HS 11377- Possession of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  Armstrong/Church          DATE:  8-31-14          TIME:  1600 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-10973         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Earlimart

On 9-01-14 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop at Armstrong and Church in Earlimart. Deputies contacted the passenger, Herminio Alamo. He had a warrant for his arrest. During a search of his person a small bindle of Methamphetamine was located in his pocket. He was arrested for 11377 H&S and booked into Tulare County Jail without incident.

Suspect:  (S) Herminio Alamo (31) years from Earlimart

 

 
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245PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  1800 Block of Sierra          DATE:  08-29-14          TIME:  1700 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-10860         VICTIM:  Juan Ramos          CITY:  Earlimart

On 8-29-14 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a disturbance at the 1800 block of Sierra in Earlimart.

 

Deputies contacted Juan Ramos at the residence. Further investigation revealed his daughter, Diana Ramos, hit him several times with a steel pipe. He had minor injuries to his face and did not require medical attention. Diana was located at a residence in Earlimart. She was arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail without incident for 245 PC.

 

Suspect:

 

(S) Diana Ramos (26) years from Earlimart

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  37900 block of Road 58          DATE:  08-31-14          TIME:  0758 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-10931          VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  London

On 08-31-14 at approximately 0806 hours, deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to an address in the 37900 block of Road 58 in London/Dinuba, regarding a report of a burglary to a home in progress. Once on scene deputies located and detained a Hispanic male adult within the home, unknown to the residents. Forced entry to the home was located by deputies but no loss was reported by the homeowners.

 

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

 

Taken into custody was:  Gudino, Anatolio  32 yrs

 

 

Charges:   PC 460 / PC 647f, Burglary of an inhabited dwelling/public intoxication

 
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Vandalism to Church Property
LOCATION:  12500 block of Avenue 407 in Cutler          DATE:  08312014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-10929         VICTIM:  Multiple          CITY:  Cutler

VICTIM 1: St. Mary's Catholic Church

VICTIM 2: Western Wear (Cutler)

VICTIM 3: County of Tulare Parks and Recreation

VICTIM 4: Family Health Care Network

VICTIM 5: Dentist Office (Cutler)

VICTIM 6: Private Citizen

VICTIM 7: Private Citizen

SUSPECT: 2 males approximately 15-20 years old

DAMAGE: Undetermined

08/31/14 – 0712 HRS:

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to St. Mary’s Catholic Church located in the 12500 block of Avenue 407 in Cutler, California, regarding a vandalism to church property. During the investigation it was discovered that sometime during the night and early morning hour unknown person(s) vandalized the St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s Avenue 408 entrance sign with derogatory anti-religious statements.

During the investigation deputies identified additional six additional victims/business owners with similar damage to their property.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218, refer to case number #14-10929

The case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

Taken into custody was:

None.

 

Charges:

PC 594.3 (a)

 

 
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460/212.5/496 PC Home InvasionRobery
LOCATION:  15400 Block of R223          DATE:  08/30/14          TIME:  1800 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-10912         VICTIM:  Raul Sanchez 53 yrs and Joshua Camp 18 yrs          CITY:  Porterville, Ca.

Narrative:

Suspects:

S/1- Hispanic Male Juvenile 17 yrs- In custody- 212.5 (c) PC

S/2- Hispanic Male Juvenile 16 yrs- In custody- 212.5 (c) PC

S/3- Unknown Male Juvenile- Outstanding

S/4-Unknown Male Juvenile- Outstanding

S/5 David Hager 27 yrs- Strathmore, Ca.- In custody- 10851 CVC 2 counts 496 PC 2 counts

On 08/30/14 at 1800 hours Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Porterville Substation responded to a report of a home invasion robbery in the 15400 Blk of Rd 223. The victims related to the responding Deputies that they were at their residence outside when they were approached by suspect #1 under a ruse, suspect #1 then brandished a handgun and ordered the victims into their residence where once inside suspect 2, armed with a long type gun & suspect 3 with an unknown weapon appeared. The victims were ordered to surrender personal valuables, jewelry, cell phones, home entertainment items and an undetermined amount of cash from the residence. The suspects then tied up the victims and fled the residence in a four door green unknown make or model vehicle. The victims were able to free themselves from the restraints and called the sheriff’s department for assistance.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Departments Property Crimes Unit were called out to investigate the incident. The ensuing investigation led to a residence in the 23400 blk of Rd 223 in Starthmore where S/5 Hager was contacted. This led to a search warrant being written and served at the Strathmore residence where two stolen vehicles were located as well as some of the jewelry and other property taken in the Home Invasion Robbery. Hager was booked at the Porterville Sheriff’s Substation by Officers of the California Highway Patrol on 2 counts of possession of a Stolen Vehicle and 2 counts of Possession of Stolen Property. Hager was also booked by Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department for One count of Possession of Stolen Property relating to the Home Invasion Robbery. The value of the recovered stolen property is approx.. $2,000.00. The identity’s of suspects one and two were learned during the course of this investigation and were taken into custody without incident and booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility on the listed charges.

The vehicle and weapons used are still outstanding as well as some of the property.

A booking photo is available through the Main Jail for Suspect Hager.

 

No other information is being released at this time as the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. C. Paul Gezzer or Sgt. John Dow of the Sheriff’s Departments South County Property Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 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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Farmersville Police Department- Assault with deadly weapon
LOCATION:  600 Block of North Shasta Farmersville, California          DATE:  08-28-14          TIME:  3:34pm
CASE NUMBER:  14-1112         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect #1: Vasquez, Frank DOB 09-17-1985 Hispanic Male 5’10” 160 lbs.

Tattoo of four dots under left eye numerous tattoos on neck and body

 

Victim: Adult Female (Name withheld)

Adult Male (Name Withheld)

Female Juvenile (Name Withheld)

Female Juvenile (Name Withheld)

On August 28, 2014 at approximately 3:24 PM officers were dispatched to the area of the 600 Block of North Shasta St. for a report of a disturbance involving a number of subjects. As officers were responding to the scene a vehicle arrived at the front of the Farmersville Civic Center with four occupants, two of which were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Police, Fire and EMS personnel rendered aid to the two victims who were subsequently transported to the Kaweah Delta Medical Center for treatment of their wounds. One victim was treated and released with minor injuries the second victim was still being treated however the wounds were believed to not be life threatening.
The victims reported that they had been in the 600 block of N. Shasta and had stopped in front of a residence when the suspect came from around the side of the residence and began shooting at them with a handgun. The victims reported that they then fled the area in their vehicle and drove to the civic center to get assistance.
Frank Vasquez DOB 09-17-1985 AKA Frankie Vasquez, Frank Navarro, Frankie Navarro, has been identified as a person of interest in this case. He has been described as a Hispanic male adult 5’10” tall with a slim build with black hair with a long ponytail and brown eyes. He has tattoos of four dots under his left eye. The subject has numerous tattoos on his body including tattoos on his neck of script writing. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and tan or khaki pants or shorts.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call law enforcement immediately. The weapon in this case, an unknown type handgun, is still outstanding. 
The investigation of this case is ongoing and the Farmersville Police Department is requesting that anyone with information regarding this case please call Detective Brogan or Lt. Brock at (559) 747-0321.
 
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Identification: Homicide
LOCATION:  1100 Block of W. Cannon, Earlimart          DATE:  08/25/2014          TIME:  0058 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-10646         VICTIM:  Jose V. Lopez          CITY: 

Victim: Jose V. Lopez       

Age: 38

City: Earlimart. 

 

On 8-26-2014, an autopsy was conducted on the victim and the cause of death was determined to be from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. Motive has not yet been determined. 

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s, Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Klassen or Sgt. Parker at         1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Stalking,Peeking while loitering,Misuse of the 911 emergency,Possession of controlled substance
LOCATION:  12700 block of Alta Dr.- Cutler          DATE:  08-26-14          TIME:  1110
CASE NUMBER:  14-10707         VICTIM:           CITY: 

SUSPECT 1:  Andres P. Barros CITY: Cutler, Ca.

 CHARGES:

148 .5 pc = False report of a crime.

647(i) pc = Peeking while loitering

646.9 (a) pc = Stalking  

653y (a) pc = Misuse of the 911 emergency system

11377 HS = Possession of a controlled substance

11550 HS = Under the influence of a controlled substance

11364 HS = Possession of narcotic paraphernalia

On 8-26-14 at approx. 1110 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Cutler/Orosi Substation, were dispatched to an address located in the 12700 block of Alta Dr, in the community of Cutler, regarding an assault with a deadly weapon.  

Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with (S) Andres Barros who had dialed 911 to file a criminal complaint against another. As a result, an investigation commenced in which it was determined Barros had misused the emergency police line to file a false police report against another. During contact, Barros was observed to be under the influence of a controlled substance, to be in possession of narcotics and narcotic paraphernalia. Barros was subsequently booked into the adult Pre-Trial facility without incident. 

Contact was made with two female victims who claimed to have been continuously followed, stalked and harassed by Barros. They reported Barros was continuously trespassing into private property and caught looking into bedroom windows.  

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Dep. Diaz, at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call  1-800-TIPNOW.   

 
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Sheriff Mike Boudreaux presents Mobile Crime Lab Unit to Board of Supervisors
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

This morning Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, along with members of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab team, presented to the Board of Supervisors the new Mobile Crime Lab Unit and thanked them for their support as the department continues to stay current with law enforcement technology.

He was joined at the podium by Lieutenant Mark Gist, Sergeant Gregory Gruich, Detective Billy Meek, and civilian staff members Mandi VanBuren and Cassy Cook. The team members specialize in different areas of crime scene investigations from blood splatter identification, trajectory study, latent fingerprint, and other areas.

In recent years, with the increased demand of forensic evidence collection for effective prosecution, the sheriff’s department identified the need to improve upon its outdated existing mobile crime lab vehicle by replacing it with a new one that was modern with state of the art features and technology.  The new mobile crime lab vehicle was built specifically to address the department’s needs by a highly reputable company named SIRCHIE out of Medford, New Jersey.  This was same company that built the old crime lab vehicle 16 years ago.

The new mobile lab unit is a 2014 Ford F550 truck that is approximately 29 feet in length and 12 feet high, which has doubled the work space for crime lab personnel and allows them to work efficiently with the technology and equipment needed to safely identify, collect, preserve, and secure any and all pertinent evidence collected from a crime scene.

It also has a manageable work area specific to the needs of investigating detectives that won’t interfere with the work of crime lab personnel. This work area is similar to a small command center, which will allow personnel to conduct real time briefings in a controlled environment for better communication, and ensures access to nearly all departments and outside internet databases to ensure the investigation continues in a timely manner without the need to travel elsewhere. This will increase efficiency, and allow for quicker access to information on site where efficiency is needed.

The old crime lab unit was not capable of doing and allowing for tasks that the new unit does, and was draining resources to keep the unit maintained and operational. Where the old unit was required to keep its engine running at a crime scene, the new unit has generators that are a far better resource. There are many more features that the unit contains, but this vehicle will meet the needs for most all evidentiary investigations far better than the previous unit, and bring this agency into the future as intended by our Sheriff for improving the quality of life through all professional quality investigations and customer service.

 

After the presentation to the Board, attendees at the meeting were invited to view the truck, where it was parked outside the Chambers. The truck was opened up and features such as its DVD player and laptop turned on, and evidence collection kits were displayed. The large lights on tripods were set up though not turned on, and the truck was open for all in attendance to view. 

For pictures, please visit the Tulare County Sheriff's Department facebook page facebook.com/TulareSheriff

 
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P.C. 187 Homicide
LOCATION:  1100 Block of @. Cannon, Earlimar Ca.          DATE:  08-25-2014          TIME:  0058 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-10646         VICTIM:  Jose V. Lopez          CITY:  Earlimart, Ca.

NARRATIVE:

On 08/25/2014 at approximately 0100 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the 1100 block of E. Cannon, Earlimart, in regards to a Homicide.

Upon arrival, detectives contacted the reporting party who stated when he arrived home he found the victim laying in the front yard of his residence deceased.

Detectives observed the victim to have suffered unknown type trauma to his head. The reporting party could not provide any further information. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s, Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Klassen or Sgt. Parker at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Marijuana Search Warrant CASE 14-60735
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Marijuana Search Warrant MASTER CASE 14-60735

 

Multiple marijuana grows, including several large scale sites, were shut down Thursday morning by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Eradication teams consisting of the Department STEP team, DOJ CAMP team, TCSO Jail personnel and the departments community based officers. 

STEP detectives conducted a helicopter fly over in the Terra Bella area in late July early August.  23 separate marijuana grow sites were identified, and detectives later gathered information regarding each individual site, specifically the presence of marijuana plants. 

Search warrants were obtained for each site and on the morning of August 21st Sheriff's Department Teams entered those locations. 

Three teams were given a set of locations and arrived early in the morning. Upon arrival each team cleared any structures on the premises as well as marijuana groves to ensure the property was secure. The teams then investigated the legality of the marijuana grow site to make a determination of whether or not arrests would be made and marijuana plants eradicated. 

The Teams work continued on into the early evening hours where they worked with Tulare County Resource Management Agency as needed with resources such as equipment and support services. There were three additional search warrants obtained for additional grow sites which were located during the operation bringing the total to 26 search warrants served.

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux commented,”I am committed to aggressively enforcing county ordinances and State Laws. With help from our Board of Supervisors we at the Sheriff's Department are committed to keeping our communities safe. These illegal marijuana grow sites pose a significant danger to our local communities, and put a huge drain on our water resources which only magnifies a growing crisis.”

Below are statistics regarding the marijuana grow sites identified and contacted by the Sheriff’s Department:

Statistics include:

 

26 identified marijuana grow sites in the Terra Bella area

21 individuals were arrested for various charges

4213 plants eradicated.

81 pounds of processed marijuana seized

52,020 pounds of eradicated marijuana 

33 firearms located

4 oz of methamphetamine

 
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245 PC Assault w/ a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  12700 block of A392 -cutler          DATE:  8-20-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-10443         VICTIM:           CITY: 

 SUSPECT 1:  Confidential – Juvenile CITY: Orosi, Ca. 

SUSPECT 2: Neiri Herera. 18 years old. CITY: Orosi, Ca. 

CHARGES:   245 PC – Assault w/ a deadly weapon             243.2 PC – Battery on schoolgrounds                                  182 PC – Conspiracy                             32 PC – Aiding and abetting 

On 8-20-14 at approx. 1309 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to a local High School regarding a fight between three students – one being an adult. 

Upon arrival, Deputies determined the victim had sustained injuries that required immediate medical treatment; so, the victim was transported to a local area hospital and subsequently released. 

The two suspects were detained, interviewed and eventually booked on the above listed charges. The juvenile was booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility, while the adult female was booked into the adult Pre-Trial facility. 

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Dep. Perez, at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW. 

 
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Weapons charges and resisting arrest
LOCATION:  12700 block of Ave 416 Orosi          DATE:  8-19-14          TIME:  1041 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-10397         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

On Tuesday 8-19-14 at 1041 hours, a suspicious male was observed walking in an alley behind a business located in the 12700 block of Ave.416 in Orosi. Deputies attempted to contact the male but he fled the scene. While running from Deputies, the subject attempted to discard a handgun. The male was later located and taken into custody. The male was arrested and transported to the Tulare County Pretrial Facility where he was booked for the above charges without further incident.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Dep. Nevarez, at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call  1-800-TIPNOW.   

 
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Update: Homicide
LOCATION:  1700 Block of E. Springville Ave, Porterville          DATE:  8-8-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-09894         VICTIM:  Nelso Martinez          CITY: 

Through an on-going investigation, detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department arrested two brothers in connection with the homicide of Nelso Martinez.  They have been identified as Daniel West 22 years and Anthony West 21 years.  On 8-18-14, personnel arrested Daniel West for his participation in the homicide.  Daniel was currently in custody at the main jail on unrelated charges at the time of this arrest.  On 8-19-14, detectives served a search warrant upon the brothers’ residence in the 14500 block of R192 Poplar, Ca.  During the service of the warrant, Anthony West was arrested for his involvement of the homicide.  Both brothers are being held in custody with the sheriff’s department for the charges of homicide, conspiracy and criminal street gang activity with bail for each set at $1,000,000.00 

Detectives of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Violent Crimes Unit, upon further investigation served searched warrants and subsequently arrested two suspects in connection with the homicide of Nelso Martinez. 

 

Suspects:

Daniel Ramos-West, 22 YOA

Anthony Ray West, 21 YOA

Photos available through main jail.

Victim: Nelso Martinez, years old

On 08-08-2014 at approximately 1113 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1700 block of E. Springville Ave in Porterville for a report of a gunshot wound victim. Upon arrival, Deputies located Nelso Martinez, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound.  

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Florence Cotton at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 

 

 

On 08-08-2014 at approximately 1113 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1700 block of E. Springville Ave in Porterville for a report of a gunshot wound victim. Upon arrival, Deputies located Nelso Martinez, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound.  

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Florence Cotton at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 

 

 

 
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Narcotics Arrest
LOCATION:  Woodlake          DATE:  8/18/14          TIME:  0900 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-70071         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate two (2) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Woodlake area, Investigators from Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division, Woodlake Police Department, and the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D. and Exeter P.D were led to the apartments in the 300 blk of N. Palm. The residence was approximately two blocks from the Woodlake High School.   The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately sixteen (16) grams of methamphetamine package for sales, and marijuana with a street value of $2600.00, scales and packaging material. Also while Detectives were conducting the search warrant two females along with a three year child arrived at the residence an attempted to purchase narcotics from a narcotic detective. They were both arrested and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. The Child was turned over to Child protective Service.

 

As a result of the search warrant five people were taken into custody on the below charges.

  Taken into custody were:

1) Hector Mendoza             36Yrs.             Woodlake resident          Date of arrest: 08-18-14

Charges: 11377/11378/11366/ 11353.6 H&S PC   possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics/ sales of narcotics within a 1000 ft. of a School

 

2) Monica Ramirez               36Yrs.             Woodlake resident       Date of arrest: 08-18-14

Charges:  11377 H&S PC   possession of a controlled substance 

 

3) Rachel Sanchez               31Yrs.               Woodlake resident        Date of arrest: 08-18-14

Charges:  11377/11364 H&S/ 273A PC   possession of a controlled substance & paraphernalia/ child endangerment 

 

4) Crystal Tassey                27 Yrs.               Woodlake resident         Date of arrest: 08-18-14

Charges:  11377/11364 H&S/ 273A PC   possession of a controlled substance & paraphernalia/ child endangerment 

 

5) Alfred Lua                     26Yrs.               Woodlake resident           Date of arrest: 08-18-14

Charges:  Outstanding warrant

 

 

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

 
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11358/11377/11366 H&S Possession of Methamphetamine for sales/ marijuana/ maintaining a residence
LOCATION:  Farmersville          DATE:  8/14/14          TIME:  1400
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate two (2) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Farmersville area, Investigators from the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., Exeter P.D and the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 600 blk. of N. Shasta. The ensuing investigation and search revealed Methamphetamine, thirty six (36) marijuana plants with a street value of $36,000.00.   

As a result of the search warrant two people were taken into custody on the below charges.

 

Taken into custody were:

1) Steven Christopher Vasquez        25Yrs. Farmersville resident          Date of arrest: 08-14-14

Charges:11358//11377 11366 H&S 

Possession of Methamphetamine for sales/ marijuana/ maintaining a residence for the sales of Narcotics

 

2) Alicia Navarro                             54 Yrs. Farmersville resident          Date of arrest: 08-14-14

Charges: Outstanding Warrant

 

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  8200 Block of Ave 384, Dinuba          DATE:  08/14/2014          TIME:  2330 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-10187         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 08/14/2014 at approximately 2335 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives were dispatched to the 8200 block of Ave 384, Dinuba in regards to a report of a Burglary.

Upon arrival, the detectives were advised the home owners were inside the residence when an unknown subject was trying to gain entry.   The suspect broke a window with a plastic pipe in an attempt to gain access.

The home owners were not injured during the incident. The suspect Bernardo Reyes was arrested on scene and later booked into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility. No further information at this time. Booking photo of the suspect is available at the Main Jail.

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Investigation Division. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Investigation Division at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

 

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Narcotics Arrest
LOCATION:  Woodlake          DATE:  8/13/14          TIME:  0900 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-70046         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate two (2) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Woodlake area, Investigators from Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division, Woodlake Police Department, and the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D. and Exeter P.D were led to the apartments in the 700 blk. of Sierra. The apartment was approximately two blocks from the Woodlake High School.   The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately eight (8) grams of methamphetamine package for sales, with a street value of $800.00, scales and packaging material. Also contacted at the apartment were several validated gang members.

 

As a result of the search warrant two people were taken into custody on the below charges.

 

 

Taken into custody were:

1) Monique Booker              27Yrs.             Woodlake resident          Date of arrest: 08-13-14

Charges: 11377/11378/11366 H&S PC   possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics/ sales of narcotics within a 1000 ft. of a School

 

2) Miguel Rojas                  27Yrs.               Woodlake resident           Date of arrest: 08-13-14

Charges:  3056 PC/ outstanding parole warrant

 

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

 
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11377 H&S, Possession
LOCATION:  K St./Bardsley Ave-Tulare          DATE:  08-12-14          TIME:  1930
CASE NUMBER:  14-10093         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On the above date / time at the above location, Deputies conducted a traffic stop due to vehicle infractions.  During contact with the driver, later identified as 45 year old Mark Holguin, 0.2 grams of Methamphetamine was located near the driver seat.  Holguin was placed into custody and later booked into the Tulare County Main Jail on the charge of 11377 H&S.

 

This case is currently under investigation by TCSO deputies

 
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Possession of controlled substance/ 11377HS
LOCATION:  Olive/Mathew Porterville          DATE:  08-12-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-10098         VICTIM:  Adult male          CITY:  Porterville

Suspect: Ream, Daniel male adult

Victim works at Super Burger in Porterville and observed the suspect take his bike which was parked outside. The suspect later fell off the bike while pedaling away from the scene and the bike was recovered. Deputies observed the video surveillance which showed the suspect stealing the bike. Later in the shift, the deputy observed the suspect and detained him. The victim was able to positively identified the suspect. The suspect was searched incident to arrest and found to have .9 gram methamphetamine on his person and to also be under the influence of a controlled substance. The suspect also had prior theft arrests. He was found to have two local arrest warrants and an out of county warrant from Kern County. 

The Suspect was booked at the Porterville Substation on multiple fresh charges and the three warrants.

 
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UPDATE: 187pc - Homicide
LOCATION:  1700 Block of E. Springville Ave, Porterville          DATE:  8-8-14          TIME:  1113
CASE NUMBER:  14-09894         VICTIM:  Nelso Martinez          CITY: 

Victim: Nelso Martinez, 25 years old. 

 

On 08-11-2014 at approximately 1300 hours, an autopsy was performed on the victim. The cause of death was determined to be from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. 

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Florence Cotton at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 559-725-4194. 

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
CASE NUMBER:  14-9894         VICTIM:  Nelso Martinez          CITY:  Porterville
Victim: Nelso Martinez, 25 years old
On 08-08-2014 at approximately 1113 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1700 block of E. Springville Ave in Porterville for a report of a gunshot wound victim. Upon arrival, Deputies located Nelso Martinez, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound.  
This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Florence Cotton at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 
 
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ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE
LOCATION:  15600 BLOCK OF AVE 330, IVANHOE          DATE:  08/10/2014          TIME:  2110
CASE NUMBER:  14-10015         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 08/10/2014 at approximately 2300 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Detectives responded to an area hospital in regards to a report of an attempted homicide victim.

Upon arrival, detectives contacted the victim who stated he was sleeping when he was attacked by his roommate. 

The suspect fled the area on foot, prior to deputies arrival. A B.O.L has been issued for the arrest of Trabuco, for charges of 664/187 (attempted homicide).

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s, Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Cotton or Sgt. Parker at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 

Suspect:

Pedro Trabuco, 40 YOA

 
...posted by media relations
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664/187 PC- Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  32400 block Lincoln Rd          DATE:  08-09-04          TIME:  1353 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-9953         VICTIM:  Mendez, Manuel Farias          CITY:  Visalia

On the above date and time Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to the above location regarding a report of an assault. Upon arrival Deputies located the victim inside of his residence. During the investigation, Deputies learned the victim had been assaulted by unknown person(s) at his residence. The victim sustained lacerations and a head injury. The victim was transported to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries. The victim is listed in stable condition.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Gary Marks or Sgt. Rodney Parker at (559)733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

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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See Below
LOCATION:  560 S Park Rd.          DATE:  08-09-14          TIME:  1445 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-9956         VICTIM:  Alrubai Market          CITY:  Pixley

P.C. 459 (Burglary)
P.C. 475 (Forgery)
P.C. 182 (Conspiracy)

Suspects:
S-1 Spicey Ruiz 33 years old
S-2 Steven Henry 31 years old
S-3 Justin Magana 31 years old

Narrative:  On 08/09/2014 at approximately 1445 Hrs, deputies were dispatched to the Alrubai Markey located in the 500 blk of S. Park Rd., Pixley, regarding a subject who was in the store attempted to cash an obviously forged check.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the victim who advised a female subject who was subsequently identified as Spicey Ruiz entered the store and attempted to cash a forged check valued at$1122.72.  The victim called 911 to report the incident.  As deputies were arriving at the store, S-2 Steven Henry and S-3 Justin Magana who were waiting in a vehicle outside, began to honk the horn of the vehicle to alert Spicey of deputies’ arrival.  Spicey fled the store and entered the vehicle at which time the trio attempted to leave the area heading north on Park Rd.  The suspects vehicle was located shortly thereafter in the 2200 blk of Park Rd. at which time a traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the subjects were taken into custody.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.

 
...posted by dispatch
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487PC
LOCATION:  16800 Block of Ave 24          DATE:  08-09-2014          TIME:  1330 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-9954         VICTIM:  Vignolo Farms          CITY:  Delano, Ca.

Narrative:

 

On today’s date deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Dept Patrol division, Pixley Substation, were dispatched to orchards in the area of R168 and A24 in regards to a theft report. Upon arrival they contacted a worker for the business and were told that someone had stolen metal and chemicals from the area. The area was processed for physical evidence and witnesses contacted. Anyone with information in regards to this theft or any theft occurring in Tulare County is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Dept. at 559-733-6218 or online at TIPNOW.com

This case under investigation by TCSO deputies and TCSO AG unit.

 
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187 PC- Homicide
LOCATION:  1700 block of E. Springville          DATE:  8-8-14          TIME:  1113 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-9894         VICTIM:  Nelso Martinez          CITY:  Porterville

Victim: Nelso Martinez, 25 years old

On 08-08-2014 at approximately 1113 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 1700 block of E. Springville Ave in Porterville for a report of a gunshot wound victim. Upon arrival, Deputies located Nelso Martinez, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound.  

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Florence Cotton at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 

 
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245PC/ Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  Town and Country Market/412 S. Burnett, Tipton          DATE:  08-07-14          TIME:  1720
CASE NUMBER:  14-9861         VICTIM:  Rodrigo Bobadilla, 24yrs          CITY: 

   On above noted date and time, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch received a call of gunshots at the Town and Country Convenience market at 412 S. Burnett in the community of Tipton. 

   Deputies from the Pixley Sheriff’s substation responded as well as detectives from the Sheriff’s South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit. Upon arrival they learned that an unknown suspect began firing at a vehicle as it left the market. The vehicle was hit several times, however it is unknown, at this time if the occupants of this vehicle were injured being that they fled the area before deputies arrived.

   The listed victim was also driving away from the business when the suspect fired at his vehicle striking it. He was not injured. The investigation continues.

 
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664-187PC- Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  24700 block of Road 216          DATE:  7-27-14          TIME:  2030 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-9335         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293 PC          CITY:  Lindsay

08/02/2014: Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriffs Violent Crimes Unit, arrested two additional suspects for their role in assisting the suspect with the attempt homicide of the victim.

SUSPECTS:

Consuelo Pulido, 55 YOA

Veronica Pulido, 27 YOA

On 07/27/2014 at approximately 2140 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives were dispatched to the 24700 block of Rd 216, Lindsay in regards to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Upon arrival, detectives were advised the victim had been assaulted by a known subject during an altercation. The victim sustained multiple stab wounds.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries.  

The suspect fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. A B.O.L, has been released for the suspect for the charges of 664/187 (attempt homicide).

 

SUSPECT:

Osvaldo Pulido, 28 YOA 

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Violent Crimes, Detective Cotton or Sgt.Parker at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 

 
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Possession, Possession for sales, Transportation and Conspiracy of Narcotics
LOCATION:  769 E Stanford          DATE:  8-2-14          TIME:  1855 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-90038         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Pixley

On noted date and time, Detectives of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, South End Gang Violence Suppression Unit, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jose Delgado from Pixley (DOB: 10/28/88) for traffic violations. Delgado was found to be on Probation for narcotics transportation and subject to search terms. A subsequent search of Delgado’s vehicle revealed a plastic bindle of crystal methamphetamine, weighing .3 grams, hidden beneath his seat. A passenger, Alfred Martinez,(DOB: 7/8/66) also from Pixley , was also detained after a larger bindle of crystal methamphetamine, weighing 28.2 grams, was located in close proximity of where he was seated. A search warrant was obtained and served at (S) Martinez’ residence (769 E Stanford Pixley) where narcotic Paraphernalia was located such as glass pipes used for ingesting the drug, (2) digital scales for weighing the substance, packaging material, an additional 3.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a loaded .45 cal. Semi auto pistol.A female, Holly Ann Lester, (DOB: 5/17/57) who resides at the suspect residence was found to have (3) active Orange County warrants with a total bail amount of $40,000.00 dollars. She was arrested and booked on those warrants. Suspects Delgado and Martinez were arrested and booked on charges of transportation, with the intent of distributing methamphetamine as well as conspiracy. They were all housed at Tulare County jail facilities. The narcotics seized had a total weight of 32 grams with a street value of approx. $1,200.00 dollars.    

 
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Identification: Homicide
LOCATION:  600 Block of E. River, Porterville          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-09450         VICTIM:  Jason Perkett          CITY: 

Victim:  Jason Perkett ,  41 years of age. 

Porterville, California

7-31-14, an autopsy was performed on the decedent. The cause of death is undetermined pending toxicology results. 

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Steve Sanchez at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:
On 07-30-2014, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a suspicious circumstance in the 600 block of E. River, Porterville. Deputies responded to the scene and located a deceased male adult near the river. The sheriff’s department is treating the death as a homicide pending an autopsy by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office. The identity of the male decedent is pending death notification of family. 
This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Steve Sanchez at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 
 
...posted by media relations
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Armed Robbery / Auto Theft
LOCATION:  Orosi / Reedley areas          DATE:  6-10-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-7205          VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect #1 – Oviedo, Christopher,  age 26

Suspect #2 – Boykin, Isaac, age 34

 

During the past 2 months the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department North End Property Crimes Investigation Unit and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department Property Crimes Investigations Unit conducted a joint investigation into numerous armed robberies of convenience stores occurring in both Tulare and Fresno Counties along the Tulare/Fresno county line.

During the joint investigation, Detectives from both agencies developed information that identified both Oviedo and Boykin as the suspects responsible for the armed robberies.

On 7-31-14 The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and Fresno County Sheriff’s Department along with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department’s Air Unit Eagle 1 and the Reedley Police Department conducted search warrants in the areas of the 5000 block of S. Buttonwillow, Reedley and the 1000 block of E. Lingo, Reedley.

During the service of the search warrants, Boykin was located and arrested for the above crimes. Acting on further information collected during the service of the warrants, Fresno County Detectives were able to locate Oviedo in the Fresno area driving a stolen vehicle at which time he was contacted and taken into custody without incident.

Both Oviedo and Boykin were transported to the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility where they were booked for the charge of armed robbery. Multiple armed robbery charges are expected to be filed by Fresno County against both Oviedo and Boykin with the additional charge of auto theft against Oviedo.

If anyone has any additional information regarding Oviedo or Boykin they are encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Tulare County Sheriff’s Department:

1-800-808-0488

Email – info@tulare.info

559-725-4194

tcso@tipnow.com

 

Fresno County Sheriff’s Department: 

559-600-3111

559-498-4867

 
...posted by media relations
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Homicide
LOCATION:  600 Block of E. River, Porterville          DATE:  7-30-14          TIME:  0830
CASE NUMBER:  14-09450         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Victim: White male adult

On 07-30-2014, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a suspicious circumstance in the 600 block of E. River, Porterville. Deputies responded to the scene and located a deceased male adult near the river. The sheriff’s department is treating the death as a homicide pending an autopsy by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office. The identity of the male decedent is pending death notification of family. 

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Steve Sanchez at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 

 
...posted by media relations
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Large Scale Marijuana Eradication
LOCATION:  Allensworth and Alpaugh          DATE:  07-29-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-60632         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Multiple marijuana grows, including several large scale sites, were shut down Tuesday morning by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Eradication teams consisting of the Department STEP unit, Narcotics unit, Gang Violence Suppression Units, Patrol personnel, Jail personnel, and members of the Tulare County Marijuana Task Force consisting of RMA, County Council, Ag Commissioners Office, Code Compliance, and County Parks.

Earlier this month, STEP detectives conducted a helicopter fly over in the Alpaugh and Allensworth area. 26 separate marijuana grow sites were identified, and detectives later gathered information regarding each individual site, specifically the presence of marijuana plants.

Search warrants were obtained for each site and on the morning of July 29th Sheriff's Department Teams entered those locations.  There were also two civil abatement warrants served at two locations.

The four Teams were given a set of locations and arrived early in the morning. Upon arrival each team cleared any structures on the premises as well as marijuana groves to ensure the property was secure. The teams then investigated the legality of the marijuana grow site to make a determination of whether or not arrests would be made and marijuana plants eradicated.  All identified illegal marijuana grows in the Alpaugh and Allensworth communities were removed.

Below are statistics regarding the marijuana grow sites identified and contacted by the Sheriff’s Department:

26 identified marijuana grow sites in the Alpaugh and Allensworth areas
20 arrests
6,538 plants eradicated valued at $7,845,600.00
110 pounds of processed marijuana seized
$49,650 in cash seized
20 firearms located  
1,343 plants found at the largest grow site
2g methamphetamine also seized

It is estimated that a fully mature marijuana plant consumes 5 to 6 gallons of water a day, writes Tom Philpott of the nonprofit news organization Mother Jones. Another estimate given by Andy Matarrese of the Daily Record news in Kittitas County, Washington compares the growing of marijuana and it’s consumption to a crop of hops, a plant in the same family. The estimate given is that each pound of hops produced consumes about 300-450 gallons of water, a fair estimate of similar usage to that of pound of marijuana produced.

As both the State of California and Tulare County have declared States of Emergency, and with many small communities in Tulare County are facing a reality of losing water sources or already having lost them, the water use of illegal grows is another challenge residents face as well as threats to public safety and community health.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Attempt Murder
LOCATION:  24700 Blk of Rd 216, Lindsay          DATE:  07/27/2014          TIME:  2030 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-09335         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

NARRATIVE:

On 07/27/2014 at approximately 2140 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives were dispatched to the 24700 block of Rd 216, Lindsay in regards to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Upon arrival, detectives were advised the victim had been assaulted by a known subject during an altercation. The victim sustained multiple stab wounds.  The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries.  

The suspect fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. A B.O.L, has been released for the suspect for the charges of 664/187 (attempt homicide).

SUSPECT:

Osvaldo Pulido, 28 YOA 

 

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Violent Crimes, Detective Cotton or Sgt.Parker at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
...posted by media relations
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Assault with Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  19700 Block of Rd 231, Strathmore          DATE:  07/25/2014          TIME:  0100 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-09204         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 07/25/2014 at approximately 0730 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives were dispatched to the 19700 block of Rd 231, Strathmore in regards to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

Upon arrival, detectives were advised the victim had been assaulted by multiple unknown gang members. 

The victim suffered blunt force trauma to the face and head by an unknown type object. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries.    

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact GVSU or Sgt. Campos at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
...posted by media relations
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459pc, Burglary
LOCATION:  15400 block Magnolia-Porterville          DATE:  07-23-14          TIME:  1630
CASE NUMBER:  14-9140         VICTIM:           CITY: 

(S1) Manuel Bautista  21 yrs old
(S2) Jaime Cortes       40 yrs old
(S3) 15 year old juvenile
(S4) 15 year old juvenile
(S5) 16 year old juvenile

On 7-23-14 Tulare County Deputies responded to the 15400 block of Magnolia regarding a burglary report. Investigation revealed several items stolen from inside the property. Further investigation lead to a traffic stop of a vehicle and some items of stolen property were located inside. Three subjects (2 adults and one juvenile) were arrested in association with this case. The adults were booked at Tulare County Main Jail. The juvenile was arrested and booked at the Tulare County Juvenile Hall.

After further investigation, Tulare County Detectives developed leads and contacted two additional juveniles and determined they were involved in the theft at the residence. They were also taken into custody and booked at Tulare County Juvenile Hall.

This case is still under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 733-6218.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Homicide
LOCATION:  200 Block of Holcomb, Porterville          DATE:  07-19-2014          TIME:  2220
CASE NUMBER:  14-02346         VICTIM:  Tonya Huff          CITY: 

Victim: Tonya Huff, 41-year-old female - Porterville

On 07-19-2014, Huff subsequently succumbed to her injuries. Huff was in Community Regional Medical Center for approximately five months and had suffered third degree burns.

On 07-21-2014, an autopsy was performed on the decedent. Upon the conclusion of the autopsy it was revealed that the cause of death was as a result of complications from being burned.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Steve Sanchez at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 

Original Press Release:

On 02-23-14 at 2222 Hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and Tulare County Fire Fighters responded to a residence in the 200 block of south Holcomb Street in the City of Porterville for a report of a structure fire and shots fired. Upon arrival, Deputies located the residence fully engulfed and a female suffering from severe burns. Investigators also located evidence of arson and gunshots fired into the residence. The 41-year old female was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center and is listed in critical condition with life threatening injuries. The residence was a complete loss. Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department and Investigators with Tulare County Fire responded for the investigation.

 
...posted by media relations
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Carjacking, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, False Imprisonment
LOCATION:  Enterprise Street and Alpine Avenue - Tulare          DATE:  7-19-14          TIME:  0015
CASE NUMBER:  14-8939         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Victim 1: Male Adult

Victim 2: Male Adult

Suspect 1: Hispanic Male Adult

5-11", 270 pounds

Suspect 2: Hispanic Male Adult

5-05", 155 pounds

Suspect 3: Hispanic Female Adult

5-00", 110 pounds

On 7/19/14, at approximately 0020 hours, Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of Enterprise Street and Alpine Avenue in Tulare in regards to a carjacking. Deputies were contacted by two subjects who stated they were giving a ride to three unknown subjects after leaving a motel in the City of Tulare and were directed to the area of Enterprise and Alpine. Upon arrival to that area both victims were assaulted by the suspect(s) and victim 1 was placed into the trunk of his vehicle. Victim 1 was able to free himself from the trunk and both he and victim 2 fled the area on foot. The suspect(s) then left the area with the victim's vehicle, described as a 2001 Chevrolet Lumina, white in color.

Victim 1 received minor injuries from the incident and no injuries were reported by victim 2.

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with information on this case should contact Det. Jesse Cox at (559)733-6218 

 
...posted by media relations
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273.5 PC - Domestic Violence
LOCATION:  Road 108/Ave 256          DATE:  7-19-14          TIME:  2330 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-8986         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293 PC          CITY:  Tulare

Suspect: Jusn Vallejo  22 years old. 

 

On the above date and time Deputies were dispatched to the area of Rd. 108 and Ave. 256 in Tulare regarding a possible Domestic Violence report.  Deputies contacted the victim, who advised her boyfriend and father of her child had struck her several times in the face and body.  The victim had visable injuries and did not require medical attention.  The suspect was arrested at the scene and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail and the case is being forwarded to the DA’s Office.

 
...posted by dispatch
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459 Burglary
LOCATION:  13700 Block of Ave, 184, Porterville          DATE:  07-20-14          TIME:  1418hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-09013         VICTIM:  Jarra Burrows          CITY:  Porterville

Narrative:

 

On 7-20-14 Deputies were dispatched to a residential burglar alarm in the 23700 block of Ave 184.

Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the homeowner, who also responded after being notified of the alarm. The homeowner reported discovering the suspects had forced entry to the residence. Deputies performed a security sweep of the residence, but did not locate any suspects.

The victim took inventory of the residence and advised several personal items and expensive jewelry had been taken. The victim estimated the loss at $100,000.00.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments South County Investigations Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Joe Rodriguez or Sgt. John Dow at 559-782-9674 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com /

(559) 725-4194

 
...posted by DISPATCH
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