FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BURGLARY SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT
RiponCA: On 06-10-2013, at approximately 1658 hours, The Ripon Police Department received a 911 call reporting a daylight residential burglary that had just occurred in the 1000 block of Ash Ave. The suspects reportedly shattered a glass door to gain entry into the residence. The suspects were last seen leaving the victims residence in an older white van with blue or green stripes on it.
Ripon Police Dispatchers immediately broadcast the information to patrol units in the area. RPD Officer Kyle Gomes saw the suspect vehicle leaving the area. A search for the vehicle was initiated. Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde spotted the vehicle again on Mohler Road and followed it to CaswellState Park. FTO Erik Boger arrived on scene to assist with a traffic stop. A traffic stop was attempted. The suspects failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued. Six suspects jumped out of the vehicle while it was still moving. The suspects fled into the dense riparian forest at CaswellState park. One suspect was arrested without incident after a short foot pursuit. A search for the outstanding suspects was initiated. The Stanislaus County Sheriffs department was contacted, due to the fact that the suspects were believed to be heading toward the StanislausRiver.
Suspected stolen property including electronics, ammunition and jewelry were recovered in the suspect’s vehicle.
At approximately 1800 hours, the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department contacted two suspects who were reportedly hiding near Bacon Rd. at the StanislausRiver. RPD units responded and took the suspects into custody. These were two of the suspect who fled from officers across the river at CaswellState park. Ripon investigators are working to establish the identity of the remaining suspects.
Eric Francisco Silva (18) of Riverbank was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges that included burglary, conspiracy, evasion, and resisting arrest.
Edgar Felix (18) of Riverbank was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges that included burglary, conspiracy, evasion, and resisting arrest.
A 17 year old male suspect from Modesto was booked into the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall on felony charges that included burglary, conspiracy, evasion, and resisting arrest.
Some of the stolen property located in the suspects abandoned vehicle was identified as being from the Ripon residential burglary. Additional property has been identified as being stolen from a Manteca burglary. Manteca Police Department investigators have been contacted and they are working with Ripon investigators on this case.
Ripon Police Department spokesperson, First Sergeant Steve Merchant, said alert neighbors keeping watch over their neighborhood; combined with the emergency dispatchers’ rapid broadcast of vital information; complimented by the immediate response of the neighborhood patrol team; and the swift deployment by the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department to the Stanislaus River; were the keys to capturing these suspects and to recovering property from several burglaries.
If you have information regarding this case, or these suspects, please contact Detective Alex Burgos at 599-0254.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336