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Deputies Deal With Thefts, Fireworks, Bicycle Incidents

Along with answering the calls for service, Riverbank Police Services deputies continue to be proactive, searching for those using illegal fireworks. Catalytic convertor thefts have continued across the city and the state. The CRD (Community Resource Deputy) and detectives are working closely with allied agencies to locate and stop those responsible.

Chief Ridenour will be holding a community meeting on Wednesday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Veterans Park to speak with concerned parents about bicycle safety and they can work together to solve this issue.

Deputies responded to the report of a disturbance in the 2700 block of Topeka Street on Friday, May 7 in the evening. After their investigation deputies determined a 29-year-old woman had falsely reported the incident. Deputies learned the woman also had a warrant for her arrest. She was arrested without incident.

Around noon on Thursday, May 6, deputies responded to the Home Depot for a retail theft. A 41-year-old man was arrested. It was reported that he stole over $400 of merchandise.

On Thursday evening, deputies responded to a family dispute in the 3400 block of Atchison Street. A 34-year-old man was arrested for violation of a restraining order.

Deputies arrested a 54-year-old man for outstanding warrants in the 7000 block of First Street during the evening on Thursday.

Around noon on Wednesday, May 5, deputies received reports of juveniles on bicycles riding in and around traffic on Roselle Avenue. Four juveniles were stopped and issued citations for safety equipment violations and released to their parents.

During the evening on Wednesday, deputies received reports of 20 to 30 bicyclists doing wheelies, riding in and around traffic, creating a hazard near Patterson Road and First Street. Deputies located the large group of juveniles and attempted an enforcement stop. The group failed to stop for deputies and began to break up into smaller groups. Deputies were able to stop two smaller groups. The juveniles were issued citations for failing to stop for law enforcement and other various safety and equipment violations. All the juveniles were released to their parents. Authorities said a 41-year-old man was cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor as he reportedly organized this event and was following in his vehicle. He was also cited for driving on a suspended license and his vehicle was towed.