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Police Investigate Attempted Burglary
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A break-in and attempted theft of items at the Riverbank Best Buy location in the Crossroads remains under investigation.

Officials with the Riverbank Police Services reported the attempted commercial burglary during the early morning hours on Thursday, Aug. 22. The incident was at the Best Buy with an alarm coming in around 12:09 a.m.

Authorities said the suspects were interrupted by the alarm and fled the scene. All property was recovered and accounted for but RPS detectives continue working the case.

Other incidents during the past week included some property damage hit and runs, a neighborhood disturbance, a petty theft case and a coroner’s case in the City of Action.

Police reported a disturbance between neighbors on Secretariat Court occurred on Monday morning, Aug. 26 shortly before 9:30 a.m., with one neighbor complaining that the neighbor’s security cameras were facing their house. A deputy checked the cameras and determined they were facing the street which is a public area, and were not directed at the neighbor’s house.

On Saturday, Aug. 24 at 11:42 a.m. on Sierra Street, a coroner’s case was determined when deputies arrived and found an adult male that appeared to have been deceased for some time, found at a residence in the 2900 block of Sierra. The cause of death is pending autopsy and further investigation by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office, said police.

A deputy was dispatched to Home Depot in the Crossroads area on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 4:06 p.m. regarding a subject detained by loss prevention for theft. The ensuing investigation determined that the 32-year-old woman being detained walked into Home Depot with a receipt she had found prior, then selected those same items off the shelf and took them to a register to return them for cash. The woman was booked for the theft and the misappropriated $180 was returned to the store.