Ripon Police Department

  • Agency: Ripon Police Department
  • Address: 100 E Jackson St., Ripon, 95366 CA
  • Chief: Richard Bull (Chief of Police)
Phone: (920) 748-2888
Fax: (920) 748-5347

Ripon Police Department is located at 100 E Jackson St., Ripon, 95366 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard Bull. The Ripon Police Department phone number is (920) 748-2888.

Ripon Police Department News

ABF 2018 Parade Route Below you will find the parade map for this Saturday's Almond Blossom Festival. The parade starts at E. Main St. and Stockton Ave. and will make its way to the Community Center on W. Fourth St. Please note that the roadways will start closing down at approximately 11:45 am, with the parade starting at 1:00 pm. For safety reasons, once the roadways are closed no traffic will be allowed on the parade route. The police department suggests you arrive at your location on the parade route early or take advantage of one of the through ways listed below. The intersections of W. Main St. @ Acacia Ave., W. Fourth St. @ S. Acacia Ave. will remain open until the parade starts for north and south bound traffic. The intersection of Second St. @ Vera Ave. will remain open for east and west bound traffic until the parade starts. We wish to thank everyone in advance for their assistance in keeping the parade a fun and safe event.

Neighborhood Patrols Net Arrests On February 13, at approximately 11:54 pm, Officer Justin Qualle checked on the registration status of a vehicle at the intersection of Jack Tone Rd. and W. Main St. The vehicle status returned stolen from Waterford, CA from the previous day. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle in the 1600 block of W. Fourth St. As the vehicle came to a stop three of the four subjects inside the vehicle fled the area on foot and began entering backyards of homes. Officers were able to set up a perimeter in the area, using additional staff that was assigned to a special operation. After an extensive search all four suspects were located in various parts of the Dutch Meadows subdivision. The last suspect was located by officers at approximately 4:00 am. Officer’s recovered mail believed to be stolen from the Stockton area, stolen items from recent residential burglaries from communities to the north of Ripon, shaved keys for community mailboxes, and drugs. One suspect had a recently reported stolen Manteca High Buffalos Section Championship Swim ring in his possession. Detectives are currently working on identifying owners of the property located. Tommy Hon (male, 30 yrs of Stockton) was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Identity Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, False Identification to a Police Officer, and Possession of Burglary Tools. Sophany Neo (male, 37 yrs of Stockton) was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Identity Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, False Identification to a Police Officer, Obstructing/Resisting a Police Officer, False Impersonation, and Possession of Burglary Tools. Roth Chan (female, 32 yrs of Stockton) was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Identity Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, False Identification to a Police Officer, Possession of Burglary Tools, and an outstanding warrant. Pharin Thath (male, 37 yrs of Stockton) was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Identity Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Obstructing/Resisting a Police Officer, and Possession of Burglary Tools.

New Vehicle Added to Fleet This afternoon the department unveiled their newest police vehicle to the fleet. Unit #80 was purchased through donated funds by various businesses and community members. The donated funds reached a total of $51,650. The total cost of the vehicle and up-fitting of equipment were $49,293. The remaining funds will be used to purchase response equipment for the vehicle such as trunk organizer, traffic cones, flares and other safety items. We would like to thank our donors for their efforts in placing a new vehicle in our fleet. These donors were: Van Unen Miersma Propane, Inc. - Rick and Valerie Van Unen - Fred A. Douma Family Trust - California Freight Sales - California Rock Crushers - Burkett’s Pool Plastering, Inc. - R.L. Kamps Farms, Inc. - David Hall Masonry, Inc. - Tri Valley Lending - Burns Truck & Trailer Services - Vermeulen & Company - Darryl and Michele Bartels - John Mangelos - Glenn Kahl - Phil and Donna Parks - Eddie Erdelatz - Windmill Septic - S & P Ranch, LLC. - River Oak Orchards - Ballard Brothers Enterprises.

Suspicious Person Call Leads to Arrest for Several Crimes On Februrary 6, at approximately 1:44 pm, officers responded to the area of N. Manley Rd. and Bogarin Ln. on a report of a suspicious person coming from the side yard of a nearby residence. Upon contact with the subject, later identified as Omar Fierros (24 yrs of Merced), he was positively identified as the suspect leaving a backyard in which he did not have permission to be in. Fierros was placed under arrest. A search of Fierros revealed miscellaneous items that were determined by officers to be stolen from the backyards of two residences in the area, and a car stereo that was reported stolen earlier in the day on N. Ripon Rd. Other items were located and an investigation into their legal owner is still underway. Fierros was transported and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Vehicle Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer, False Identification to a Police Officer, Trespassing, Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Petty Theft. As a note, Fierros is believed to be associated with the suspicious person contact from yesterday morning at 4:14 am.

