RAPE/KIDNAPPING/TERRORIST THREATS
LOCATION:  A344, WOODLAKE CA          DATE:  02-13-2013          TIME:  2000 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  13-2499         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY:  WOODLAKE

ON 2-27-13, The Tulare County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to Woodlake regarding rape, kidnapping, terrorist case.

It was learned that on 2-26-13, the victim was taken from A344/R172 against her will, and was threatened by the suspect and was subsequently raped.

The suspect was later contacted and was arrested for the above charges.

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

 
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Narcotics / Child Endangerment Arrest - Ivanhoe, Ca
LOCATION:  Ivanhoe, Ca          DATE:  02/27/13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-60012         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect:    #1 Laura Anna Araiza    Age: 31 City of Residence:     Ivanhoe, Ca
Suspect:    #2 Debra Giesbrect       Age: 53 City of Residence:     Farmersville, Ca.                 

 

After an approximate three (3) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the unincorporated area of Ivanhoe.
Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 33100 Blk of Rd 158. The ensuing investigation and search revealed 34 live Marijuana, 200 grams of processed Marijuana bud, glass smoking pipe, packaging materials and scales. Two minors ages 12 and 14 years old were located in the residence. The residence was unlivable as well and exposed to the suspects actions.

Suspect #2 was located in the residence and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
 
Both suspects are in custody and booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility for the listed charges and the investigation is continuing. 
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

Booking photos available through the Main Jail.

 
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Assault on a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Stalking
LOCATION:  800 block of S. Crystal, Porterville          DATE:  2-26-13          TIME:  1053 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-2474         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 1-4-13, at 0043 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 800 block of S. Indiana in an attempt to locate a P.C. 460 Home Invasion suspect. Upon arrival  at the residence Deputies eventually contact the suspect standing at the doorway, holding a small Luger style handgun and they are challenged to shoot. Deputies maintain cover and eventually discharge a tazer, striking the suspect. The suspect falls to the ground and as Deputies are approaching the suspect fires one single round, striking a cabinet near the front entryway. A standoff ensues with the suspect ultimately escaping out a rear window and fleeing the area. No Law Enforcement personnel discharged their weapons and were unharmed during the incident.

        On 2-26-13, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by an anonymous caller advising that felony suspect Daryl Austin Young was seen in the area of the 800 block of S. Crystal, Porterville. Upon arrival Young fled on foot, jumping over multiple fences and led Deputies on a brief foot pursuit. Young was eventually captured and taken into custody. Several Deputies were injured during the pursuit, but released without emergency medical attention. Young was later booked at the Tulare County Main Jail for the fresh charges of P.C. 243(c) X2, 148.9, 646.9. Young was also arrested for his 4 outstanding warrants with a bail totaling $190,000.00.
   

The case is under investigation by TCSO

 
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Suspicious Death
LOCATION:  Woodlake          DATE:  2/25/13          TIME:  0958 hours
CASE NUMBER:  13-2420         VICTIM:  Jane Doe          CITY: 

On 2/25/13, at 0958 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Avenue 344 and Millwood Dr., Woodlake, regarding a report of a body floating in the Friant/Kern Canal.  Upon arrival, deputies located an unidentified female, who appeared to have been in the canal for an extended period of time.   An autopsy was performed today; however, due to the condition of the remains, all that could be determined was there were no signs of trauma other than what would be expected under the circumstances.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Gary Marks with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit at (559)733-6218.

 
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28th Annual Sierra K-9 Trials
LOCATION:  Visalia Plaza Park Raceway          DATE:  May 3 & 4          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and the Visalia Police Department K-9 Team’s, will be out in the communities soliciting donations for the 28th annual Sierra K-9 Trials. This year’s trial will be held at the Visalia Plaza Park Raceway, on May 3rd and May 4th. The two departments will also be sponsoring youth from Tulare County, through both agencies Police Activities League organizations. The children will be treated to food, a T-Shirt, the opportunity to meet the K-9 officers and their partners and watch the trials. 

If you have any questions on how to donate to the Sierra K-9 Trials, please feel free to contact the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff’s Association at 636-1199

 
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Coronerís case.
LOCATION:  Friant-Kern canal at Millwood Dr. & Ave. 344, Woodlake.          DATE:  2-25-13          TIME:  0958 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-02420         VICTIM:  Unknown.          CITY: 

On the above date & time, a Friant Water Authority employee noticed a figure caught on the buoy line in the Friant-Kern canal close to the intersection of Millwood Dr. & Ave. 344, Woodlake. The employee called the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and deputies from HQ responded and confirmed the reporting person’s observations. Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office Dive/Rescue Team and Violent Crimes Unit responded. The body was recovered at 1200 hrs. by members of the Dive/Rescue team. The decedent’s identity, gender and cause of death are unknown and are pending further investigation.

