187 PC-Homicide
LOCATION:  12800 block of Ave 404          DATE:  7-30-15          TIME:  1810 Hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  15-9511         VICTIM:  Frank Rodriguez          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.

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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Possession of a Dirk or Dagger
LOCATION:  300 Block of Market Street, Earlimart          DATE:  07-30-15          TIME:  1400
CASE NUMBER:  15-9493         VICTIM:  NA          CITY:  NA

On 07-30-15 at 1430 hours Deputies contacted a male subject in the area of Market Street and Washington Avenue in Earlimart. During contact the subject was patted down for weapons and Deputies located an 8 inch fixed blade with a handle sticking out of the subjects front pocket. The subject advised it was for protection against local gang members and was arrested without further incident.


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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Search Warrant
LOCATION:  700 block Orona,Orange Cove          DATE:  7-30-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-08562         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 7-9-15 (4) Hispanic male adults were robbed of personal items and assaulted by suspected gang members in the area of Friant/Kern Canal. During the incident (1) of the Hispanic male victims was shot in the hip by (1) of the suspects. The injury was not life threatening. The victim was treated at the Kaweah Delta Hospital and later released.

The investigation was turned over to the North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit for follow up.  The ensuing investigation further identified suspect(s) in the incident.  On 7-30-15 a search warrant was served at a residence in the 700 blk of Orona in Orange Cove, CA as a result of the investigation.

A suspect, Manuel Iniguez 18 years old Hispanic Male, was located on 7-30-15 in the 21000 Blk of American in Reedley Ca. The Suspect was taken into custody without incident by Investigators of the Gang Unit and booked at their respective facilities on the listed charges. More arrests are anticipated.

 


The investigation is continuing and ongoing by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. J.Burciaga or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559) 735-1869  or (800) 808-0488. Photos available through the Main Jail.

Anonymous information about this incident 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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PC 487
LOCATION:  Rd 208 / Ave 80          DATE:  7/29/15          TIME:  1800
CASE NUMBER:  15-9477         VICTIM:           CITY: 

7/30/15, 0825 Hrs:

Deputies responded to the area of Rd 208 and Ave 80, in Terra Bella, regarding a theft of grape packing boxes.

Upon arrival, Deputies were informed suspect(s) entered the grape vineyard on 7/29/15, and took several stacks of grape boxes along the edge of the vineyard.  

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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UPDATE******Suspicious Death now a Homicide*******One in custody*******
LOCATION:  Clemmons/Ave 95          DATE:  7-29-15          TIME:  0715 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-9439         VICTIM:  Gonzalez, Antonio          CITY:  Terra Bella

****Update****

Crime – This suspicious death has now been upgraded to 187 PC - homicide

Suspect/reporting person – Rios, Moses 34 years out of the Terra Bella area

During the above investigation Violent Crimes Detectives interviewed the suspect and found several inconsistencies in his statement. Additional Detectives located several items of evidence that led to a search warrant being executed in the 9900 block of Rd. 232, Terra Bella.

During the service of the search warrant and witness contacts Detectives were able to link the suspect to the death of the victim as the person responsible for the crime. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for 187 PC – homicide.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death and the results of the autopsy will be released upon its completion.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488. Anyone with information can also remain anonymous by calling TIP NOW at 559-725-4194.

 
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Sheriff Boudreaux and Family of Elderly Woman Commend Deputy's Actions
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

On Thursday, July 23rd, deputies from the Pixley Substation were called to the 400 block of Burnett Road in Tipton, regarding an elderly female who was possibly lost. Deputy Gomez responded and contacted the woman, who was sitting in her vehicle. Deputy Gomez located the vehicle outside of a gas station, where her car was nearly out of gas, and she was alone.

 

After some investigation, the woman’s family was contacted, and eventually the elderly woman was returned safely home. Her son and other family members were extremely appreciative and sent the following letter:

 

...On Thursday evening, July 23, 2014 at 2210 hours, I received a phone call that no son wants to receive: that his widowed mother is disoriented and confused, it is night and she is three hours from her home town (Oakdale), she was retrieved… with her gas tank nearly empty, and someone needs to pick her and her car up at the Pixley Sheriff's Office Sub-Station… Even with my many years of experience working in a field involving frequent crisis, it is different when it involves someone you love. 

