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

Department Activity On Thursday, at approximately 7:18 PM, Officer Carlos Gutierrez made contact with several subjects at 1382 W. Colony Rd. During a probation search of a vehicle associated with the group, an illegal weapon was located. Donald Moyer III (30 years of Ripon) was taken into custody and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Friday, at approximately 1:35 PM, Officer Ken Husman and Detective Richard Francis responded to the 600 block of Key Ave. for a probation search at a residence. The search uncovered 5 firearms at the prohibited person’s residence. Due to the prohibited person not being present, charges will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review. On Saturday, at approximately 9:45 AM, Officer Kyle Prather conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Harvest Dr. for a registration violation. The driver, identified as Krystal Gonzales (38 years of Manteca), was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Gonzales was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Saturday, at approximately 11:56 AM, Officer Ken Husman conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of N. Jacktone Rd. and W. Colony Rd. minor traffic violations. The passenger, identified as Charlton Shankar (24 years of Manteca), was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. The driver was released at the scene on a traffic citation. On Saturday, at approximately 11:17 PM, Officer Carlos Gutierrez conducted a bicycle stop in the area of S. Walnut Ave. and Third St. for a minor violation. The subject, identified as Benjamin Olson (29 years of Ripon) was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody and transported to the San Joaquin County Jail. On Sunday, at approximately 2:40 AM, Officer Carlos Gutierrez contacted a vehicle in the parking lot of 1501 N. Jacktone Rd. for false registration. The occupant of the vehicle, identified as Camber Sullivan (37 years of Modesto), provided false identification and was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Sunday, at approximately 8:15 AM, Officer Alex Contreras contacted a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of 1453 W. Colony Rd. One of the two occupants, was identified as Max Dalrymple (31 years of Citrus Heights), was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was in possession of drug paraphernalia and an amount of Methamphetamine. Dalrymple was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation.

American Legion Law Enforcement Officer Of The Year Officer Justin Qualle received this prestigious award at the American Legion dinner tonight. With just under a year of experience as a Police Officer, Justin has been infectious with staff due to his personality, hard work, and genuine character. The American Legion POST 190 of Ripon, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award is presented to a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service coupled with professional achievement. We congratulate Office Qualle on his selection.

Stockton Police are asking for help in the case of a family killed on Mother's Day, by requesting local agencies share information in hopes of catching the perpetrator(s). Please take a few minutes to listen to this afternoon's broadcast.

Department Activity On Monday, at approximately 11:01 AM, Officer Alex Contreras conducted a traffic stop in the area of the 600 block of Parallel Ave. for a minor traffic violations. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver identified as Xavier Avalos (18 years of Stockton) was determined to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Avalos was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Monday, at approximately 4:00 PM, FTO Paul Rourick contacted a subject, identified as Cresencio Tellez-Ramirez (20 years of Ripon), in the department lobby. Tellez-Ramirez was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Tellez-Ramirez was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Tuesday, at approximately 1:16 AM, Officer Justin Qualle contacted a male subject in the parking lot of 1553 W. Colony Rd. The subject, identified as Christopher Palma (34 years of Sacramento), was determined to be on probation from several counties, and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Palma was taken into custody. During the course of the investigation a person associated with Palma was contacted. The second subject, identified as Angela Sidey (37 years of Sacramento), was located in a vehicle at the location. As Officer’s continued the investigation, they located counterfeit currency, checks, credit cards, and a how to book on how to steal someone’s identity. Both suspects were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Tuesday, at approximately 12:12 PM, Officer Alex Contreras responded to a report of suspicious activity/shoplifting at 1553 W. Colony Rd. Two subjects were contacted in the parking lot of the location. One subject, identified as Shanay Jack (27 years of Stockton) was determined to have two outstanding warrants for her arrest. Jack was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Tuesday, at approximately 2:03 PM, Ripon Officers responded to a report of shoplifting at 1201 W. Main St. Three subjects were contacted by Officers. Two of the subjects were identified as Shanay Jack (27 years of Stockton) and Alair Woodcock (28 years of Stockton). Both were ultimately arrested for conspiracy to commit theft and shoplifting from two separate locations within Ripon. Both suspects were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. The third subject, identified as Seth Holloway (21 years of Stockton) was taken into custody for possession of drug paraphernalia and released at the scene on a citation. On Wednesday, at approximately 10:58 AM, Officer Ruben Rubalcava contacted two subjects in the roadway in the 100 block of Parallel Ave. During the course of the contact one subject, identified as Edward Cortez (48 years of Ripon), was determined to be on probation and an amount of Methamphetamine was found in his possession. Cortez was taken into custody and released on a citation at the scene.

