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Police Calls For Service Lead To Multiple Arrests
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Deputies with the Riverbank Police Services have been busy over the past several days in the City of Action. With Christmas right around the corner, RPS is also preparing for the annual Shop with a Cop event where approximately 12 families and 40 children have been selected to participate in the program.

“Our fundraising efforts continue, and we look forward to bringing a joyful Christmas to these less fortunate children and families,” stated RPS Chief Ed Ridenour.

In the meantime, though, deputies continue to patrol the streets and handle a variety of calls for service.

During the evening on Sunday, Nov. 15, deputies responded to a neighbor dispute in the 3200 block of Sierra Street. They arrested an adult male for battery after the victim signed a private person’s arrest.

Around midnight on Saturday, Nov.14, deputies responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind a business in the 2200 block of Patterson Road. They contacted a 38-year-old man who displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication. He was determined to be unable to care for himself. The man was arrested for being drunk in public.

On Friday, Nov. 13 during the early morning, deputies stopped a vehicle for vehicle code violations near Iowa and Terminal Avenues. The driver, a 24-year-old man, was found to be in possession of burglar tools. He was arrested and booked into jail.

During the morning on Friday, deputies contacted several homeless camps on private property near Highway 108 and Claus Road. Deputies provided contact information regarding services and shelter to several individuals.

Later on that evening, deputies responded to the 2700 block of Ross Avenue on the report of a domestic disturbance. After they completed their investigation, they arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence.

Deputies observed an adult male in distress near the Best Buy store on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the afternoon. The deputy stopped and provided care until ambulance personnel arrived. It appears the elderly gentlemen fell. He was transported by ambulance for additional care.

During the morning on Thursday, deputies were contacted by Stockton Parole after they learned parolee Gabriel Garcia, 45, cut off his ankle monitor. Deputies located Garcia in the 3600 block of California Street where he was placed on a parole hold and was transported to the jail.

Later that afternoon, deputies received an anonymous tip that a 28-year-old woman had warrants for her arrest and she was in the 2800 block of Ross Avenue. After deputies confirmed the warrants, they located the woman and placed her under arrest for the outstanding warrants.

On Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the morning, deputies located a vehicle in the 3800 block of Patterson Road that matched the description of a vehicle wanted out of Modesto for a robbery. Deputies contacted the driver, identified as Michelle Brown, 48, who was ultimately arrested for a warrant out of Modesto for robbery and conspiracy.

During the early afternoon on Tuesday, deputies stopped a vehicle for vehicle code violations near Texas and Terminal Avenues. The 33-year-old driver was arrested after he was found to have illegal paraphernalia during a probation search.

On Monday, Nov. 9 during the evening, deputies responded to area of Patterson Road and Palmer Avenue on the report of a male armed with a hatchet in an altercation with another male. Deputies located a 26-year-old man in the area who was in possession of the hatchet. Deputies did not locate a victim of a crime; however, the man was found to have suspected methamphetamine on his person. He was arrested for the illegal drugs.

Deputies stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation on Monday evening near Sierra Street and Railroad Avenue. The driver was found to be in possession of an illegal switchblade knife during a probation search of his vehicle. He was arrested for the probation and weapons violation.