Police are stepping up patrols, taking a zero-tolerance approach to all crimes — big or small.
“We just saw a lot of trash. I actually was thinking of doing some community service,” said Kourtni Edsberg.
From trash, toilet paper and graffiti, to vehicle break-ins and public drunkenness, these are just some of the reasons why Ripon Police are planning to step up law enforcement along the Stanislaus River.
“We are out here every Friday, Saturday and one to two times between those days,” said Sgt. Don Luthey.
In the past couple of months, Ripon Police have seen a hike in crime along particular areas of the river causing them to pay closer attention to city cameras
“It aggravates me. It is a beautiful city it is a beautiful park. It is here for people to enjoy and unfortunately some people are going to use and abuse it,” said Sgt. Luthey.
Police will start patrolling more frequently beginning Friday.