Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  400 block of W. Bradbury, Pixley          DATE:  2-28-15          TIME:  0437 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-02571         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 2-28-15, at 0437 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 400 block of W. Bradbury, Pixley regarding a report of a gunshot wounded victim. Upon arrival the victim was found to have sustained a single gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. The victim was transported to a local medical facility for treatment.

Investigation revealed a white vehicle drove past the victim while he was standing in the front yard of a residence. Unknown suspects fired a single gunshot at the victim striking him in the lower abdomen.

 

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Hembree at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or using the following information. 

 

Anonymous information about this incident 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.

TCSO Dispatch 559-733-6218

 
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See Below
LOCATION:  13500 block of Ave 104          DATE:  2-27-15          TIME:  1837 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2553         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Pixley

Charges: Robbery, Assault w/a Deadly Weapon, Gross Negligent Discharge of a Firearm and Use of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony.

On 2-27-15 at 1837 hours Deputies responded to a residence in the 13500 Block of Avenue 104 in Pixley in regard to a robbery.  Upon arrival they contacted the victim who said someone attacked him in his driveway.  During the assault, the victim made an effort to defend himself, but was overpowered and forced to the ground. 

The primary suspect kicked the victim on the head while a second suspect fired several shots with a handgun, but did not strike anything. A motive for the shooting remains unknown.  The suspects fled the scene after taking US currency from the victim.  During the investigation, Deputies located physical evidence, which will hopefully lead to the identity of the suspects. 
The case remains active, and anyone with more information 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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Assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking, felony evading peace officer
LOCATION:  32900 blk Rd 157 Ivanhoe          DATE:  02/25/15          TIME:  2000 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2466         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Narrative: (List charges, additional suspects and victims, and details. Note: PRESS RELEASES ARE NOT PUBLISHED FOR crimes that POTENTIALLY identify the victim through identification of the suspect such as 273.5.)

 

Suspect: Sanchez, Luis   30 YOA resides in Ivanhoe

 

Deputies responded to above location regarding a reported carjacking. During the deputies’ investigation it was learned that the victim and suspect are brothers. The suspect took the victim’s vehicle keys by force after a physical confrontation in which the suspect produced a knife and attempted to slash the victim’s torso. The victim sustained superficial abrasions from the knife which did not require medical attention. After forcibly acquiring the victim’s keys, the suspect ran to the victim’s vehicle and fled the area. 

 

While deputies were still on scene completing their investigation, the suspect drove back into the area and was seen by deputies who attempted to conduct a a felony traffic stop on the vehicle. The suspect fled the Ivanhoe area and drove in a manner of total disregard for his and others safety. The deputies pursued the suspect into the 4800 Block of E. Vista in Visalia, where the suspect stopped the vehicle, exited and was taken into custody by deputies. He was subsequently booked on above charges at Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility. 

 

 

Submitted by:

Sgt. J. Campos

 
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FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM , POSSESSION OF HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE
LOCATION:  COURT & MAIN , PIXLEY          DATE:  02-24-2015          TIME:  2145 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2423         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 02-24-15 Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Pixley area.  During the investigation, it was determined the occupants were previously convicted felons in possession of a firearm and ammunition along with a high capacity magazine.  Both subjects were arrested and booked on various weapons charges.

Suspects:

Jennifer Ann Cook, 31 yoa from Tipton

Hugo Jimenez, 36 yoa from Tipton 

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  27900 BLOCK OF WORTH DR, PORTERVILLE          DATE:  02-24-2015          TIME:  1900 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2420         VICTIM:           CITY:  PORTERVILLE

Deputies responded to the 27900 blk. of Worth Dr., Porterville on a burglary report. Deputies contacted the victim who said unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and took property from inside her residence. The suspect(s) fled in an unknown direction.

Case Under Investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

 
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TRANSPORTATION FOR SALES
LOCATION:  R256/A212 LINDSAY          DATE:  02-15-2015          TIME:  0100 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2426         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Rd 256 and Ave 212, Lindsay. During the contact with the suspect Deputies discovered the suspect was driving on a suspended license. During a search of the vehicle deputies located an amount of marijuana. He was arrested and booked for possession and transportation for sales.

