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Uptick in burglaries prompts increased Ripon Police patrols
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RIPON — Burglaries in two Ripon neighborhoods have increased police presence with more frequent patrolling of the community’s residential areas this week.

Two Remington shotguns, a Sony Bravia 60-inch television, a 32-inch Visio TV, a Toshiba laptop computer, a Sony Blue Ray player, a Sony PlayStation along with a Nintendo Wii, Bose speakers and additional items valued at over $5,000 were stolen Tuesday morning between 9:45 and 10:21 a.m. from the 400 block of West Shasta Avenue, officers said.

Ripon Police spokesman First Sergeant Steve Merchant said the 60-inch Sony TV that had been unbolted from its wall mount was recovered later Tuesday in the 300 block of South Manley Road where it was apparently discarded.

On Sunday the grand theft of patio furniture valued at over $1,000 was reported to police to have been taken from the 400 block of West Boesch Drive.  The Allen Roth brand furniture was described as being green and brown in color.

Merchant said the increased patrols will be assigned to unmarked police cars.  The department’s Volunteers in Police Services are also increasing the frequency of their patrols in city neighborhoods in an effort to catch the thieves from plaguing more of the city’s homes.

Anyone with information regarding these cases is urged to contact Detective Matt Ford at (209) 599-2102.