 

Deputy Sheriff Gomez was calm, confident, reassuring, and without a hint of condemnation. As I live over 500 miles north, he was ready and eager to problem solve. We quickly located dear family friends who came to both my and my mother's rescue; however, they were also located three hours north. During this three hour wait, Deputy Sheriff Gomez stayed in close contact with me, and with these family friends en route. He, with his own money, bought my mother dinner, comforted her with a blanket and teddy bear, and entertained her with the kindest of conversation. I could not be more grateful for these acts of kindness...

 

Deputy Gomez went above and beyond the call of duty when responding to a call of an elderly person who was possibly lost. The deputy did not only ensure that she was safe while she waited for her family, he cared for her as a person who needed comfort when she was far from home in a place that was not familiar to her. 

 

Sheriff Boudreaux would like to commend Deputy Gomez for the good work he did on July 23rd as he performed a service above and beyond the call of duty.

 
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Suspicious Death********UPDATE********187 PC- Homicide*********
LOCATION:  Clemens & Ave. 95, Terra bella          DATE:  7-29-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-9439         VICTIM:  Gonzalez, Antonio - 19          CITY: 

Reporting Person - Hispanic male adult 34 years, Terra bella

 

On 7-29-15 at approx. 0715 hrs. medical personnel were dispatched to the area of Ave. 95 and Clemens, Terra Bella regarding a "man down" call. Per the reporting person, he located the victim lying on the side of the roadway in the area of ave. 92 and Clemens and he was intructed to transport the victim the Ave. 95 and Clemens to meet with medical personnel.

Medical personnel along with the Tulare county Sheriff's Department arrived in the area of Ave. 95 and Clemens where they met the reporting person and medical personnel began lifesaving efforts on the victim which met with negative results. The victim was pronounced the scene.

Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation into the suspicious death.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488. Anyone with information can also remain anaonyous by calling TIP NOW at 559-725-4194.

*************************************UPDATE*************************************************

Crime – This suspicious death has now been upgraded to 187 PC - homicide

Suspect/reporting person – Rios, Moses 34 years out of the Terra Bella area

During the above investigation Violent Crimes Detectives interviewed the suspect and found several inconsistencies in his statement. Additional Detectives located several items of evidence that led to a search warrant being executed in the 9900 block of Rd. 232, Terra Bella.

During the service of the search warrant and witness contacts Detectives were able to link the suspect to the death of the victim as the person responsible for the crime. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for 187 PC – homicide.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death and the results of the autopsy will be released upon its completion.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488. Anyone with information can also remain anonymous by calling TIP NOW at 559-725-4194.
 

 

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Horse Creek Road/ Sierra Drive          DATE:  7/23-7/28          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-9406         VICTIM:  Sequoia Ranch          CITY: 

Narrative: 

On 7/28/2015 at 1006 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of Sierra Drive and Horse Creek Road near Three Rivers for a reported Grand Theft. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim who stated their 2011 Polaris Ranger ATV had been stolen. Deputies checked the area for the ATV but met with negative results. 

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contacted TCSD Dispatch 559-733-6218 and reference case 15-9406.
Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow - email tcso@tipnow.com, send a text or voicemail to 559-725-4194  or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by media relations
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Assault and Conspiracy to commit a crime.
LOCATION:  Confidential          DATE:  7/28/15          TIME:  1430
CASE NUMBER:  15-9413         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Suspect Information

S1) Juvenile – Confidential

S2) Juvenile – Confidential 

 

Narrative: 

On 7/28/2015 at 1500 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Ivanhoe area regarding a reported assault involving a juvenile. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim who stated she had been assaulted by two female Juveniles ages 13 and 15. The victim stated the assault occurred inside a nearby residence and the incident was recorded by one of the suspects. The victim sustained minor injuries and did not need medical attention. 

Deputies responded to a nearby apartment in the area of Rd. 160 and Ave. 327 and contacted both female Juvenile suspects.  Both admitted their involvement in assaulting the victim and recording it.  Both suspects were later booked into the Juvenile Detention Facility. 

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contacted TCSD Dispatch 559-733-6218 and reference case 15-8654.
Anonymous information about this incident 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.

 
...posted by media relations
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PC 459- Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  100 Block of South Ash          DATE:  7-28-15          TIME:  1130 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-9414         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Earlimart

Deputies were dispatched to a residence in 100 Block of S Ash, in Earlimart, regarding a residential burglary. Upon arrival, deputies were informed suspect(s) entered the residence through the back door of the residence. Suspect(s) removed the plywood covering the broken window on the back door. Suspect(s) took several electronics and personal documents.