Arrested: Juan Nunez (12-15-84) 

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon/criminal threats
LOCATION:  200 block of Chimney Road Tule River Indian Reservation          DATE:  2-24-15          TIME:  0730
CASE NUMBER:  15-2395         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Deputies were dispatched to the Tule River Indian Reservation to assist Department of Public Safety personnel who had responded to the residence for an apparent assault.  Deputies later discovered 33 year old Travis Manuel had assaulted a female adult with a rock and threatened to kill her with a pair of pruning shears.  Travis was arrested and booked for the indicated charges.

 
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POSSESSION OF COCAINE, POSSESSION FOR SALES & TRANSPORTATION OF COCAINE
LOCATION:  600 BLOCK OF EAST FRANKLIN, EARLIMART          DATE:  02-23-2015          TIME:  2300 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2368         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 02-23-15 Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Earlimart area.  During the investigation, it was determined the occupants were in possession/transportation of cocaine for sales as well as driving without a valid California Driver License.  They were both arrested and booked into jail without incident.

Suspects:

Ramon Martinez, 42 yoa of Earlimart

Leonardo Margarito, 19 yoa of Earlimart

 

 

 
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Burglary/ Receiving stolen property
LOCATION:  43500 block of Dinely Dr., Three Rivers          DATE:  2-21-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-2309         VICTIM:  Timo Djuerken          CITY: 

Narrative: On 02.21.2015 @ 2123 hours Deputies responded to the 43000 block of Dinely Drive, Three Rivers. Upon arrival Deputies made contact with victims who were tourists from Europe and said unknown suspects had entered their rental home, and stole laptop computers, and other electronic devices valued over $7,000.

During the investigation Deputies were able to develop information on the location of the laptops, and responded to a home in Visalia where they recovered the electronic devices, which had been stolen. An adult named Josh Galindo, a 16 year old male juvenile, and a 17 year old female juvenile were all arrested in connection with this case.  They were charged with Residential Burglary and Possession of stolen property.  The adult was booked at the Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Facility and the minors were booked into Juvenile Hall. 

 

Other stolen property is still missing, and anyone with information about this case 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:  Ave. 328 and Sierra Drive, Lemon Cove          DATE:  2-22-15          TIME:  0350
CASE NUMBER:  15-2219         VICTIM:  Lemon Cove Granite          CITY: 

On Friday, 02/20/15, Deputies responded to Lemon Cove Granite regarding a burglary.  The suspects burglarized two sea train containers.  Two 50 foot cable leads were stolen from the containers.  The total loss was estimated at $500.00.  

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218.

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  R 176 / A 56 / Earlimart          DATE:  2-18-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-2227         VICTIM:  Antonio Ayon          CITY: 

On 2-20-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a theft at A 56 and R 176 in Earlimart. 

Upon arrival the victim stated unknown suspects removed numerous frames from his beehive boxes. Each frame consisted of a honeycomb, queen bee, and worker bees.

Anyone with information contact Tulare County Sheriff’s department.

 
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Assault with deadly weapon
LOCATION:  30500 block of Road 220          DATE:  2-22-15          TIME:  0525
CASE NUMBER:  15-2319         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On Sunday, 02/20/15, Deputies responded to the 30500 block of Road 220 in Exeter regarding an assault with deadly weapon report.  Deputies arrived and located the victim and two witnesses.  The victim stated she was searching her yard after hearing noises outside.  The female was confronted by an unknown male holding a metal pipe.  The male struck the victim with the metal pipe and fled the area on foot.  

The male was located in the area after a neighbor called to report a suspicious person.  The male was taken into custody.  The metal pipe was also located nearby.  

Another male was located in the area and it was determined he was previously with the suspect prior to the incident.  Both subjects were taken to Tulare County where they were booked.

 

Suspects:

Garret Hubble: taken into custody for PC 245

Francisco Valencia: taken into custody for HS 11550(a) and PC 148(a)(1)

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  20800 block of Francis, Richgrove          DATE:  2-22-15          TIME:  2305 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-02345         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 2-22-15, at 2305 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the 20800 block of Francis in Richgrove regarding a subject that had been shot. Upon arrival the victim was located and subsequently transported to a local medical facility for treatment. Information gleaned during the investigation was that a white 4 door sedan drove by the victim while he was standing in his front yard and words were exchanged before the shooting. The victim was later found to have sustained non-life threatening injuries and survived the assault.

 

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Hembree at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or using the following information. 

