and booked on the warrant.

Deputies were dispatched to a person down call in the 6300 block of Tina Lane during the graveyard shift. Upon arrival they contacted a 46-year-old man who showed signs of being under the influence. The man’s parole officer was contacted and advised and the man booked on a parole violation.

Also during this shift a deputy responded to a BOL (be on the lookout) for a reckless driver in the area of Oakdale and Patterson roads. The deputy located the vehicle some time later, parked in a parking lot and also observed a subject nearby walking around aimlessly and removing his shirt. The deputy contacted him and he showed signs of being under the influence. The man refused to cooperate and pulled away from the deputy. The 23-year-old was arrested but continued to be uncooperative, refused to get into the patrol car and kicked a deputy. For his safety and the safety of the deputies he was placed in a restraint device and transported. He was booked for being under the influence and resisting/deterring an officer.

On Aug. 5, a deputy on the graveyard shift was patrolling around Adelante School when he observed a subject smoking marijuana on the campus. When he attempted to contact the man, he refused to identify himself and then tried to walk away. The 23-year-old man was ultimately booked for resisting/obstructing/delaying.

On Friday, Aug. 2 during the graveyard shift deputies were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that had backed into a residence in the 6100 block of Terminal Avenue. There they contacted a 19-year-old man who was passed out in the driver’s seat of the vehicle with the ignition key still in his hand. He had signs of intoxication and after FST’s and breath samples, he was booked for DUI.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at the AM/PM Mini Mart between a cashier and a customer on Thursday, Aug. 1 during the graveyard shift. The customer, a 19-year-old man was contacted outside of the business. After speaking with a deputy briefly, he attempted to flee on foot. He refused to follow verbal commands to stop and a brief foot pursuit led to a wall behind the O’Brien’s Market. Just as the suspect was jumping up and over the wall, he was caught and pulled down by a deputy and arrested. He was booked for public intoxication and resisting/obstructing/delaying.

Also during this shift, deputies were dispatched to the area of Claus and Claribel roads regarding some suspicious subjects who were looking into a parked vehicle. A woman identified as Arayana McNulty, 22, was contacted and determined to have four no bail warrants for her arrest. She was booked on the warrants.