FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LOUD PARTY CALL RESULTS IN ADULT ARRESTS FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF MINORS
Ripon Ca. – On 10-05-12, at approximately 2341 hours, Ripon Officers Mario Ysitand Paul Rourickwere dispatched to the 1700 block of Bonnie Ct.regarding a report of a loud backyard party. Upon the officers’ arrival, a citizen advised the police that a subject from the party had broken through their fence, went through their pool, and was now hiding in their back yard.
Officers contacted 5 juveniles in front of the party house. Marijuana was located in plain view near the juveniles. Additional juveniles were reportedly inside the house. The adult home owner was contacted in front of the residence. She advised officers that there were no other juveniles inside of the residence. Officers spoke to the home owner about the loud party call, the report of a subject who entered a neighbor’s yard, and the fact that drugs and juveniles were present at her residence.
While speaking to the adult home owner, officers observed signs and symptoms of possible intoxication. Due to concern for the safety of juveniles who may have been ingesting drugs at the party, officers requested the assistance of the adult home owner. She refused to cooperate with the investigation. Officers on scene advised the female that she was going to be issued a citation for contributing to the delinquency of minors. The female, attempted to flee into the residence, after ignoring officers instructions to stop. She was taken into custody, and secured in a patrol car. Officers on scene reported the female was screaming obscenities at the officers on scene, and she allegedly kicked the interior of the patrol car repeatedly. She was removed from the scene.
A total of 13 children ranging in age from 12-17 years old were located in and about the house. Some of the juveniles were reportedly hiding inside of the residence. Officers interviewed the juveniles. One juvenile advised officers that he was told, by the adult homeowner, to go into a room, and to not come out, when the officers arrived on scene. Another juvenile told officers that he was told, by the homeowner, to hide in a bedroom, when the police arrived.
Marijuana was located, in plain view, on the front porch, and in the back yard. A back pack that contained marijuana was located on the side of the house. A second adult was located in the residence.
Deann Joyce Menezes (45) of Ripon, was booked into theSan JoaquinCountyjail on the following charges: Contributing to the delinquency of minors, Obstructing, delaying or resisting a police officer.
Andy Munoz Yciano (19) of Ripon, was released on a citation for: Contributing to the delinquency of minors.
All of the juveniles contacted by the officers were safely returned to their parents.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.