 
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PIO and Media Relations Information - Procedures and Links
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

It is the policy of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department to cooperate with the media in establishing and maintaining procedure to disseminate information which the public has a legitimate interest. Dissemination of information to the media will be provided on a fair and equal basis and in a factual, timely and accurate manner. This department seeks a cooperative understanding which allows the news media to gather information of the public interest in a manner that does not hamper law enforcement operations.
 
In some cases, certain information must be withheld in order to protect constitutional rights, to avoid interfering with a department investigation, or because it is legally privileged. No release will be made that would compromise the integrity of any ongoing criminal investigation. In such cases media notification will be made as soon as practical. At no time will members of this department intentionally mislead or misinform members of the media.
 
The Sheriff's Office has an appointed Public Information Officer to act as a liason between the various media outlets, public entities and the department.

PIO: Sergeant Chris Douglass
http://www.tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/public-information-officer-pio/

The PIO works during regular business hours with weekends and holidays off.
 
The PIO may also be called out for special events on an as needed basis decided by the station commanders.
 
If you have a media request after hours, on weekends or holidays, please contact our non- emgency dispatch line at 559-733-6218 and leave a detailed message including the case number or news item you are referring to. The message will be forwarded to the appropriate station commander.
 
For booking photos please contact the on duty Sergeant at the jail facilities.
 
For presentation requests, please email info@tularesheriff.info with the event information including date, time, location, what is requested and contact information.
 
To receive news release updates you will need to subscribe to the Sheriff's News Alerts Twitter feed @TulareSheriff.  This will notify you each time we post something new to our news page.
 
The Sheriff's Office also provides photos on Flickr and video on YouTube for some incidents.  You may also subscribe to those sites to be notified when new content is posted.
 
Twitter News http://twitter.com/TulareSheriff
Flickr http://www.flickr.com/people/tularecountysheriff
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/TulareCountySheriff
Twitter Job Info http://twitter.com/TCSOJobs

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Generic Media Procedure web page:
http://www.tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/
 
PIO Information Page:
http://www.tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/public-information-officer-pio/
 
News Release Page:
http://www.tularesheriff.info/news.php
 
Coroner Information:
http://www.tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/coroner-information/
 
Coroner News Releases:
http://www.tularesheriff.info/coroner.php
 
Our Social Media Links:
http://www.tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/index.cfm/media/social-media/
 
Custody Status Info:
http://www.tularecounty.ca.gov/sheriff/?LinkServID=B4BADEBF-F07B-4F48-9AB6E390794C85F0

 
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SUSPICIOUS DEATH
LOCATION:  HIGHWAY 65 / AVE 24          DATE:  2-18-13          TIME:  1640 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  12-2140         VICTIM:  JOHN MICHAEL MALONE          CITY:  EXETER

On the above date and time a passing motorist saw the victim’s vehicle stopped on the side of the road with the victim lying on the ground next to the open driver side door.  The motorist stopped to assist and called 911.  The victim was deceased at the scene and had signs of head trauma.  The Sheriff’s Department is investigating this as a suspicious death.

No further information.

 

 
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Burglary / Elder Abuse
LOCATION:  Tipton          DATE:  02/18/2013          TIME:  1122hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-2138         VICTIM:  93 yr old Wihte Female Adult          CITY: 

Deputies were sent to the Tipton area on a theft report. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim, age 93. the victim said 1 HMA and 2 HFA, decently dressed knocked on the door. The victim answered the door. The victim said the HMA said he was there to advise the victim that he could fix the brown spots on the ceiling caused by rain damage. The victim said the HMA and the 2 HFA entered the victim's residence in an assuming manner. The HMA went through the residence, checking for more rain damage on the ceiling. The victim said the subjects then fled the residence stating that they would be back to fix the cieling. the victim then discovered money was missing from a room in the house.

 

Tulare county residence should be aware of possible scams that may occur similar to this incident.

 
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Assault with Great Bodily Injury, Robbery
LOCATION:  41300 Block of Rd 128 Orosi          DATE:  2-17-13          TIME:  2053 hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  13-2108         VICTIM:  Peter Yrigollen          CITY:  Orosi

Tulare County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to Sierra Kings Hospital in Reedley regarding and assault and robbery investigation. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim, who reported that he was assaulted and robbed of Property in the Orosi area of Tulare County.

 The suspect was identified  as  Sammy Hernandez Jr. of Orosi. The suspect was later located and arrested. He was booked into the Tulare County Mail Jail on the above charges.

Suspect: Sammy Hernandez Jr.  30 years old.

