September 06, 2016 | Source: Ripon Police Department.
• Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Armed Parolee
September 02, 2016 | Ripon Police Department officers on Friday arrested a male parolee during a traffic stop who was found to have a concealed handgun on his person.
Juan Jose DeAnda Martinez (32) of Tracy Ca. was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County jail for charges that included being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and a felony gang enhancement charge said police Lt. Steve Merchant.
The incident occurred Friday night about 1100 pm in the parking lot of the Angle Petroleum gas station on E. Main St. Ripon officers conducted a traffic stop on a maroon Chevrolet Cruz regarding an equipment violation. During the stop, a male passenger was found to be on parole. Officers conducted a parole search and located a loaded handgun in the suspect’s waistband. Suspected methamphetamine and meth paraphernalia was also located on the suspect.
• Homeowner Takes Action to Repel Suspect
September 02, 2016 | Ripon Police Department officers on Friday arrested a male who reportedly left his vehicle in the roadway, broke through a fence and broke into an occupied home.
Angel Jesse Rodriguez (47) of Palmdale Ca. was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County jail for forcible entry and vandalism, said police Lt. Steve Merchant.
The incident occurred Friday night about 1030 pm in the round-a-bout at Fulton Ave. and Colony Rd. Ripon officers responded to reports that a subject was driving a gray 1990 Honda Accord recklessly with no headlights on. Several concerned citizens saw the suspect run away from his vehicle and enter the yard of a nearby residence on Van Andel Way. The witnesses reportedly heard someone yelling, “I have a gun and will shoot you!”
Ripon officers immediately ran toward the altercation. The suspect was quickly taken into custody as he was climbing back through the hole he had reportedly made in the victim’s fence. Further investigation revealed the following sequence of events.
The suspect reportedly fled from his damaged vehicle, broke through the victim’s fence and forcibly broke into the victim’s residence. The victim, fearing for the safety of this family, armed himself and held the suspect at gunpoint until Ripon officers caught him trying to escape from the victim’s back yard.
• Foot Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Wanted Suspect
September 05, 2016 | Ripon Police Department officers on Monday arrested a male burglary suspect after a short foot pursuit. A stolen laptop computer was found to be in the suspect’s possession upon arrest.
Justin Alexander Ornellas (23) of Manteca Ca. was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County jail on charges that included burglary, resisting arrest and on an outstanding warrant for resisting arrest said police Lt. Steve Merchant.
The incident occurred Monday just after noon in front of the Ripona Market, at the intersection of W. Washington St. and Key Ave. Ripon officers developed information that Ornellas, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for his arrest, was in possession of a stolen laptop computer that was taken from a residence on Nancy Dr. earlier that morning.
Officers spotted the wanted suspect in front of the Ripona Market. When he saw the officers approaching, Ornellas ran through several blocks before giving up to officers when he saw he couldn’t escape. He was taken into custody without incident.
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