WANTED CARJACKING SUSPECT ARRESTED

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CARJACKING SUSPECT ARRESTED:

Ripon, CA – On 09-06-13, at approximately 2127 hours, Salvador Junior Moya (23) of Ripon was taken into custody without incident during a felony traffic stop in the 800 block of Oakdale Rd. in Modesto Ca. Moya was under surveillance by Ripon’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) for his alleged participation in a failed carjacking attempt in August.

On 08-23-13, two suspects reportedly jumped into a local family’s running vehicle in the 200 block of Frontage Rd. in Ripon. A small child, who was sitting in the back seat tried to flee from the vehicle. One of the suspects allegedly struck the child in the head during the crime. The child’s family rushed to his aid, and the suspects fled on foot.

One suspect, Luis Alejandro Machuca (20) of Modesto, was captured at the time of the crime. He has subsequently been sentenced to 9 years in jail for this crime, including additional gang enhancements.

On 09-06-13, Moya was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on multiple felony charges that included attempted carjacking, cruelty to a child, participation in a criminal street gang, and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Department spokesperson, First Sergeant Steve Merchant commended Detective West for his outstanding work on this case. Merchant said, “Detective West worked diligently to ensure that this suspect was taken into custody. When someone commits a crime in Ripon, especially when it involves a child, our team won’t rest until the suspects are apprehended.”

Merchant said his agency wished to convey their thanks to the Modesto Police Department, the Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department and the Ceres Police Department for their assistance with apprehending this felony suspect.

Contact Info:

P.I.O. – 1ST.Sgt. Steve Merchant

Ripon Police Department

259 N. Wilma Ave.

Ripon, CA 95336

209-599-2102 Business

209-599-4034 FAX

gro.nopirfoyticnull@tnahcremS

1st Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95366
209-599-2102 Business
209-599-0262 Desk
209-599-4034 FAX
gro.nopirfoyticnull@tnahcremS

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