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November Crime Brings Stormy End To Month


The month of November ended with gratitude, the arrival of winter weather and a slew of arrests made by the Riverbank Police Services deputies working to help keep the community safe. Listed are a few of the incidents that occurred during the final week of November on the streets of Riverbank.

During the graveyard shift on Nov. 30 deputies responded to a report of a possible DUI driver attempting to drive off from a residence in the 7000 block of Turnberry Lane. Upon contacting the driver, authorities said the 21-year-old woman refused to shut off the vehicle’s running engine. Deputies observed signs of alcohol intoxication and ultimately had to forcibly remove her from the driver’s seat after she refused to follow verbal commands to turn off the engine and exit the vehicle. An evidentiary blood draw was conducted at a local hospital and she was booked for DUI and resisting/obstructing/delaying.

On Thanksgiving Day a deputy observed a man exit a vehicle in the 3500 block of Kentucky Avenue. The deputy knew the 27-year-old man had a warrant for his arrest. He was contacted and booked for the warrant. Later on that day during the graveyard shift a deputy was dispatched to Target for a theft of merchandise. After investigation, a 26-year-old was booked for the theft and a violation of probation.

A deputy was dispatched to Applebee’s for a security check on a male subject who was passed out in the parking lot and had left two children in the restaurant on Monday, Nov. 25. The 30-year-old man was contacted and determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself or others. He was arrested for public intoxication and a probation violation. The children were turned over to a relative.

Also during this shift deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Patterson Road regarding an ongoing trespassing problem. A 39-year-old man was found to be sleeping in the property owner’s camper without permission. He was booked for trespassing.

On Saturday, Nov. 23 during the graveyard shift a deputy observed a vehicle near Eighth Street and California Street which was unsafely passing other vehicles and also ran a stop sign. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 27-year-old man, was contacted. After field sobriety tests and breath samples he was determined to have a BAC over the legal limit and was booked for DUI.

During the same shift a deputy observed a suspicious subject and vehicle parked in the parking lot of Castleberg Park after hours. A records check on the 21-year-old man revealed he had a warrant for his arrest. He was booked for the warrant.

Deputies responded to a disturbance in the 2700 block of Topeka Street during the graveyard shift on Friday, Nov. 22. There they determined that a 30-year-old woman had been in an argument with a 15-year-old neighbor and the teen’s mother, reportedly pushing the juvenile and causing him to fall. The woman additionally kicked the teen and also reportedly pushed the mother into a wall causing a laceration to her forearm. She was booked for battery and child endangerment.

Also during the shift on Nov. 22, deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Colony Manor Drive for a family disturbance involving a subject possibly armed with a knife. During the investigation a 37-year-old man was detained and a meth pipe was found on him. He was booked for possession of drug paraphernalia.