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Felony Vandalism, Theft Investigated By Officers
Stan. Co. Sheriffs


Several incidents that occurred in Riverbank over the weekend kept the Riverbank Police Services officers busy. From vandalism, grand theft to strong arm robbery, the City of Action had plenty of activity.

This past Sunday, June 25 around 12:05 a.m. felony vandalism occurred on Morrill Road. During an argument at a residence in the 2700 block of Morrill, authorities said a man identified as Rick Carvalho, 35, intentionally damaged the garage door belonging to the mother of his girlfriend. He was arrested and booked for the vandalism.

During the dayshift on Saturday, June 24 Deputy Price responded to a report of a shoplifting incident at Kohls in the Crossroads Shopping Center. Employees observed a male and female enter the store and witnessed the female suspect run out of the store with property she had not purchased.

In connection with that incident, police said Phillip Rosales, 33, stayed in the store and filled a cart with $1100 worth of various merchandise. Deputies located Rosales and identified him as being an active parolee. State Parole Agents were contacted and placed a no bail, parole hold on Rosales. A search incident to arrest located a credit card in the name of an unrelated party in his possession. Rosales was transported to jail and booked for identity theft, grand theft and the parole hold. The female returned while deputies were on scene and she was also detained. The female was found to be in possession of stolen property. She was cited at the scene for shoplifting.

Around 3:47 p.m. on Saturday, Riverbank Deputies and Stanislaus Consolidated Firefighters responded to Jacob Myers Park for a river rescue where three subjects were reported to be stranded in the river and also struggling to swim. A successful recovery was made of all three subjects.

Deputies responded to a reported strong arm robbery where the involved parties knew each other on Friday, June 23 around 10:59 p.m. on Eighth Street and Patterson Road. The suspects waited for the victims to walk home and then attacked them, police said. During the incident the victims received several injuries and were privately transported to a local hospital. Deputies determined that one of the victims was knocked to the ground by the suspects and then kicked and punched in the head repeatedly, causing a momentary loss of consciousness. The suspects then took cell phones and a wallet from the victims. During the incident, criminal threats were also made by one of the suspects. Two of the juvenile female suspects have since been arrested and booked into juvenile hall. The third suspect is still wanted by the Sheriff’s Department for assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and conspiracy.

Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Crowley at 869-7160.

Meanwhile, RPS will be hosting the annual Bicycle Safety Fair at the Farmer’s Market at the Community Center Park on Friday, July 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be free bike licenses given along with free helmets for children. Interested youth will be able to ride along the safety course set up by RPS. They will also be raffling off several children’s bikes to the youngsters that participate in the event.