Missing in California Law Enforcement will be on hand June 9, from 10 AM through 4 PM, at Sacramento State, Harper Alumni Center, to take reports and gather information and identifiers from families of missing persons. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Department Activity On Thursday, at approximately 10:19 PM, Officer Alex Contreras conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1400 block of W. Colony Rd. for a minor traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver identified as Kenneth Vetter (37 years of Stockton), was found to be in possession of an amount of Methamphetamine. Vetter was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Thursday, at approximately 11:04 PM, FTO Carlos Gutierrez was dispatched to the 1400 block of W. Main St. on a suspicious person. During the course of the contact, the person identified as David Haslett (31 years of Ripon) was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Haslett was taken into custody and booked into the San Joaquin Jail. On Saturday, at approximately 8:38 PM, Officer Gordon West conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1400 block of W. Colony Rd. for a minor traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver identified as Misty Ayala (50 years of Stockton), was found to have an outstanding warrant out for her arrest. Ayala was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Monday, at approximately 00:07 AM, Officer Justin Qualle contacted a suspicious person at 341 E. Main St. The subject, identified as Taylor Coss (36 years of Ripon), was determined to be on probation. A search of the Coss uncovered drug paraphernalia. Coss was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation.

Department Activity On Tuesday, at approximately 1:59 AM, Officer Justin Qualle conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 200 block of E. Frontage Rd. for a registration violation. The driver, identified as John Lacey (58 years of Modesto) was determined to be on probation. During the search an amount of Methamphetamine, Heroin, and drug paraphernalia were located. Lacey and the passenger, identified as Deanna Johnson (48 years of Modesto) were taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Wednesday, at approximately 5:25 AM, FTO Leroy Sanchez conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of W. Colony Rd. and Hoff Dr. for a traffic violation. The driver, identified as Brandon Michael (33 years of Tulsa, OK), was determined to have a felony warrant for his arrest. Michael was taken into custody and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Wednesday, at approximately 8:10 PM, Ripon Officers responded to the 1700 block of Melissa Dr. on a report of an assault and theft of property. The suspect was contacted in a vehicle leaving the area. The suspect, identified as Joseph Machado (30 years of Ripon) was taken into custody and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

Activity Update On Tuesday, at approximately 11:30 AM, members of the San Joaquin County Boating Search Team located a body in the Stanislaus River in Ripon. Ripon Detectives are working with Sheriff's Department staff in determining the identity of the body. The identity has yet to be determined. The San Joaquin County Boating Search Team has been on the Stanislaus River since Monday, April 23, searching for a missing swimmer. No more information is available at this time.

Department Activity On Thursday, at approximately 8:34 PM, Ripon Officers responded to the 300 block of Granite Way in regards to an adult female subject committing actions to harm herself. The subject was taken into protective custody and transported to a local medical facility for treatment. On Friday, at approximately 8:32 AM, Ripon Officers and Animal Control responded to the area of W. Fourth St. and Elm Ave. on a report of a dog attack and a physical fight between the dogs’ owners. Both parties have been identified and staff is still reviewing the incident. On Friday, at approximately 10:42 AM, Ripon Animal Control responded to the 200 block of W. Main St. on a report of a dog bite. A juvenile had been bitten by a dog at large in the area of W. Main St. and Acacia Ave. The dog and owner have been identified. Animal Control is investigating the incident. On Sunday, at approximately 7:35 PM, Officer Kyle Prather was dispatched to the 600 block of S. Walnut Ave. in regards to a Municipal Code violation of camping on a residential street. During the course of the contact, the owner of the vheicle’s was identified as Melvin Thayne (62 years of Modesto). Thayne was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant and released at the scene on a citation. On Monday, at approximately 00:59 AM, Officer Justin Qualle conducted a traffic stop in the area of 1501 N. Jacktone Rd. for a minor traffic violation. During the course of the stop, the driver identified as Mark Carter (51 years of Stockton) was taken into custody for possession of an amount of Methamphetamine and outstanding warrants. The passenger identified as Nereida Barba (32 years of Stockton) was taken into custody for possession of an amount of Methamphetamine, false identification to a police officer, and outstanding warrants. Both subjects were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