 

Anonymous information about this incident 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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459 PC- Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  1500 Block of North Dietz Rd          DATE:  2-22-15          TIME:  2230 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2344         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Earlimart

On 2-22-15 at 2230 hours Deputies contacted a resident in the 1500 Block of N. Dietz Road in Earlimart who reported arriving home, and finding his front door open as well as his vehicle broken into.  The resident visually inspected the house, and discovered someone had stolen various electronics and personal jewelry. The estimated property loss was approximately $4320 dollars. In addition to what was taken approximately $700 of damage was done to the residence and the vehicle.

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, Possession of Burglary Tools
LOCATION:  8000 block of Avenue 120, Pixley          DATE:  02-22-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-2320         VICTIM:  confidential          CITY: 

On 02-22-15 Deputies responded to the area of Avenue 120 and Road 80 in Pixley regarding a theft that just occurred. It was determined the suspects, Julio Prieto and Daisy Ortiz entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole cash totaling over $1000. The victim followed the suspects to the Teviston area where the suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot.  
 
Deputies arrived on scene and caught one of the suspects nearby. The second suspect was later contacted at a residence in Earlimart. The victim’s property was returned and both suspects were booked into Tulare County Jail for 487 PC 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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Update--Grand Theft/Vandalism
LOCATION:  10000 block of Rd 270 and 1500 block of Newcomb, Porterville          DATE:  12-01-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-15713         VICTIM:  Deer Creek Heights Ranch and Padula Farms          CITY: 

******UPDATE*****
On 02/21/15 at approximately 2000 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department detained Jonah Jay Teal in connection with two recent copper wire thefts in the Porterville area.  

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.  Detectives during the investigation checked the area and located further evidence regarding the cases. The suspect was contacted and subsequently taken into custody without incident for Grand Theft and Vandalism.
 
Jonah Jay Teal, a male adult, 34 years old was booked at the Adult Pre Trial Facility.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to call:
Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Investigative Crimes Unit:
(800) 808-0488
Tip now line:
(559) 725-4194,
Or by e-mail
tcso@tipnow.com

 
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273.5 PC- Domestic Violence
LOCATION:  27300 Block of Ave 146          DATE:  2-21-15          TIME:  2048 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2299         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293          CITY:  Porterville

On 2/21/15 at 2048 Hours Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded and contacted a victim who was in an argument with the suspect in the 27300 Block of Avenue 146.

Victim and witnesses reported the victim was struck several times by the suspect with his hands and a jacket causing minor injuries to the victim. The victim declined medical attention. Suspect was located and booked at the Porterville Substation on Spousal Abuse Charges.

 

 
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2800.2 CVC- Felony Evading and Reckless Driving
LOCATION:  Sierra Dr and Old Three Rivers Dr          DATE:  2-21-15          TIME:  1544 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2877         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Three Rivers

Three motorcyclists failed to yield and lead Deputies on a high speed pursuit westbound on Sierra Drive past Lake Kaweah.

Deputies were able to locate and arrest Maximillian Newman (20 years of age) for evading and reckless driving. Assisting agencies were also able to locate an additional subject after a second brief pursuit. Eric Newman (19 years of age) was also arrested for felony evading. Both subjects were booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility. These cases will be forwarded to the District Attorney for review.

The investigation is ongoing for a third suspect who is still outstanding. Anyone with any information can contact Deputy Mark Frick at Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218.

 
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Felon in Possession of Ammunition
LOCATION:  23000 blk of Ave 194-Starthmore          DATE:  02-21-15          TIME:  1500
CASE NUMBER:  15-2286         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 2-21-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to Strathmore to serve an arrest warrant. The suspect fled from the residence and was arrested a short distance away without incident.

    A search of the residence revealed over 500 rounds of ammunition and the suspect was later booked into Tulare County Jail for the above charges.

Suspect: Miguel Garcia 44 years / Strathmore

 
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211 PC- Armed Robbery
LOCATION:  28000 block of Hwy 190          DATE:  2-20-15          TIME:  0800 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2218         VICTIM:  Lake Express Market          CITY:  Porterville

On 02/20/15 at approximately 0800 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department received a report regarding an Armed Robbery at the 28000 block of Hwy 190, Porterville. On arrival deputies were advised an unknown suspect had entered the business, brandished a weapon at the clerk and stole an undetermined amount of lottery tickets.  

