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Burglary, Vandalism Cases Keep Police Officers Busy

Officers with the Riverbank Police Services (RPS) are continuously working around the clock to keep the citizens of Riverbank safe. Here is a crime update on some of the most recent incidents that took place on the streets of Riverbank.

A commercial burglary was reported on Claribel Road on Monday, Nov. 4 around 1 a.m. that morning. A security guard reported that the Ulta Beauty store appeared to have had a window smash burglary. Suspects were gone upon the arrival of police and remains under investigation.

A deputy investigated an incident where two subjects – a 26-year-old and a 28-year-old, had just broken out the windows to a vehicle that was already hooked up and being towed away by the repossession tow truck driver. The two were booked for conspiracy and felony vandalism on Friday, Nov. 1.

During the graveyard shift on Tuesday, Oct. 29 a deputy was dispatched to Target for a theft. Authorities said a 21-year-old man had tried to conceal multiple items on his person and then leave the store without paying. He was booked.

Also during the graveyard shift on Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to subjects trying to get a car out of Safreno Park, where it had become stuck. Investigation revealed that they had been drinking and driving their vehicles through the muddy areas of the lawn, causing damage to the park. The two 19-year-olds were both booked for DUI and vandalism.

On Sunday, Oct. 27 during the day shift a deputy patrolling near Kansas and Terminal recognized a 32-year-old man and knew him to have a warrant for his arrest. The man was contacted and booked for three warrants.

On a lighter note, RPS participated in the Trunk or Treat Safety Fair at Galaxy Theatres on Oct. 26.

During the graveyard shift on Saturday, Oct. 26 deputies responded to a disturbance at the Shell Gas Station. Investigation revealed that a 31-year-old woman was upset with the victim and used a piece of PVC pipe to strike the victim multiple times. She then grabbed a rake and hit the victim’s truck with it causing damage to the truck. She was booked for public intoxication, vandalism, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon and a probation violation.

A deputy witnessed a vehicle doing ‘donut burnouts’ in the intersection of Atchison and First streets, causing the intersection to be filled with smoke and the odor of burnt rubber during the graveyard shift on Oct. 25. A traffic stop was conducted and driver, a 30-year-old, was arrested and booked for exhibition of speed.