Possession of Stolen Vehicle / Conspiracy to commit / Resisting Arrest/ Gang Crime / Felony Evading
LOCATION:  Rd. 232 / Ave. 196, Strathmore          DATE:  08-30-15          TIME:  1835
CASE NUMBER:  15-40058         VICTIM:  State of Calif          CITY: 

Suspects in Custody: 

 

Suspect #1: Peter Lopez  18 yrs.

Address: Lindsay, Ca

 

Suspect#2: Omar Ibarra 24 yrs.

Address: Lindsay, Ca

 

Suspect#3: Alejandro Bedolla  18 yrs.

Address: Lindsay, Ca

 

Suspect#4: Male  Juvenile  17 yrs.

Address: Strathmore, Ca

 

Suspect#5: Male  Juvenile  17 hrs.

Address: Strathmore, Ca. 

 

On 8-30-15 at approx. 1835 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office  Gang Violence Suppression Unit initiated a traffic stop  in the area of Rd. 232 and Ave. 196 in Strathmore, regarding a traffic violation. The suspect vehicle, a black Chevrolet Malibu failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued.  The pursuit continued through the outskirts of Strathmore and ended in an orange orchard.  Five suspects exited the vehicle and ran into the groves.  Detectives along with the assistance of Patrol Deputies set up a perimeter and utilized a TCSO  K-9 to search.  Subsequently all five above listed suspects were located at or near the scene.  The driver of the pursued vehicle was taken into custody with the assistance of the K-9 and later learned to be a 17 year old juvenile.  The Juvenile suspect was treated by medical staff prior to booking.  Further investigation revealed the five suspects had just left the scene of a stolen vehicle in the orchard where first spotted by the Detective.  All suspects were subsequently arrested and booked for above the listed charges.  

 

Suspect#1 (Peter Lopez), also had an outstanding Felony warrant for his arrest for (Possession of stolen vehicle, vandalism, arson, grand theft, battery and resisting arrest).  

 

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Luis Carrillo or Sergeant Steve Sanchez at (559)733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

 

Anonymous information about crimes in Tulare County areas can be reported via Tipnow email tcso@tipnow.net   txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 

 

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  A144 AND RD 184 IN POPLAR          DATE:  08-29-15          TIME:  1400 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-10872         VICTIM:           CITY:  POPLAR

On 8/29/15 at about1400, Deputies responded to Ave 144 and Rd 184 on a vehicle burglary. Deputies arrived and contacted the victim, who said on 8-29-15 between the hours of 0630 to 1330 unknown suspect(s) smashed in her passenger window in and took her purse. She said total loss was about $40.00 for the purse and contents and $100.00 in damage to her vehicle window.

 

 

This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 
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Child Endangerment
LOCATION:  100 blk Cow Mountain Road, Porterville          DATE:  08-28-15          TIME:  1900
CASE NUMBER:  15-10838         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 8-28-15 Deputies were dispatched to the 100 blk of Cow Mountain Road in regards to a Child Endangerment. During the investigation Deputies discovered that a 10 month old juvenile sustained injuries by his mother during a dispute with family members. The juvenile was transported to Sierra View Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

 

The mother was taken into custody and booked into Tulare County Jail.

 

Suspect:

(S) Kayla Bernal, 22 years old.

 
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Cultivation of,possess marijuana for sales, Child Endangerment, possess illegal weapon, possess hi c
LOCATION:  30700 block Rd 72 Goshen          DATE:  08-28-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-60796         VICTIM:  State of Calif          CITY: 

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel Unit (STEP), began an investigation into information of illegal marijuana being grown at the above location. Information received was that there appeared to be young children playing in the grow site as children’s toys were seen in the illegal garden and that one of the persons involved worked for Tulare County within a jail facility. During the investigation it was determined that suspect Jaqueline Martinez is employed by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department as a Detention Services Officer. Detention Services Officers are non-sworn and do not have contact with inmates within the facilities.  