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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Burglary
LOCATION:  42900 Hundred Block Road 114          DATE:  07/25/15          TIME:  0830
CASE NUMBER:  15-9358         VICTIM:  Jay Gillette          CITY: 

(Suspect) Nathaniel Stanhope, 30YOA, Dinuba Resident

Charges: PC 459, PC 29800 (a), PC 25400(a) (1), PC 25850 (a), PC 30305(a) (1), PC 496, H&S 11550 (e), H&S 11364, H&S 11378, H&S 11366, H&S 11379, H&S 11351, 

 

07/27/15 / Approx. 0830 Hours:

Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 42900 Block of Road 114 regarding a residential burglary. The victim reported various agriculture tools / equipment missing from a detached garage on the property. The victim estimated the primary loss of tools / equipment to be approximately $3,500.00. 

Deputies later contacted Nathaniel Stanhope who is a prior employee of the victim and resides on the property. After further investigation Stanhope admitted his involvement in the previously mentioned burglary. During the investigation Stanhope was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm, and approximately 69 grams methamphetamine, .21 grams of Heroin, and processed marijuana. It was learned Stanhope is a previously convicted felon and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, as well as felon in possession of .380 caliber ammunition. Stanhope was taken into custody and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility. 

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW. Reference TCSO case 15-9358.

 

 

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  600 Block of S Elm Rd          DATE:  07/27/2015          TIME:  1000 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-9381         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  Earlimart


7/27/15, 1558 Hrs:
Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 600 Block of S Elm Rd, in Earlimart, regarding a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, deputies were informed suspect(s) entered the residence through a bedroom window, took electronic items from the residence and left through the front door. 

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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459 PC, Burglary
LOCATION:  19500 block of Road 230          DATE:  07-27-2015          TIME:  1600 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-09392         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Strathmore

Suspect:

Suspect(s), Unknown 
Narrative:

On 7/27/15 at approximately 2052 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on the 19500 block of Road 230 in Strathmore regarding a burglary.  According to the victim, she went to the store and returned to her house slightly ransacked.  Unknown suspects forced entry to the front door and entered the residence.  No property of the victim was observed to be missing at this time.

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

 
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HS 11550 - Under the Influence, PC 148(A)(1) - Resisting Arrest, HS 11364,Poss of Paraphernalia
LOCATION:  Spencer Ave/Smith Street          DATE:  07-27-2015          TIME:  1928 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-9391         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Tipton

Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Spencer Avenue, Tipton, regarding a disturbance in progress. The reporting party (RP) stated a random subject which they do not know arrived to their residence and was causing arguments with family members. After further investigation the subject left the scene prior to Deputies arriving. While speaking with the RP they pointed at a female adult standing near the intersection of Smith Street and Spencer Avenue, saying that was her.
Deputies contacted the subject and while speaking with her she displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Drug paraphernalia was also located in her immediate area. She became combative and resisted arrest when Deputies attempted to take her into custody. She kicked and spit on Deputies multiple times.
Once placed in the back seat of a patrol unit she kicked the back windows multiple times, damaging the window and dislodging it from the frame.
The subject also made threats to shoot and kill Deputies once she was released from jail.
The suspect was booked at the Adult Pretrial Facility.

Suspect: Trini Rodriguez 42 years old from Tipton 

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  3900 BLOCK OF AVE 400, KINGSBURG          DATE:  07-27-2015          TIME:  0805 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-9359         VICTIM:  KINGS RIVER UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT          CITY: 

On Monday 07/27/2015 at approximately 0800 hours, deputies from the Cutler – Orosi Sheriff’s Substation were dispatched to the Kings River Elementary School in Kingsburg regarding a burglary. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered an unknown suspect smashed a classroom window and stole several computers and other electronic items from inside. The total loss was estimated at $2110, and damage estimated at approximately $400.

 

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW. Reference TCSO case 15-9359.

 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  400 Block S Strathmore Road          DATE:  07-27-2015          TIME:  2325
CASE NUMBER:  15-9355         VICTIM:  San Joaquin Growers          CITY: 

On the above date and time, Deputies were dispatched to the address above in regards to burglar alarm. Upon my arrival, Deputies determined suspect(s) forced entry onto the property and stole a welder valued at $200.00. The suspects attempted to take a work vehicle in the process of the crime but they were unsuccessful. 

