Riverbank Police Services officers responded to a call on Tuesday, Feb. 9 regarding a male and female subject that had reportedly stolen items from the Home Depot in Riverbank. A witness reported that the two fled the scene in a white Ford Taurus. The reporting party was also able to provide the complete license plate to police dispatchers, which led deputies to the vehicle’s registered address. While at the intersection of Oakdale Road and Mable Avenue, deputies were able to intercept the car and stop it. The driver, identified by police as Shyanna Page, 24, and the passenger Caleb Taylor, 30, were both detained and a probation search was conducted. During the search deputies said they found methamphetamine, a sawed off shotgun, drug paraphernalia, hundreds of rounds of shotgun shells, billy clubs, several knives and other weapons. As the search played out, deputies said they also recovered two knives that had been stolen from Home Depot.
Taylor and Page were both arrested and booked at the Stanislaus County Jail for numerous charges. Police officials expressed appreciation for the citizen who reported the crime in a timely manner, which helped lead to the arrests. Law enforcement explained that this is a prime example of how the public’s involvement can help get weapons and paraphernalia off the streets as well as return stolen property to the rightful owner.
In other crime news in Riverbank recently, deputies were dispatched to the parking lot of Stop N Save Market on Atchison Street on Feb. 3 for a report of people fighting. According to police, a victim was located in the parking lot of the business. The victim had been assaulted and robbed of several items. Deputies were able to identify one of the suspects as Edgar Felix. He was later arrested and booked at county jail on suspicion of robbery, participation in a criminal street gang and a parole violation. The investigation is ongoing and authorities said additional arrests are possible.
A reported assault with a deadly weapon occurred on Paterson Road on Friday, Feb. 5 when two vehicles pulled over to the side of road in a road rage incident. The victim was stabbed and transported to an area hospital. This incident is also still under investigation, with deputies working with witnesses to try to get the perpetrator identified.
If you have any information on this case, call Riverbank Police Services at 209-869-7162.