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Deputies Handle Cases Of Stabbing, Carjacking

The City of Action saw its share of action last week as Riverbank Police Services deputies had several calls including a carjacking, public intoxication and apprehending a shooter. Here are a few of the more notable incidents handled by police over the past week.

During the evening on Sunday, Feb. 14, deputies located a vehicle “spinning donuts” in an open field near Patterson Road and Snedigar Road. The juvenile driver was cited for trespassing and may also face vandalism charges.

Deputies received a complaint of a subject causing a disturbance in the 2900 block of Patterson Road just after 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. Deputies contacted a 32-year-old man who had an open container of vodka. He was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for his own safety, he was subsequently arrested for public intoxication.

On Friday evening, Feb. 12 deputies responded to a fight in the 3900 block of Sierra Street. During the fight one person was stabbed and received moderate injuries. The suspect is outstanding, and the investigation is ongoing.

During the afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 11, deputies were dispatched to the report of a hit and run collision with injuries on the 3600 block of Virginia Avenue. The suspect, identified by authorities as Antonio Gonzalez, 33, carjacked a woman and her child and forced them to drive him to BevMo in the Crossroads Shopping Center. The suspect then fled on foot into an orchard. Deputies discovered that the suspect intentionally hit a pedestrian and parked vehicle at the original location that left the pedestrian with minor injuries. A large perimeter was set up and the suspect was eventually taken into custody with the assistance of several Sheriff’s Deputies, a Sheriff’s Drone, and Sheriff K9 Kuma.

“Through great teamwork the violent felon was taken into custody,” said RPS Chief Ed Ridenour.

Gonzalez was booked and charged with carjacking, kidnapping, child endangerment, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest.

Deputies were dispatched to the report of a female passed out in the area of Callander Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in the morning. They located a 54-year-old woman who displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication and was determined to be unable to care for her own safety. She was arrested for public intoxication.

Around noon on Feb. 10, deputies assisted State Parole in locating Gabriel Garcia, 46, who was wanted for failure to report to Parole. Garcia was located and arrested in the 3600 block of California Street.

On the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 9, deputies assisted San Joaquin deputies with a high risk stop in the area of High Street and Second Street of a subject that is a person of interest in several shootings that occurred within San Joaquin County.