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Deputies Report Several Arrests Around City

Riverbank Police Services deputies have been patrolling the city streets making arrests and keeping the community safe. Here is a look at some of the significant calls over the past couple of weeks.

On Wednesday, June 6 during the graveyard shift Deputies made contact with a 24-year-old man for a municipal code violation. He was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and was taken into custody.

Deputies assisted Probation Officers administering compliance checks in the Riverbank area on Saturday, June 2. During this operation two subjects were arrested. One was arrested for warrants and a probation violation and the other, identified as Jeremiah McCarty, 53, was arrested for warrants and new drug charges.

On Friday, June 1 Deputies were dispatched to a report of reckless driving. After locating the vehicle an enforcement stop was conducted. The driver, a 28-year-old man, was contacted and arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Also on Friday, the graveyard and swing shift deputies arrested two suspects for unrelated theft charges from Target.

A 36-year-old man was contacted by Deputies during the graveyard shift on May 31 for a vehicle code violation. He refused to stop his bicycle, deputies said, and also attempted to discard a small bag of methamphetamine prior to stopping. He was arrested and the evidence was recovered.

During the day shift on Thursday, Deputies were dispatched to the 2800 block of Ross Avenue where a 27-year-old woman was at the residence vandalizing the victim’s vehicle with a screwdriver. She brandished the screwdriver when the victim tried to get her to leave. She was booked into custody.

Deputies were dispatched to the 2700 block of Donner Trail on Saturday, May 26 where they determined a Sean Barzan, 30 years old, had argued with the victim while at Don Pedro Reservoir. He forced the victim into a vehicle and drove into Stanislaus County where he grabbed the victim by the hair and smashed the victim’s head/face into the dashboard. The victim jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to run away but was caught by Barzan and dragged back into the vehicle. Barzan also head butted the victim in the face, causing the victim to lose consciousness, according to deputies. Additionally, he grabbed the victim’s shirt collar and used it to strangle them. At one point Barzan showed the victim a gun and threatened to shoot the victim. The victim was able to get the gun and throw it out of the vehicle and was finally able to escape from the vehicle and flag down a passerby to report the incident. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Deputies arrested Barzan a short time later. He was booked for kidnapping, domestic violence, assault by force likely to produce great bodily injury, criminal threats, and other crimes. On May 31 the victim went to the substation for follow up and was able to show detectives the route the suspect drove and the suspect’s gun was located and recovered.

If you have any tips regarding crimes in the area, you can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing “Tip704” plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.