 

This case is currently under investigation with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office anyone with further information please contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  17000 block of Avenue 168 Woodville, CA 93258          DATE:  7/27/15          TIME:  0255
CASE NUMBER:  15-09353         VICTIM:  Distributers Processing          CITY: 

On 7/27/15 at approximately 0258 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Distributers Processing located on the 17000 block of Avenue 168 in Woodville regarding a burglar alarm.  Upon arrival, it was found unknown suspect(s) had forced entry to the business causing approximately $500.00 in damage and taken miscellaneous items from inside valued at approximately $200.00.

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

 
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Warrant Service
LOCATION:  1200 E Franklin Avenue, Earlimart          DATE:  07/25/15          TIME:  0810-1050
CASE NUMBER:  15-9268         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 07/25/15 at approximately 0810 hours Deputies from the Pixley Substation responded to the 1200 block of East Franklin Avenue, Earlimart regarding a warrant service.  During a search of the residence it was determined the suspect was hiding in the attic.  Deputies from the Porterville Substation arrived to assist.  The suspect was found hiding in an attic crawl space.  The suspect was taken into custody for three felony and two misdemeanor warrants and PC 148 (resisting arrest).  Several other subjects at the residence were taken into custody for providing false information regarding the suspect hiding in the attic. 

 

Suspects:

Adrian Garcia, 20 years old, three felony and two misdemeanor warrants and PC 148 

Hispanic juvenile, 17 years old, PC 32

Pedro Garcia, 34 years old, two misdemeanor warrants and PC 32

Francisco Ortega, 30 years old, PC 148

 

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.

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary
LOCATION:  31000 block of Eagle Street Goshen          DATE:  7-26-15          TIME:  1000-1600
CASE NUMBER:  15-9333         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 7-26-15 at approximately 1734 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 31000 block of Eagle Street in Goshen in regards to a report of burglary.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim who stated unknown suspect(s) used unknown force to gain access to the garage which in turn gave access to the residence.  The victim advised her residence was ransacked and TV’s, laptops, misc clothing and $2500.00 in cash were stolen from the residence. 

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon & Gang enhancement.
LOCATION:  Canal/Beacon, Tulare.          DATE:  07/26/2015          TIME:  0030
CASE NUMBER:  15-9302         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 07/25/2015 Deputies contacted two subjects walking in the street during late hours. While speaking with the subjects an unknown third subject (S) began yelling gang slurs and making threats to Deputies. (S) walked from across the canal to contact the Deputy with an unknown black item in his right hand. After multiple verbal commands for (S) to stop and drop item in right hand (S) threw a bottle at the Deputy. (S) took a fighting stance with both hands clinched shut and shouted gang slurs while challenging the Deputy to an altercation. (S) resisted arrest and was involved in a physical altercation with the Deputy. (S) continued to be non-compliant while promoting his dedication to his gang.

 

(S) was transported and booked at the Pre-Trial booking facility with no further incident.

 

 

(S) Anthony Doporto, 20yo male out of Tulare.

 
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Resisting arrest by force/violence & threats to a peace officer.
LOCATION:  2000 block of Enterprise, Tulare.          DATE:  07/25/2015          TIME:  1942
CASE NUMBER:  15-9292         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 07/25/2015 Deputies responded to assist the Fire Department regarding a suspicious person. Upon arrival it was discovered (S) was running in and out of an almond orchard threatening staff. After further investigation witnesses stated (S) was walking in the orchard armed with a black handgun. While speaking with witnesses Deputies observed (S) exit from the orchard and attempted to contact him. (S) immediately ran West into the orchard. After short pursuit (S) was apprehended however during apprehension (S) turned on Deputies and began resisting arrest by fighting. (S) was non-compliant during the entire altercation making threats to Deputies lives. 

 

(S) was transported and booked at the Pre-Trial booking facility with no further incident.

 

(S) Rodrigo Ruiz, 25yo male out of Tulare.

