459 PC- Burglary
LOCATION:  Tule River Indian Reservation          DATE:  6-25-14          TIME:  2256 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-7860         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Porterville

Deputies responded to 200 blk N Reservation at the request of DPS, who had suspect Damien McDarment detained for burglary. Deputies arrived and contacted the victim . He said he had $300.00 on a table in his living room. He said on 6-24-14 he went to get his money and saw that it was missing. Through investigation it was determined that suspect McDarment entered the victim’s residence and took the money. He was arrested and booked for PC 459  

 
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460 PC- Home Invasion
LOCATION:  12700 Block of Alta Dr          DATE:  06-26-14          TIME:  0028 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-7862         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Cutler

On 06/26/2014 at 0028 TCSO Deputies from the Orosi Substation were dispatched to a residence in Cutler regarding a home invasion in progress call. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the victims. The victims identified the suspect as Andres Barros, a neighbor who lived across the street. Barros was arrested with out incident.  Barros was booked into Tulare County Jail. 

 

 
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Missing Person from the City of Farmersville
LOCATION:  370 S Rose          DATE:  6-24-14          TIME:  0800 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-0836         VICTIM:  Hermalinda Enriquez Lara          CITY:  Farmersville

Farmersville Police Department News Release- Missing Person

Missing from: 370 S. Rose, apt. “D”, Farmersville, CA. 

Victim: Hermalinda Enriquez Lara

Described as: 5’0”, 150 lbs, brown eyes, black hair

Vehicle Description: Black, 1995, Nissan Altima, CA license plate # 7CDB898

Hermalinda Lara was last seen on June 24th, 2014 at approximately 0800 hours at her place of residence in Farmersville. She left her purse and cell phone behind and left in her 1995, black Nissan Altima, CA. license # 7CDB898. 

Anyone with any information of if you have seen her please contact the Farmersville Police Department at 559-747-0321.                                 

 
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Cultivation of Marijuana
LOCATION:  42800 Block of Road 144          DATE:  06/12/2014          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  14-60636         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

Arrested:

Maldonado, Jorge age 53

Romero, Erik DOB age 20

Thavisack, Bryan age 65

Hang, True age 57

Yang, Koua age 61

Moua, Mark age 60

Lee, Tia age 54

 

On Thursday, June 12, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s STEP Unit received information regarding marijuana that was being grown on a twelve acre parcel in east Orosi. The property located in the 42800 block of Road 144, had been the site of prior illegal marijuana cultivation operations. 

On Monday, June 23, Detectives served a search warrant at the property. During the investigation, Detectives located 22,006 marijuana plants that had been concealed by planting them amongst crops of corn and bitter melon. Seven suspects were arrested at the scene and booked into the Tulare County Jail pursuant to the charges of marijuana cultivation. All of the suspects were from the Fresno area and did not reside in Tulare County. Had the marijuana been processed and sold, it would have had a street value of over fifty-five million dollars. 

This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 5597132990, 1800TIPNOW orTCSO@tipnow.com. 

 
...posted by media relations
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POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
LOCATION:  R136/COUNTY LINE RD          DATE:  06-22-14          TIME:  1830
CASE NUMBER:  14-7721         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative: Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle and made contact with the suspect. While speaking to her they observed two meth pipes in her open purse. She was detained and a further search of her purse revealed over 3 grams of methamphetamine. She was arrested and booked without incident. 

(S) Ana Maria Zendajas (24 years)
      Richgrove

 
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PC 187 HOMICIDE
LOCATION:  Tule River Indian Reservation          DATE:  06-16-2014          TIME:  1420 Hours
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  Matthew Alonso Eredia          CITY:  Porterville

 

12683 A400Narrative:

On 06/20/2014 an autopsy was conducted by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office and the cause of death was determined to be gunshot wound(s) to the upper torso which caused immediate death. The investigation is continuing. No other information is being released at tis time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Florence Cotton or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent 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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06/17/2014: The victim was identified as Matthew Alfonso Eredia. The victim was last seen at his residence in the City of Porterville, at 0900 hours, by family members. Eredia had been reported this date to the Porterville Police Department as a missing person adult.

On 06/16/2014 at approximately 1420 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to the Tule River Indian Reservation regarding a report of a man down suffering from gunshot wound(s).

