Ripon Po­lice chief nabs flee­ing sus­pect

Manteca Bulletin - - Front Page - By GLENN KAHL The Bul­letin

Ripon Po­lice Chief Ed Or­monde got his man as one of two sus­pects fled into an al­mond or­chard Wed­nes­day morn­ing af­ter of­fi­cers made a traf­fic stop in the 700 block of Jack Tone Road.

Of­fi­cer Justin Qualle was on pa­trol at 9:30 a.m. when he ob­served a sus­pi­cious Honda Ac­cord. A record check showed that the car had been stolen out of Lodi. The ve­hi­cle abruptly pulled off the road­way and the oc­cu­pants left the ve­hi­cle.

As the of­fi­cer at­tempted to take the driver, Jamie Cas­taneda, 31, of Stock­ton into cus­tody, he broke away and

ran into an or­chard across from the Trac­tor Sup­ply Store, south of High­way 99.

The sec­ond sus­pect who was a pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle, Jesse James Ayraud, 30, also of Stock­ton, was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent. Other of­fi­cers re­sponded to the scene and set up a perime­ter around the or­chard. Chief EOr­monde spot­ted the sus­pect on the west side of the or­chard near West­steyn Farms in the 2200 block of South High­land Av­enue and took him into cus­tody at gun­point with­out in­ci­dent.

At the time of his ar­rest, Cas­taneda was al­leged to be in pos­ses­sion of sus­pected metham­phetamine.

Lt. Steve Mer­chant said the ve­hi­cle was searched and a .40 cal­iber pis­tol was lo­cated.

Cas­taneda was charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm be­ing a felon and an addict and with a prior vi­o­lent of­fense, car­ry­ing a con­cealed weapon in a ve­hi­cle, be­ing a pro­hib­ited per­son own­ing or pos­ses­sion am­mu­ni­tion, ve­hi­cle theft, con­spir­acy to com­mit a crime, re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty, pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, and re­sist­ing ar­rest.

Ayraud was charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm with a prior vi­o­lent of­fense, car­ry­ing a con­cealed weapon in a ve­hi­cle, ve­hi­cle theft and re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty, car­ry­ing a loaded firearm in pub­lic, drug para­pher­na­lia and metham­phetamine in his pos­ses­sion as well as be­ing a pro­hib­ited per­son in pos­ses­sion of am­mu­ni­tion.



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