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Surveillance video helps lead to arrest of Ripon burglary suspect
Surveillance video cameras were credited with the recovery of an electric mini-motorcycle, tools, auto parts and childrens toys taken in a Ripon burglary on Wednesday. - photo by Photo courtesy Ripon Police Department

RIPON — Ripon Police officer Josh Sweeten made a quick arrest of Perry Carl Coffman, 53, Wednesday afternoon after viewing surveillance video of a daytime burglary in the 100 block of Capps Way near the downtown area.

Police spokesman First Sergeant Steve Merchant said the officer learned of the suspect’s whereabouts in the 200 block of Capps Way and confronted Coffman about 2:30 p.m. who reportedly cooperated with the investigation.

Taken in the burglary were an electric mini-motorcycle, tools, automotive parts and children’s toys valued at some $2,000.  They were recovered and returned to the victim, police said.

Coffman was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp on felony charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.  He is scheduled to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court today at 1:30 p.m.  Bail has been set at $110,000.