Off-Duty Officer Calls in Suspicious Activity On February 3, at approximately 9:22 pm, an off-duty Ripon Sergeant observed a group of male subjects in the area of Franklin Ln. and John Roos Ave. who appeared to be checking for unlocked vehicles. Officers responded to the area and contacted three male subjects, ranging in age from 19 to 24. After speaking with the subjects it was determined that one male, identified as Anthony Ramirez (19 yrs formerly of Ripon), was in possession of an excess of one pound of Marijuana. After a brief interview with Ramirez, he was arrested and released at the scene on a citation for Possession of Cannabis for Sale. A check of the area revealed an unlocked car that appeared to have been rummaged through. Officers contacted the vehicle owner, and were able to determine nothing was missing.

Suspicious Person Contacted and Arrested this Morning This morning at approximately 4:14 am, Officer Justin Qualle was on patrol in the area of Mulholland Dr. when he observed two subjects walking in the area. Officer Qualle contacted one of the subjects, later identified as William Breman (33 yrs of Atwater), near Myrtle Ct. A consent search of Breman’s person and property revealed items from a recent stolen vehicle out of Madera and other items commonly associated with burglary tools. Breman was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Burglary Tools. A search of the area was completed for the second subject. He was not located. This subject was described as a white male, approximately 5’8” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

2018 January Crime Maps The department has posted the January 2018 crime maps. The maps can be individually seen by viewing the web link on the department website or clicking on the link below. The department saw a decrease of 40% in Part 1 Crimes committed year-to-date through January 2018 (21) compared to year-to-date 2017 (35), having a total of 14 less Part 1 crimes reported. The most significant reductions for the month were in Simple Assaults (-7) and Larcenies (-6). http://riponpd.org/?p=3778

Unlocked cars continue to be rummaged through throughout our community, and at times property is being stolen. The department is asking you to please remove valuables from your cars when parked for the night and to lock your vehicles when unattended. Less than 3% of items stolen from vehicles in our community is taken from locked cars, i.e. "break-ins." It takes a crook less than 10 seconds to enter an unlocked car, scan for valuables, and take your stuff. The best way to protect your property is to remove the opportunity for it to be taken. Please remember to always call in suspicious activity.

Gas Station Robbery On January 23, at approximately 8:24 pm, the department received a report of an armed robbery at Angle Petroleum (341 E. Main St.). The suspects fled the area prior to officers arriving on scene. Officers recovered evidence at the scene, including the below photographs. The department is also in the process of obtaining further video from the nearby area. The suspects are identified as Hispanic Male Adults in their early 20's. The male suspect in all black is believed to be around 5'8", and the other male suspect is believed to be approximately 6'. If you have any information on the incident or can identify the persons in the photos please contact the police department at 209-599-2102.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Suspect Arrested On January 24, at approximately 5:26 AM, Officer Justin Qualle was on patrol conducting a check of the parking lot at the south end of Parallel Ave. Officer Qualle located a suspicious vehicle parked in the area. A female occupant was inside the vehicle. A registration and wants check on the vehicle indicated the vehicle was recently stolen out of Turlock. The female, identified as Celeste Melford (28 yrs of Mountain House), was taken into custody without incident, and was booked into the San Joaquin Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the location at the owner’s request.

Traffic Stop Yields Second Arrest of Suspect within a Week On January 22, at approximately 3:43 pm, Ripon Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the parking lot of the Flying J Traval Plaza for a registration violation. Upon contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the driver, Buddy Walton (52 yrs of Ripon), was determined to be on searchable probation. A search of Walton’s person was conducted by officers which yielded drug paraphernalia. Officers completed a search of the vehicle and located an amount of Methamphetamine and more drug paraphernalia. Ripon’s drug detection K-9 Kilo searched the vehicle and located approximately an ounce of additional Methamphetamine. Walton was placed under arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The passenger, Migual Banales-Anaya (30 yrs of Ripon), was also placed under arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale. Both suspects were booked in the San Joaquin County Jail on the charges. Walton was previously arrested on January 16, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription by Ripon Officers.

Methamphetamine, Other Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia Discovered on Probation Search On January 19, at approximately 3:09 pm, Ripon Patrol Officer’s with our Special Investigations Unit performed a probation search at a residence in the 100 block of Second St. Upon completion of the probation search officers located approximately ½ pound of Methamphetamine, an amount of Hash Oil, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, and a sum of cash. Richard Deathriage (38 yrs of Ripon) was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Tiffany Barrickman (35 yrs of Ripon) was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale, and Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription. Both suspects were transported and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. Jonathan Deathriage (32 yrs of Ripon) was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Samuel Deathriage (25 yrs of Ripon) was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Carol Deathriage (60 yrs of Ripon) was arrested for Obstructing a Public Officer. These suspects were issued a citation and released from custody at the scene.

