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Riverbank Police Services 7-6-22

There were over 35 illegal fireworks violations that were identified in the City of Action over the Fourth of July weekend and each one will receive a $1,000 fine. Riverbank Police Services had four dedicated deputies along with a supervisor to enforce the City’s illegal fireworks ordinance from Saturday through Monday.

RPS Chief Ed Ridenour stated that the number of illegal fireworks violations were “about the same” as last year.

He added, “I thought our deputies did as well as they could considering the overwhelming amount of illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July.”

Other calls during the week also kept deputies busy.

On Monday, July 4 at 7:56 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Seventh Street and Sierra Street on a battery of a Lyft driver. Deputies contacted the victim who stated his customer, became irate when her bags wouldn’t fit in his vehicle. As he drove off and refused her patronage, she punched him in the face through the open driver side window. The 39-year-old woman was arrested for battery without incident.

At 12:07 p.m. on Monday, deputies were dispatched to the Save Mart parking lot for a two vehicle non-injury accident.

On Sunday, July 3 at 2:07 a.m., deputies were dispatched to assist Manteca Police Department with a possible child abuse case. The incident in question occurred in Riverbank and is still under investigation.

Deputies were dispatched to the South Gate Drive on a domestic disturbance call at 11:47 p.m. on Sunday. A 35-year-old was taken into custody without further incident.

On Saturday, July 2 at 12:38 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Ross Avenue and Roselle Avenue on a non-injury motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles.

Deputies heard a vehicle collision around Kasper Drive and McCaffrey Lane on Saturday at 11:27 p.m. A reporting party in the area saw a gold Altima fleeing the area. Deputies located the vehicle at the corner of Oakdale Road and Patterson Road. The driver, a 20-year-old man, was arrested for drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

On Friday, July 1 at 6:07 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Sierra Street on a hit and run solo vehicle accident. The vehicle crashed into a vacant residence causing major damage. The driver has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

At 1:52 p.m. on Friday, deputies were dispatched to the 5500 block of Gable Court on a battery. The investigation is ongoing.

Deputies were dispatched to the 6500 block of Matthew Lane on an assault with a deadly weapon on Friday at 9:32 p.m. During the investigation, deputies concluded that Jimmy Rodriguez, 50, shot a 20-year-old man in the chest with a BB gun, causing visible injury. Rodriguez was booked at the county jail.

On Friday night at 10:37 p.m., deputies viewed a reckless driver at the intersection of Eighth Street and California Avenue. The 21-year-old man was cited for reckless driving and his vehicle was towed. A warrant will be authored for the vehicle to be impounded for 30 days.

On Thursday, June 30 at 7 a.m., deputies responded to the report of a violation of a court order in the 2700 block of Glow Road.

At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to the report of a vandalism at the Home Depot.

During the afternoon on Thursday at 1:30 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a theft by false pretenses in the 5900 block of Chancellor Way.

Deputies responded to the report of a family disturbance in the 6100 block of Claus Road on Thursday at 1:40 p.m.