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RPS Answers Road Rage, Dispute Calls And More
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Riverbank Police Services (RPS) will continue their focus on keeping the citizens of Riverbank safe and patrolling the streets. There were several calls for service this past week including a stolen vehicle, road rage incident disturbance calls and new curfew ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom.

Recently Newsom issued a limited stay at home order or curfew between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the counties that are in Tier 1 which is purple throughout the golden state. The nighttime curfew will allow citizens grocery store trips, food pick up, and walking the dog as well as homelessness. The new restriction is an attempt to prevent social gatherings with others that are not from the same household during those hours. The order took effect on Nov. 21 and will remain in effect until Dec. 21 with the possibility of extensions or revisions.

“We will not be arresting anyone in violation of this order,” stated RPS Chief Ed Ridenour. “We will continue to provide education to our community, and we ask everyone to do the right thing. Please wear a mask and follow the guidelines. As we band together, we will get through this. Be responsible and please know your Police Department is out there day and night protecting our community.”

During the evening on Sunday, Nov. 22, deputies located an occupied stolen vehicle in the area of Roselle and Pocket avenues. Deputies stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, identified as Joseph Boatman, 29, for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Around midnight on Sunday, deputies responded to a dispute in the 2700 block of Donner Trail. Through their investigation they learned an adult male was the primary aggressor. He was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence.

On Saturday afternoon, deputies responded to a family dispute in the 5400 block of Etherington Court. After deputies completed their investigation, they arrested a 46-year-old for domestic violence.

On Thursday, Nov. 18, deputies assisted Code Enforcement with a residential cleanup on Candlewood Circle. The cleanup is expected to take several days.

Around noon on Tuesday, Nov. 17, deputies responded to a road rage incident near Oakdale and Claribel roads. A 35-year-old was subsequently arrested following an investigation.

During the early evening on Tuesday, deputies responded to the 6500 block of First Street for a domestic disturbance. A 31-year-old was arrested for threatening the victim with a weapon.

Later that evening, deputies responded to the 2900 block of Sierra Street on a disturbance. At the conclusion of their investigation a juvenile was arrested for felony vandalism and assault.