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Ripon Police Department Press Releases

Suspect Arrested After Threatening Call to Elementary School.

  Suspect Arrested After Threatening Call to Elementary School. Suspect Arrested After Threatening Call to Elementary School. Ripon, CA – Today, at approximately 7:30 am, staff at the Ripona Elementary School (415 Oregon St.) called the police department to report telephonic threats to school personnel. Out of an abundance of caution, Ripon patrol officers were […]

New Electrically Motorized Board Laws In Effect

  New Electrically Motorized Board Laws In Effect   New Electrically Motorized Board Laws In Effect As of January 1st, 2016 new laws have been put into place in California regulating “Electrically Motorized Boards” sometimes referred to as “Hoverboards.” Per California Law an electrically motorized board shall be operated only by a person who is […]

Police Training Scheduled For Tonight

  Police Training Scheduled For Tonight The Ripon Police Department Pistol Range will be in use tonight, December 30th, as we complete the second of two evening training courses. If citizens have questions about range operations, please contact the police department at 599-2102. P.I.O. – Lieutenant Steve Merchant Ripon Police Department 259 N. Wilma Ave. […]

Citizens Receive Ripon Police Chief’s Award

  Citizens Receive Ripon Police Chief’s Award Today, in front of family, friends and City officials, two local citizens received awards from Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde for their actions during a violent encounter that occurred approximately 18 months ago in Ripon. On 06-18-14, Ripon officers responded to frantic 911 calls near the Ripon Bike […]

Thief Arrested At Truck Stop

  Thief Arrested At Truck Stop On 12-22-15 at approximately 3:45 pm Ripon officers responded to the Loves Truck Stop (1553 W. Colony Rd.) regarding a theft in progress. Employees provided police with a description of the suspect, along with details of the items that were being stolen. Just prior to the officers arrival, the […]

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

  DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend The Ripon Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 12-19-2015, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2012 because someone […]

Police Department Announces the Passing of Retired Ripon Police Chief

  Police Department Announces the Passing of Retired Ripon Police Chief Police Department Announces the Passing of Retired Ripon Police Chief On Monday, November 23, 2015 Retired Police Chief Harvey Douma passed away. Chief Douma was hired by the Ripon Police Department in 1951. From 1963 to 1982 he was Ripon’s Police Chief. He spent […]

Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Stolen Property Arrest

  Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Stolen Property Arrest Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Stolen Property Arrest: On 11-23-15, at approximately 7:56 a.m. Ripon Police Department officer Paul Staley observed a suspicious vehicle repeatedly driving through the parking lot of the Grace Brethren Church (734 W. Main St.) Officer Staley was specifically watching […]

Ripon Residents: Free Steering Wheel Lock

  Ripon Residents: Free Steering Wheel Lock The Ripon Police Department has recently seen an increase in stolen vehicles within our city. Investigators have identified the top nine most stolen vehicles in San Joaquin County as: 1. 1989 to 1997 Honda Accord 2. 1988 to 2000 Honda Civic 3. 1987 to 1996 Toyota Camry 4. […]

SHOOTING SUSPECTS CONVICTED

  SHOOTING SUSPECTS CONVICTED Ripon Ca. – 06-09-15 a shooting occurred near the downtown area in Ripon. At that time the victim received serious, non-life threatening injuries. On 08-21-15, detectives with Ripon’s Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the Manteca-Ripon SWAT Team served search and arrest warrants at a residence in Riverbank. During the warrant […]

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    Ripon, CA 95366

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