Upon arrival, detectives located the victim on the side of the roadway east of the Tule River Indian Reservation. The victim was found to be deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds.

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit.

 
...posted by DISPATCH
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Arrests Made on Possession for Sales
LOCATION:  600 Block of South Reservation Road, Portervile          DATE:  06-20-2014          TIME:  0630
CASE NUMBER:  14-76         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Porterville

Narrative:
Suspect 1: Brittany Pounds  (23 years of age, resident of Bakersfield)
Charge: 11377(a) HS: Possession of a controlled substance
Charge: 11378 (a) HS: Possession of a controlled substance for sales
Charge: 11379(a) HS: Transporting of a controlled substance for sales
 
Suspect 2: Jason Moore (28 years of age, resident of Bakersfield)
Charge: 11377(a) HS: Possession of a controlled substance
Charge: 11378 (a) HS: Possession of a controlled substance for sales
Charge: 11379(a) HS: Transporting of a controlled substance for sales

Suspect 3: Bobby Boen (30 years of age, resident of Bakersfield)
Charge: 11550 HS: Under the influence of a controlled substance
Charge: 3056 (California Department of Correction Parole Warrant)

Suspect 4: Brianna Gordon (25 years of age, resident of Bakersfield)
Charge: 11550(a) HS: Under the influence of a controlled substance. 
 
Narrative:

On June 20, 2014 at approximately 0630 hours, Deputies with the Porterville Substation responded to the 600 Block of Reservation Road in Porterville to assist Officers with the Tule River Department of Public Safety in regards to possible narcotic activity. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted Brittany Pounds, Jason Moore, Bobby Boen and Brianna Gordon. During the course of the investigation Deputies found Brittany Pounds and Jason Moore in possession of 10 grams of Methamphetamines, scales and packaging materials. Bobby Boen was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in violation of his parole. Brianna Gordon was also found to be under the influence of controlled substance and were subsequently arrested and at Pre Trail Detention Facility.

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  41591 R128 , OROSI          DATE:  06-20-14          TIME:  0109 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-7619         VICTIM:  K & K MARKET          CITY: 

Narrative:
Suspect (1) Gonzalez, Brian     19 Yrs old
Suspect (2) Ortega-Lua Sergio 23 Yrs old

Deputies from the Cutler-Orosi substation conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle involved in a theft of beer from a convenience market. Deputies observed the vehicle flee from the market at a high rate of speed. The suspects were still in possession of the beer at the time of the stop, and were booked on the burglary charge. Suspect (1) was served with the Norteno Gang injunction and received additional charges of violating the Norteno Gang injunction safety zone.

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



 
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Kidnapping
LOCATION:  1000 block of Laurel, Lindsay          DATE:  06/18/2014          TIME:  2100 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-07575         VICTIM:  Confidential Per 293          CITY: 

On 06/18/2014 at approximately 2100 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the Lindsay Police Department regarding a report of a kidnapping.

 

Upon arrival, detectives contacted the victim who stated she was contacted by three HMA and feared great bodily injury, when she was told to get into their vehicle she complied. 

 

The victim was able to flee and call Law Enforcement when the primary suspect stopped at a store in the Lindsay area.   

 

Detectives located Javier De La Trinidad Picasso, at his residence where he was taken into custody.   

 

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide 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 In Custody:

Javier De La Trinidad Picasso, 31 YOA

700 block of Homassel, Lindsay

Charges: 207 PC, 182 PC

 

Detectives conducted a background check on Picasso and learned he was currently wanted on an active ICE HOLD.

 
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11358/11359/11378/11379 11366 H&S 273A PC
LOCATION:  Farmersville          DATE:  6-19-14          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  14-40056         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 240 blk. of Farmersville Blvd. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately three grams (3) grams of Methamphetamine, marijuana with a street value of $500.00, glass smoking pipes, packaging materials, and scales.   Five children ages 13,12, 9,4 and 1 were located in the residence and were exposed an able to access the narcotics. Narcotics were located in one of the children back pack. The children were turned over to Child Protective Service.

