Press Release


On July 15, at approximately 7:52pm, Ripon Officers were dispatched to 1250 Hughes Lane, the Curt Pernice Skate Park in regards to a noise complaint.  The reporting party advised the music was loud and contained obscene language.
Upon arrival, officers located where the music was coming from and contacted an adult male subject sitting on a bench in the park.  The subject was advised of the complaint and the violation.  The adult initially refused to cooperate with officers, but eventually provided identification.  Due to their observations during the contact officers attempted to begin an under the influence examination of the subject.
During the contact, two additional adult male subjects approached the officers demanding to know why their friend was being spoken to.  After officers advised the two subjects of the complaint, and why they were speaking with the original subject, the two subjects were requested to step back from the contact.
During the officer’s investigation one subject, later identified as Eduardo Maldonado (20 yrs, out of Modesto), refused to remove himself from the incident and began to yell at officers.  Due to Maldonado’s interference with the investigation and failure to follow the direction of the officers, officers attempted to identify Maldonado and advised him he was subject to arrest.  Maldonado continued to be uncooperative at which time officers attempted to take him into custody for obstructing an officer.
Maldonado continue to be uncooperative and resist officers while being placed under arrest, officers did use force to take him into custody.  During the act of taking Maldonado into custody, Maldonado used force to avoid being taken into custody by striking one officer with an elbow and pushing another.
Maldonado was later booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for Obstruction/Delay/Resist of a Peace Officer.  An additional charge of Battery on a Peace Officer has been forwarded to the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office for review.
As in all use of force incidents, the Ripon Police Department conducts Administrative Reviews of these incidents to ensure the actions of officers fall within department policies.
Edward Ormonde
Chief of Police
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95366
Desk (209)599-0259
Office (209)599-2102
Fax (209)599-4034

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