FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MULTIPLE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR WEEKEND AUTO BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFT:
Ripon Ca. – On 01-19-13, at approximately 0812 hours, Ripon officers were dispatched to the area of the Ripon CVS Pharmacy regarding a report of two suspicious males in front of the store. Upon arrival Ripon Officer Alex Burgos contacted two males sitting in front of the store. The males were dressed in dark hooded clothing. The males were in possession of socks, gloves and a flashlight. RPD officers were aware of the fact that vehicle burglary reports had been taken during the previous night. The suspects’ clothing description matched one of the reported vehicle burglary suspect’s clothing. While speaking to the subjects, Officer Burgos saw a drivers license, belonging to a female Ripon resident, lying next to the suspects. The Ripon resident was contacted, and she confirmed her vehicle had been broken into during the night, and her drivers license was stolen. One of the suspects was found to be on court probation for vehicle theft. The suspects were taken into custody for possession of stolen property. Through the course of the investigation, additional property allegedly found in the suspects’ possession was determined to have been stolen from additional Ripon auto burglaries. Ripon oficers were able to gather intelligence regarding a vehicle that was associated with the suspects. Officers were able to intercept this vehicle, and conduct a traffic stop. Additional stolen
property, from Ripon auto burglaries, was reportedly located in the vehicle. Two more suspects were taken into custody. RPD officers located credit and debit cards, drivers licenses, personal property, clothing, electronic games, GPS devices, and cell phones in the suspects’ possession. These items belonged to multiple Ripon residents. During the course of the investigation one Ripon resident reported her vehicle was stolen from the 200 block of First Street. Ripon officers located evidence in the suspect’s vehicle, linking them to the auto theft. Three juvenile suspects: male juvenile (15) of Antioch, male juvenile (16) of Sacramento, male juvenile (17) of Antioch were booked into the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall on multiple felony charges including possession of stolen property, conspiracy and vehicle theft. One male suspect, Vincent Henry Vigil (26) of Antioch was booked into the San Joaquin County jail on multiple felony charges that included possession of stolen property, conspiracy, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Stolen items are being returned to Ripon residents. If you need further information concerning the return of property, contact Detective Sgt. Terri Jensen at 599-0261.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336