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

 

Taken into custody were:

1) Rudy Issac               34Yrs.             Farmersville resident          Date of arrest: 06-19-14

Charges:11358/11359/11378/11379 11366 H&S 273A PC

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

2) Camille Houston     32 Yrs.             Farmersville resident          Date of arrest: 06-19-14

Charges: 11358/11359/11378/11379 11366 H&S 273A PC

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

 

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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Cultivation of Marijuana
LOCATION:  Dry Creek, Northeastern Tulare County          DATE:  06/17/2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-60700/02         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 06/17/2014, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s STEP Unit conducted a raid on two sophisticated clandestine marijuana grow sites in a mountain area of Dry Creek in northeast Tulare County. During the operation, Detectives eradicated a total of 20,369 marijuana plants that had been located on private ranch lands adjacent to land managed by California’s BLM. Had the marijuana been processed and sold, it would have had a street value of over fifty million dollars. 

 

This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559 713 2990, 1 800 TIPNOW orTCSO@tipnow.com.  

Pictures:

https://upload.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.679397548797947/679397225464646/?type=1

https://upload.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.679397548797947/679397228797979/?type=1

 
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PC 245 Assualt with a Deadly Weapn
LOCATION:  18100 block of Road 232          DATE:  06-18-14          TIME:  1314 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-7554         VICTIM:  Jesus Rivera          CITY:  Strathmore

On above date and times, deputies responded to a report of a gunshot wound in the Strathmore area. Upon arrival the victim was contact who had sustained a single gunshot wound. The victim reported that an argument ensued with a known suspect which resulted with the suspect shooting the victim. The victim was transported for his non-life threatening injuries. The case is under investigation.

 
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487 Grand Theft
LOCATION:  40800 Block of r144          DATE:  06182014          TIME:  1012 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-7544         VICTIM:  Quinn Rental          CITY: 

(V) Quinn Rentals

Loss $130,000

On 6-18-14 at about 1100 hrs., Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies and Detectives responded to the area of Rd 144 and Ave 408 regarding a theft of equipment. Investigation revealed the suspects entered the property and removed a large fork lift from the area. As the investigation continued, the fork lift was located in another orchard and recovered. The item was returned to the victim.

The case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Ag Crimes Unit.

 
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PC459-Burglary
LOCATION:  14000 Block of Road 284          DATE:  6-17-14          TIME:  1601
CASE NUMBER:  14-7522         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Wilbur Reaves,  25 years

Loss: $400 (all recovered)

Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious subject loitering around vehicles in the Eagle Mountain Casino parking lot.  Upon arrival deputies located the subject immediately ran from deputies and was apprehended a short time later in possession of the items taken during a vehicle burglary.

The suspect was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail and the property was returned to the owner. 

 
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UPDATE- PC 187-Homicide
LOCATION:  Tule River Indian Reservation          DATE:  6-16-14          TIME:  1420 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-7476         VICTIM:  Matthew Alfonso Eredia          CITY:  Porterville

06/17/2014: The victim was identified as Matthew Alfonso Eredia. The victim was last seen at his residence in the City of Porterville, at 0900 hours, by family members. Eredia had been reported this date to the Porterville Police Department as a missing person adult. 

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On 06/16/2014 at approximately 1420 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to the Tule River Indian Reservation regarding a report of a gunshot wound victim.

Upon arrival, detectives located the victim on the side of the roadway east of the Tule River Indian Reservation. The victim was found to be deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds. 

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

 
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25400 PC-Carrying a concealed weapon, Poss and Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  33500 Mountain Road 127          DATE:  6-16-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-7490         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

On 06/16/2014 at approximately 1420 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies and Officers from the Tule River Indian Reservation contacted a subject later identified as Jaime Aldaco and a Hispanic male juvenile along the roadway on Mt. Road 127. During contact, Aldaco and the Hispanic male juvenile were found to be in possession of loaded firearms.      

Both males were arrested and transported to the Porterville Substation. During the booking process, it was discovered Aldaco was in the possession and under the influence of a controlled substance. 

Aldaco was booked at the Porterville Substation for charges of P.C. 25400, H&S 11377 (e) and H&S 11550. 

The 17 year old Hispanic male juvenile was subsequently transported to the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility and booked for charges of P.C. 25400. 

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 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 dispatch
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PC 187- Homicide
LOCATION:  Tule River Indian Reservation          DATE:  6-16-2014          TIME:  1420 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-7476         VICTIM:  John Doe          CITY:  Porterville

On 06/16/2014 at approximately 1420 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to the Tule River Indian Reservation regarding a report of a gunshot wound victim.