 
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Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public, Resisting Arrest
LOCATION:  2000 Block of Ash Avenue, Orosi          DATE:  02-16-13          TIME:  2345
CASE NUMBER:  13-02074         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 2/16/13 at approximately 2345 hours deputies from the Orosi conducted a traffic stop at the 12000 block of Ash Avenue in Orosi. A back seat passenger of the vehicle immediately fled on foot and was quickly apprehended nearby. The passenger was identified as Heriberto “Eddie” Alvarado, age 20, of Orosi. Alvarado was found in possession of a loaded firearm and was arrested for that offense and for resisting arrest.

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

Taken into custody were: Heriberto “Eddie” Alverado, Age 20
Charges:   PC 25850(a), PC 148

 

 
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261PC/Rape
LOCATION:  2300 block W Tulare, Tulare          DATE:  02-15-13          TIME:  0330
CASE NUMBER:  13-2069         VICTIM:  Adult female, Confidential          CITY: 

02-16-13/2021 Hours:  The victim reported being sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect inside her house on 02-15-13 at around 0330 hours.   
 
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or you can remain anonymous by sending your information to tcso@tipnow.com or by texting to (559) 725-4194.

 
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Narcotics seized during investigation
LOCATION:  500 Block of Road 152          DATE:  02-14-2013          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-70017         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  North of Delano Area

After an approximate one (1) week investigation into the sales and transportation of Methamphetamine in the unincorporated area of Tulare County north of Delano,
Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 500 Blk of Rd 152. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately ten (10) pounds of Methamphetamine, packaging materials and scales.

The estimated street value of the seizure is approximately $455,000.00.

No suspects are in custody at this time and the investigation is continuing. 

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


Photos of the narcotics are available on the Sheriff's Flickr Page under this case number:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/

 
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PC 836/243B Assault on a Peace Officer
LOCATION:  Porterville          DATE:  01/04/13          TIME:  0043
CASE NUMBER:  13-00143         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Area Occurred- Porterville   
Date and Time Occurred- 01/04/13 0043
Suspect- Daryl Austin Young 6’00, 150 lbs., Brown eyes, shaved head 27 years old.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the help of the citizens of Tulare County, in locating a wanted subject, Daryl Austin Young, who is now considered to be a transient staying in and around the Porterville area. He was first contacted during an investigation in the Porterville area on January 4th 2013. During the Deputies initial contact, Deputies were approaching the suspect and he fired one single round, striking a cabinet near the front entryway. See the previous news release for details of that contact.

Young is to be considered armed and dangerous and citizens should not try to detain him. If you see him, please call 911.

If you any information, please contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Callers can remain anonymous by calling 1 (800) 808-0488, leave a text or voicemail at (559) 725-4194 or email your information to tcso@tipnow.com.

 Previous news release

LOCATION:  800 block of S. Indiana, Porterville          DATE:  01-04-13          TIME:  0043  CASE NUMBER:  13-00143         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Porterville On 1-4-13, at 0043 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 800 block of S. Indiana in an attempt to locate a P.C. 460 Home Invasion suspect. Upon arrival at the residence Deputies eventually contact the suspect standing at the doorway, holding a small Luger style handgun and they are challenged to shoot. Deputies maintain cover and eventually discharge a taser, striking the suspect. The suspect fell to the ground and as Deputies were approaching the suspect fired one single round, striking a cabinet near the front entryway. A standoff ensues with the suspect ultimately escaping out a rear window and fleeing the area. No Law Enforcement personnel discharged their weapons and were unharmed during the incident.
The suspect Daryl Austin Young is currently outstanding and should be considered armed and dangerous.   Anyone with information regarding his location please contact the Sheriff's Office immediately.
A photograph is also available on the Sheriffs' Flicker page at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/8347979976/in/photostream
The case is under investigation by TCSO

 
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Possession of a controlled substance and possession of contraband
LOCATION:  Possession of a controlled substance and possession of contraband          DATE:  02-12-13          TIME:  1210 hours
CASE NUMBER:  13-1875         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 02-11-13, Miguel Diaz was reported by family members as a missing person, who had not been seen or heard from since the prior evening. The subject was also wanted on three felony warrants, for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, under the influence of a controlled substance and assault on a peace officer. Total bail was set at $90,000 total, for all three warrants.

On 02-12-13 Deputies received an anonymous tip the subject had returned to his residence in the 24900 block of Ave 212, Lindsay. When deputies arrived at the residence, the subject was seen in his backyard standing near an outbuilding. The subject was contacted by deputies. The subject refused to comply with the deputy’s orders and fled on foot, across a field from the deputies. A K-9 was deployed to apprehend the subject, who was then taken into custody without further incident. During the arrest, the subject was found to be in possession of a glass smoking pipe and a personal small amount of methamphetamine.

The subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment and then booked at the Porterville Substation for the three warrants, and the fresh charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Taken into custody were:   Miguel Diaz 27 yrs



Charges: HS 11377(a), HS 11364(a)

 
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Burglary 459 PC
LOCATION:  23700 Block of Ave 95, Terra Bella          DATE:  02/09/2013          TIME:  4:45 AM
CASE NUMBER:  13-1746         VICTIM:           CITY: 

 

On 2/9/13 at approximately 0445 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 23700 Block of Ave 95 in Terra Bella for a reported burglary. Deputies contacted the victim, who reported an unknown suspect had stolen a welder and a bicycle from a detached garage. During the course of the investigation it was determined Aaron Conner was responsible for the burglary, who had been arrested by deputies earlier that morning during an unrelated investigation . Deputies later recovered the stolen items which were returned to the home owner.

 

During the burglary investigation deputies processed the detached garage w here they located

 

 

material used to construct an explosive device (gunpowder, nails, pellets, pvc pipe.) Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff Department Explosive Disposal Unit confirmed the material found were items in the beginning stages of manufacturing an explosive device. Deputies collected the items without incident and later arrested the suspect, Steven Early. Early was later booked at the Porterville Substation for possession of substance, material, with the intent to make a destructive device.

Suspect: Steven Early, 21 years of age from Terra Bella

 
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LOCATION:  Matheny Tract Area near Tulare          DATE:  02/09/2013          TIME:  5:02 PM
CASE NUMBER:  13-1758         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Armando Ojeda, Age 31

On Saturday 02/09/2013, Tulare County Deputies contacted Ojeda in the Matheny tract area regarding an active warrant. Upon searching Ojeda, deputies located methamphetamine and a glass pipe in his possession. Oheda was taken into custody and booked in the Tulare County Main Jail. This case is still under active investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department.

 

 

 
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Burglary, Possession of stolen property
LOCATION:  2000 block of W. North Grand          DATE:  02-07-13          TIME:  0001-1330
CASE NUMBER:  13-1669         VICTIM:  Martin, Stanley          CITY:  Porterville

02-07-13 Deputies responded to the 2000 block of W. North Grand, Porterville in regards to an off duty Lindsay Lieutenant detaining two suspects who had burglarized a residence.

Upon contacting the Lindsay PD Lieutenant, he advised he had witnessed the subjects at a residence which he knew they did not reside at. The suspects were detained and during the investigation, a stolen appliance (stove) was recovered at the suspect’s residence which belonged to the victim. Additional items totaling $175 was still outstanding. The stove was returned to the victim with an estimated value of $400.

Tucker was also arrested for an active no bail warrant for PC 3455A4 Violation of Post Release Community Supervision.
Hicks was arrested for two warrants with bail set at $50,000 total for HS 11550(A) and HS 11357(b) 



Taken into custody were:
Charles Tucker 46 yrs
Michelle Hicks 42 yrs

 
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Update on Homicide
LOCATION:  Avenue 360 near Road 160          DATE:  02-03-2013          TIME:  1043 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-1517         VICTIM:  Felipe Lemus, Age 27 of Farmersville          CITY:  Farmersville

UPDATE 02-06-13:
Identification has been made on the deceased person located in the orchard.  He has been identified as Felipe Lemus, age 27 of Farmersville.

Felipe Lemus was reported as a missing person to Farmersville Police Department on January 26, 2013.  Further investigation revealed he was last reported seen on the morning of January 27, 2013.

In the initial release, it appeared there may have been possible trauma to the victims face and upper body.  An autopsy was conducted and cause of death was determined to be exanguination due to gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim did not have any injuries to the face.

Detectives are seeking anyone with information regarding the victim's whereabouts prior to being located or any information regarding the homicide.  Information can be called in to the Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 800-808-0488 or sent anonymously through the TipNow Program.  Text or leave a voicemail at 5559-725-4194 or email your information to tcso@tipnow.com.  Only your message is forwarded keeping your contact information anonymous.

PRIOR RELEASE 02-03-13:
On 2-4-13, at approx. 1043 hours, Deputies from the Orosi Substation were dispatched to the area of Ave 360 and Road 160, regarding a possible deceased male subject, in a Orange Grove.

Deputies arrived and located the subject who appeared to have injuries to his face and upper body. The subject was found to be lifeless. Violent Crime Detectives arrived at the scene and continued this investigation.

Cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Sgt. Parker or Det. Sanchez at 559-735-1898 or 559-725-4194. E-mail  tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Homicide
LOCATION:  A360/R160          DATE:  02-03-2013          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-1517         VICTIM:  Unknown Male          CITY:  Unknown

Victim : Unknown Mexican male adult.

Suspect: Unknown at this time.

On 2-4-13, at approx. 1043 hours, Deputies from the Orosi Substation were dispatched to the area of Ave 360 and Road 160, regarding a possible deceased male subject, in a Orange Grove.

Deputies arrived and located the subject who appeared to have injuries to his face and upper body. The subject was found to be lifeless. Violent Crime Detectives arrived at the scene and continued this investigation.

Cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Sgt. Parker or Det. Sanchez at 559-735-1898 or 559-725-4194. E-mail  tcso@tipnow.com 

 
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245PC/Assualt with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  3800 block Merritt-Traver          DATE:  02-01-13          TIME:  1700
CASE NUMBER:  13-1396         VICTIM:  49 year old male          CITY: 


On 02-01-13 at 1700 hours Orosi deputies responded to the 3800 block of Merritt Dr. in Traver, regarding an assault.  Upon arrival, it was discovered the victim had sustained a non-life threatening injury to his arm.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was later released.  The known suspect had fled the area and is currently being sought by the sheriff’s department.

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

Suspect:    35 year old Hispanic male

 
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460PC/Home Invasion
LOCATION:  1300 block of Washington-Earlimart          DATE:  02-01-13          TIME:  0800
CASE NUMBER:  13-1375         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 2-01-13, at 0800 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in the 1300 block in Earlimart regarding a home invasion. Upon arrival the victims, all family members, were located scared but unharmed. During the subsequent investigation it was discovered that 4 to 5 suspects entered the home through the locked door, placed each victim on the floor were they were secured at gunpoint. The residence was ransacked. The suspects then fled the scene. Detectives from the South County Property Unit responded and took over the investigation.

  
The case remains under investigation and anyone with information should call Detective Maria Lomeli or Detective Joe Rodriguez at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.

 
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Homicide Update
LOCATION:  Pixley          DATE:  01-24-13          TIME:  1500 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-1029         VICTIM:  Daniel Madrigal 34 YOA          CITY: 

UPDATED INFORMATION:
    On Monday, 01/28/2013 an autopsy was performed on Madrigal. The cause of death was determined to be exsanguination due to gunshot wound.
  
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Det. Merced Zamora or Det. Sanchez at (559) 735-1898, or anonymously using Tipnow by phone or text to (559) 725-4194, or by email: tcso@tipnow.com.



1-24-13 / 1500 hrs
case # 13-1029

On January 24, at approximately 1500 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office received a call of a shooting in the 600 block of South Main in Pixley.  Upon Arrival, Deputies located a Hispanic, male adult deceased, just off the roadway near the north east corner of Main and Compton.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes and Forensic Investigations Units were called to investigate the case.

Detectives learned the victim was standing on the property when he became involved in a verbal altercation with a subject who was seated in a vehicle.  Shots were fired from the vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene.

Detectives are still investigating the case.  Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.  You can also report your information anonymously through the Sheriff's TipNow Program by text or voicemail to 559-725-4194, or send and e-mail to tcso@tipnow.com.

 
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496 PC (Possession of Stolen Property)
LOCATION:  Francis and Wheatland, Richgrove          DATE:  1-28-13          TIME:  1445 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  Case # 13-01         VICTIM:  Adult male          CITY:  Delano

On 1-28-13 at 1445 hrs, deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Wheatland in Richgrove, regarding four suspicious Hispanic male juveniles removing property from as white compact vehicle.

Deputies locate the vehicle at Wheatland and Francis, where a traffic stop was conducted.  During the Traffic stop it was determined the juvenile operating the vehicle was unlicensed.  A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of stolen property, from a burglary in the city of Delano.

A subsequent search of the residence in the 200 block of Wheatland resulted in the recovery of additional stolen property from the same burglary in Delano.

All four juveniles were arrested for 496 PC (Possession of Stolen Property) and booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility.


Anyone with information about this crime should contact Detective Maria Lomeli or Detective Joe Rodriguez at the Tulare County Sheriff's Department South End Property Crimes Unit, (559) 782-9674 or (559) 733-6218.

 
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Sheriff Bill Wittman to Promote (3) Sergeants
LOCATION:  Headquarts' Lobby          DATE:  01-28-2013          TIME:  1000
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Sheriff Bill Wittman will be holding a public ceremony to promote Detectives Jose Torres, Jordan Whaley and Nathan Polk to the rank of Sergeant on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM.  The ceremony will be held at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Headquarters’ Lobby. Friends and family will also be present to show their support.

Sergeant Jose Torres, age 34 of Visalia, began his career in law enforcement after completing the Tulare-Kings County Police Academy in 2000.  He was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in December of that year.  Jose Torres was originally assigned to the Main Jail Facility.  In 2004, he transferred to the Porterville Patrol Station.  While there, he became a Field Training Officer and the Richgrove Community Based Officer.  He also worked with the Sheriff’s Explorer and Police Activities League Programs.  The Porterville service clubs awarded him the 2005 Officer of the Year.  In 2007, Jose Torres was transferred to the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (STEP) Unit.  He was a SWAT team member, team leader and worked numerous investigations into drug trafficking.  Jose Torres took his latest assignment with the Violent Crimes Unit in 2010.  He has worked numerous homicide, officer involved shooting and death investigation cases.  In 2011, he received the Attorney General Award for his investigative work in the Homicide Investigations Unit.