Detectives responded and assumed the investigation. Deputies and Detectives checked the area and later located the suspect’s vehicle parked at local bank in the city Porterville. The suspect was contacted and subsequently taken into custody without incident for Robbery.
 
Gurpreet Singh Brar, a male adult, 26 years old was booked at the Adult Pre Trial Facilty.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to call:
Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Investigative Crimes Unit:
(800) 808-0488
Tip now line:
(559) 725-4194,
Or by e-mail
tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Robbery
LOCATION:  28000 block of Hwy 190 / Porterville          DATE:  2-20-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-2218         VICTIM:  Saeeda Pyaraoi          CITY: 

Suspect:

Hispanic Male Adult, 30’s, 6’0”

 

Narrative:

On 2/20/15 at 0800 hours, Deputies responded to Lake Express Market in Porterville regarding a report of Robbery. The victim advised an unknown Hispanic male pointed a handgun at her and took an undisclosed amount of lottery scratcher tickets. The suspect then fled the store in a newer model white four door sedan. 

Anyone with information contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Road 144/Avenue 64, Earlimart CA          DATE:  2-19-15          TIME:  1500
CASE NUMBER:  15-2160         VICTIM:  Vincent Zaninovich & Sons Inc          CITY: 

On 02-19-15 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a property in Earlimart regarding Grand Theft of Ag equipment.

 

During the investigation it was determined that unknown suspects damaged Ag equipment and took property with an estimated loss of approximately $15,000.

 

 

This case is under investigation. 

 
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Shooting at an inhabited dwelling , possession of a sawed off shotgun
LOCATION:  100 Blk of La Fond / Tipton          DATE:  2-19-15          TIME:  2123
CASE NUMBER:  15-2203         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 02-19-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a drive by shooting in the Tipton area. During the investigation, deputies discovered unknown suspect(s) used an unknown caliber firearm to shoot at the residence which struck it multiple times.  No one was injured during the incident.  A 16 year old male juvenile was arrested and booked into the Juvenile Detention Facility for possession of a firearm.

 

The case is being actively investigated by the Sheriff Department.

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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Attempt assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  300 blk of Reservation Rd, Porterville          DATE:  2-19-15          TIME:  1645
CASE NUMBER:  15-2190         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Deputies contacted the victim, who said during an argument with the suspect, the suspect challenged him to fight. The suspect pulled out a stabbing weapon and attempted to stab the victim.  The suspect then fled the scene. The victim was not injured.

 

Case Under Investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  5800 Blk of Road 148 / Earlimart          DATE:  2-19-15          TIME:  0830-1300
CASE NUMBER:  15-2173         VICTIM:  Carnell Parrish          CITY: 

On 02-19-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 5800 Block of Road 148 Earlimart. 

 

Upon arrival, the victim reported that unknown suspect(s) forced entry into their residence and stole tools valued at approximately $3,950.00. There were no witnesses to the crime and no suspect leads at this time.

The case is under investigation.

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  13000 block of Williams Avenue / Earlimart          DATE:  1-19-15          TIME:  1230-1500
CASE NUMBER:  15-2176         VICTIM:  Male Adult          CITY: 

On 01-19-15(Thursday) Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence located in the 13000 block of Williams Avenue in Earlimart.

    Upon arrival, the reporting person advised unknown person(s) made entry into his residence and storage shed and stole miscellaneous items worth an approximate total of $4880.00.  Case is under investigation.

 
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PC 422- Criminal Threats
LOCATION:  27700 block of Hwy 190          DATE:  2-19-15          TIME:  2200 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2200         VICTIM:  White Female Adult          CITY:  Porterville

On the above date and time deputies responded to the above location and contacted the victim who advised that during an argument with the suspect, the suspect assaulted her and made threats to kill her. The suspect was subsequently arrested for criminal threats and later booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility for PC 422/Criminal Threats.


Arrested: Joanne Matty (3-1-56) 

 
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PC 664/245- Attempt Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  300 block of Reservation Rd          DATE:  2-19-15          TIME:  1645 HRs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2190         VICTIM:  Indian Male Adult          CITY:  Porterville

Deputies responded to the above location in regards to an Attempted Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Deputies made contact with the victim, who said "during an argument with the suspect, the suspect challenged him to fight". The victim also advised that the suspect pulled out a stabbing weapon and attempted to stab him. The victim was not injured and the suspect fled the scene. 

