Riverbank Police Services (RPS) have seen an increase in thefts, traffic collisions and DUI’s and although it is not uncommon during this time of year they will be ramping up directed enforcement to help keep the community safe.
Mounted Equestrian Unit patrols have started within the Crossroads Shopping Center and will continue through Christmas week. RPS will have a highly visible presence to deter crime and have positive interaction within the community.
A city camera system will be relocated to the intersection of Terminal Avenue and Van Dusen Avenue to provide additional security for the intersection and provide a deterrent for crime.
Deputies also continue to handle a variety of calls for service.
On Saturday, Nov. 28 in the afternoon, deputies located a 35-year-old woman sleeping in her vehicle in the 2200 block of Claribel Road. After deputies checked on her wellbeing, they learned she had an outstanding warrant and placed her under arrest for that warrant.
During the evening on Saturday, deputies responded to the Modesto Police Department where a victim was reporting a domestic violence incident within the City of Riverbank that occurred on Kentucky Avenue. After their investigation deputies arrested an adult female for misdemeanor domestic violence.
Deputies responded to a head on traffic collision involving four vehicles at Claribel Road and Roselle Avenue on Friday, Nov. 27 in the morning. Two adults were transported to local hospitals for minor to moderate injuries. According to the preliminary investigation, it appears that a westbound vehicle on Claribel Road failed to stop for the red light, causing the collision.
Around noon on Friday, deputies responded to the Kohl’s store for a shoplifting in progress. Deputies stopped three subjects in their vehicle in the Crossroad’s parking lot. A probation search was conducted, and deputies located over $3,600 in stolen property. All three subjects, ranging in age from 28 to 43, were arrested for shoplifting and conspiracy.
Deputies responded to a local lounge regarding a large fight and brandishing of a weapon around midnight on Friday. The investigation is ongoing. A 26-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication.
During the early morning hours of Thursday, Nov. 26 deputies responded to a traffic collision in the 3100 block of Riverside Drive where a vehicle collided with parked cars. Deputies located a man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle that collided with the parked cars. He had obvious signs of alcohol intoxication. He was arrested for DUI and DUI involving a collision after he tested over the legal limit.
On Thursday evening, deputies responded to a disturbance near Claus Road and Patterson Road. As deputies arrived the responsible party, a 33-year-old man, fled the scene in his vehicle. Deputies attempted to stop the subject and a short slow speed pursuit occurred. The man eventually stopped a short distance away and deputies learned he was heavily intoxicated. He was subsequently arrested for DUI and battery.
Deputies stopped a vehicle for vehicle code violations near Iowa Avenue and Eighth Street during the evening on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The driver, identified as 32-year-old Ty Miranda, was found to be on searchable probation. Deputies located illegal drugs during a probation search and Miranda was arrested.