 

A search warrant was obtained for the location and upon service the listed suspects were contacted and detained.  The search revealed 102 marijuana plants each capable of producing a pound of marijuana upon maturity, two packages of processed marijuana weighing approx. one pound combined, an illegal weapon with a high capacity magazine attached and fully loaded, and a spare bedroom was being utilized as a drying /processing room for the illegally grown marijuana. 

 

Tulare County Child Welfare Services were called and responded due to the fact the an 11 month old child (toddler) was residing at the residence and the marijuana and illegal weapon were in a location that was accessible to the child endangering its safety. The child was subsequently placed by CWS.

 

The marijuana had a potential net worth of approx. $103,000.00 dollars if sold illegally on the streets. It is estimated that a full grown marijuana plant uses 5-7 gallons of water a day. The total water used in a week by the plants is estimated at 5,000 gallons. During this period of severe drought, families in small communities and agricultural areas are more dependent on their wells and local water systems to provide for them as California faces drastic cutbacks in water usage.

 

Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Division responded to assist and transported the below listed suspects to the Adult Pre-Trial facility for booking. Suspect Jaqueline Martinez was subsequently placed on administrative leave and transported and housed at the Kings County jail.

 

Suspect-1: Martinez, Jaqueline 24 yoa resides in Goshen

Charges:11358,11359 H&S, 273 A PC, 182 PC

Suspect-2: Sanchez-Trujillo, Victor Hugo 28 yoa resides in Goshen

Charges: 11358,11359, 11366 H&S, 12022.5,32310, 273A, 182 PC

Suspect-3: Garcia-Ceja, Omar 36yoa resides in Visalia

Charges: 11358,11359 H&S, 182 PC 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  23761 Avenue 56, Ducor          DATE:  08/28/15          TIME:  7:30am
CASE NUMBER:  15-10798         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 8/28/15 at about 0730,  Deputies responded to Ducor School on a burglary report. Deputies contacted a School Employee, who stated an unknown suspect entered two class rooms and took an unknown item. They viewed video surveillance, which showed on 8-27-15 at about 2000 hours an unknown suspect (HMA, thin build, dark clothing, red hat) enter a classroom. The suspect took a computer tower from the room. The suspect then broke into another classroom, set the computer tower down at the door, entered the room then exited the room with an unknown black object, leaving the computer tower behind.Total loss and recovery $300.00

This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  2200 block of Road 160 / Earlimart          DATE:  08-27-15          TIME:  2045
CASE NUMBER:  15-10774         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 08-27-15 at 2045 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Road 160 in Earlimart regarding a Burglary. 

Deputies arrived and observed two of the classrooms were broken into. One classroom was missing a projector worth $500. Deputies searched the area and did not locate a suspect. 

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com

 
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PC 422- Threaten Death or Great Bodily Injury
LOCATION:  300 Block of Thompson          DATE:  8-27-15          TIME:  0620 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-10743         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Tipton

On 08-27-2015 at 0631 hours Deputies contacted a subject in the 300 Block of S. Thompson Tipton, who reported she had been victim of battery and threats of great bodily harm or death.  Investigation revealed she had minor injuries due to a physical confrontation with the suspect.  Suspect then threatened her with a firearm.  A search of the area for the suspect was unsuccessful. Victim was transported to Tulare District Hospital for treatment of her minor injuries.


Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

Suspect: David Weaver 51 years of age from Tipton.

 
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PC 459- Vehicle Burgalry
LOCATION:  200 Block of N. Graham          DATE:  8-27-15          TIME:  Unknown
CASE NUMBER:  15-10750         VICTIM:  Jaclyn Hairstone          CITY:  Tipton

On 08-27-2015 at 1043 hours, Deputy contacted a subject in the 200 block of N. Graham in Tipton, who reported her vehicle had been burglarized.  The subject visually inspected the vehicle, and observed someone had broken the passenger window and taken her wallet. The estimated property loss was approximately $460 dollars in cash and several credit cards. The subject also reported several transactions were made using the stolen credit cards in Tipton, Tulare and the city of Delano.  

