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SWAT Assists In Arrests
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Police officers of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team have been called to Riverbank twice in the last two weeks to serve arrest warrants for gang-related incidents.

Authorities report the first incident on May 9, when there were shots fired from a vehicle into a house on Chief Tucker Avenue about 10:45 p.m. That person and vehicle were never caught, according to local police reports.

But a young man, police said, "going out to retaliate" fired into another vehicle, reportedly occupied by an innocent citizen, and later a mile away in the 3400 block of Santa Fe shot into another house and vehicle parked outside it. Police found spent bullets of a similar caliber at the locations.

The SWAT team went to make an arrest the next day and failed to find the young man. But Richard Zepeda, 19, of Riverbank turned himself in as the suspect in the shooting a few days later.

In the other incident on May 19, the SWAT team served an arrest warrant at 7 a.m. in the 5900 block of Squire Wells Way near Saxon Road. The warrant was for a strong-arm robbery that occurred in the 6100 block of Terminal Avenue on April 24 when a man was robbed of his cell phone.

Two Riverbank brothers, Victor and Albert Acedes, both 23, were arrested without incident on suspicion of committing that robbery.