Sergeant Jose Torres is one of our bilingual officers and has specialized training in a number of areas.  This includes Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), narcotics, homicide and death investigations, and was also trained as a SWAT Team Leader.  He has also received letters of commendations for his investigative work.

Jose Torres is supported in his new assignment by his wife of 3 years, Leticia and his daughter Vivian.

Sergeant Jordan Whaley, age 28 of Visalia, is a Graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business.  He also graduated from the Alan Hancock Police Academy in Santa Maria in December of 2006. Jordan Whaley began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff for San Luis Obispo County working in patrol and investigations.  He came to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2008 where he was stationed at the Orosi Patrol Station.  In March of 2010, he was transferred to his latest assignment in the Agricultural Crimes Investigations Unit.
 
Sergeant Jordan Whaley attended the Leadership Farm Program in 2011 and is on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors.  He is supported in his new assignment by his wife, Karen, Father, Retired Undersheriff David Whaley, mother, Kathy, sister, Jennifer Stepp and brother, Visalia Police Department Detective Jared Whaley.

Sergeant Nathan Polk, age 39 of Lemoore began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in June of 1999 assigned to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.  He also had the opportunity to work at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.  In 2002, he was transferred to the Pixley Patrol Station.  While stationed in Pixley, he became a Field Training Officer and the Tipton Community Based Officer.  He worked with the Sheriff’s Explorers and the Police Activities League.  In 2008, Nathan Polk was transferred to the Agricultural Crimes Investigations Unit and the following year, he moved to the South County Investigations Unit.  Nathan Polk also worked the Narcotics Investigations Unit in 2012 before returning back to his latest assignment in the Agricultural Crimes Investigations Unit.

Sergeant Nathan Polk is supported in his new assignment by his wife of 18 years, Shelly, his daughter Baily and two sons Daniel and Landon. 

Sheriff Bill Wittman offers his sincere congratulations to Sergeants Jose Torres, Jordan Whaley and Nathan Polk, and wishes them well in their new assignments. The public is welcome to join the department, friends and family in the Sheriff’s Headquarters’ Lobby Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM to celebrate the promotions.

Refreshments to follow. 

Photos of the Sergeants are available on the Sheriff's Flickr page at:
http://www.flickr.com/people/tularecountysheriff

 
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Possession of a controlled substance, H&S 11377
LOCATION:  Johnson Dr / Dr 152 Orosi          DATE:  01-25-13          TIME:  0949
CASE NUMBER:  13-1055         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 01-25-13 at approximately 0949 hrs, Deputies from the Orosi Substation observed a suspicious vehicle on Johnson Dr. near Dr. 152. Once contact was made with the only occupant of the vehicle, Mario Mendoza, Deputies found him in possession of what appeared to be methamphetamine.  Mendoza was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance, H&S 11377 and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail.

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

Taken into custody were:
Mario Mendoza

Charges:   H&S 11377

 
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Arrest Made on Narcotics Case
LOCATION:  400 block of N. Valencia, Woodlake          DATE:  01-25-13          TIME:  0700 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-70004         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Woodlake

On 01-25-13, at approximately 0700 hrs. the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division, along with personnel from the Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team concluded a two week investigation by serving a search warrant in the 400 block of N. Valencia, in Woodlake

During the search of the residence detectives discovered a small amount of methamphetamine, packaging material and other drug paraphernalia. Detectives also located evidence showing the suspect is an active gang member.

Suspect Juan Carlos Iniguez, age 21 of Woodlake, was arrested for the following charges: possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal street gang activity.  Suspect Iniguez was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail.

This case is still under investigation.

 
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Homicide Investigation in Pixley Area
LOCATION:  600 Block of S. Main, Pixley          DATE:  01-24-2013          TIME:  1500
CASE NUMBER:  13-1029         VICTIM:  Hispanic Male Adult          CITY:  Pixley
On January 24, at approximately 1500 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office received a call of a shooting in the 600 block of South Main in Pixley. Upon Arrival, Deputies located a Hispanic, male adult deceased, just off the roadway near the north east corner of Main and Compton. Detectives from the Violent Crimes adn Forensic Investigations Units were called to investigate the case. Detectives learned the victim was standing on the property when he became involved in a verbal altercation with a subject who was seated in a vehicle. Shots were fired from the vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene. Detectives are still investigating the case. Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488. You can also report youri nformation annonymously through the Sheriff's TipNow Program by text or voicemail to 559-725-4194, or send and e-mail to tcso@tipnow.com.
 