 

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

 
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UPDATE: Autopsy Results, Homicide of Isaac Kates
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

****UPDATED NEWS RELEASE****

The Tulare County Coroner has determined through an autopsy that the cause of death of Isaac Kates was multiple gunshot wounds. 

ORIGINAL PRESS RELESE:

SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOMICIDE OF ISAAC KATES.

Suspect 1: Andres Tapia, 19 years old, Terra Bella

Suspect 2: Alfredo Ibarra, 18 years old, Terra Bella

 

On 02-17-2015 at 1635 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes and SWAT executed two search warrants in the Town of Terra Bella in relation to the homicide of Isaac Kates. During the search warrant, Andres Tapia was located at his residence in the 9500 block of Road 238 and was taken into custody without incident. As a result of the investigation, Tapia was arrested for Homicide and Arson and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility. 

On 02-18-2015 at 1800 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and Gang Violence Suppression Unit executed an additional search warrant at the residence of Alfredo Ibarra in Terra Bella. Ibarra was later contacted by the California Highway Patrol during a traffic stop in Porterville and taken into custody. Ibarra was arrested for Homicide and Arson and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

Please contact the Adult Pre Trial Facility for suspect photographs.

 
...posted by media relations
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UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOMICIDE OF ISAAC KATES.
LOCATION:  23700 block of Ave. 95, Terra Bella          DATE:  2-17-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-02044         VICTIM:  Isaac Kates          CITY: 

****UPDATED NEWS RELEASE****

SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOMICIDE OF ISAAC KATES.

Suspect 1: Andres Tapia, 19 years old, Terra Bella

Suspect 2: Alfredo Ibarra, 18 years old, Terra Bella

 

On 02-17-2015 at 1635 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes and SWAT executed two search warrants in the Town of Terra Bella in relation to the homicide of Isaac Kates. During the search warrant, Andres Tapia was located at his residence in the 9500 block of Road 238 and was taken into custody without incident. As a result of the investigation, Tapia was arrested for Homicide and Arson and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility. 

On 02-18-2015 at 1800 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and Gang Violence Suppression Unit executed an additional search warrant at the residence of Alfredo Ibarra in Terra Bella. Ibarra was later contacted by the California Highway Patrol during a traffic stop in Porterville and taken into custody. Ibarra was arrested for Homicide and Arson and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

Please contact the Adult Pre Trial Facility for suspect photographs.

 
...posted by media relations
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  A152/BURNETT , TIPTON          DATE:  02-17-2015          TIME:  2030 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2097         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 02-17-15 Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the Tipton area.  While deputies were responding to the area, a victim of a gunshot wound was transported to a nearby hospital.  During the investigation it was discovered that an unknown suspect(s) fired at the victim’s vehicle striking a passenger within. The victim sustained injuries that were not life threatening.  They were treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to an extremity and released.

The case is being actively investigated by the Sheriff’s Department.

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 dispatch
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UPDATE: Homicide, Victim Identified
LOCATION:  23700 block of Ave. 95, Terra Bella          DATE:  2-17-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-02044         VICTIM:  Isaac Kates          CITY: 

****UPDATED NEWS RELEASE****

The victim has been identified as Isaac Kates, 30 years old, from Terra Bella. The cause of death is pending autopsy by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office.

 

 

Narrative:

On 02-17-2015 at 0009 hours, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex in the Community of Terra Bella to assist TC Fire with a residential structure fire. On arrival, Fire Fighters located a deceased male inside one of the apartments. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and this investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The cause of death has not been determined and more information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 

****UPDATED NEWS RELEASE****

The victim has been identified as Isaac Kates, 30 years old, from Terra Bella. The cause of death is pending autopsy by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office.

Narrative:

On 02-17-2015 at 0009 hours, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex in the Community of Terra Bella to assist TC Fire with a residential structure fire. On arrival, Fire Fighters located a deceased male inside one of the apartments. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and this investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The cause of death has not been determined and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you 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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Possession Sales/Transportation
LOCATION:  500 block of Compton Avenue/ Pixley          DATE:  2-16-15          TIME:  2030
CASE NUMBER:  15-2041         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 02-17-15 Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. During the investigation it was discovered that the driver was in possession of a controlled substance, as well as a large amount of cash. The driver was transported and booked at the Porterville Substation with no further incident. 

Suspect: Edward Calcote, 41 y.o. male from Pixley.