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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Vehicle Burglary/Vandalism
LOCATION:  5000 Block of Knox Road          DATE:  8/27/15          TIME:  2:40pm
CASE NUMBER:  15-10763         VICTIM:           CITY:  Alpaugh

On 8-27-15 at 1530 hours Deputies were dispatched to the 5000 Block of Knox Road in Alpaugh to meet with a reporting party who reportedly walked outside of her residence and found her vehicle to be vandalized. The reporting party visually inspected her vehicle and observed her tire’s to be flat, and discovered someone had stolen her keys and personal information. The estimated loss was approximately $640.00 dollars.  The point of entry was the passenger side door. This case is still under investigation.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  15000 Block of County Line          DATE:  08/27/15          TIME:  5:30am
CASE NUMBER:  15-10741         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 8-27-15 at 0530 hours Deputies were dispatched to the 15000 Block of County Line Avenue in Delano to meet with a reporting party who reportedly arrived to his business, and found the east access gate unlocked. The reporting party visually inspected the surrounding area, and discovered someone had stolen diesel fuel. The estimated loss was approximately $3,360 dollars.  The point of entry was a chain link fence on the east side of the property. No suspects have been identified in his case.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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Auto Theft and Possession of a stolen vehicle
LOCATION:  Richgrove          DATE:  8/27/15          TIME:  9:02am
CASE NUMBER:  15-10747         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: 

Guerrero, Alejandro  22 YOA
Earlimart Resident

Narrative:

On August 27, 2015 at about 0902 Hrs Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Porterville Substation where en-route to a call in the Richgrove area when they observed subject abandon a 2015 International water truck in the roadway and run into a nearby orange grove. Upon running the vehicle deputies discovered it had been reported stolen out of McFarland.

A perimeter was established and member of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Canine Unit were summoned to the scene. During a subsequent search of the grove, a canine located the suspect, Alejandro Guerrero, hiding in an orange tree. Guerrero was taken into custody and booked at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Porterville Substation.

Case under investigation by T.C.S.O.

 
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Theft
LOCATION:  6380 Road 192          DATE:  08/27/15          TIME:  6:00am
CASE NUMBER:  15-10744         VICTIM:           CITY:  Ducor

Deputies were dispatched to the area of Avenue 56 and Road 192 regarding a theft. Upon arriving, Deputies contacted the reporting party who was an employee of the business. The reporting party advised that earlier this morning a flat-bed truck was seeing leaving the property full of Styrofoam boxes. It was determined approximately 800 boxes were taken from the business. The total loss was estimated at $1,376.00.

This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 
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25400 PC- Possession of a Firearm
LOCATION:  Road 236/Ave 198          DATE:  8-25-15          TIME:  1415 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-10667         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Strathmore

Suspects:
Jose Antonio Gomez 8/11/1995 375 S. Jaye St. Porterville, Ca. 93257
Jose Ignacio Hernandez 12/11/1993  23710 Ave 93 #2 Terra Bella, Ca. 93270
Fernando Gomez Sandoval 11/1/1994 375 S. Jaye St. Porterville, Ca. 93257
16 year old Juvenile out of Terra Bella
17 year old juvenile out of Terra Bella

Narrative:
On 8/25/2015 at approximately 1415 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the area of Road 236 and Avenue 196 in Strathmore in regards to an armed robbery report. The suspect entered a local business, brandished a handgun, and demanded money and merchandise. The suspect fled on foot last seen walking east on Bruce St. in Strathmore. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic approximately 20 years old wearing jean shorts and a black t-shirt. While checking the area for the suspect, Deputies located a Hispanic male subject wearing jean shorts and a black t-shirt in the area of Road 231 and Avenue 198. The subject entered a white four-door sedan occupied by four additions subjects. The vehicle quickly drove north on Road 231 and turned west on Avenue 198. Deputies followed the vehicle waiting for it leave the area of the Strathmore Elementary School before conducting a traffic stop. The vehicle quickly turned and entered the south parking lot of the elementary school and parked in a far west parking spot. Before the vehicle came to a complete stop, Gomez quickly exited the vehicle and began running west toward the school. Deputies observed him remove a handgun from his waistband and throw it on the ground approximately 10 yards south of the school's south lawn area. Deputies immediately contacted TCSO Dispatch and requested the elementary school and middle school in the area be placed on lock down. Moments later, Deputies could hear the safety announcements on the school's intercom system being broadcast on the school grounds. Deputies quickly established a perimeter around the school and pursued Gomez on foot. Gomez entered the school grounds and attempted to enter one classroom which had been locked by school staff after the announcements. Gomez continued running west on Avenue 200 and eventually entered Strathmore Middle School grounds where he was taken into custody by Deputies on the south side of the school cafeteria.

