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Warrant Arrests, Narcotics Cases Keep Deputies Busy

Riverbank Police Services had several calls for service this past week including warrant arrests, possession of narcotics, and shoplifting.

As temperatures continue to be pleasant and days warm up, officials at Riverbank Police Services noted that they anticipate an increase in activity at Jacob Myers Park and the River Cove area. Deputies will be on extra patrol in those areas and begin to educate the public regarding the River Cove area closure for Riparian Restoration.

On Monday, March 29 just after midnight, deputies attempted to stop a motorcycle on Third Street in downtown Riverbank. The driver fled and a short pursuit ensued. Deputies cancelled the pursuit due to the dangerous riding of the driver. A short time later, deputies learned the motorcycle rider crashed on Riverside near First Street and fled on foot and swam across the river towards Jacob Myers Park. Deputies were able to apprehend the suspect, identified as Isaac Vaughn, 40, at park and placed him under arrest for a felony warrant and evading.

During the early morning hours on Monday, deputies assisted CHP with traffic control while they investigated a fatal collision on Highway 108 near Mesa Drive and Adams Gravel Plant Road.

Just after midnight on Saturday, March 27, deputies stopped a vehicle in the 2700 block of Briarcliff for vehicle code violations. The driver, a 27-year-old man, was arrested for warrants and possession of methamphetamine.

During the morning on Saturday, deputies stopped a man identified as Jason Lee, 49, on Highway 108 near Mesa Drive. Lee was arrested for a felony warrant.

Deputies investigated a collision of a vehicle vs. two parked cars near Eighth and Iowa streets on Saturday evening. The driver, a 56-year-old woman, was located on the scene and was arrested for DUI.

Around noon on Thursday, March 25, deputies responded to the Home Depot for a subject that stole property. Deputies located the responsible, a 34-year-old man, nearby and arrested him for the shoplifting as was well as possession of burglary tools.

Deputies responded to a hit and run collision involving a vehicle and a utility box in the 4600 block of Claus Road where the driver fled on foot during the evening on Thursday. Later that evening deputies located the driver, a 53-year-old man, and cited him for hit and run.

On the morning of Wednesday, March 24, the Community Resource Deputy engaged one of the local transients who was in need of services. The CRD was able to coordinate resources after a few hours and the subject voluntarily entered a program.

Close to midnight on Wednesday, deputies investigated a hit and run collision of a vehicle vs. a chain link fence on Topeka Street near Callander Avenue. The investigation is ongoing.

On Monday, March 22 detectives followed up on a theft ring that has targeted Ulta Beauty in Riverbank and throughout the state. Alejandra Rosa-Mendoza, 22, out of Ceres was arrested for organized retail theft in connection with the case.