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  34400 BLOCK OF SIERRA DRIVE, LEMON COVE          DATE:  07/26/2015          TIME:  1200 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-9332         VICTIM:  JOE LUERA          CITY:  LEMON COVE

On 07-26-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle burglary at the Slick Rock Recreational Area of Lake Kaweah.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim who advised sometime between 07/26/2015 at approximately 1200 hrs and 07/26/2015 at approximately 1600 hrs, unknown suspect(s) forced entry in his vehicle through the rear passenger window and stole approximately $2100 worth of electronics from the interior of the vehicle.

 

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  14900 BLOCK OF AVENUE 168, TULARE          DATE:  07/27/2015          TIME:  2200 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-9325         VICTIM:  DEBOER FARMS          CITY:  TULARE

On 7-27-15 at 0246 hours Deputies from Pixley Substation were dispatched to an audible alarm at the DeBoer Farm Office located in the 14900 Block of Avenue 168 in Tulare.  Upon arrival they discovered the front door had been kicked open.  The suspect entered the building and stole one desk top computer and monitor valued at $2,500.  It appeared the alarm scared the suspect, and he fled without taking anything else.  

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194. 

 
...posted by dispatch
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TRANSPORTATION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
LOCATION:  AVENUE 200/ROAD 230, STRATHMORE          DATE:  07/25/2015          TIME:  1125 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-9273         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

On 7-25-15 a deputy from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Avenue 200 and Road 230 in Strathmore.

After the suspect stopped the vehicle he opened the driver’s door and threw out a small box containing heroin packaged for sales. The suspect fled on foot in a North West direction through an orange grove. Deputies were not able to locate the suspect at this time.

Case Under Investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

 

 

 
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PAROLE VIOLATION/FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION
LOCATION:  300 BLOCK OF VINEYARD, RICHGROVE          DATE:  07/25/2015          TIME:  1800 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-90054         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

Suspects in Custody:

Suspect #1: Edgar Zamudio Sotelo   (22 years)
Address: Richgrove, Ca

On 7-25-15 at approx. 1800 hours, Detectives from TCSO Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a Probation compliance check in the 300 block of Vineyard at (S) Edgar Sotelo’s residence.  Upon arrival Detectives conducted a search of the residence and located live ammunition, which was believed to belong to (S) Sotelo.    (S) Sotelo was subsequently arrested and transported to Porterville substations for booking on the following charges: PC-3056 Parole Violation; PC-30305A1 Felon in possession of ammunition.  

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 Miguel Franco 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.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Parole Violation / Felon in Possession of Ammunition
LOCATION:  300 block of Vineyard, Richgrove          DATE:  7-25-15          TIME:  1800
CASE NUMBER:  15-90054         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect #1: Edgar Zamudio Sotelo   (22 years)
Address: Richgrove, Ca

 On 7-25-15 at approx. 1800 hours, Detectives from TCSO Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a Probation compliance check in the 300 block of Vineyard at (S) Edgar Sotelo’s residence.  Upon arrival Detectives conducted a search of the residence and located live ammunition, which was believed to belong to (S) Sotelo.    (S) Sotelo was subsequently arrested and transported to Porterville substations for booking on the following charges: PC-3056 Parole Violation; PC-30305A1 Felon in possession of ammunition.  

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 Miguel Franco 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.

 
...posted by dispatch
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SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES/POSSIBLE THEFT
LOCATION:  9000 BLOCK OF R234, TERRA BELLA          DATE:  07-24-2015          TIME:  1640 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-9222         VICTIM:  COSTCO INC/SETTON FARMS          CITY:  TERRA BELLA

On 7-24-15 Deputies responded to the 9000 block of Rd. 234, Terrbella in regards to the report of a possible theft of Pistachios. Upon arrival they were advised a trucking company had been hired to haul two loads of pistachios to the state of Washington; however as of the above listed date they had not arrived.

 

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department AG Crimes Unit were contacted and took over the investigation. Leads are apparent and the case remains under active investigation.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective R. Gunderman or Sgt. M. Giefer with the Ag Crimes Unit at (559) 735-1898. They can also call 24 hours a day at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously, by accessing the TipNow page at tcso@tipnow.com.

 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  1400 blk Cedar, Lindsay          DATE:  07-24-15          TIME:  0600
CASE NUMBER:  15-9230         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Deputies were sent to the 1400 blk of Cedar Ave, Lindsay on a burglary report. Deputies contacted the victim, who said unknown suspect(s) entered his residence and took some property. The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction.