Gomez was booked at the Pre-Trial facility for possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, and possession of a firearm in a school zone. The other four occupants of the vehicle were also booked on various charges including violation of probation.
Prepared by Deputy M. Clayborn  Approved by Sergeant R. Smith

 
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211 PC- Armed Robbery
LOCATION:  19640 Orange Belt Dr          DATE:  8-25-15          TIME:  1400 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-10666         VICTIM:  Best Deals Thrift Store          CITY:  Strathmore

Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Detectives were called to the Strathmore area to investigate an armed robbery.  Upon arrival Detectives contacted the store owner.  The store owner advised a Hispanic male entered the store and purchased items.  During the transaction the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.  The suspect fled the area on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 28 yrs old, bald head, black shirt, blue jean shorts.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the armed robbery.

This case is currently under investigation by the South County Investigations Unit.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South County Investigations Unit Det. J. Pipkin or Sgt M Giefer at (559) 733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow email tcso@tipnow.net txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 

 

 
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Homicide Update
LOCATION:  14600 block of Kilroy, Poplar          DATE:  3/22-23/15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-3665         VICTIM:  Jose Guadalupe Zavala-Andrade          CITY: 

***Update***

After a 5 month long investigation into Jose Guadalupe Zavala-Andrade’s death The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department learned the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office has filed formal charges against Ulises Moreno. 

An arrest warrant for 187 PC (murder) is being issued for Ulises Moreno and anyone with information on this crime or the whereabouts of the suspect is encouraged to call Det. Pineda at 559-735-1910, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department dispatch at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488, or they can leave the information with TIP NOW at 559-725-4194.

***Update***

Victim – Jose Guadalupe Zavala-Andrade       34 years

Suspect – Ulises Moreno                                    41 years

On 3-23-15 Violent Crimes Detectives were able to identify the above victim. During the investigation Detectives were able to identify the suspect which led to the service of a search warrant in the 14500 block of Rd. 191, Poplar. During the search warrant service additional evidence was located linking the suspect to the crime.

Narrative: 

On 3-23-15 at 0540 hrs. Deputies were dispatched to the 14600 block of Kilroy, Poplar regarding an unresponsive male adult.

Upon arrival Deputies located the victim deceased outside of a residence with obvious signs of trauma.

Violent Crime Detectives were called to the scene who took over the investigation and are following up on several leads.

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  900 BLOCK OF ALILA          DATE:  08/24/2015          TIME:  0610 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-10622         VICTIM:  MODESTO CRUZ          CITY:  EARLIMART

On 8-24-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 900 block of North Alila Street, Earlimart in regard to a residential burglary.

Upon arrival they were informed by the victim that he had left for work at approximately 0610 hours. When the victim returned home at approximately 1600 hours, he observed his residence was burglarized. There were no signs of forced entry. The victim provided a list of items that were taken which included two 46” plasma televisions, a blue LG cellphone, miscellaneous gold jewelry, and 1,000 dollars in cash.

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 
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Attempt Robbery
LOCATION:  500 block of E. Terra Bella, Pixley          DATE:  8/25/15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-10642         VICTIM:  Elizabeth Ceja          CITY: 

Deputies were dispatched to an attempt robbery in the 500 block of E. Terre Bella, Pixley.  The victim reported an unknown male suspect grabbed her and demanded money from her.  After a brief struggle, the suspect fled the area on foot. The victim sustained no injuries during the incident.  

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Titus at (559) 733-6218 or leave an anonymous tip at tcso@tipnow.com or call or text (559) 725-4194. 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  900 Block of Alila, Earlimart          DATE:  8-24-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-10622         VICTIM:  Modesto Cruz          CITY: 

On 8-24-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 900 block of North Alila Street, Earlimart in regard to a residential burglary.