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Grand theft, Possession of stolen property
LOCATION:  9300 Block of Road 234          DATE:  01-24-13          TIME:  0220
CASE NUMBER:  13-1011         VICTIM:  Setton Farms          CITY:  Terra Bella

Taken into custody were: Justino Leon Age 29

Charges: Grand theft, Possession of stolen property

On 01-24-13, deputies responded to Setton Farms in Terra Bella in regards to a theft of pistachios. Upon contacting the plant manager, he stated a known subject who was a previous employee, had returned to the business at 0220 hours on 01-24-13 and removed 19 boxes of processed pistachios. Plant Manager advised the loss was estimated to be $2,375.

Deputies contacted the alleged suspect at his residence in the 100 block of W. Vine, Porterville and recovered the stolen pistachios. Suspect was arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 
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Update to Porterville Homicide
LOCATION:  Porterville area          DATE:  01-19-2013          TIME:  2145
CASE NUMBER:  13-821         VICTIM:  Osevio Anguiano Lopez          CITY:  Porterville

UPDATED INFORMATION 01-23-13:
On Wednesday, 01/23/2013 an autopsy was performed on Lopez. The cause of death was determined to be exsanguination due to gunshot wound.
  

UPDATED INFORMATION:
The deceased victim has been identified as Osevio Anguiano Lopez 34 years old from Porterville. The case remains under investigation.

PREVIOUS INFORMATION:
On 01/19/2013 at 2145 hours, CHP Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and found the victim in the driver’s seat, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. A second victim was a passenger in the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Deputies and medical aide were called to the scene.

The victims were reportedly in the area of the Woodville Labor Camp when unknown subject(s) fired at the victims while they were in their vehicle. Victim 1, a Hispanic male adult in his 30’s, was transported to an area hospital by helicopter where he later died. Victim 2, a Hispanic male adult in his 20’s, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was treated and released. Violent Crimes Detectives responded and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Det. Merced Zamora or Det. Jose Torres at (559) 735-1898, or anonymously using Tipnow by phone or text to (559) 725-4194, or by email: tcso@tipnow.com.

 
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Home Invasion, Robbery, Carjacking
LOCATION:  7400 block of Rd.232, Porterville          DATE:  1-23-13          TIME:  0906 hours
CASE NUMBER:  13-00960         VICTIM:  Valdez, Pedro          CITY:  Porterville

On 1-23-13, at 0906 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in Porterville regarding a home invasion. Upon arrival the victims, all family members, were located scared but unharmed. During the subsequent investigation it was discovered that 3 suspects entered the home through the locked front door, placed each victim on the ground and secured their hands behind their backs. The residence was ransacked and as the suspects fled, they took the victims vehicle.
   

The case is under investigation by TCSO

 
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Sheriff to Promote Two New Lieutenants
LOCATION:  Headquarters' Lobby          DATE:  01-22-2013          TIME:  1300 hrs
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  Gary Hunt & Mark Gist          CITY:  Visalia, CA

 

