FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EARLY MORNING PURSUIT ENDS PEACEFULLY
Ripon Ca. – On 01-23-13 at approximately 0700 hrs, RPD officer Mario Ysit was conducting traffic enforcement near the intersection of N. Ripon Rd and River Rd. He observed a silver Honda Accord drive through the posted stop sign at the intersection. Due to this dangerous traffic violation, Officer Ysit attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver accelerated and fled the area. Ripon officers pursued the vehicle for approximately 3 minutes. When the suspect realized the fact that the Ripon officers were not going to give up, he stopped the vehicle in an orchard near Clinton South Rd. and Jack Tone Rd. He was taken into custody without incident. Jorge “Jose” Garcia (29) of Riverbank was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges that included evading a police officer, driving without a license, and possession of false government documents.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336