Auto Burglary Suspects Arrested
Ripon Ca. – In the last two months, the Ripon Police Department has investigated a number of thefts from motor vehicles. Stolen items have included electronics, tools, currency, a firearm, clothing, personal items and identity documents.
The Ripon Police Department has increased patrols in residential areas. Police patrols and investigative work have resulted in the arrest of 3 suspects.
On 02-05-14, Ripon detectives conducted a probation search in the 800 block of S. Acacia Ave. in connection with recent auto burglaries. Ignacio Rodriguez Moreno Jr. (26) of Ripon was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the San Joaquin County on multiple felony counts that included; Auto burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.
On 01-05-14, officers on burglary patrol in the 1000 block of W. 4th St. arrested a 17 year old Ripon male in the act of stealing items from a vehicle. The juvenile was booked into the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall on charges that included theft and possession of marijuana.
On 12-01-13, Ripon patrol officers responded to a potentially dangerous situation involving a vehicle burglary suspect that was reportedly in possession of a stolen .45 caliber handgun. Due to the rapid response of patrol officers, a 14 year Ripon male was arrested in the 300 block of S. Wilma Ave after a short foot pursuit. The juvenile was arrested for his connection to multiple local auto burglaries. A stolen handgun was recovered during the course of that investigation. The male was booked into the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall on charges that included grand theft, possession of stolen property, and concealing evidence charges.
Ripon detectives have been able to connect the majority of the reported vehicle burglary cases to these 3 suspects.
Ripon police spokesperson, First Sergeant Steve Merchant said, “Our department is reaching out to local citizens and we’re advising them of the need to take all valuables out of their vehicles each and every time they park it. Whether they are at home, work, school, a local park, attending a local sporting event or dining at one of Ripon’s fine restaurants, we’re asking citizens to remove all valuables from their vehicles to prevent the City of Ripon from becoming an easy target for opportunistic thieves.”
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336