Case Under Investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

 
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HOMICIDE - UPDATE
LOCATION:  TULE INDIAN RESERVATION, PORTERVILLE          DATE:  06/16/2014          TIME:  1315 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-7476         VICTIM:  MATHEW EREIDA          CITY:  PORTERVILLE

On 6-16-14 at approx. 1315 hrs. Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the upper portion of the Tule Indian Reservation, Porterville regarding a deceased male subject.

Upon their arrival they located the victim who was obviously deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Violent Crimes Detectives along with Crime Lab Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

During the initial investigation Violent Crimes Detectives were able to identify several subjects possibly involved in the homicide and ultimately obtained a warrant for the main suspect. Detectives then received information this suspect had fled to Mexico.

****Update****

Suspect: Steven Joseph Hernandez 19 years out of the Porterville area (In custody)

 On 7-20-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives received a phone call from the suspect who stated he was in Colima, Mexico. During the conversation the suspects made statements indicating he was going to attempt to get back to the United States to see family before ending the call.

On 7-21-15 Detectives received additional information from The U.S. Marshall’s Service that the suspect would be on a flight landing at the LAX airport on 7-22-15.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detective’s with the assistance of the U.S Marshall’s Service were able to locate and contact the suspect as his plane landed at the LAX airport. The suspect was then arrested for the homicide warrant and an unrelated felony warrant out of Tulare County and transported to the Tulare County Pre Trial Facility where he was booked for both outstanding warrants.

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

 
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POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
LOCATION:  IVANHOE          DATE:  06/23/2015          TIME:  1700 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-08410         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

SUSPECT: Male, juvenile, 17 years of aged. Disposition: Arrested.

06-23-15 at about 1700 hrs. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Unit received a tip from the Nation Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding possession of child pornography. Through the investigation, in conjunction with Fresno Internet Crimes Against Children, information was gathered and a search warrant was served at the suspect’s residence on 07-22-15/0700 hours.

During further investigation at the residence the suspect was arrested for possession of child pornography.

Due to the suspect being a juvenile the suspect information will not be released.

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  14800 BLOCK OF AVENUE 288, VISALIA          DATE:  07/22/2015          TIME:  1200 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-9141         VICTIM:  GARY CASTRO          CITY:  VISALIA

Wednesday, 07/22/2015, 1100 hours.  A deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 14800 block of Ave. 288, Visalia, regarding a residential burglary.  The investigation revealed the suspect(s) forced entry into the residence and removed a knife valued at $25.00. Further investigation of the crime scene led the deputy to contact a person of interest, Matthew Thompson.  Thompson was subsequently arrested for the burglary.  He was transported and booked into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.  The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

In Custody:
Thompson, Matthew  30 years
Visalia resident

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow
email tcso@tipnow.net
txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194  Refer to case 15-09064
or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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N/A
LOCATION:  N/A          DATE:  06/21/2015          TIME:  N/A
CASE NUMBER:  N/A         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

On June 21, 2015, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received information inferring an allegation from Chain, Cohn, Stiles law firm that they are filing a claim against the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of Maria Guadalupe Rodelo.  The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has not yet received a formal complaint from Ms. Rodelo nor the law firm outlining what these allegations are.  The Tulare County Sheriff's Office is a professional organization that takes any allegation of misconduct seriously. The Sheriffs Office will investigate all information with an unbiased approach to assure a thorough factual investigation eliminating inferences and mere allegations.

 

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  33300 BLOCK OF ROAD 132, VISALIA          DATE:  07/15/2015          TIME:  0500 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-9058         VICTIM:  DARRELL DODD          CITY: 

On 7-20-15 at approx. 1144 hrs. deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 33300 block of Rd 132, Visalia for a report of a burglary to a storage shed.  Darrell Dodd reported that the unknown suspect(s) forced entry into a storage shed and stole numerous tools between 7-15-15 and 7-17-15.  The loss was estimated at approx. $4,270.

Case is under investigation by TCSO

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  2400 BLOCK OF N. WEST STREET, TULARE          DATE:  07/20/2015          TIME:  1400 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-9064         VICTIM:  HISPANIC FEMALE ADULT          CITY:  TULARE

Monday, 07/20/2015, 1452 hours.  A deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 2400 block of N. West St. Tulare, regarding a residential burglary.  Investigation revealed the suspect(s) forced entry into the residence and removed several electronics items from the residence.  The suspect(s) then left the area by unknown means in an unknown direction of travel.  The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

Total estimated loss at the time of the report: $3,500.00.

