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Deputy Takes On New Role, Officers Report Busy Week
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Riverbank Police Services (RPS) had a busy call log this past week with public intoxication, accidents, DUI’s and more. RPS also held an internal recruitment for a Community Resource Deputy. Deputy Za Xiong, who is a current Deputy, was selected for the position.

“We look forward to getting Deputy Xiong moving forward in this position,” stated Chief Ed Ridenour. “He understands Riverbank and is committed to improving the quality of life for its residents.”

The department also reported the following calls for service, which kept deputies on the go.

During the evening on Sunday, Oct. 18, deputies observed a female walking in the middle of the road at Terminal and Arizona causing a traffic hazard. They stopped a 33-year-old woman, who was found to be intoxicated. She was arrested for public intoxication and an outstanding warrant.

Deputies arrested Stephen Knittle, 22, for a felony warrant while they were on a related call in the 2300 block of Patterson Road on Friday evening Oct. 16. Around midnight on Friday, deputies stopped a vehicle traveling at over 100 mph on Claribel Road and Roselle Avenue. The driver, a 24-year-old woman, was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol over the legal limit. She was arrested for DUI.

Deputies were dispatched to the 6400 block of Eighth Street on a domestic disturbance on Thursday evening. One subject was subsequently arrested and booked into the jail.

During the morning of Oct. 14 deputies responded to the Savemart on the report of a male inhaling cans of compressed air. They located a 60-year-old man inhaling cans of compressed air and then slumping over on the ground. After he was medically cleared, he was arrested for public intoxication.

Later on that evening, deputies contacted a 40-year-old man consuming alcohol in his vehicle at the Target parking lot. The man displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication and was unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to jail so he could sober up.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the morning, deputies responded to the 3300 block of Kyle Avenue on the report of a domestic disturbance. When deputies arrived, they found a 27-year-old man at the residence in violation of a served restraining order. He was arrested for violating the restraining order.