Deputy Geoff Crowley worked his last shift on for Riverbank Police Services on Wednesday, Feb. 26, as he’s retiring from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. Crowley started his law enforcement career as a Riverbank Police Department Reserve and then moved to full-time officer in 1994, then was hired by the Sheriff’s Department in 1995 after the first police services contract was agreed upon by the City of Riverbank and Stanislaus County.
During his career he worked numerous assignments including: patrol, field training officer, STING, detectives, SWAT, Dive Team, Mobile Field Force, Mounted Unit, and Motors.
Meanwhile, the local department reported that several arrests were made in the city by Riverbank Police Services officers during the month. Listed are details of some of the arrests that were made on the streets of Riverbank.
A deputy made a subject stop near Ross and Palmer during the day shift on Wednesday, Feb. 26. A probation search of Brock Petersen, 32, revealed burglary tools in his possession. He was booked for their possession and a probation violation.
Later on during the graveyard shift a deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3100 block of Atchison and a records check revealed a warrant for the 36-year-old driver’s arrest. He was booked on the warrant.
On Tuesday, Feb. 25 during the graveyard shift a deputy contacted a subject wandering around Crossroads Shopping Center parking lot. During the contact the deputy determined that Timothy Hargis, 24, was a 290 registrant that was out of compliance. During the investigation two credit cards were found on him that belonged to someone else. He was also in possession of drug paraphernalia. Hargis was booked for being a sex offender who failed to annually update residency, unauthorized use of an access card and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies were dispatched to a Crossroads store on Feb. 24 for a shoplifting call. Upon arrival the deputy was advised by loss prevention that the involved subject was in a vehicle in the parking lot. The deputy made contact with Terry Deneveu, 23. During the investigation the deputy determined that the vehicle had been reported as stolen to Modesto Police Department. Merchandise taken from Target was also recovered from the vehicle and Deneveu was booked for shoplifting and possession of a stolen vehicle.
A deputy responded to Target for a theft during the graveyard shift on Sunday, Feb. 23. A 62-year-old subject was contacted in the parking lot and Target’s stolen property was recovered from his vehicle. He was booked for the theft.
During the graveyard shift on Thursday, Feb. 20 a deputy responded to a residence near Raceway Court and Prospectors Parkway for a person sleeping on the homeowner’s front lawn. The deputy contacted a 56-year-old man who displayed signs of alcohol intoxication. He was booked for public intoxication as he was unable to care for himself.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18 during the graveyard shift a deputy was patrolling through Crossroads when he was flagged down by an Ulta employee. The employee advised that a subject known to steal from Ulta had just been in the store. Shortly thereafter the deputy located Nathan Davalos, 29, who had already driven his vehicle to Target and stole a black hat and black sweater from the store. The deputy arrested and booked Davalos for shoplifting, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a meth pipe, possession of burglary tools, probation violation, and a warrant.