In a crime update, Riverbank Police Services reported responding to the community’s request for services on the streets of Riverbank over the past couple of weeks.
On Tuesday, Sept. 6 deputies responded to a road rage incident that occurred where a male driver was hitting another driver’s car intentionally while they were traveling down Oakdale Road. The victim was driving northbound on Oakdale Road when Erik Romo-Moreno, 23, pulled up on the right side of the victim’s vehicle and purposely rammed the vehicle, according to police. Romo-Moreno fled the scene but was later located and arrested at a residence in Riverbank. He was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
On the north side of Bracco Way on Saturday, Sept. 3 between Feather Court and Mayberry Court one of the community mailboxes was reported to be completely missing from where the base had been bolted into the concrete. A resident went to the box to retrieve their mail and noticed it was completely gone, then called and reported it. Deputy Bauman contacted the U.S. Postal Service to inform them of the incident and discovered the offers were already aware of the vandalism.
Meanwhile, a burglary of two large speaker amplifiers sub-woofer combination boxes was reported, the items stolen overnight from New Life Church in Riverbank on Saturday, Sept. 3. The equipment had been in the church’s storage container behind the building.
This past Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3:59 a.m. an anonymous caller reported that three or four Hispanic male adults in a white older pickup had just stolen the water dispenser that was in front of the El Sumari Market. Deputies stopped a truck matching the description in the area about two minutes after the call came in but the truck they stopped turned out to be unrelated.
If you have any information regarding any of the incidents listed, contact the Riverbank Police Services at (209) 869-7162.