Protecting and serving the Riverbank community, Riverbank Police Services deputies have made a few DUI arrests and booked a man for felony vandalism within the past few weeks.
In the vandalism case, a 24-year-old man was subsequently arrested and booked on suspicion of felony vandalism charges. During the graveyard shift on Jan. 25 the CHP contacted a subject walking in the roadway near Patterson and McHenry Roads. CHP noticed that the man, later identified as Porfirio Lopez, had been drinking and that he also had a freshly used spray paint can in his possession and paint on his fingertips. Deputies began checking Riverbank for fresh graffiti and found numerous locations which had been freshly tagged with the same words and colors of paint, which matched those colors in Lopez’s possession. Shoe tracks left in mud, next to the tagging locations, also matched the soles of the shoes that he was wearing. Numerous public and private properties in Riverbank had been vandalized with graffiti. A deputy arrested Lopez and he was booked for felony vandalism. RPS Detectives are conducting further follow-up investigations.
During the Feb. 2 graveyard shift deputies responded to a hit and run traffic collision in the 2500 block of River Cove Drive where a motorist had struck a parked vehicle. After field sobriety tests and evidentiary breath samples, a 21-year-old man was booked for hit and run, and DUI.
On Feb. 1 during the graveyard shift, deputies responded to a non-injury traffic collision near Terminal and Patterson. A 34-year-old man was booked on suspicion of DUI in that case.
Deputies were also dispatched that day to Fern Court for a neighborhood disturbance. A 33-year-old man was arrested and booked for vandalism after it was determined that he used a pick-axe to shatter the window of the victim’s truck. Also on this shift deputies responded to a traffic collision where a vehicle had struck multiple parked cars in the 3400 block of Stanislaus. The 24-year-old male driver was booked on suspicion of DUI.