KNIFE-WIELDING SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT

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KNIFE-WIELDING SUSPECT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT

Ripon CA: On 08-20-13, at approximately 1229 hrs. The Ripon Police Department dispatch center received a 911 call from the foreman of a Union Pacific Railroad work crew. The caller said a suspect threatened him at knife point while he was working along the tracks in Ripon. The suspect reportedly fled in a southerly direction, along the tracks.

Ripon officers arrived on scene within minutes. The area near the railroad tracks along highway 99 and the StanislausRiver was searched. RPD Patrol Sergeant Don Luthey spotted the suspect running along the railroad tracks in the 6000 block of Hammett Ct. Additional officers arrived on scene and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A large folding knife, a methamphetamine smoking pipe, and stolen property were located on the suspect’s person.

Eli Corea (32) of Morgan Hill was booked into the San JoaquinCounty jail on charges that included possession of stolen property, exhibiting a dangerous weapon, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, trespassing on railroad property, and for suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Department spokesperson, First Sgt. Steve Merchant said, “This was a dangerous situation. Our emergency dispatchers’ quick action; combined with the professionalism of our patrol team; enabled us to take this suspect into custody without incident.”

Contact Info:

P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant

Ripon Police Department

259 N. Wilma Ave.

Ripon, CA 95336

209-599-2102 Business

209-599-4034 FAX

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