The month of September is over and Riverbank Police Services deputies have been patrolling the streets and working to prevent crime in the City of Action. From a beer run that was foiled, to trespassing, possession of narcotics, and public intoxication, Riverbank deputies have been busy. Listed are a few of the calls that occurred to close out the month of September.
On Sunday, Sept. 30 deputies were dispatched to a hit and run which turned out to be a beer run that occurred at Star Market. The involved juveniles grabbed a bottle of alcohol from Star Market and fled. They hit a parked vehicle as they fled the scene and then ended up on Raintree Lane. Authorities said the juveniles were found hiding in the bushes where two were released to their parents and one was taken to juvenile hall. There were no injuries.
Detectives arrested and booked Leona Brandt, 43, for 28 counts of embezzlement, nine counts of forgery, and a felony probation violation after determining that Brandt had embezzled over $20,000 from her former employer on Monday, Sept. 24.
In another call on Sept. 24, deputies were dispatched to the 2900 block of Sierra regarding a possible restraining order violation and a security check on a residence. The deputy contacted a 29-year-old subject, who was determined to be intoxicated. At one point during the contact the man began cussing at the deputy and refused to follow verbal commands. The deputy then took him to the ground and transported him to county jail, where he was booked for public intoxication, trespassing and for resisting/obstructing/delaying.
On Sunday, Sept. 23 during the day shift, deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the Riverbank Teen Center. When deputies arrived they contacted a subject identified as Florentine Lumbreras, 50, in front of the Riverbank Community Center. They determined that Lumbreras had broken a window out of the Teen Center, and also broken a window out of the Community Center, entered and taken a bag of chocolate chips. He was booked for burglary, a probation violation and two counts of vandalism.
Deputies responded to report of a male looking over fences in the area of Fourth and Atchison streets during the graveyard shift on Sept. 22. They located a subject matching the description walking away from the area. The 53-year-old suspect was contacted and determined to have two warrants. He was booked.
The same evening a deputy contacted a man later identified as Jose Heredia, 40, who was passed out in the back seat of a car parked behind a business. A probation search revealed two baggies of meth. He was booked for the violation.
On the evening of Sept. 21 a proactive detail was staffed which resulted in the arrests of five individuals, ranging in age from 25 to 42, on a variety of warrants and other charges.
During the graveyard shift on Sept. 20 a deputy was advised of an intoxicated female who was trying to drive out of the parking lot of a business. She was subsequently stopped, exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication and failed field sobriety tests. Rosa Hernandez was determined to have a blood alcohol concentration of more than three times the legal limit, authorities said. She was booked for DUI.