Upon arrival they were informed by the victim that he had left for work at approximately 0610 hours. When the victim returned home at approximately 1600 hours, he observed his residence was burglarized. There were no signs of forced entry. The victim provided a list of items that were taken which included two 46” plasma televisions, a blue LG cellphone, miscellaneous gold jewelry, and 1,000 dollars in cash. 

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  9700 Block of Ave 312, Visalia, Ca          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-10596         VICTIM:  Melvin Pacheco          CITY: 

On 8-24-15, Deputies from the Headquarters Substation responded to the a location on Avenue 312 in Visalia. It was reported that a storage shop had been burglarized sometime from 8-23 to 8-24, and unknown suspect(s) took two welders, one trailer, one ladder, a leaf blower, one weed eater, four tires, and gas from a storage tank. The victim estimated the loss at around $5,000.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at 559-733-6218 or by using the TipNow program. Calls or texts can be made to 559-725-4194 or emails can be sent to tcso@tipnow.com

 
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PC 215- Carjacking
LOCATION:  Northbound Hwy 99 North of Goshen          DATE:  8-23-15          TIME:  0445 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-10576         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Visalia

On August 23rd, 2015 at approximately 1222 hours:

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by a victim who advised he had been carjacked by unknown suspects.  Detectives contacted the victim who advised at approximately 0445 hours he was driving his 2006 White, Buick Lucerne on northbound Highway 99 near the town of Goshen. 

The victim was north of the town of Goshen when he observed two male subjects walking on the east side of the highway.  The victim stopped to assist the subjects; and subsequently gave them a ride toward Fresno.  Soon after the subjects entered the vehicle, they brandished a weapon and directed the victim to the side of the road where they forced him out of the vehicle.  The two male suspects were last seen driving the victim’s car on northbound Highway 99 between Goshen and Traver. 

If you have any information related to this case, please contact Detective Nicholson or Sergeant Cavasos (559) 735-1898 or (800)808-0488.  Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow, email: tcso@tipnow.net or download the Tipnow app for android or apple phones.

Submitted by:  Det. J. Nicholson

 
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Transportation for sales.
LOCATION:  Avenue 144 and Road 193          DATE:  08/23/15          TIME:  11:30hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-10557         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 8/23/2015 at about 1130 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were on patrol when they contacted the suspect. During the contact Deputies located 7.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine inside the handle bars of the suspect’s bicycle . He was arrested, transported and booked at the Porterville Jail

This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  38033 Block of Balch Park Road          DATE:  10:00am          TIME:  10:00am
CASE NUMBER:  15-10556         VICTIM:           CITY: 


On 8/23/15 at approximately 1000 Hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 38044 blk. of Balch Park regarding a burglary that occurred on 8-22-15. The victim stated on 8-22-15 between the hours of 1800 and 2130, unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and took a 48 inch TV and medical marijuana. Total loss was about $1,400.00.
 
This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Battery
LOCATION:  Unkown Porterville/Strathmore area          DATE:  8/23/15          TIME:  2:00pm
CASE NUMBER:  15-10565         VICTIM:           CITY: 


On 8/23/15, at approximately 1300 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Sierra View ER on an assault victim. Deputies contacted the victim, who said he was at a store north of Porterville, when he was assaulted by an unknown suspect, causing injury. The suspect fled the scene.
 
This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  40800 block of Sierra Drive          DATE:  8/23/15          TIME:  4:00am
CASE NUMBER:  15-10460         VICTIM:           CITY:  Three Rivers

On 8/21/15 at approximately 0400 hours Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to an audible burglar alarm at the Three Rivers Drug Store located at the 40800 block of Sierra Drive in Three Rivers. Upon arrival, Deputies observed glass windows to be broken and the pharmacy was rummaged through.  An undisclosed amount of money was found to be taken.  Unknown suspect(s) fled to an unknown location prior to Deputies arrival. 

