RIPON — Robert Ryan Smith, 43, turned himself into the custody of Ripon Police detective Matt Ford Friday afternoon accompanied by his lawyer and was charged with burglary and conspiracy, according to police spokesman First Sergeant Steve Merchant.
Smith and his female partner Stephanie Lynn Boss, 32, are believed to have committed two burglaries in the Ripon community including one at the Ripona Market in mid-September where she and Smith were caught on surveillance video.
Boss was arrested on Sept. 28 at her Salida residence where Smith had been staying, however he was not there when officers served a search warrant at the home, Merchant said.
Smith was charged with only the two counts as other police agencies are lining up from Manteca to Bay Area communities to question the pair about their possible connection to burglaries in their communities.
Due to the continuing investigations no further comment on the suspect will be made at this time, Merchant added.
He is being held in San Joaquin County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Smith is to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.