Armed Suspects Arrested Stolen Vehicle Recovered

Armed Suspects Arrested Stolen Vehicle Recovered

On 10-11-17, at approximately 9:38 a.m. Ripon Police Officer Justin Qualle was on patrol in the 700 block of N. Jack Tone Rd. when he observed a suspicious 2007 Honda Accord. A registration check confirmed the vehicle was recently reported as being stolen out of the City of Lodi. The vehicle abruptly pulled off the roadway and the occupants exited the vehicle.

As RPD Officer Qualle attempted to take the driver, Jamie Castaneda, into custody he broke away from the officer and ran into an orchard across from the Ripon Tractor Supply Store.

The second suspect, Jesse Ayraud, was taken into custody without incident. Ripon officers immediately responded to the area to set up a perimeter. Chief Ed Ormonde spotted Castaneda in an orchard near Weststeyn Farms (22000 block of S. Highland Ave). Castaneda was taken into custody without incident. At the time of his arrest, Castaneda was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

The stolen vehicle was searched and a loaded .40 caliber pistol was located in the vehicle.

Jamie Miguel Castaneda (31) of Stockton was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges that included:

  • Felon/addict/possess firearm
  • Possession of firearm with prior violent offense
  • Carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle
  • Prohibited person own/possess ammunition
  • Vehicle theft
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Conspiracy to commit a crime
  • Carry a loaded firearm in public
  • Drug paraphernalia possession\
  • Methamphetamine possession
  • Resisting arrest

Jesse James Ayraud (30) of Stockton was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges that included:

  • Felon/addict/possess firearm
  • Possession of firearm with prior violent offense
  • Possession of firearm with prior violent offense
  • Carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle
  • Prohibited person own/possess ammunition
  • Vehicle theft Receiving stolen property
  • Conspiracy to commit a crime
  • Carry a loaded firearm in public
  • Drug paraphernalia possession
  • Methamphetamine possession

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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