If you should have any information regarding this crime, anonymous information about  can be reported via Tipnow. 
-email tcso@tipnow.net
-text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or
-download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  21700 block of Road 152          DATE:  08/23/15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-10549         VICTIM:           CITY:  Tulare

*Updated*

 

On 8/23/2015 at about 0200 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in the 21700 block in Tulare regarding a burglary.  Deputies contacted the victim, who said unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took six beers from the refrigerator in the kitchen.  The victim located and confronted a suspect outside the residence, on his driveway. The suspect left the area on foot. There was a $6.00 loss. There were no injuries.

This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Attempt Kidnapping
LOCATION:  20800 Block of Guerrero          DATE:  08/22/15          TIME:  4:44am
CASE NUMBER:  15-10517         VICTIM:           CITY:  Richgrove

On 8-22-15 at about 0440 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 20800 blk of Guerrero, Richgrove regarding a suspicious circumstance. Upon arriving and contacting the reporting party, Deputies learned earlier this morning, the victim was approached by an unknown male. The male grabbed the victim and attempted to pull the victim away. The victim fought the male off and called for help. The victim was not injured and nothing was taken. The unknown suspect fled the scene.

This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  23000 A198          DATE:  08-22-15          TIME:  10:00am
CASE NUMBER:  15-10519         VICTIM:           CITY:  Strathmore

On 8/21/15 at approximately1004 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 23000 block of Ave. 198, Strathmore regarding a burglary that occurred. The reporting party stated between 8-16-15 0900 hours and 8-22-15 1200 hours, unknown suspect(s) entered the business and took a computer and speakers. Total loss was about $2,550.00.

 

This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Avenue 8 / Road 136 / Earlimart          DATE:  08-21-15          TIME:  1100
CASE NUMBER:  15-10492         VICTIM:  Sandeep Grewal          CITY: 

On 08-21-15 at 1730 hours, Deputies were dispatched to Avenue 8 and Road 136 in Earlimart regarding a Grand Theft. The reporting party advised unknown suspects stole equipment from a tree shaker totaling $2200. The stolen items included 2 motors, 2 pumps, 1 sprocket, and 1 pulley. The theft occurred on 8-21-15 between 1100-1700 hours.
 
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com


Suspect: Unknown

 
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Possession of narcotics for sale/Child endangerment
LOCATION:  5300 block of Olive Road, Alpaugh          DATE:  08-20-15          TIME:  2030
CASE NUMBER:  15-10448         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

 On 08/20/2015 Deputies responded to a residence in Alpaugh for a felony warrant service. Suspect attempted to flee into the residence however he was contacted before entering the residence. Suspect was observed handing a clear plastic baggie containing white crystal like substance to his juvenile son. Suspect was taken into custody. It was discovered the clear plastic baggie contained a large amount of Methamphetamine.

Upon further investigation additional controlled substance was located inside the residence along with a large amount of currency. Suspect was arrested and booked at the Tulare County Jail.

(S) 41 year old Martin Guzman out of Alpaugh.

 
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Possession of methamphetamine for sales.
LOCATION:  200 block of South Maurer Street-Porterville          DATE:  08-19-15          TIME:  0211
CASE NUMBER:  15-10377         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Deputy Personnel were dispatched to the above indicated location regarding a brandishing of a firearm.  Upon arrival, an investigation was conducted and it was determined that Abraham Vazquez 26 years of age was in possession of methamphetamine for sales.  Abraham was arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  16700 Block or Road 204, Porterville          DATE:  08-19-15          TIME:  1800
CASE NUMBER:  15-10405         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Detectives were called out to investigate a residential burglary. Detectives were advised unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered a residence located in the 16700 Block or Road 204, Porterville. The burglary is believed to have occurred between Saturday 8-15-15 and 8-19-15.  The victim estimated the value of stolen items to be approximately $23,000. This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Property Crimes Division.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  22000 block of Ave 112 , Terra Bella CA          DATE:  08-17-15          TIME:  0623
CASE NUMBER:  15-10283         VICTIM:  Konda Farms          CITY: 

Suspect: Nicolas Brown, 18 years old.

On August 17th at 0623 hours, The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was contacted in regards to a commercial burglary.  The scene of the burglary was the shop building and offices for Konda Farms.  A large number of items including a work truck, office equipment, and farm equipment were stolen with an estimated loss of $35,000. 

