FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DOOR TO DOOR ALARM SALES TACTICS CAUSE CONCERN:
Ripon Ca. – The Ripon Police Department was contacted by several concerned citizens last week, regarding door to door sales of alarms and misinformation. A representative of an area alarm company reportedly went door to door last week, advising Ripon citizens that if their alarm systems were more than two years old, they were out of compliance with the city municipal code. Another citizen was reportedly asked if they knew about a home invasion that occurred in their neighborhood. The Ripon Police Department would like to caution residents about misinformation being circulated. The City of Ripon does not have a municipal code regulating the age of residential alarm systems. Citizens should also be aware of the fact that there have not been any reports of home invasions in Ripon so far this year. Ripon Residents should be wary of sales persons utilizing scare tactics to promote their products. If you encounter door to door sales persons who cause you some concern, please call the police department immediately. If you have questions about your neighborhood, or any area of the city, you may call the police department (599-2102) and speak to the on duty watch commander. You can view our crime statics on the department web site at www.riponpd.org The Ripon Police Department is committed to providing our citizens with timely information regarding crime and our efforts to keep Ripon safe. The department offers quarterly community meetings, to keep the public informed. The first community meeting of 2013 will be held at the Ripon Police Department on February 13th, at 7pm.
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336