COMMUNITY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT On Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:00 pm, the Ripon Police Department will be hosting a community meeting to discuss concerns or issues that may be occurring in Ripon neighborhoods. This meeting is open to all citizens, from any area of the city. This meeting will focus on Area of Responsibility # 2. To find an area map of the city, go to www.riponpd.org and look under “Contact/Neighborhood Patrol” section. The meeting will be held at the Ripon Police Department (259 N. Wilma Ave.) The goal is to improve communication between residents and the officers who patrol these neighborhoods. Officers will be providing information and safety tips. For information regarding this community meeting, contact Sgt. Paul Staley at pstaley@cityofripon.org or call 599-2102.

Road Closures on May 7, 2018 and May 8, 2018. Handicap Ramps & Sidewalk Project on N. Elm between Pine St. and McKee Ct. Roads will be closed on the afternoon of May 7, 2018 and the whole day on May 8, 2018. Roads will re-open by the end of each workday. Slurry Seal Road Closures will start at 9:00 a.m. on May 8, 2018 at multiple locations: - S Elm Ave: through 2nd St and through 3rd St - First St: through S Elm Ave to S Walnut Ave - Fourth and Palm Intersection - Fourth and Vera Intersection - Fourth St: East of Wilma Ave - Fourth St.: West of Wilma Ave - Palm Ave: between W Main St and 2nd St - Palm Ave: through W Fifth and through Cobblestone Seal will take 3 to 4 hours and roads will re-open once the job is complete. Please contact the City Engineering Department for further information at 599-2108.

2018 April Crime Maps The department has posted the April 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 15% in Part 1 Crimes committed year-to-date through April 2018 (114) compared to year-to-date 2017 (134), having a total of 20 less Part 1 crimes reported. The biggest drops in reported crimes are in Thefts and Assaults.

Department Activity On Monday, at approximately 8:51 PM, Sgt. Stephen Meece was contacted by a store manager at 1553 W. Colony Rd. regarding a group of subjects shoplifting and loitering on the premises. Four subjects were contacted, identified as Oswaldo Guzman (34 years of Waterford), Nichole Sanders (27 years of Modesto), Megan Zahra (27 years of Modesto), and Kevin Canavan (39 years of Modesto). During the course of contact stolen property and drug paraphernalia were located. Guzman was arrested for false identification to a police officer and an outstanding warrant. He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. Zahra was taken into custody for shoplifting. Sanders was taken into custody for false identification to a police officer and drug paraphernalia. Canavan was taken into custody for drug paraphernalia. Zahra, Sanders, and Canavan were released at the scene on a citation. On Monday, at approximately 00:48 AM, Officer Justin Qualle observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot of 341 E. Main St. Upon contact with the occupant of the vehicle, he was found to be on probation. A search revealed drug paraphernalia. The occupant, identified as Lamont Jones (45 years of Tracy) was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Tuesday, at approximately 10:29 AM, Officer Alex Contreras conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of the 1500 block of N. Jacktone Rd. for a minor traffic violation. The driver, identified as Joshua Cothran (37 years of Modesto) was determined to be on parole. A search of Cothran revealed an amount of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Cothran was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Tuesday, at approximately 11:43 AM, Officer Alex Contreras and FTO Erik Boger responded to the 400 block of Nancy Dr. for a warrant service. Officers contacted Justin Ornellas (24 years of Ripon), who was taken into custody on the warrant and released at the scene on a citation. On Tuesday, at approximately 9:56 PM, Sgt. Stephen Meece conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 1553 W. Colony Rd. for driving at an unsafe speed. The driver, identified as Lavincent Clark (56 years of Stockton), was determined to be driving under the influence. Clark was taken into custody and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Wednesday, at approximately 00:34 AM, Ripon Officers responded to 1501 N. Jacktone Rd. on a report of a shoplifting that had occurred. During the course of the investigation, Officers contacted Charles Koehn (34 of Stockton) and Rosemarie Duncan (53 years of Stockton). The property was recovered at the scene. Both Koehn and Duncan were taken into custody on a Citizen’s Arrest Affidavit and released at the scene on a citation. On Wednesday, at approximately 10:48 AM, Ripon Officers responded to the 400 block of Maple Ave. on the report of a disturbance. During the course of the investigation officers determined that a physical altercation took place. The suspect, identified as Kevin Vandermaaten (45 years of Ripon) was taken into custody and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Wednesday, at approximately 00:01 AM, FTO Leroy Sanchez conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near E. Main St. and Oak Ave. for a minor traffic violation. The driver, identified as Tyler Smoot (27 years of Ripon), was determined to have an outstanding warrant. He was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation.

