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Suspicious vehicle check nets stolen semi-automatic
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RIPON — Ripon Police arrested a Tracy man parked on a residential street at 3:30 a.m. Friday with a knife in his waist band and a semi-automatic Glock hand gun in his back pocket.

Police spokesman First Sergeant Steve Merchant said the call came in as a suspicious person parked on Linda Avenue just south of the Bethany Home complex.

Merchant said an officer located an intoxicated Joseph Paul Tine, 31, of Tracy, inside the vehicle who allegedly provided a patrolman with a fictitious name. 

It was during a weapons’ pat-down when an officer discovered the 9 mm hand gun.  He was disarmed and taken into custody without incident, Merchant said.  He added that the weapon had been reported stolen.

Tine was booked into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp where bail was set at $213,000.

He was charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor for public intoxication and is to appear Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court at 1:25 p.m.