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DUI’s, Arrests Ring In Riverbank’s New Year

There are many people that welcomed the New Year this past week with hope for a better year and there are a few that started out in trouble with the law. Riverbank Police Services were kept busy as 2020 turned to 2021, handling a variety of calls throughout the city.

Deputies were dispatched to the 2800 block of Stanislaus Street on the report of a family dispute on Sunday, Jan. 3 in the evening. After their investigation they arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with the incident.

On Sunday afternoon, deputies were dispatched to the 3700 block of Dakota Avenue on the report of a family dispute. Deputies learned that a subject identified as Luis Murillo, 37, had started an intentional fire in the kitchen sink and had left the residence prior to the deputy’s arrival. The fire was extinguished by the family. Murillo was stopped on foot a few blocks away; he was arrested for arson.

Deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Colt Way on the report of a subject passed out in their car during the afternoon on New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1. Deputies contacted a 23-year-old man and determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI.

During the early evening hours of Dec. 31, deputies stopped a vehicle for vehicle code violations near Ward and Jackson Avenues. The driver, a 35-year-old man, was arrested after he was found to have an out of county warrant.

On the afternoon of Dec. 30, deputies responded to a collision involving three vehicles near Patterson Road and Palmer Avenue. One person was treated for minor injuries.

Deputies stopped a vehicle swerving in the roadway near Sierra and Eighth Streets just after midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The driver, a 35-year-old man, was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI.

During the afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 29, deputies responded to a non-injury minor collision in the Kohl’s parking lot after one party left the scene. Traffic deputies are investigating this incident as a hit and run.

Deputies stopped a 35-year-old man in the 2800 block of Deep River Drive as he had an active warrant for his arrest on the evening of Dec. 28. He was arrested for the warrant without incident.