Driving under the influence calls – among other cases – kept Riverbank Police Services deputies busy this past week.
In the early morning hours on Sunday, Oct. 17, deputies observed a vehicle driving on Patterson Road without any headlights on. A traffic stop was conducted, and deputies made contact with the driver, a 23-year-old woman. She was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. She was arrested and booked at the county jail without incident.
At approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, deputies conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, a 32-year-old man, who was found to have outstanding active warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the county jail without incident.
Deputies observed a vehicle fail to stop at a red light on First Street and Atchison Street on Saturday, Oct.16 at approximately 2 a.m. Deputies stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, identified as Chamroeun Tor, 49. Tor was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and in possession of an unregistered firearm. Tor was taken into custody and booked on several charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, and driving under the influence.
Around 4:25 a.m. on Saturday, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a subject identified as Andrew Oppenhein, 23. When the deputy approached his vehicle, Oppenhein fled. A pursuit ensued through Riverbank, Modesto, Empire and ended in Waterford. Oppenhein’s vehicle was stopped using STOP sticks. He was arrested on several felony charges including felony evading, a felon in possession of ammunition and several drug charges.
Late in the morning on Saturday, deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Morrill Road and Howard Avenue. A 32-year-old man was found to have outstanding active warrants for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident.
On Saturday at approximately 10 p.m., deputies observed two vehicles drag racing on Oakdale Road and Morrill Road. Deputies stopped both vehicles and cited both for engaging in a speed contest (drag racing). One of the vehicles was released to a valid driver and the other was towed.
Late in the afternoon on Friday, Oct. 15, deputies were dispatched to an injury collision at the intersection of Westgate Drive and Squire Wells Way. When deputies arrived on scene, they determined there were no injuries, but the vehicles needed to be towed out of the roadway.
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, deputies responded to a traffic collision on Patterson Road and Roselle Avenue. When they arrived on scene, they cleared the roadway and assisted with a name exchange. No injuries were reported.
During the early morning hours on Wednesday, Oct. 13 a homeowner confronted suspects who were in the process of stealing a catalytic converter. When confronted, one of the suspects pulled a gun on the homeowner while the others continued to remove the catalytic converter from the homeowner’s vehicle. The suspects fled the area in an unknown direction. This investigation is still ongoing.
Around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to The Home Depot on an embezzlement case. The Home Depot manager identified the suspect as Viviana Albor, who was a previous employee. Deputies obtained a confession and the woman was arrested for embezzlement. She was booked at the county jail without incident.
In the late evening on Wednesday, deputies conducted a traffic stop and found the 40-year-old man to be driving on a suspended license for DUI. He was taken into custody and booked for the violation.
Deputies were dispatched to a possible drunk driver at approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12. They responded and located a 21-year-old man in the Target Parking lot passed out behind the driver’s seat. He was determined to be under the influence and was arrested and booked without incident.
At approximately 12:18 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11 deputies responded to a brandishing of a firearm. Upon arrival, they spoke with the victim who was in an argument with his wife’s new boyfriend. The victim claimed the new boyfriend brandished a firearm from a distance and then sped off. The investigation is still ongoing.
Deputies were dispatched to a hit and run collision with injuries around 7:20 p.m. on Monday. The suspect fled the scene immediately following the collision. Both occupants in the other vehicle were transported to the hospital for their injuries. Witnesses on scene provided deputies with the suspect’s license plate. After a brief investigation, deputies located the suspect’s vehicle which had damage consistent with the accident and contacted the owner. Shane Davis, 51, was subsequently arrested for felony driving under the influence and felony hit and run. He was transported and booked without incident.