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Crime Calls In City Keep Officers Busy


Riverbank Police Services officers patrol the streets of Riverbank and have a variety of calls to deal with from traffic violations, petty theft, and accidents to violent crimes like battery, armed robberies, and much more. Here are a few calls that they had to deal with on routine patrol during the past week.

On Sunday, Oct. 18 at 11:12 a.m. a female motorist was broadsided by a subject that ran a stop sign and fled the scene after the collision. Witnesses on scene confirmed the victim’s statement. The responsible vehicle was driven by a slim Hispanic male with gray hair and a goatee and mustache that was wearing a gray striped button up shirt and was driving a red, four door SUV. The victim had no visible injuries, however, complained of pain but declined the ambulance. The responsible vehicle has not been located and the investigation is ongoing.

A resisting arrest situation occurred on Gable Court on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 10:12 p.m. that included some interesting circumstances. Riverbank Police services were dispatched to Gable Court where two females were fighting. As RPS units arrived on scene they observed a female subject assaulting the victim. The subject was non-compliant to the commands from the deputies which resulted in the use of a Taser. Both females had been drinking heavily, officials said. The victim suffered a bloody nose and bruising along with swelling under the left eye and left bicep. She did not want to press charges. The responsible female subject was naked throughout the entire incident and uncooperative. The deputies attempted to cover her up and she consistently threw off any coverings. She was booked at Stanislaus County Jail for battery and obstruction of justice.

On a lighter note, RPS offered some safety tips for this upcoming Halloween observance.

Wear a light colored costume or place reflective tape on your costume so you may be seen at night.

Make sure the costume is short enough so as not to trip and fall.

Trick-or-treaters should carry a flashlight.

Use make up instead of a mask.

If your parents aren’t going with you, map out where you will be trick-or-treating so they will know where you are.

Never go alone, it’s always safer in numbers.

Walk facing traffic if there are no sidewalks.

Cross the street only at corners, never between parked cars.