August o9, 2016.
SOURCE: Riverbank Police Services.
During dayshift on 8/9/16, observant residents in the area of Fern and Roselle noticed several men which they did not recognize, loitering around a residence where the homeowner didn’t appear to be there. They immediately called and reported it. As Deputies were responding to investigate, several subjects ran from the home and started jumping fences. Two men successfully fled in a vehicle (red car pictured below), however a Michael Correll (30, from Empire/Modesto) was captured by Deputies in a residential yard a short distance away. A Deputy had observed him trying to dispose of an object which was later located and determined to be a loaded handgun.
Deputies also determined that the residence he had originally fled from had been burglarized/ransacked. Correll was booked for burglary, resisting/obstructing/delaying and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The quick action of residents no doubt prevented the home owner from loosing a lot of property. This case also highlights the importance of not getting physically involved, because sometimes property crimes criminals are armed and will choose to fight when cornered. BE SAFE and STAY ALERT!
This case is still under investigation and RPS Detective Torres is seeking information regarding the red car.
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