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Agriculture Crime Unit arrived to the scene to conduct an investigation

On August 19th at approximately 0730 hours the stolen truck was located by the California Highway Patrol in the East Porterville area.  The truck was unoccupied.

During the investigation a person of interest was identified.  On August 19th Detectives from the Ag Crimes Unit contacted suspect Nicolas Brown who was in possession of property stolen from Konda Farms.  The estimated recovery at this time is $33,000.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

If you have any information related to this case, please contact Detective Nicholson or Sergeant Giefer (559) 735-1898 or (800)808-0488.  Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow, email: tcso@tipnow.net or download the Tipnow app for android or apple phones.

 
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Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Conspiracy
LOCATION:  1200 block of E. Armstrong, Earlimart          DATE:  08-19-15          TIME:  1435
CASE NUMBER:  15-10397         VICTIM:  Manuela Sanchez          CITY: 

Deputies were dispatched to a burglary call at the victim’s residence.  After further investigation, a 17 year old juvenile was located who admitted to taking the victim’s property to a pawn shop to sell.  The juvenile was arrested without incident and some of the victim’s property was recovered. This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Titus at (559) 733-6218 or leave an anonymous tip at tcso@tipnow.com or call or text (559) 725-4194.

 
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Commercial Burglary from AM PM in Goshen
LOCATION:  30800 Block Drive 68          DATE:  8-18-15          TIME:  2100
CASE NUMBER:  15-10369         VICTIM:  Goshen AM PM / Arco          CITY: 

On 8-18-15 at approximately 2100 hours, Deputies from the Headquarters Substation responded to Highway 99 and Betty Drive in Goshen regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. Deputies were advised that a clerk working at the Goshen AM PM / Arco had just reported a theft of alcohol by two juvenile males. Deputies identified one of the juvenile males as the victim of the vehicle versus pedestrian accident. 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the misdemeanor theft of alcohol from the AM PM / Arco, while California Highway Patrol investigates the vehicle versus pedestrian accident resulting in the death of a male juvenile. 

During the course of the investigation, deputies were able to identify the second suspect in the misdemeanor theft.  The second suspect, who was identified as a juvenile male from Goshen, was contacted and interviewed regarding the crime.  The theft investigation has been submitted to the District Attorney's office for review.  

Questions regarding the vehicle accident and death should be directed to the California Highway Patrol Visalia Office. 

 
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Cultivation of Marijuana
LOCATION:  8 miles S/E of the Tule River Reservation, Porterville Ca          DATE:  8-18-15          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  15-60793         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Over the past several months, Detectives from the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (S.T.E.P), have conducted an investigation into a drug trafficking organization, responsible for large marijuana grows. 

During the investigation, two large marijuana grows were located, one near Springville (near Balch Park Road) and a second south east of the Tule River Reservation (North Reservation road). The Operation was two days, with the assistance of Patrol, National Guard, Narcotics Team, CAMP, and STEP Team, in total 17,020 marijuana plants were eradicated from both sites. If allowed to mature, the illegal street value of the marijuana would have been over 17,000,000.00. 

It is estimated that a full grown marijuana plant uses 5 gallons of water a day. During this period of severe drought, families in small communities and agricultural areas are more dependent on their wells and local water systems to provide for them as California faces drastic cutbacks in water usage.

Questions regarding this and other details should be directed to the Employee and Public Relations Unit. They can be reached by calling 559-636-4695 or by emailing sheriffpio@co.tulare.ca.us. 

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  42000 BLOCK OF ROAD 128          DATE:  08/12/2015          TIME:  1000 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-10073         VICTIM:           CITY:  OROSI

Suspect:
Jose Francisco Torres.  Adult male.  Orosi, Ca.

Narrative:
On 8/12/2015 at 1304 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Cutler/Orosi Substation, responded to a residence in the 42000 block of Rd 128, in the Community of Orosi, regarding a residential burglary report. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted the victim who was not physically harmed by the crime.  The victim provided Deputies a list of personal items removed from the home.