Missing Person – Update The swimmer who went missing in the evening of Sunday, April 22, still has not been located. The missing person has been identified as Juan Carlos Peralta Acatitlan (21 years of Lodi). If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Juan please contact the Ripon Police Department at 209-599-2102. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department Boat Team has been conducting river searches since Monday in hopes of locating Juan with unsuccessful results. Attached to this release is a photo of Juan.

Department Activity On Friday, at approximately 5:37 PM, Ripon Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Robert Ave. on a report of a disturbance. During the course of the investigation, an adult Ripon male was found to be a danger to himself or other and taken into protective custody. The subject was transported to a medical facility. On Friday, at approximately 9:49 PM, FTO Carlos Gutierrez was dispatched to the area of W. Milgeo Ave. and Sunrise Ave. on a report of a possible DUI driver. FTO Gutierrez located the vehicle in the area and conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. During the course of the investigation, the driver identified as Edgar Hurtado-Gonzalez (29 years of Tracy), was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while under the influence. Hurtado-Gonzalez was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Sunday, at approximately 7:15 PM, Sgt. Stephen Meece and Officer Kyle Prather contacted a subject at 1402 W. Colony Rd. The subject, identified as Thomas Chantler (43 years of Modesto), was known by officers to have outstanding warrants. Chantler was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation.

Department Activity On Monday, at approximately 1:14 AM, Ripon Officers were dispatched to 1501 N. Jacktone Rd. on a report of shoplifting. FTO Sanchez located the suspect, identified as Benjamin Davenport (43 years of Modesto), in the parking lot of the location. The property was recovered and a criminal complaint has been forwarded to the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office for review. On Monday, at approximately 12:40 PM, Ripon Officers were dispatched to northbound Highway 99 on a report of an adult female making suicidal statements. FTO Erik Boger contacted the 56 year old subject approximately 1 mile north of Jacktone Rd. She was taken into protective custody and turned over to the California Highway Patrol at the scene. On Monday, at approximately 1:10 PM, Ripon Officers were dispatched to 600 E. Frontage Rd. on a report of an in progress theft of fuel. FTO Erik Boger located the suspect at the location. The suspect, identified as Carlos Garcia (32 years of Turlock), was taken into custody on a citizen’s arrest. Garcia was transported to the police department for processing and then released on a citation. On Monday, at approximately 11:32 PM, Ripon Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Kelcie Dr. on a report of a verbal disturbance. Officer Justin Qualle located a subject in front of the residence. A search of the involved subject, identified as Jonathon Christopher Mendiola (28 years of San Leandro), revealed an amount of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Mendiola was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Thursday, at approximately 9:27 AM, FTO Ken Husman responded to the 800 block of W. Main St. on a report of two juveniles loitering near a vacant home. FTO Husman contacted the two juveniles in the area. During the course of the investigation an amount of Marijuana was located. The juveniles were issued a citation and released to parents at the scene. On Thursday, at approximately 6:13 PM, Officer Gordon West conducted a traffic stop in the area of Orange Ave. and W. Main St. for false registration violation. Officer West identified a billy club during the course of the stop. The driver, identified as Robert Giese (34 years of Carmichael), was taken into custody for the violation and other moving violations. The passenger, identified as Scott Lavaysse (39 years of Napa), provided a false name and was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was also taken into custody. Both subjects were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Thursday, at approximately 7:55 PM, FTO Erik Boger and Officer Alex Contreras responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Peppermint Ct. in Modesto to investigate thefts from our local ACE Hardware Store. Officers contacted the suspect, identified as Steven Blevins (30 years of Modesto), and placed him under arrest for two outstanding warrants. Blevins was booked into the County Jail. On Friday, at approximately 2:37 AM, FTO Carlos Gutierrez conducted a traffic stop in 1300 block of W. Colony Rd. for a registration violation. During the course of the traffic stop FTO Gutierrez located an amount of Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and ammunition. The driver, identified as Guillermo Astorga (33 years of Modesto), was determined to be prohibited from possession of ammunition. Guillermo was taken into custody on the charges and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