2017 Annual Crime Statistics The department has published the 2017 crime statistics. They can be seen by clicking on the link below or by visiting www.riponpd.org. Here are some of the more significant increases or decreases for the year: Arrests: Total Arrests increased by 13% Misdemeanor Arrests increased by 18% Adult Arrests increased by 15% Juvenile Arrests decreased by -22% Crimes: Total UCR Part 1 Crimes Reported increased by 16 total Reported Rapes increased by 5 total Reported Robberies decreased by 5 total Reported Burglaries increased by 6 total Reported Thefts increased by 13 total Reported Stolen Vehicles decreased by 2 total http://www.riponpd.org/?page_id=668

Early Morning Disturbance Leads to Arrest On Thursday, January 11 at approximately 6:48 am, Ripon Police Officers responded to Love’s Travel Plaza (1553 W. Colony Rd.) on the report of a male subject creating a disturbance. The subject, later identified as Kirby Wyrick (42 yrs. of Ripon) was reportedly yelling at customers and attempting to block vehicles from exiting the parking lot. At a point, Wyrick was confronted by commercial truck drivers as he refused to move from an exit. After a brief altercation, Wyrick allegedly attempted to damage the truck as it passed. Officers located Wyrick in the rear parking lot of a neighboring business. When contacted by police Wyrick displayed obvious symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance and refused to comply with Officer’s instructions. A RPD Officer deployed a Taser and Wyrick was able to be taken into custody safely and without further incident. Wyrick was placed under arrest for being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. Wyrick was transported to San Joaquin County Hospital for medical clearance and then booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

4th Quarter Crime and Police Statistics September through December 2017 The department saw an increase in total number of incidents handled (2%) due to an increase in the number of Officer Initiated Activity from the 4th Quarter of 2016. The department also had an increase in the total number of arrests (+15%) and a reduction in reported UCR Part 1 Crimes (-17%).

2017 December Crime Maps The department has posted the December 2017 crime maps. The maps can be individually seen by viewing the web link on the department website or clicking on the link below. The department saw an increase of 1% in Part 1 Crimes committed year-to-date through December 2017 (400) compared to year-to-date 2016 (395), having a total of 5 more Part 1 crimes reported. Each year around the Holiday Season the department sees an increase in thefts from vehicles and package thefts from residential porches. This year was no different, with many of the thefts occurring from unlocked vehicles, and in many cases with valuables visible to passersby. The department asks our community members to secure your valuables, and to not leave them in your vehicles or in plain sight. http://riponpd.org/?p=3754

Police Department Welcomes New Officers Chief Ed Ormonde and department staff welcomed family and friends who came to the department to witness the swearing in ceremony for Police Officers Kyle Prather and Ruben Rubalcava. Both Officers recently graduated from the San Joaquin Delta College Police Academy. Officers Prather and Rubalcava will fill two of the current four police officer openings within the department. Also during today’s ceremony, Sgt. Alex Burgos was pinned with his Sergeant badge. Sgt. Burgos was promoted on October 27, and has been assigned to the Patrol Division supervising the B shift. We welcome the new members to our family, and congratulate Sgt. Burgos. Pictured below: Sgt. Burgos with wife Kellie, Officer Rubalcava with mother Michelle, and Officer Prather with father Nathan.

Department Delivers Presents to Community Families Department staff and volunteers have been busy wrapping donated items and delivering those presents to community families. The over 320 donated items were delivered by staff tonight. The department would like to give a special thank you to the Ripon Senior Center and others who donated items to make this event possible. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Christmas Light Parade starts at 6:00pm.

Holiday Season Thievery Jurisdictions throughout the valley are experiencing increased thefts this holiday season, and Ripon is no exception. Please remember that thieves are looking for easy targets, and will take advantage of opportunities to take your stuff. Please do not leave your valuables unsecured or in plain sight, and always remember that your vehicle is a prime location for criminals to target whether it is locked or unlocked. If you see any suspicious activity, remember you can report it by calling 599-2102 (non-emergency). We wish everyone a very happy holiday season.

Light Parade Tonight Tonight is the 2nd Annual Light Parade presented by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, Ripon Consolidated Fire District, and the Ripon Police Department. The parade will begin on S. Wilma Ave. at the Almond Valley Christian Reformed Church, and proceed down Main St. to Stockton Ave. The judging stand will be on Main St. in front of the Library, announcing the parade entrants. We are asking that drivers and pedestrians take extra caution in the area, as there will be heavy foot and motor vehicle traffic downtown. We hope everyone has a wonderful evening and enjoys the event. Merry Christimas!

A Season's Greeting Throwback from the Ripon Police Department. A post card believed to be sent out between 1956-1963 by department staff. From top left to right: Officer Paul Stevens, Officer Harvey Douma, Chief Bonnie Carver, Officer Ray Viss, and Officer William "Bud" Martin. Front row from left to right: Dispatcher Nellie Van Dyken, and Police Matron Dorothy Patterson.