Upon arrival, detectives located the victim on the side of the roadway east of the Tule River Indian Reservation. The victim was found to be deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds.

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Cotton or Detective Marks 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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Sheriff's Department Chaplains award Scholarships
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Two scholarships to recently graduated high school seniors will be awarded in a ceremony at Sheriff’s Headquarters at three in the afternoon by the Chaplains of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. This year, the scholarship committee named Jordan Anthony Silva and Jonathan Christopher Porter as their recipients. Both will receive $250 each – the largest amount ever given per recipient by the committee. In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants were asked to submit their transcript, show that they had at least a 3.0 GPA, write a letter of consideration to the committee, be registered as a full time student, and be a dependent of a Sheriff’s Department employee. 

Silva and Porter, who will be attending Point Loma Nazarene University and College of the Sequoias respectively, are the latest in a long line of scholarship recipients – the committee has presented this scholarship for nearly ten years – and was two of four applicants this year. This year’s scholarship brought another first, as the checks will be written by the Friends of Tulare County group, and will go directly to the schools of the applicants, rather than to the applicants themselves. 

“Every little bit helps,” said Chaplain Les Lungren. Every bit of assistance makes a difference to new college students. According to scholarships.com, the national average of textbooks per semester is $550, which may be much higher in certain parts of California. 

Please join us in the lobby of Sheriff’s Headquarters on Wednesday afternoon to congratulate these two young men on their accomplishments, and wish them well in the future.

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary
LOCATION:  14500 block Road 190, Poplar          DATE:  06/15/2014          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  14-7401         VICTIM:  Gabriel Alvarado          CITY:  Poplar

Suspect: Male Juvenile, 15 years, Poplar
Charges: 459 PC, Buglary
Booked: Juvenile Detention Facility

 

On the above date and time deputies were dispatched to the above location in regards to a prowler call. Deputies arrived on scene and noticed the garage door partially opened. As deputies approached the garage the suspect attempted to flee out the garage door but was apprehended. 

During the investigation it was discovered the suspect first approached the residence on foot and began knocking on the doors and windows, and attempting to enter the residence. The suspect then entered the garage and ransacked the victim’s vehicle but was unsuccessful in taking any property. The suspect was later booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility.   

 
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459 PC, Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  3900 block of Road 104          DATE:  6/13/2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-07332         VICTIM:  Vargas, Rudolph          CITY:  Dinuba

On 06/13/14, at 1100 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 39000 block of Road 104, Dinuba, regarding a residential burglary. Upon arrival, the victim reported that unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his residence and removed a safe and several items of personal property. The suspect(s) fled with the stolen property in an unknown direction. This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

Email: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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UPDATE: Orosi Home Invasion
LOCATION:  42400 block of R140 Orosi, Ca.          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6557         VICTIM:           CITY: 

UPDATE 6-13-14:

On Tuesday, 6-10-14 at about 9:30 am, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Office, an additional suspect from the East Orosi Home Invasion Homicide identified as Francisco Padilla (21 years) was arrested in the front yard of a residence in the 2000 block of Pictoria Drive Bakersfield, Ca.  He was transported and booked into the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility and is currently charged with homicide, attempted homicide, attempted robbery, burglary, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, criminal street gang activity enhancement and a violation of probation.  Also arrested at the same location on an unrelated charge was Jessica Magana (22 years) for a fresh parole hold, due to absconding. Magana was also booked into a Tulare County Facility. 

 

The investigation is on-going for additional suspects involved in the crime.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559) 733-6211 or tcso@tipnow.com 

 

UPDATE:

Suspect information : 

Victor Hernandez Deharo (found deceased at the scene.) 

21 years of age.

Orosi, Ca. 

Rolando Magana  (fled the scene and transported to a local hospital by accomplices.) 

18 years of age. 

Cutler, Ca. 

On todays date at approx. 1000 hours, an autopsy was performed on Victor Hernandez Deharo. It was determined that the cause of death was due to exanguination  from a single gunshot wound.