Deputies initiated an investigation and subsequently located a suspect who was involved in the crime.  The suspect, Jose Francisco Torres was taken into custody and booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial facility without further incident.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218. Anonymous information about any crime can be reported via Tipnow email at tcso@tipnow.net or text/voicemail at 559-725-4194.

 

 
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PC 459-Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  42000 block of Road 128          DATE:  8-12-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-10073         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Orosi

Suspect: Jose Francisco Torres.  Adult male.  Orosi, Ca.


On 8/12/2015 at 1304 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Cutler/Orosi Substation, responded to a residence in the 42000 block of Rd 128, in the Community of Orosi, regarding a residential burglary report. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted the victim who was not physically harmed by the crime.  The victim provided Deputies a list of personal items removed from the home.
Deputies initiated an investigation and subsequently located a suspect who was involved in the crime.  The suspect, Jose Francisco Torres was taken into custody and booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial facility without further incident.


Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218. Anonymous information about any crime can be reported via Tipnow email at tcso@tipnow.net or text/voicemail at 559-725-4194.

 

 
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532 PC- Theft by False Pretenses
LOCATION:  Confidential          DATE:  8-10-15          TIME:  0900 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-10313         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Lindsay

On 8/17/2015, Deputies responded to a confidential address in Lindsay regarding fraud.  Upon arrival, Deputies learned on 8/10/2015, an unknown male subject contacted the victim via telephone and posed as the victim’s grandson.  The male subject informed the victim he had been arrested and needed $5,000 in cash to post bail.  The victim provided $3,000 in cash and other personal information to the unknown suspect.

This case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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****Update to to 187PC-Homicide****
LOCATION:  12800 block of Ave 404          DATE:  7-30-15          TIME:  1810 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-9511         VICTIM:  Rodriguez, Frank          CITY:  Cutler

On 7-30-15 at approx. 1810 hrs. Deputies were dispatched to the 12800 block of Ave. 404, Cutler regarding a gunshot wound victim.

Upon arrival Deputies located the victim lying in the roadway with apparent gunshot wounds. Medical personnel arrived on scene and all lifesaving efforts failed. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation. During the initial investigation Detectives found this homicide may be gang related.

****Update****
Suspects:
Fernando Prado-Figueroa – 18 years out of the Orosi area (In custody)
Pedro Galvan Nunez – 23 years out of the Cutler area (In custody)

During the above ongoing investigation Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives were able to identify the above suspect”s as the persons responsible for the murder of Frank Rodriguez.

On 8-17-15 Violent Crimes Detectives located Pedro Galvan Nunez in the Visalia area where he was taken into custody and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for the 187 PC (homicide).

On 8-17-15 Violent Crimes Detectives also located Fernando Prado-Figueroa in the Cutler area where he was also taken into custody and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for 187 PC (homicide).

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or toll free at 1-800-808-0488. Anyone with information can remain anonymous by calling TIP NOW at 559-725-4194

 
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BURGLARY/VANDALISM
LOCATION:  23500 BLOCK OF A204, STRATHMORE          DATE:  08-14-2015          TIME:  2045 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-10145         VICTIM:  ECKERTT FIELD AIRPORT          CITY:  STRATHMORE

Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Detectives were called to the Strathmore area to investigate a burglary/ vandalism to several hangars at Eckert Field. Upon arrival Deputies met with the property’s owner. The damage to the hangar and planes was estimated to be approximately $2,050. The damage to the residences on the property is yet to be determined. A 1996 brown Ford Ranger pickup was also stolen from the property during the burglary. The victim estimated the total loss to be approximately $6,819.

 

On 8-17-15 Deputies were contacted by CHP Officers in the area of Ave 190 and Rd 228 regarding tools and property located in a stolen vehicle. It was later determined some of the property located in the vehicle was stolen from Eckert Field. The victim was contacted and he identified some of the property as his. He estimated the recovery of his property to be approximately $1,319

 

This case is currently under investigation by the South County Investigations Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South County Investigations Unit Det. Jerry Hunziger at (559) 733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

 

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow email tcso@tipnow.net txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 

 
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