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