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Police Make Arrest In Battery Incident


During the graveyard shift on Wednesday, Nov. 25, Riverbank Police Services deputies responded to the 3200 block of Sierra Street regarding a disturbance. When deputies arrived they determined that Juan Cano, 35, had shown up at the residence and gotten into an argument with an ex-girlfriend. The argument escalated and became physical, authorities said. The victim was knocked to the floor by Cano, who then fled the scene.

He was located soon after by deputies in the area of Second Street and Stanislaus Street. Cano was ordered to stop by the deputies, but he refused and began swinging a large wooden clock at the deputies as he walked backwards. Cano was again ordered to drop the clock and stop and he refused. Fearing they would be struck by the clock while taking Cano into custody, one of the deputies deployed his Taser and it had no effect. Another deputy on scene then deployed his Taser which had the desired results and Cano was taken into custody.

During an arrest search of Cano, a completely concealed fixed blade knife was found on him. As the deputies were collecting evidence from the scene, a crowd formed near them and began to yell obscenities at the officers. The subjects then started throwing objects at them. Several other deputy sheriffs then responded to the location to help secure the scene and assist in the collection of the evidence. Cano was booked into Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of battery, carrying a concealed dirk/dagger, and resisting/obstructing/delaying an officer.