Turn in used or expired medications for safe disposal this SAT., APRIL 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at several locations throughout San Joaquin County. The local drop off site will be in front of the police department.

Now Accepting Applications for the Junior Police Academy The Junior Police Academy is designed to introduce Ripon youth age 11-13 years to law enforcement career options, the classes run during the summer months, and give students a chance to explore law enforcement career opportunities in a “hands-on” environment. The Ripon Police Department has been holding a Junior Police Academy sine 1997, and look forward to another great year. We are now accepting applications for the Junior Police Academy. The dates for this years academy's are: Basic Academy June 4th – 8th 2018 (8AM – 12 Noon) Applications for Basic JPA are due by May 25th, 2018. Advanced Academy July 16th – 27th (8AM – 12 Noon) Applications for Advanced JPA applications are due July 6th, 2018. The prerequisite for the advanced course is prior completion of the basic course. Applications can be found on our website (clicking the link below) or obtaining one in the department lobby. If you have questions please contact SRO Trevor McGinnis as tmcginnis@cityofripon.org or by calling 209-599-2102.

Missing Person - Update This morning at approximately 9:00 AM, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department boat, along with two personal watercraft from Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, launched from a private access area in Stanislaus County. The teams search 3.5 miles of waterway and 7 miles of shoreline in an attempt to locate the missing swimmer from Sunday. The search concluded for the day at approximately 3:00 PM. The missing swimmer has not been located. Another search of the area is scheduled for tomorrow.

Scheduled Bicycle Rodeo's Bicycle Rodeo's will start tomorrow at Ripona Elementary School. They will take place from 2:15 to 3:15 at each school site. SRO Trevor McGinnis will be providing this free instruction. Below is a list of all scheduled rodeo's: Wednesday, April 25th – Ripona Elementary School Monday, April 30th – Park View Elementary School Wednesday, May 2nd – Weston Elementary School Wednesday, May 9th - Ripon Elementary School.

Missing Person - Update On Sunday, at approximately 7:29 PM, the Ripon Police Department received a 911 call transfer from the California Highway Patrol advising of a missing swimmer near the Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge, near Parallel Ave. and Reynolds Dr. The missing swimmer was identified as a 21 year old male from Lodi. Upon Officers arrival, it was determined that the male was last seen approximately 6:00 PM. Ripon Consolidated Fire District personnel responded and launched their boat in their effort to assist with the search. Ripon Officers interviewed friends and family of the missing swimmer at the scene and searched the banks of the Stanislaus River. At approximately 8:40 PM, the search was suspended for the night due to darkness and the dangers associated with searching the area with little or no visibility. On Monday, at approximately 7:30 AM, Ripon Staff utilized the department’s UAS to fly the river, checking for any evidence of the missing swimmer. The UAS team checked the river from the area where the swimmer was last seen to west of Moncure Rd. During this time the department also deployed a search unit on the north bank of the river, where Volunteers in Police Service staff used an off-road vehicle to patrol the area. Neither search located the missing swimmer. At approximately 2:30 PM, Department staff meet with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Boat Team and Ripon Fire personnel. Ripon Fire was able to launch their boat, and completed a search down river of an area approximately a mile and half from the Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge. The water search was terminated due to debris obstructions. The missing swimmer has still not been found. Another scheduled water search is scheduled for tomorrow further down river. A check of the Stanislaus River provisional data shows the current water temperature of the river in Ripon between 55 and 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and a discharge rate of approximately 1540 cubic feet per second. With this information, the amount of debris in the waterway, and the varying depths of the river the Police Department strongly urges caution if you decide to enter the water. A special reminder that there is no alcoholic beverage consumption at any of our city parks, which includes the river.