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow
email tcso@tipnow.net
txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194  Refer to case 15-09064
or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  1000 BLOCK OF EAST ORANGE, PORTERVILLE          DATE:  07/20/2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-9046         VICTIM:  DON KINZEL CONSTRUCTION/WEBB AND SON CONSTRUCTION          CITY:  PORTERVILLE

Narrative: On 07-20-2015 at 0614 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. Orange Avenue, Porterville in regards to a burglary. During the investigation, Deputies followed shoe tracks to the 1000 block of E. Cleo Avenue where they located two male subjects. The subjects were detained for further investigation. As deputies were speaking with the subjects, items matching the stolen property were located at a nearby residence. The subjects were later identified as Richard Martinez 41 years, and Julio Mejia 30 years. Both were arrested and transported to Porterville Substation for booking. The recovered stolen items were returned to the victim.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Justin Pipkin or Sgt. Mike Giefer of the Sheriff’s Departments @ (559) 782-9675 or (800) 808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program:
Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING UPDATE
LOCATION:  909 W. FAMERSVILLE BLVD., FARMERSVILLE          DATE:  07/18/2015          TIME:  2250 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8999         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative: The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit, has taken over the investigation of the Farmersville Police Department’s Officer Involved Shooting, at their request. The shooting took place at the Farmersville Police Department on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at approximately 2250 hours.

****Update****

Suspect: Estevan Andrade Gomez, 26 years out of the Farmersville area (deceased)

On 7-19-15 The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department positively identified the suspect in the above incident as Estevan Andrade Gomez 26 years old out of the Famersville area.

An autopsy has been scheduled for the suspect and an updated news release will be submitted with the results as soon as the autopsy is completed.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. J. Mayberry or Detective Luis Pineda at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488. Anonymous information about this incident 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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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  300 BLOCK OF BRADBURY AVE, PIXLEY          DATE:  07-17-2015          TIME:  0848 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8901         VICTIM:           CITY:  PIXLEY

On 7-17-15 at 0848 hours Deputies contacted a resident in the 300 Block of W. Bradbury Avenue in Pixley who reported driving by her property and observing a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway. Deputies arrived and visually inspected the house, during the investigation the reporting party noticed four refrigerators missing near the front door of the residence. Her estimated property loss was approximately $800 dollars. The point of entry was a gate located east 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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Officer Involved Shooting- Investigation
LOCATION:  909 W. Visalia Rd. Farmersville, CA 93223          DATE:  07-18-15          TIME:  2250
CASE NUMBER:  15-8999         VICTIM:           CITY: 

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit, has taken over the investigation of the Farmersville Police Department’s Officer Involved Shooting, at their request. The shooting took place at the Farmersville Police Department on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at approximately 2250 hours.

 
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Officer Involved Shooting
LOCATION:  909 W. Visalia Rd. Farmersville, CA 93223          DATE:  07-18-15          TIME:  2250
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

On July 18, 2015 at approximately 2250 hrs two officers from the Farmersville Police Department were processing an adult male subject that was in custody on a parole violation in the Farmersville Police Department booking room. During the booking process a struggle ensued and the subject began fighting with the officers. The fight extended into adjoining offices and a struggle for one of the officer’s weapons ensued. Shots were fired and the suspect was hit. Medical aid was summoned and the suspect was determined to be deceased at the scene.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office was requested to conduct an investigation into the shooting. Inquiries related to the investigation can be directed to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

One of the officers has three years of law enforcement experience and has been with the Farmersville Police Department for 7 months. The other officer is a two year veteran of the Farmersville Police Department. Both of the officers involved have, per department policy, been placed on paid administrative.

The investigation of this case is ongoing.

 
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Child Endangerment
LOCATION:  1100 block of R136, Delano (Tulare County)          DATE:  07-18-15          TIME:  1923
CASE NUMBER:  15-8986         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Edmundo Ulloa, 30 years

On 7-18-2015 at 1923 hours, Deputies from the Pixley Substation were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 block of R136, Delano (Tulare County) for an altercation. Upon arrival and speaking with involved parties, a loaded firearm was located in a family room where several small children were in. The suspect knew the weapon was loaded and was readily accessible to his children at the time of the incident. Suspect was arrested and booked without incident.

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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