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  6400 Rd 136, Earlimart          DATE:  2-12/2-16          TIME:  1500-0800
CASE NUMBER:  15-2010         VICTIM:  Ahern Rentals          CITY: 

On 2-16-2015 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a theft of a ‘reach lift’ fork lift machine.  

Upon arrival it was found that during the above referenced time frame, unknown suspect(s) entered the unsecured orchard where the machine was parked, and took it.  The machine had been rented from Ahern Rentals, and was valued at $40,195.00.  The machine is yellow in color and has Ahern stickers on it.  It has an extendable boom with an eight foot platform at the end.  If anyone sees a machine in the Earlimart area matching this description they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department dispatch.  

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

 
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Animal Cruelty, assault on a peace officer, being under the influence
LOCATION:  600 block of S. Front, Earlimart          DATE:  2-16-15          TIME:  1000
CASE NUMBER:  15-2014         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 2-16-2015 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of animal cruelty.  The reporting party advised the suspect, later identified as Angel Navarro 27 yrs old, was beating his adult dog with a large wooden stick while it was tied up.  

Upon arrival and contact with the reporting party, the aforementioned dog was found in the suspect’s back yard, dead.  The dog was severely wounded, including having been impaled by three metal pipes.  The suspect was located and exhibited erratic behavior consistent with being under the influence of a controlled substance.  When the suspect was being taken into custody he became combative with Deputies and a physical fight ensued.  The suspect was subdued with minimal force, and placed in handcuffs.  The suspect was booked at the Adult Pre Trial facility on the above charges.

Animal control responded to the scene and took possession of the deceased dog.  Physical evidence was found and collected at the scene.      

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

 
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Vehicle Burglary
LOCATION:  300 blk of Sutter / Earlimart          DATE:  2-13-15          TIME:  2200-0600
CASE NUMBER:  15-1882         VICTIM:  Jose Ortiz          CITY: 

On 2-13-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a vehicle burglary on Sutter Avenue in Earlimart. 

Upon arrival Deputies contacted the reporting person who advised his Dodge Ram had been entered by unknown suspect(s) who stole (1) Kenwood stereo system valued at approximately $70 from the interior of the truck.  The reporting person advised the truck had been locked and secured at the time of the burglary.  

 

Suspect: Unknown

Victim: Jose Ortiz 24 YO

 
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Homicide
LOCATION:  23700 block of Ave. 95, Terra Bella          DATE:  2-17-15          TIME:  0009
CASE NUMBER:  15-02044         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 02-17-2015 at 0009 hours, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an apartment complex in the Community of Terra Bella to assist TC Fire with a residential structure fire. On arrival, Fire Fighters located a deceased male inside one of the apartments. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and this investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The cause of death has not been determined and more information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you 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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246.3 PC -Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
LOCATION:  38700 Block of Hwy 99          DATE:  02-15-15          TIME:  2052 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1997         VICTIM:  Bullfrog's Bar and Grill          CITY:  Kingsburg

On 02-15-2015 at 2052 hrs deputies responded to the 38700 block of Hwy 99 regarding a report of a man with a gun inside the bar and shots were fired. Upon arrival deputies observed a large crowed of patrons fleeing the area, no injured persons or suspects were found. Investigating Deputies learned that a fight broke out inside the bar just prior to the gunshots.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call (559) 733-6218 or contact us anonymously using tcso@tipnow.com 559-725-4194
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PC 245 (A)(1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  1400 Block of East Tyler          DATE:  2-15-15          TIME:  1718 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1988         VICTIM:  Adult Male          CITY:  Portervile

On 02/15/2015 at approximately 1718 hours deputies responded to the 1400 Block of E. Tyler in Porterville regarding a fight in progress with weapons. Upon arrival it was discovered that a known male adult assaulted another male adult with a machete.  The suspect fled the scene in a gray Dodge Caravan prior to deputies arrival. The victim was located at Sierra View District Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.The vehicle and suspect are still outstanding.

The case is currently under active investigation by T.C.S.O.

 

 
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459 PC- Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  10000 block of Ave 16          DATE:  2-15-15          TIME:  1822 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1992         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Delano

On 2/15/15 at 1822, hours Deputies were dispatched to the 10000 block of Ave 16 in Delano, regarding a residential burglary. The victim reported unknown person(s) made forced entry into a shed and removed a welder. The welder is valued at $560.00. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 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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