Rolando Magana is currently hospitalized at a local hospital for injuries received during the commission of this crime.  He is considered to be in critical but, stable condition.  Rolando has been booked on the following listed charges; homicide, burglary, home invasion - robbery, conspiracy and criminal street gang activity.  The complaint will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for further review and filing of charges.  The victim is still hospitalized at a different area hospital and is in stable condition.  Detectives are continuing there investigation to identify and arrest additional suspects in this case. 

On 5-27-2014 at approximately 0542 hours four siblings were in their home, ages 22, 18, 11 and 8.  The 22 year old male heard the door to their house being broken in and saw at least two people in his home.  He retrieved a handgun from a safe and approached the suspects.  Both the victim and at least one suspect exchanged gunfire inside the residence. 

The victim was struck multiple times and was transported to a Fresno area hospital.  

Two suspects were struck multiple times.  One suspect was deceased on scene.  While exiting the residence the second suspect attempted to pull the decedent back to the vehicle.  The deceased suspect was left on scene while the second injured suspect was transported by van to Kaweah Delta District Hospital and left by two subjects captured by security cameras.

The van that transported the suspect was also captured by security cameras. 

The van is described as a gray 1990 Chevy Astrovan, license number 7CHR190.

This investigation is ongoing.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff's TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

email: tcso@tipnow.com

Photos of van and suspects:

https://www.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.667198260017876/667197906684578/?type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.667198260017876/667197870017915/?type=1&theater

 

PRIOR RELEASE:

On 5-27-2014 at approximately 0542 hrs an armed home invasion occurred in the Orosi area. Gunfire was exchanged between two suspects and the victim. All parties were injured. One suspect is deceased on scene, the second suspect and victim were both transported to different area hospitals for treatment. 

As additional information is made available an update will be posted. Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is also on scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff's TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

email: tcso@tipnow.com

 
...posted by media relations
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ATTEMPTED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON / DRIVE BY SHOOTING
LOCATION:  100 BLOCK OF N. FRONT ROAD, EARLIMART          DATE:  6-13-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-7317         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY: 

On 6-13-14 at approximately 0152 hours Deputies were dispatched to a drive-by shooting in the 100 block of N. Front Road, Earlimart.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted victims who were sitting in their driveway when two unknown male suspects approached them on foot. During the incident, one of the suspect’s began shooting at them without provocation.  After the shooting both suspects fled on foot to nearby car, which was used for their quick get a way. None of the victims were injured, and both suspects remain at large. 


The crime scene was processed and items of evidence were collected for future examination. Due to the seriousness of this offense, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488, anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.  Any community assistance in solving this case would be greatly appreciated.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Carjacking (PC 215)
LOCATION:  Plano Rd, north of Reid Ave. Porterville.          DATE:  06/12/14          TIME:  0330
CASE NUMBER:  14-7272         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On above date and time TCSO Deputies were called to the scene regarding a carjacking. Deputies arrived and contacted three adult female victims. Victims advised they were parked on the shoulder of the road way and at approximately 0330 hours this day the suspect vehicle approached and two Hispanic male adults exited. Both suspects ordered all three victims out of their vehicle at gunpoint and demanded the keys to the vehicle. One suspect drove away in the victim's vehicle and the second fled in the suspect vehicle. No injuries were reported. 

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

 

 
...posted by media relations
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Cultivation of marijuana, sale of marijuana,
LOCATION:  4700 Block of Avenue 308          DATE:  06/09/2-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Goshen

On 06/09/2014 following a series of overflights targeting illegal marijuana cultivation, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team served a search warrant on a residence in the 4700 block of Road 308 in Goshen. Detectives located a sophisticated operation which included both outdoor and indoor grows and a large THC extraction lab.

During the investigation, Detectives arrested Gage McQueen, 22 of Goshen and Emidio Arriola, 45 of Mexico who is a previously deported felon. Detectives seized five firearms, eradicated 293 live marijuana plants and seized 72 pounds of processed marijuana. McQueen and Arriola were charged with the cultivation of marijuana, sale of marijuana, the manufacturing of narcotics and weapons violations. The seizure of marijuana was estimated to be worth over one million dollars. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559-713-2990, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Possession of a controlled substance for sales/ Possession of marijuana for sales
LOCATION:  Visalia          DATE:  6/09/14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-70047         VICTIM:  - State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate four (4) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Visalia area, Investigators from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division and the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., and Exeter P.D were led to a residence in the 4300 blk. of E. Feemster. The ensuing investigation and search revealed methamphetamine and marijuana, with a street value of $2000.00, packaging materials, and scales.  As a result of the search warrant one suspect was taken into custody on the below charges.

Taken into custody :

1) Rene Lomeli 25Yrs. Visalia resident Date of arrest: 06-09-14

Charges:

11377/11378/11379/11357/11359/11364H&S

Possession of a controlled substance for sales/ Possession of marijuana for sales

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

 
...posted by DISPATCH
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Illegal marijuana cultivation, Goshen
LOCATION:  4700 Block of Avenue 308, Goshen          DATE:  6-9-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-60689         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

On 06/09/2014 following a series of overflights targeting illegal marijuana cultivation, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team served a search warrant on a residence in the 4700 block of Road 308 in Goshen. Detectives located a sophisticated operation which included both outdoor and indoor grows and a large THC extraction lab.

 

During the investigation, Detectives arrested Gage McQueen, 22 of Goshen and Emidio Arriola, 45 of Mexico who is a previously deported felon. Detectives seized five firearms, eradicated 293 live marijuana plants and seized 72 pounds of processed marijuana. McQueen and Arriola were charged with the cultivation of marijuana, sale of marijuana, the manufacturing of narcotics and weapons violations. The seizure of marijuana was estimated to be worth over one million dollars. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559-713-2990, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.  

 
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Possession of a controlled substance for sales/ Possession of marijuana for sales
LOCATION:  Visalia          DATE:  6/09/14          TIME:  1600
CASE NUMBER:  14-70047         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate four (4) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Visalia area, Investigators from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division and the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., and Exeter P.D were led to a residence in the 4300 blk. of E. Feemster. The ensuing investigation and search revealed methamphetamine and marijuana, with a street value of $2000.00, packaging materials, and scales.  

As a result of the search warrant one suspect was taken into custody on the below charges.

Taken into custody :

1) Rene Lomeli 25Yrs.            Visalia resident          Date of arrest: 06-09-14

Charges: 11377/11378/11379/11357/11359/11364H&S   

 Possession of a controlled substance for sales/ Possession of marijuana for sales

 

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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Marijuana Suppression Raid
LOCATION:  Unincorporated areas of North East Lindsay          DATE:  06-05-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 06/05/2014, following a month long investigation, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team and Narcotics Division conducted a marijuana suppression raid on fifteen private residences in the County area of northeast Lindsay. Detectives executed five search warrants and had identified ten additional properties which were actively engaged in the cultivation of marijuana. 

During the investigations, Detectives eradicated 2,497 live marijuana plants, seized 217 pounds of packaged saleable marijuana and seized six firearms. Seven individuals were taken into custody on charges including cultivation of marijuana, sale of marijuana and weapons violations. Had the marijuana been allowed to be harvested, processed and sold, it would have been valued at an estimated 7.5 million dollars. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

 
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594(b)(1) PC Vandalism
LOCATION:  6500 Block of Ave 384          DATE:  06-09-14          TIME:  1427 hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  14-7160          VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 06-09-14 at approximately 1427 hours, deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to an address at the 6500 block of Avenue 384 regarding a report of a verbal argument.  Once on scene deputies determined that the suspect in this case, Guadalupe Alvarez, had damaged the victims vehicle by causing over $500.00 in damage to the hood from hitting and kicking it.

 

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

 

Taken into custody were: 

Guadalupe Alvarez, 19 years old.

 

Charges:   PC 594(b)(1)

 
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POSSESSION OF COCAINE & DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/NARCOTICS
LOCATION:  A416/R124 , OROSI          DATE:  06-07-14          TIME:  2250 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-07069         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Miguel Santana Garcia (23), Orosi

On above date/time/location Deputies from the Orosi Substation conducted a traffic stop for a violation of a vehicle code.  Subsequent to investigation the driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and narcotics.  It was also discovered he was in possession of cocaine.  Miguel Santana Garcia (23) was taken into custody and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facilty. 

 
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FELONY RESISTING ARREST, VANDALISM & PUBLIC INTOXICATION
LOCATION:  4900 BLOCK A309 GOSHEN          DATE:  06-08-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-07071         VICTIM:           CITY:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Suspect : Jose Trejillo (26 yrs)

Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff's Dept. Headquarters Patrol Unit were dispatched to a residence in the 4900 Block of Ave 309, Goshen.  Deputies were advised family members had called the dispatch center stating a family member was intoxicated and becoming increasingly violent towards them.  Deputies arrived and noted a male Hispanic in a physical altercation with several other males.  The deputy attempted to detain this subject, but he physically resisted both control hold attempts and verbal commands.  The deputy deployed his tazer and after warnings fired it once, striking the suspect in the chest.  The suspect continued to resist, but was handcuffed with family assistance.   The suspect was placed into the rear of a marked patrol unit where the suspect proceeded to smash his head into the side window, breaking the window.   The suspect was removed from the vehicle and additional restraints were placed on him. 

The suspect was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital to be examined as the tazer had been used to arrest him.  Once cleared medically, the suspect was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail on charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest, and vandalism.   A "Hold" was placed by the California Department of Corrections as the suspect was also on CDC Parole.  

Case status: Active - pending further investigation and review  by the Tulare County DA's office.

 
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posession of metal knuckles, possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor
LOCATION:  Slick Rock, Three Rivers, CA          DATE:  07/07/2014          TIME:  3:25 PM
CASE NUMBER:  14-7050         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative: On Saturday, June 7th 2014 at approximately 1523 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by Fish and Wildlife Officers, regarding underage subjects drinking alcohol at the Slick Rock recreation area. Further investigation revealed, one subject was found to have in his possession a pair of Metal Knuckles. The suspect was arrested for the Metal Knuckles and for possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

 

The suspect was booked for the listed charges at the Tulare County Main Jail.

Deputy S. Doyle

Three Rivers Resident Deputy

 
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Probation/Parole compliance check
LOCATION:  South County Probation /Parole compliance check operation          DATE:  6/5/14          TIME:  0700-1400 hr
CASE NUMBER:  14-90036         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 6/5/14, the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a Probation/Parole compliance check operation targeting known active gang members. The South County unit was assisted by the Tulare County North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit, and numerous other Tulare County and Kern County agencies. 

The operation totaled (45) probation compliance checks, (9) Parole checks with a sum of (25) field interviews. Out of these contacts a felony arrest was conducted for violation of a domestic violence restraining order, (5) misdemeanor warrants served and a traffic citation written.

The following is the arrest and investigation information: 

 

Munoz, Matthew  DOB: 10/9/92

870 N. Plano Porterville

(2) Misdemeanor warrants for 11364.1/ 11550 H&S & 20150 PC/11550 H&S

Bail amount: $50,000.00

 

Ayon, Jose  DOB: 7/10/76

Unknown address in Delano

(2) Misdemeanor warrants for 14601.1 VC & 4000(a) VC

Bail amount: $20,000.00

 

Flores, Pablo  DOB: 5/30/90

Resides in Plainview

Cited for 11357(b) H&S/ 22450 VC

 

The following communities were addressed during the operation: Tipton, Pixley, Earlimart, Allensworth, Alpaugh, Richgrove, Ducor , Terra Bella, Porterville, Poplar, Plainview, Strathmore and Lindsay.

In addition to Tulare County Sheriff Department personnel, the following agencies assisted in the operation: Tulare County Probation, Tulare County District Attorney Investigators, Tulare PD, Visalia PD, Dinuba PD, Delano PD, McFarland PD, California Department of Corrections Parole and Special Services unit, as well as California Highway Patrol TRATT unit.    

 
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Narcotics Arrest
LOCATION:  Rd 128/Emerald Ave, Cutler          DATE:  06-06-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-06994         VICTIM:  State of California, Tulare County          CITY: 

Case Number: 14-06994

Victim: State of California, Tulare County

Susp: Cruz, Bernardo 2/5/74, Orosi

Charges: H&S 11377 Poss. Controlled Substance/CVC 23152(e)driving under influence narcotics/PC 148.9 Falsely identifying himself to a peace officer.

Location: Rd 128/Emerald Ave, Cutler

 

On above date/time/location Deputies from Orosi Substation conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.  Subsequent to investigation it was discovered the driver and lone occupant Cruz, had falsely identified himself and he had two active Tulare County Warrants.  He was also discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence of narcotics.  Cruz's vehicle was towed and he was transported and booked at the Adult Pre Trial Facility.  

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  27400 block of rd 140          DATE:  6-5-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6987         VICTIM:  JSS Enginerring          CITY: 

Case # 14-6987

Location 27400 block of rd 140

On 6-5-14 Tulare County Sheriff's deputies responded to an address near Visalia regarding a burglary.

Investigation revealed the suspects arrived and hid in a near by orchard, broke into a shop and removed several items from inside. Items of evidence were collected and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with  information please contact Detective Fulton or Sgt Dow at the Tulare County Sheriffs Department phone number 559-733-6218.

 
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Raid in Lewis Creek Area
LOCATION:  Lewis Creek          DATE:  5-32-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

On 05/31/2014 at approximately 0600 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team conducted a raid on several clandestine marijuana plantations that were being hidden along Lewis Creek in northeast Lindsay. Detectives initially located the sites during aerial overflights the week prior. Detectives found three extensive marijuana plantations along the creek and eradicated at total of 7,627 marijuana plants.  Had the plants been allowed to be harvested and processed, they would have yielded an estimated 19 million dollar street value in saleable marijuana. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559-713-2990, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.  

 
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POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITH ALTERED OR REMOVED SERIAL NUMBER
LOCATION:  12600 BLK OF A406 , CUTLER          DATE:  06-01-14          TIME:  2147 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-6800         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On above date and time Deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to the 12600 blk Ave 406 in Cutler regarding a shots call.  Upon arrival Deputies discovered a small gathering outside the residence.  Upon contact with the tenant a handgun was located in plain sight on the driveway.  Subsequent to investigation the tenant was identified as the owner of the handgun, which had the serial numbers altered and removed.  Salazar was transported and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility

Suspect: Fredy Santos Salazar (25)

 
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Possession of a controlled substance
LOCATION:  400 block of NW 2nd, Visalia          DATE:  06-01-14          TIME:  1531hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-6787         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect: Mariana Gutierrez  26 years of age
Suspect's city of residence:  Visalia

On the above date and time deputies conducted a felony warrant service at a residence in the 400 block of NW 2nd, Visalia.   The suspect, Mariana Gutierrez, was located and taken into custody without incident.  Gutierrez was searched and found to be in possession of approx. 2 grams of an off white crystal like substance which is believed to be methamphetamine.  The street value of the substance is approx. $200.  Gutierrez was booked into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for the warrant and possession of a controlled substance.

 
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Home Invasion/460PC
LOCATION:  1300 block E. Naranjo-Woodlake          DATE:  06-01-14          TIME:  0047
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY:  Woodlake

Suspect: Salvador Gonzalez-Mendoza age 32

On June 1st 2014, Deputies were dispatched to the area in regards to a report of a possible home invasion.  Officers from the Woodlake Police Department arrived in the area and located the suspect vehicle.  When a traffic stop was conducted, the suspect attempted to flee from Officers; however the suspect was arrested a short time later.

Investigation revealed that the suspects entered the victim’s residence and assaulted an elderly male adult.  The suspects then fled the area, one of which was caught by Officers from the Woodlake Police Department.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  (559)733-6218.

 
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Possessopm of a controlled substance, Possession of narcotic parapehalia
LOCATION:  Pearl and Court Streets, Visalia, CA          DATE:  05302014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6692         VICTIM:           CITY: 

 

 

 

SUSPECT 1: KARSTEN, KARL 59 YOA CITY: VISALIA, CA

CHARGES: 11377 H&S

Possession of a controlled substance

11364 H&S

 

Possession of narcotic paraphernalia

On 05/30/14 at approximately 1012 hours, Deputies from the TCSO HQ Division contacted a subject within Village Park in the city of Visalia. Deputies contacted Karl Karsten who was sitting in the park with a glass methamphetamine pipe in his hand. Approximately .01 grams of methamphetamine was located inside the glass pipe. Karsten was transported to Tulare County Main Jail where an additional .6 grams of methamphetamine was located. Karsten was booked into the TCSO Main Jail without incident.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to

TCSO@tipnow.com

or call 1-800-TIPNOW. For booking photos, please contact the on duty Sergeant at the jail facilities.

 

 

 
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