Upcoming Roadwork and Temporary Stop Signs

Department Activity Update On Friday, at approximately 11:14 PM, Officer Scott King conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near 1501 N. Jacktone Rd. During the course of the stop, the passenger identified as Kimberly Clayton (27 years of Lathrop) was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. Clayton was released at the scene on a citation. The driver was issued a traffic citation and released at the scene. On Friday, at approximately 11:29 PM, Ripon Police Department received several phone reports of shots fired in succession from various locations around the city. On-duty officers investigated the activity and did not locate any suspicious or criminal conduct within the city. During the investigation it was believed that the sound was coming from west of the city limits. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office was notified. On Saturday, at approximately 2:43 PM, Officer Jared Heuvel conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of N. Jacktone Rd. and Santos Ave. for erratic driving. During the course of the stop the driver, identified as Raul Calderon (46 years of Manteca) was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Outstanding Warrants. Calderon was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Saturday, at approximately 6:37 PM, Ripon Officers were dispatched to 1225 Canal Blvd. on a report of a Hit and Run vehicle collision that occurred in the parking lot of the business. Officers are conducting an investigation into the incident and are looking for a brown 2001 BMW that may be involved. On Saturday, at approximately 10:45 PM, a vehicle pursuit entered into the City of Ripon at the northbound Highway 99 off-ramp and Santos Ave. A motorcycle was being pursued by an allied agency to our City’s south. The driver was taken into custody by the pursing agency. On Sunday, at approximately 1:23 AM, FTO Carlos Gutierrez conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of N. Jacktone Rd. and Santos Ave. for a minor traffic violation. Upon talking with the occupants FTO Gutierrez discovered an amount of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in vehicle. The driver identified as Kimberly Presley (31 years of Fresno) and Carlos Hernandez (37 years of Fresno). Both suspects were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Sunday, at approximately 7:55 AM, Officer Alex Contreras was dispatched to 1553 Colony Rd. on a report of a suspicious person loitering at the business. Officer Contreras made contact with the subject, who was identified as Wesley Ramirez (23 years of San Francisco). Ramirez was ultimately taken into custody for being under the influence. He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail. On Sunday, at approximately 11:31 AM, Officer Alex Contreras conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 1201 W. Main St. for a minor traffic violation. During the course of a Probation Search an amount of Methamphetamine, Heroin and drug paraphernalia were located. The driver was identified as Lawton Climer (27 years of Modesto) was taken into custody and released at the scene on a citation. On Sunday, at approximately 11:51 AM, Ripon Officers responded to the Mistlin Sports Park on a report of a physical assault that took place between a parent and game referee. Upon arrival the suspect had left the area, but officers have identified him and are continuing the investigation into the incident. On Sunday, at approximately 7:29 PM, the Police Department received an Emergency Call of a missing person in the Stanislaus River, near the Bicycle Bridge. Officers, along with Ripon Fire staff, conducted a search last night. Officers are in the area this morning continuing to investigate the incident. On Sunday, at approximately 11:11 PM, Officer Justin Qualle attempted to conduct a traffic stop on vehicle near 1553 W. Colony Rd. During the stop the passenger exited the vehicle near the business and the driver fled in the vehicle. A pursuit of the vehicle entered into the City of Modesto, where Modesto Police Department assisted with locating the vehicle and taking the driver into custody. The vehicle was determined to be reported stolen. The driver identified as Keaton Vankonynenburg (28 years of Modesto) was arrested. A short time later the passenger identified as Viliami Namomo (28 years of Ceres) was located and arrested. Both suspects were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

River Search Underway Ripon Police and Ripon Consolidated Fire District are searching the Stanislaus River for a missing male adult swimmer who was last seen around 6:00 PM. The swimmer was last seen in the water near the Bicycle Bridge.

Love Ripon - 2018 Another 30 yards of concrete poured at the range this morning. Making a distance of approximately 40 yards training distance, total range distance is approximately 50 yards to training targets. Thank you to our department Chaplains, off-duty officers for volunteering time for the event. Special thanks to H&W Construction, P&L Concrete, and Berkeley Concrete Pumping.