Riverbank Police Services (RPS) officers have been busy recently patrolling the streets of Riverbank investigating a number of cases and assisting fellow officers in neighboring cities. From foiling a bank robbery, making arrests for possession of narcotics to warrant arrests and public intoxication, here are some of the calls that have been keeping deputies busy.
During the graveyard shift on Saturday, Nov. 17 deputies responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 3700 block of Nevada Avenue. They determined that a man identified as Peter Heredia, 33, had been in an argument with the victim when he pulled out a cutting tool and cut the victim’s face multiple times. Heredia then punched the victim in the face and kicked the victim while he was down. He then fled the area. Deputies located Heredia sleeping in a car a short time later. He was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon.
On Friday, Nov. 16 during the day shift RPS Detectives assisted many other law enforcement personnel with interrupting an attempted bank robbery in the City of Modesto. Jesus Robledo, 25, from Salinas; and Soledad residents Enrique Lopez, 27; Victor Bravo, 23; Moises Garcia, 26; Robert Zavala, 23; and Cesar Lemus, 19, were booked on suspicion of attempted robbery and criminal conspiracy in connection with what authorities term an attempted robbery at a Modesto bank. Police first became suspicious when viewing a vehicle that had been reported as stolen and did surveillance on the vehicle, with some of the suspects seen attaching a new license plate to the vehicle before driving to and appearing to ‘case’ the bank. Robledo was additionally charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, and Bravo had an additional charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. Authorities said the suspects also had ties to criminal street gangs. RPS Detectives continue with their investigations to determine if these suspects may have been involved in a recent Riverbank bank robbery.
Later on that night during the graveyard shift a deputy made a bike stop on a Jose Vidal, 26, in the area of Santa Fe Street and Fourth Street for a Vehicle Code Violation. Vidal had two warrants for his arrest. A search revealed he was in possession of a white powder consistent with a controlled substance. He was booked for the warrants and possession of cocaine.
Deputies responded to a fight on Thursday, Nov. 15 at a residence in the 3600 block of Castlepark Drive. During the fight Jeremy Guy, 27, struck a subject over the head with a chair, causing a large laceration and loss of consciousness which required medical attention. Guy was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery and a probation violation. During the investigation another subject, who police said was heavily intoxicated and causing a disturbance in the front yard, was arrested for public intoxication.
During the graveyard shift on Thursday a deputy contacted a 49-year-old man during a traffic stop near Prestwick Drive and Gleneagles Drive. A records check found him to have two warrants for his arrest. He was booked on the warrants. On Monday, Nov. 12 during the graveyard shift a deputy made a bike stop near Atchison Street and Sixth Street for a Vehicle Code violation. The deputy discovered that the cyclist, a 42-year-old man, had three warrants out for his arrest. He was booked on the warrants.
Also, deputies were dispatched to the area of Fourth Street and Sierra Street due to sounds of gunshots during the graveyard shift on Sunday, Nov. 11. They were concurrently dispatched to the area of Callander Avenue and Topeka Street for a traffic collision. Deputies discovered one of the occupants of the vehicle in the traffic collision had been shot and that it had occurred in the 3400 block of Sierra Street. The adult male gunshot victim was transported via ambulance to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident.