Possession of narcotics and Possession of concentrated cannabis
LOCATION:  42000 block of North Fork, Three Rivers          DATE:  5/23/2015          TIME:  9:53 P.M.
CASE NUMBER:  15-6450         VICTIM:  The People of the State of California          CITY:  Three Rivers

Narrative: On 5.23.15 at approximately 9:53 PM Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 42000 block on North Fork Drive, Three Rivers, CA. The Driver was contacted and identified as Jayna Boswell, age 52, from Three Rivers. During the stop a search of the vehicle was conducted and a baggie with suspected narcotics and concentrated cannabis was located in her vehicle. Boswell was arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail for Possession of narcotics and Possession of concentrated cannabis.  Anyone with additional information can contact Deputy Frick at 559-733-6218. 

 
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Possession of stolen property/Grand theft
LOCATION:  Rd. 140/Ave.192, Tulare          DATE:  5/23/2015          TIME:  0600
CASE NUMBER:  15-6423         VICTIM:  Gellespi Ag          CITY:  Porterville

On 05/23/15 at approximately 0600 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call regarding a Grand Theft of a transfer pump and motor from the Tulare area. During the investigation the Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit was called out to assist with the investigation. Deputies and detectives were able to locate the stolen property in the 100 block of South “B” St., Tulare. 

 

During the investigation Abel Alvarado Sanchez, a male adult, 53 years old was contacted regarding the stolen property. Ultimately Sanchez was arrested for Grand Theft and Possession of Stolen Property and 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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Sheriff Boudreaux Promotes Assistant Sheriff, Captain, Lieutenant
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is proud to announce the promotion of Scott Logue to Assistant Sheriff, Tom Sigley to Captain, and Joseph Campos to Lieutenant.

Assistant Sheriff Logue began his career with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in August 1986 after graduating from the Tulare/Kings POST Basic Academy. His first assignment was in the Detentions Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1997, Lieutenant in 2003 and Captain in 2013. During his tenure with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office he has worked detentions, patrol and investigations.

He was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in June Lake, California. He graduated from Butte Community College and is a 2012 graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Academy.  He is supported by his fiancé Darlene and daughter Whitney.

Captain Sigley has been in law enforcement for 21 years, the last 17 with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. He began his career with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in November 1998 after graduating from the Tulare/Kings POST Basic Academy in 1997. His first assignment was the Main Jail. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2003 and Lieutenant in 2007. During his tenure with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office he has worked detentions, patrol and investigations. In 2007, he was awarded officer of the year.

He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in Benson, Arizona. He is a graduate of the Union Institute and University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a 2011 graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department's Westpoint Leadership Academy and he is a 2012 graduate of the POST Command College. Captain Sigley will graduate in July from Arizona State University with a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management.  Captain Sigley is supported by his wife of 23 years Terri Sigley, his two daughters Courtney and Carley.

Lieutenant Campos began his career with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 as a Sheriff’s Trainee. After graduating from the 63rd Tulare /Kings POST Basic Academy in 1987, he was promoted to Deputy I. His first assignment was in detentions at the Return to Custody (RTC) facility.

His assignments have included Detentions, STEP, NARCS, Gang Unit, Ag Unit, and Patrol. In 2005 he was promoted to Sergeant and most recently assigned to the Ag Unit.  Lieutenant Campos has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento.  Lieutenant Campos would like to thank his family for their support throughout his career.

A ceremony will take place on Tuesday May 26th at 9:30 in the morning, at the Tulare County Board of Supervisor's Chambers, located at 2800 W. Burrel Avenue. 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  33800 Block of Road 248 Lemon Cove          DATE:  5-21-15          TIME:  1740
CASE NUMBER:  15-6352         VICTIM:  Rysard Sokol          CITY: 

On 5-21-15 at approximately 1740 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 33800 block of Road 248 in Lemon Cove in regards to a residential burglary.  Upon arrival Deputies discovered unknown suspects broke a window to a storage room to gain access and remove various garden tools.  Deputies utilized the residence surveillance system and discovered that three suspects had committed the burglary.  The Victim identified one suspect as being a juvenile male neighbor to the south at the 33600 block of Road 248.  Deputies responded to this location and made contact with the 15 year old male suspect.  Deputies then made contact with the other 15 year old juvenile male suspect and 18 year old Israel Herrera, all identified from the surveillance footage.   The three suspects were taken into custody for burglary and all the property was recovered.

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

 

 
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UPDATE: Homicide, Dinuba Area
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Victim’s:

V1-Cirilo Renteria Rodriguez, 57 years old, deceased

V2-Hispanic Male Adult, 65 years old, GSW to the head, critical but stable

V3-Hispanic Male Adult, 60 years old, GSW to upper chest and lower abdomen, Critical but stable

V4-Hispanic Male Adult, 44 years old, No injuries

V5-Hispanic Male Adult, 55 years old, No injuries

V6-Hispanic Male Adult, No injuries/still needs to be contacted

 

Suspect:

Hernan Rodriguez, 24 years old, lives in the Reedley area

 

Assisting Agencies:

TCSO Violent Crimes Unit

TCSO Crime Lab Unit

TCSO North End Property Crimes Unit

TCSO North/South Gang Units

TCSO Ag Unit

TCSO Dep.  Cory Evans with his K9 Partner KAYTU

TCSO Air Unit Sheriff 1

Dinuba Police Department

California Highway Patrol

TRATT 

****UPDATE****

During the above investigation TCSO Violent Crimes Detectives were able to positively Identify the above victims. Additionally, through victims and witness statements the subject detained by  Dinuba Police Officers in the area of Ave. 408 & Rd. 74, Dinuba was positively identified as the suspect in the shooting. Upon contacting the suspect he was not in possession of the firearm used in the shooting. Detectives utilized TCSO K9 Deputy Cory Evans and his K9 partner KAYTU to search the area for the firearm. Deputy Evans search resulted in locating the firearm used in the crime concealed in a tree near the crime scene location.

While obtaining victim and witness statements it was discovered the victim’s and suspect were working for the same farm labor contractor in the orchard. The motive for the shooting is still unknown at this time

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE

On 5-20-15 at 0946, Deputies from the Orosi substation responded to the area of ave 400 and road 74 regarding a disturbance involving gunshots. Upon arrival, Deputies located three gunshot wound victims, one of which had succumbed to his injuries. The additional two victims were transported to local hospitals where they are being treated. The initial investigation revealed that the three subjects were in the orchard as part of a farm labor picking crew. The motive of the disturbance is unknown at this point.

Deputies were able to obtain a suspect description and assisting personnel from the Dinuba Police Department detained a subject matching that description. Investigators are in the process of determining if he is the suspect.

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

 
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**UPDATE** TO HOMICIDE CASE
LOCATION:  R74 AND AVE 400 , DINUBA          DATE:  05-20-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6298         VICTIM:           CITY: 

                                        **UPDATE**

 

Suspect Hernan Rodriguez, 24 yoa, out of Reedley, Ca was arrested in connection to this incident. Suspect Rodriguez was the suspicious person detained shortly after officers arrived in the area. 

 

LOCATION: Orchard Located Southeast of Road 74 and Avenue 400, Dinuba

DATE:5-20-15    TIME: 0946 hrs 

CASE NUMBER:  15-6296 

VICTIMS:  3 Hispanic Male Adults   

 

Hispanic Male Adult: Injured, condition unknown

HIspanic Male Adult: Injured, condition unknown

Hispanic Male Adult: Deceased

 

On 5-20-15 at 0946, Deputies from the Orosi substation responded to the area of ave 400 and road 74 regarding a disturbance involving gunshots. Upon arrival, Deputies located three gunshot wound victims, one of which had succumbed to his injuries. The additional two victims were transported to local hospitals where they are being treated. The initial investigation revealed that the three subjects were in the orchard as part of a farm labor picking crew. The motive of the disturbance is unknown at this point.

Deputies were able to obtain a suspect description and assisting personnel from the Dinuba Police Department detained a subject matching that description. Investigators are in the process of determining if he is the suspect. 

This case is currently under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Department by calling 559-733-6218. People wishing to remain anonymous can call or text 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com 

 
...posted by dispatch
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**UPDATE** ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON,SHOOTING AT AN INHABITED DWELLING, GANG ENHANCEMENTS
LOCATION:  5300 BLOCK OF AVE 392 , DINUBA          DATE:  04-26-15          TIME:  2355 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-5207         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

**UPDATE**

 

SUSPECT: Miguel Angel Felix  MH/ 18yrs  IN CUSTODY

On 04/26/15 at approx. 2355 hours Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department,  Orosi Substation were dispatched to the 5300 blk of Ave 392 in regards to a shooting with multiple victims. The preliminary investigation revealed that there was a large party at that location when several people arrived at that party who were not welcome and asked to leave. As these persons were leaving in two vehicles several shots were fired from the vehicles into the crowd of party goers. Three persons were struck by the bullets and sustained non-life threatening injuries where the victims were treated and released from various local hospitals.

 

 

The investigation was turned over to the North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit. The ensuing investigation after numerous interviews and follow up investigation developed leads and suspects in this case that led to a search warrant in the 1600 Blk of E. Parkway in Dinuba. The suspect Miguel Felix, a known “Northern” gang member and convicted felon, was contacted at this residence. Evidence, a firearm, linking Felix to the shooting was located. The Gang Unit served additional search warrants in the 1300 Blk of E. Park Way and 1000 Blk of Golden Way as well.

Felix was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Tulare County APTF on the listed charges.

 

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. More arrests are anticipated.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Victor Bonilla or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559)735-1898 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 (800) END-GANG

 

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM , POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA & SEVERAL OTHER CHARGES
LOCATION:  R132 AND AVE 328 , VISALIA          DATE:  05-20-2015          TIME:  0855 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6292         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

On 05-20-2015 at approximately 0855 hours, a vehicle stop was initiated on a black 2002 Honda Civic in the area of Road 132 and Avenue 328 in Visalia for reckless driving.  The female driver of the Honda was determined to have a suspended license and was cited at the scene.  The front passenger/owner of the Honda was identified as Ton Saephan.  A search of the vehicle yielded a glass pipe commonly used for ingesting methamphetamine, ammunition, and an unloaded revolver.  Saephan was booked into the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Pre-Trial Facility. 

Suspect Information

Saephan, Ton 31 YOA

Visalia Resident

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Felon in possession of firearm, ammunition, drug paraphernalia
LOCATION:  Road 132 and Avenue 328          DATE:  05-20-2015          TIME:  0855
CASE NUMBER:  15-6292         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect Information
Saephan, Ton 31 YOA
Visalia Resident

On 05-20-2015 at approximately 0855 hours, a vehicle stop was initiated on a black 2002 Honda Civic in the area of Road 132 and Avenue 328 in Visalia for reckless driving.  The female driver of the Honda was determined to have a suspended license and was cited at the scene.  The front passenger/owner of the Honda was identified as Ton Saephan.  A search of the vehicle yielded a glass pipe commonly used for ingesting methamphetamine, ammunition, and an unloaded revolver.  Saephan was booked into the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Pre-Trial Facility. 

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

 
...posted by media relations
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Homicide
LOCATION:  Orchard Southeast of Road 74 and Avenue 400, Dinuba          DATE:  5-20-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6296         VICTIM:  3 Hispanic Male Adults          CITY: 

Victims:
Hispanic Male Adult: Injured, condition unknown
HIspanic Male Adult: Injured, condition unknown
Hispanic Male Adult: Deceased

On 5-20-15 at 0946, Deputies from the Orosi substation responded to the area of ave 400 and road 74 regarding a disturbance involving gunshots. Upon arrival, Deputies located three gunshot wound victims, one of which had succumbed to his injuries. The additional two victims were transported to local hospitals where they are being treated. The initial investigation revealed that the three subjects were in the orchard as part of a farm labor picking crew. The motive of the disturbance is unknown at this point.

Deputies were able to obtain a suspect description and assisting personnel from the Dinuba Police Department detained a subject matching that description. Investigators are in the process of determining if he is the suspect. 

This case is currently under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Department by calling 559-733-6218. People wishing to remain anonymous can call or text 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com

 

 
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Robbery
LOCATION:  19500 Block of Orangebelt Dr in Strathmore, CA          DATE:  5/19/15          TIME:  1856
CASE NUMBER:  15-6264         VICTIM:  Unknown          CITY: 

On the above date and time Deputies responded to a possible robbery in the Strathmore area. Upon their arrival, it was learned the suspect “Anna” struck the victim several times with a closed fist and forcefully took her cell phone. The suspect later left the area in an unknown direction, driving a white Chevrolet Impala.

Anonymous information about crimes in Tulare County areas can be reported via Tipnow email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  HIGHWAY 43 NORTH OF AVE 24, EARLIMART          DATE:  05-19-2015          TIME:  1800 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6266         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 5-19-15 at approximately 1800 hours Deputies from Pixley Substation responded to a residence in the area of Highway 43 and Avenue 24 in Allensworth, CA.  Upon arrival they contacted the Reporting Party who said he left his residence on 5-18-15 @ 1200 hours and returned home on 5-19@ 1500 hours.  At that point, he discovered unknown suspects entered a locked storage shed by forcing doors open.  The suspects then stole a 1997 yellow Suzuki dirt bike, a red generator, two welders, and two electric saws.  The Reporting Party estimated his total loss to be $1,690, and said nobody had permission to enter the property.  During the investigation some evidence was found at the scene, and possibly belongs to the suspect(s).  However, their identities remain unknown at this time.  

This case remains under investigation, and community assistance in identifying the perpetrator(s) would be greatly appreciated.  Anyone with knowledge or information about this crime is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488. In addition, citizens can request to speak with Deputy Nicholas Sandoval who can be reached at the Pixley Sheriff’s Substation #559-685-2666 or anonymously provide details at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.  

 
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GRAND THEFT
LOCATION:  4200 BLOCK OF ROAD 176, EARLIMART          DATE:  05-19-2015          TIME:  1600 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6259         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 5-19-15 at 1600 hours Deputies from Pixley Substation responded to K & G Ranch in the 4200 block of Road 176, Earlimart.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted the Reporting Party who said unknown suspect(s) entered the company compound and stole a Honda Generator valued at $6,000.  The suspect(s) apparently loaded the stolen property onto a truck and fled the scene undetected.  No employees were on site at the time of the theft, and no leads were developed.   

 

This case remains under investigation, and community assistance in identifying the perpetrator(s) would be greatly appreciated.  Anyone with knowledge or information about this crime is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488. In addition, citizens can request to speak with Deputy Nicholas Sandoval who can be reached at the Pixley Sheriff’s Substation #559-685-2666 or anonymously provide details at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.  

 
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CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
LOCATION:  190 BLOCK OF STANFORD, PIXLEY          DATE:  05-19-2015          TIME:  2313 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6278         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 5-19-15 at 2313 hours Deputies from Pixley Substation responded to a residence in the 190 block of E. Stanford Street in Pixley in regard to a dog getting shot.

Upon arrival Deputies contacted the Reporting Party who said she heard a single gunshot outside her house.  When she looked out she realized someone had purposely shot her dog, which was inside an enclosed chain link fence.  By the time family members exited the house they only recalled hearing what sounded like a diesel truck leaving the area.  The Reporting Party had no idea why someone would shoot her dog.  The area in front of the house, and adjacent roadways were checked for physical evidence, but nothing unusual was found.  Neighbors in the area advised hearing a single gunshot, but didn’t see anything else.  

The case remains under investigation, and community assistance in identifying the perpetrator(s) would be greatly appreciated.  Anyone with knowledge or information about this crime is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488. In addition, citizens can request to speak with Deputy Nicholas Sandoval who can be reached at the Pixley Sheriff’s Substation #559-685-2666 or anonymously provide details at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.  

 
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ROBBERY
LOCATION:  19500 BLOCK OF ORANGEBELT DRIVE , STRATHMORE          DATE:  05-19-2015          TIME:  1856 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6264         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On the above date and time Deputies responded to a possible robbery in the Strathmore area. Upon their arrival, it was learned the suspect “Anna” struck the victim several times with a closed fist and forcefully took her cell phone. The suspect later left the area in an unknown direction, driving a white Chevrolet Impala.

Anonymous information about crimes in Tulare County areas can be reported via Tipnow email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Discharging a Firearm at an Inhabited Dwelling
LOCATION:  23000 block of Avenue 181 / Strathmore          DATE:  5-19-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6238         VICTIM:  Anita Esponiza          CITY: 

On 05-19-15 at 0515 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 23000 block of Avenue 181 in Strathmore regarding an unknown suspect shooting at an inhabited dwelling. Upon arrival it was determined unknown suspects drove by and shot at the residence. Nobody was injured and this is currently an ongoing investigation.

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

Suspect: Unknown

 
...posted by media relations
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  11800 block of Drive 122 / Tipton          DATE:  5-18-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6242         VICTIM:  Basic Industries          CITY: 

On 05-19-15 at 0900 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 11800 block of Drive 122 in Tipton regarding Grand Theft. Upon arrival it was determined unknown suspects entered the property and stole an air compressor, water pump, and battery worth $2450. The suspects fled through the west end of the property and north on Hwy 99.

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

Suspect: Unknown

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  11500 Block of Ave 264, Tulare, Ca          DATE:  05-18-15          TIME:  0600
CASE NUMBER:  15-6187         VICTIM:  Kaweah Electrical          CITY: 

On the above date and time Deputies responded to a Burglary of a seatrain located on the school ground at Liberty School.  The suspect(s) cut a lock to a seatrain and took several spools of copper wire.  The victim estimated the loss to be about $4,000.00.

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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Burglary
LOCATION:  2000 block of East Washington Avenue / Earlimart          DATE:  5-18-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6202         VICTIM:  Hilario Padilla          CITY: 

On 05-28-15 at 1230 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 2000 block of East Washington Avenue in Earlimart regarding a Burglary. Upon arrival it was determined unknown suspects entered the unoccupied residence and stole electronics worth $1200.

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

 
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Animal Cruelty
LOCATION:  Rd 192/ Ave 56 Ducor          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  0900
CASE NUMBER:  15-6117         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Deputies responded to a rooster fight in the area of Rd 192 and Ave 56. A white van came out of an orchard recklessly onto Rd 192. A traffic stop was conducted. Upon contact with the occupants it was determined they were involved in the rooster fight as they had 6 roosters, cages, and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. After further investigation the three suspects were arrested for animal cruelty. They were transported and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

Arrested: Eugenio Agapay (3-13-60)

                Nestor Somera (3-15-58)

                Edgard Fagaragan (11-12-63)    

 
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Criminal threats/Vandalism
LOCATION:  9500 blk of Rd 234 Terra Bella          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  0900
CASE NUMBER:  15-6121         VICTIM:  Hispanic Female Adult          CITY: 

Deputies responded to the 9500 blk of Rd 234 on a disturbance. When Deputies arrived they contacted the victim, who said during an argument the suspect damaged her vehicle, causing about $1,000.00 in damage. The victim said the suspect threatened her with great bodily injury. The suspect was located and arrested. The suspect was booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.

 

Arrested: Brianna Roman (6-30-95)

 
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Battery with bodily injury
LOCATION:  27700 blk of Ave 146 Porterville          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  1516
CASE NUMBER:  15-6134         VICTIM:  White Male Adult          CITY: 

Deputies responded to the 27700 block of Ave 146, Porterville on a disturbance. Deputies contacted the victim, who said the suspect during an altercation choked him, causing injury. The suspect was still on scene and was arrested for battery. The suspect was transported and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

Arrested: Nate Paullin (1-20-96) 

 
...posted by media relations
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Battery with bodily injury
LOCATION:  27700 blk of Ave 146 Porterville          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Deputies responded to the 27700 block of Ave 146, Porterville on a disturbance. Deputies contacted the victim, who said the suspect during an altercation choked him, causing injury. The suspect was still on scene and was arrested for battery. The suspect was transported and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

Arrested: Nate Paullin (1-20-96) 

 
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Possession of a hidden compartment in a vehicle
LOCATION:  Hwy 99 north of Ave 72 - Earlimart          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  1209
CASE NUMBER:  15-6125         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 5-16-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a semi-truck in the Earlimart area.

Upon contacting the driver and obtaining consent, a hidden compartment was located inside the vehicle along with a large amount of cash.  Both the driver and passenger were arrested on the above charges.  The vehicle and US currency was seized as evidence.

 

Suspect:   Daniel Sanchez, 28 year old male from Tipton
                Guillermo Rodriguez-Pompa, 29 year old male from Tipton

 
...posted by media relations
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  1200 BLOCK OF SOUTH MAIN STREET , PORTERVILLE          DATE:  05-17-2015          TIME:  1923 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6175         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 05-17-2015 Deputies responded to a trailer park located on the 1200 block of South Main Street regarding an assault.  Upon their arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered the suspect; Jose Barajas 06-04-67 had assaulted the victim with a blunt object.  The victim was not injured and Jose was arrested for the indicated charge.

 
...posted by dispatch
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ROBBERY
LOCATION:  1200 BLOCK OF SOUTH MAIN STREET , PORTERVILLE          DATE:  05-18-2015          TIME:  0130 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6183         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Deputies were dispatched to Sierra View Hospital regarding a robbery that had occurred at a parking lot located on the 1200 block of South Main Street.  Upon their arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered that an unknown number of subjects had attacked the victim and taken his wallet and cell-phone.  The victim sustained minor injuries during the assault and robbery. 

This case is currently under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department.

 

 
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Grand theft
LOCATION:  11400 block of Ave.432 in Orosi, CA          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  1250
CASE NUMBER:  15-6127         VICTIM:  Hydro Resources          CITY: 

Suspect: Unknown

 

Victim: Hydro Resources

 

Narrative: On Saturday 5-16-15 at 1250 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a field located in the 11400 block of Ave.432 in Orosi, regarding a report of a theft. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated unknown person(s) removed tools and equipment from a Diesel Truck equipped for drilling wells which was parked overnight. The estimated loss is $1,820.00. 

 

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW. Reference TCSO case 15-6127.

 
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Suspicious Death
LOCATION:  Ave 436 / Rd 140, Orosi          DATE:  05-15-2015          TIME:  1351 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-05820         VICTIM:  Unknown at this time          CITY:  Unknown

On 05-15-2015 at 1351 hours, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Ave 436 and Rd 140 in Orosi, to assist the California Highway Patrol with a vehicle submerged in the Friant Kern Canal. After the vehicle was removed, a deceased male was located inside the vehicle. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and this investigation is now being treated as a suspicious death. 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 Detective Christopher Gezzer 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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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  12700 block of Avenue 240, Tulare CA 93274          DATE:  05-15-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6062         VICTIM:  Ron          CITY: 

On 05-15-15 Deputies responded to a residence regarding a burglary. Upon further investigation it was discovered that an unknown subject forced entry into the residence through the front door while no one was home. Multiple bedrooms were ransacked and $600.00 worth of electronics was taken from the residence. The scene was processed.

 

The case is currently under active investigation, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. (559)733-6218.

 
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GRAND THEFT
LOCATION:  200 BLOCK OF R152, EARLIMART          DATE:  05-14-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6059         VICTIM:           CITY:  EARLIMART

On 5-14-15 at approximately 1742 hours Deputies from Pixley Substation responded to a grand theft of personal property in the 200 block of Road 152 in Earlimart CA. Upon arrival Deputies spoke with the homeowner who said someone accessed his back yard by breaking panels off a wooden fence, and then entered an unlocked C-Train. The suspect(s) stole one air compressor, two 40 gallon water heaters, and a yellow dirt trencher worth an estimated loss of $5,068.  

 

The case remains under investigation, and community assistance in identifying the perpetrator(s) would be greatly appreciated.  Anyone with knowledge or information about this crime is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488. In addition, citizens can request to speak with Deputy W. MacElvaine who can be reached at the Pixley Sheriff’s Substation #559-685-2666 or anonymously provide details at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.  

 
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UPDATE: Homicide
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Victim: Pena, Alfonso Rodriguez   24 years 

****UPDATE****

On 5-14-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives positively identified Alfonso Rodriguez Pena 24 years as the above homicide victim.

Violent Crimes Detectives also attended an autopsy on 5-14-15 where the cause of death was ruled to be numerous fatal gunshot wounds.

 

Original News Release:

At approximately 1795 hours, a county employee who was in the area of 1200 block of Linda Vista observed two vehicles pull up and stop on the south side of the road. The driver got out of one vehicle quickly and entered the second vehicle which left the scene. 

 

The person immediately reported the suspicious activity and deputies responded to the area. 

The vehicle left behind was reported stolen and a Hispanic male adult was located in the backseat deceased with visible trauma. 

 

Detectives are currently on scene investigating the case. As additional information is available for release an update will be posted.

Anyone with any information on the above crime is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez at 

 

559-735-1873

559-733-6218   Dispatch

1-800-808-0488

559-725-4194    TIP NOW

 
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Commercial Burglary
LOCATION:  18000 block of Rd. 212, Tulare          DATE:  5-13-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6009         VICTIM:  Boneso Brothers Construction/ Frazier Corporation and Skyline Steel.          CITY: 

On 5-13-15 Deputies responded to the 18000 block of Rd. 212, Tulare in regards to the report of the theft of a tool and other building materials. Upon arrival they were advised unknown suspects(s) entered a secured fenced area containing several storage containers and removed various tools, copper pipe and heat exchanger coils worth an estimated $80,000.       

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

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

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats
LOCATION:  4700 block of Ave.304 in Goshen,CA          DATE:  05-13-2015          TIME:  2145
CASE NUMBER:  15-6028         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect Information

15 year old juvenile

Goshen Resident

 

On 05-13-2015 at approximately 2158 Hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 4700 block of Ave.304 in Goshen regarding an assault. The victim reported his 15 year old son had assaulted him with a pointed object causing a minor laceration to his abdomen area. The juvenile then brandished a knife and made criminal threats. The juvenile was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility for PC 245, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and PC 422, Criminal Threats.

 

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

 
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Criminal threats, Possession of narcotics, and Possession of narcotics paraphernalia
LOCATION:  45000 Block of Sierra Drive-Three Rivers          DATE:  05-14-15          TIME:  1445
CASE NUMBER:  15-5977         VICTIM:  confidential          CITY: 

On 5.12.15 Deputies responded to the 45000 block of Sierra Drive in Three Rivers regarding threats call. Upon arrival deputies made contact with victim who reported the suspect threatened to kill him. Victim reported he feared for his safety due to the suspects’ behavior. During the investigation the suspect identified as Nicole Garcia, Age: 28 arrived back at the scene and was detained. Garcia was found to be on probation and a subsequent search found her to be in possession of narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia. Garcia was arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail for Criminal threats, Possession of narcotics, and Possession of narcotics paraphernalia.  Anyone with additional information can contact Deputy Frick at 559-733-6218.

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

 
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UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE IN CUSTODIAL FACILITY
LOCATION:  R67 AT BETTY DRIVE IN GOSHEN          DATE:  05-13-2015          TIME:  2223 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6029         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

Suspect Information

Perez, Viviana  24 YOA

Goshen Resident

On 05-13-2015 at approximately 2223 Hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were involved in a foot pursuit with Viviana Perez in the area of Road 67 and Betty Drive in Goshen.  Perez fled from Deputies while they attempted to contact her on a patrol check of a closed business.  Perez was taken into custody shortly after the pursuit and was found to have five active warrants out of Tulare County.  Perez was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  Once at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Pre-Trail Facility, Perez attempted to discard narcotics down the jail latrine.   Perez was booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility for violations of PC 4573.5, PC 148(a)(1), HS 11550, and her active warrants. 

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 

 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  32000 block of Reservation Road, Porterville          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-05914         VICTIM:  Parker, Robert          CITY: 

Suspect:

Unknown

 

Narrative:

On 5/1/15 at approximately 0744 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to a residence in the 32000 block of Reservation Road regarding a theft.  Upon arrival the victim, Robert Parker, informed me his truck had been broken into over the weekend.  Unknown suspects forced entry into the truck and removed property from the vehicle totaling to a $650 loss.  

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

 
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Stalking
LOCATION:  Confidential          DATE:  5-12-15          TIME:  0709
CASE NUMBER:  15-5956         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Additional Charges:

422 PC- Criminal Threats

594(b)(1) PC- Felony Vandalism

11357(b) H&S- Possession of Marijuana

Suspect:

Cervantes, Federico (29 years)

Narrative:

On 5/12/15 at approximately 0709 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to a confidential residence regarding vandalism.  Upon arrival the victim, Confidential, informed me her estranged husband, Federico Cervantes, was at her residence this morning and broke a window and deflated two car tires.  Upon further investigation, it was learned the suspect had repeatedly sent threatening voicemails and text messages to the victims’ phone for approximately a year.

Cervantes was contacted at a residence on the 24000 block of Avenue 95 in Terra Bella where he was taken into custody for this case.  Deputies also discovered Cervantes was in possession of marijuana.  Cervantes was transported to the Porterville Substation where he was booked for this case.    

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

 
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Check Fraud
LOCATION:  200 block of South Main Street, Porterville          DATE:  03/31/2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-05004         VICTIM:  Manuel, Gaynell          CITY: 

Additional Charges:

530.5 PC – Identity Theft

459PC- Burglary

 

Suspect:

Pena, Adriana (23 Years)

Narrative:

On 4/21/2015 at approximately 1319 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to the Tule Indian Reservation Justice Center on South Reservation Road in Porterville regarding a check having been stolen from a mailbox.  Upon arrival the victim, Gaynell Manuel, reported a check had been stolen out of her mailbox and cashed at a store in the city of Porterville.  Through investigation, deputies determined the suspect to be Adriana Pena (23 years).  Further investigation also revealed Pena had an active misdemeanor warrant for her arrest.  

On 5/11/15 at 1001 hours, deputies responded to a residence on the Tule Indian Reservation and took Pena into custody for her warrant.  Pena was transported to the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility and booked for her warrant as well as this case.

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

 
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Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales
LOCATION:  100 block of North Reservation Road, Porterville          DATE:  5/11/2015          TIME:  1001
CASE NUMBER:  15-05919         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Additional Charges:

11377(A) H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine

11364.1(A) H&S – Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia

 

Suspect:

Lamas, Carlos (59 Years)

Narrative:

On 5/11/2015 at approximately 1001 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to a residence on the 100 block of North Reservation Road in Porterville to attempt to contact a subject with a warrant.  Lamas was contacted at the residence and several packages of methamphetamine were located on his person.  Two methamphetamine pipes were also in his possession.

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

 
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Vandalism
LOCATION:  30000 Block Grove St          DATE:  05-11-15          TIME:  2138
CASE NUMBER:  15-5949         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

05-11-15/2139 hrs. Deputies were dispatched to the 30000 Block of Grove St, in the city of Ivanhoe for a report of a vehicle vandalism.  The victim stated known juveniles had broken the rear window of her vehicle.  During the course of the investigation the juveniles were contacted and one of the juveniles was arrested for vandalism.  

 

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

 

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

 
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