By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Drive By Shooting Investigation In Riverbank

In the early morning hours on Sunday, Aug. 15, Riverbank Police Services deputies investigated a drive by shooting in the 3400 block of Atchison Street. A residence was struck by bullets; authorities said no one was injured. The investigation has been turned over to detectives. It was just one of many calls for service handled by deputies in the past week.

Meanwhile, city Vice Mayor Uribe and RPS Chief Ed Ridenour are hosting a Community BBQ at Castleberg Park on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss upgrades and added safety measures at the park. The Sheriff’s Tactical Culinary Unit will be providing a free hot dog lunch to those in attendance.

“I wanted to do another one (BBQ) because the first one really lifted the spirits of our community last year and this year I want to highlight upgrades coming to Castleberg Park like new trails, exercise equipment and more,” stated Uribe. “It’s free for all Riverbank residents and the Chief is co-hosting with me and will discuss added security measures to the park.”

In calls for service, deputies investigated a disturbance in the 6300 block of Tina Lane during the early afternoon on Saturday, Aug.14. A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with the case.

On Saturday afternoon and after receiving numerous complaints of food vendors operating without a permit or license by the health department, deputies spoke with two vendors in the Crossroads Shopping Center. The vendors were provided with information about the required licensing and asked to leave the area, until they had the appropriate permits and permission from the property owners.

Late in the evening on Saturday, deputies arrested a subject identified as Rogelio Hernandez in the 3400 block of High Street for the previous want for assault with a deadly weapon.

His arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred the evening of Friday, Aug. 13. Deputies investigated a physical fight in the 3400 block of Atchison Street where one person – later identified as Hernandez – was armed with a weapon other than a firearm and threatened another.

Near midnight on Friday, deputies were dispatched to the Target store in Crossroads after a 26-year-old man reportedly broke the glass entry door. He was subsequently arrested for vandalism.

During the evening on Thursday, Aug. 12, deputies responded to the report of a subject acting strangely in the 2400 block of Claribel Road. A 28-year-old was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine. He was arrested for being under the influence of drugs.

In the early morning on Thursday, deputies responded to a disturbance in the 2700 block of Topeka Street and took a 28-year-old into custody following an investigation.

Around noon on Wednesday, Aug. 11, deputies investigated a residential burglary in the 3100 block Orange Avenue. A firearm safe was pried open and several firearms were stolen. The investigation has been turned over to detectives.

Deputies assisted Child Protective Services on Jackson Avenue around noon on Tuesday, Aug. 10. While at the location an adult female was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

During the evening on Monday, Aug. 9, deputies stopped a 59-year-old driver near Jackson and Parsley after he almost caused a vehicle collision. The man was found to be intoxicated and arrested for the violation.