Thefts From Vehicles On The Rise In Ripon

Thefts From Vehicles On The Rise In Ripon

In the last 6 weeks, the Ripon Police Department has received 24 reports of thefts from vehicles. These reports include window-smash entries and thefts from unlocked vehicles. Stouffer Park, the Ripon River Crossing (Bike Bridge) and the Mistlin Sports Park have all experienced vehicle burglaries.

Window-smash vehicle burglaries are on the rise in Ripon neighborhoods.

During the night of 09-11-17 to the morning of 09-12-17, the department received 11 reports of vehicle burglaries in Ripon neighborhoods. A number of these thefts involved window-smash entries.

The Ripon Police Department is asking citizens to take the following actions to reduce crime in our city:

  • Park your vehicle in your garage
  • Remove all valuables from your vehicle (Note: Loose change, phone chargers, kids toys or an old jacket are all valuable to a drug addicted thief)
  • Lock your vehicle
  • Use your vehicle alarm
  • Don’t try to hide valuables under the seat or cover them up. (Remove all valuables from the vehicle)
  • Call the police if you see or hear anything suspicious. (We appreciate all calls & we respond to all calls!)

Please help us keep Ripon safe.

P.I.O. – Lieutenant Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336
209-599-2102 Business
209-599-4034 FAX


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  • Ripon Police Department

    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

    9-1-1 Emergency
    (209) 599-5022 7-Digit Emergency
    (209) 599-2102 24/7 Non-Emergency
    599-RTIP - 24/7 Anonymous Tip Line
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