Sheriff Bill Wittman will be holding a public ceremony to promote Sergeants Gary Hunt and Mark Gist to the rank of Lieutenant on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM.  The ceremony will be held at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Headquarters’ Lobby. Friends and family will also be present to show their support.
Lieutenant Gary Hunt, age 47 of Visalia, is a graduate of the College of Sequoias with an Associate of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice and also a graduate of Fresno State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology.  He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a trainee in December of 1989 stationed at Sequoia Field now referred to as the Bob Wiley Detention Facility. In 1990 he was sponsored through the Tulare-Kings County Police Academy.  Upon completion, he promoted to the rank of Deputy and was re-assigned to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.
From 1993 to 1996, Gary Hunt worked as a Police Officer for the Dinuba Police Department.  Gary returned to the Sheriff’s Office in January of 1996 and worked at the Porterville Patrol Substation. In November of 1997 he became a Detective for the STEP Team.  Gary also worked for the South County Property Crimes Investigations Unit in 1999 and in 2002 he transferred to the Violent Crimes Unit.  
Gary Hunt was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in February of 2002 and was stationed at the Pixley Substation.  The following year he returned to the Violent Crimes Unit as their supervisor. Gary remained the Sergeant of the Violent Crimes Unit for the past three years and now is being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Gary Hunt has had specialty training in Special Weapons and Tactics as well as homicide and death investigations.  He has worked a number of cases and continues to share his knowledge and training with staff to help mold our future investigators and sergeants.  He was also an instructor for numerous courses for our department in subjects like baton, weaponless defense and report writing as well as being an instructor for the College of Sequoias and Porterville City College.
Lieutenant Gary Hunt is supported in his new career by his wife of 22 years, Linna, his three daughters Cassandra, Samantha and Dayna, his grandson James, father John Hunt, mother Dolores Wright and step-father George Wright.
Lieutenant Mark Gist, age 44 of Visalia started his law enforcement career in 1991 as a Reserve Officer with the Visalia Police Department for five years.  In addition to patrol, he worked undercover for a short period of time to shut down a multi-pound marijuana distributor.  He then came to the Sheriff’s Office in December of 1996 as a Deputy stationed at Headquarters’ Patrol.  In October of 1998 he transferred to the Investigations Division and was assigned to the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (STEP) with the collateral duties of being a SWAT team member.  In 2001, Mark transferred to the Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Unit under the department’s narcotic division, with the collateral duties of Asset Forfeiture and SWAT.
Mark Gist was then promoted to the rank of Sergeant in February of 2005.  Upon his promotion he was assigned to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility, and late in 2006 he transferred to the Adult Pre-Trial Facility as the Administrative Sergeant.  In July of 2007, he transferred to Headquarters’ Patrol and later that year he transferred back into the Narcotics Unit to supervise the daily activities of CLEU, NTF and INET.  In September of 2010, he transferred to the North County - Gang Violence Suppression Unit then in July, 2012 he was transferred from Gangs to the North County Investigations & Domestic Violence Unit.
Lieutenant Mark Gist has a variety of specialized training.  He was one of the department’s snipers and the first dedicated department Sniper Supervisor.  Besides SWAT, he attended relevant courses such as SWAT Commander and Team Leader as well as Advanced SWAT. He also helped develop & instruct POST certified curriculum for dynamic high-risk SWAT entries - which was taught to allied agencies within Tulare County.  His narcotic training was also extensive with regard to identifying and dismantling methamphetamine labs, conducting surveillance, undercover operations, large scale marijuana operations and asset forfeiture at State and Federal levels, as well as courtroom testimony.    He also was a team leader and assisted in the operational plans for large scale details like the nationally acknowledged Operation LOCCUST, and a Drug Enforcement Administration six month undercover methamphetamine detail for the narcotics division, dubbed Operation “Lazyboy”.  His training in asset forfeiture is still called upon to this date and he assisted the department in meeting compliance by teaching the NIMS/SEMS Emergency Management Systems required by the State of California.  He also participated in the final success of the department’s permanent civil gang injunction upon Northern & Southern gang members within the communities of Cutler and Orosi.  Lastly, he was a previous instructor for the Correctional Academy and a Recruit Training Officer for the Tulare-Kings Basic Police Academy.
Lieutenant Mark Gist is supported in his career by his spouse of 22 years, Shelly, his two daughters Kaycie and Melanie, his son Logan, his three grand children, his parents Sandra and Terry Gist-Langiano, and his father-in-law, James Waymire and mother-in-law, Karon Waymire.
Sheriff Bill Wittman offers his sincere congratulations to Lieutenants Gary Hunt and Mark Gist, and wishes them well in their new assignments. The public is welcome to join the department, friends and family in the Sheriff’s Headquarters’ Lobby Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM to celebrate the promotions.
Photos of both Lieutenants are posted on the Sheriff's Flickr page at:
http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/tularecountysheriff/

 

 
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Homicide UPDATED INFORMATION:
LOCATION:  Porterville          DATE:  01-19-2013          TIME:  2145 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-0821         VICTIM:  Osevio Anguiano Lopez          CITY:  Porterville

UPDATED INFORMATION:

The deceased victim has been identified as Osevio Anguiano Lopez 34 years old from Porterville. The case remains under investigation.

PREVIOUS INFORMATION:

On 01/19/2013 at 2145 hours, CHP Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and found the victim in the driver’s seat, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. A second victim was a passenger in the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Deputies and medical aide were called to the scene.

The victims were reportedly in the area of the Woodville Labor Camp when unknown subject(s) fired at the victims while they were in their vehicle. Victim 1, a Hispanic male adult in his 30’s, was transported to an area hospital by helicopter where he later died. Victim 2, a Hispanic male adult in his 20’s, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was treated and released. Violent Crimes Detectives responded and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Det. Merced Zamora or Det. Jose Torres at (559) 735-1898, or anonymously using Tipnow by phone or text to (559) 725-4194, or by email: tcso@tipnow.com.

 
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211 PC-Armed Robbery
LOCATION:  6800 block of Ave 416          DATE:  01-19-13          TIME:  0100 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-790         VICTIM:  Flor De Mi Tierra- Mobile food vendor          CITY:  Dinuba

On 01/19/13 at approximately 0100 hours deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to an address in the 6800 block of Avenue 416, regarding a robbery of a mobile food vendor.  Once on scene deputies determined four to five suspects brandished firearms at victim #2.  The suspects took victim #2’s wallet and cash from the business.

 

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

 

Taken into custody were:  N/A  

 
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187 PC- Homicide
LOCATION:  Woodville Labor Camp          DATE:  01-19-2013          TIME:  2145 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-821         VICTIM:  Not disclosed          CITY: 

On 01/19/2013 at 2145 hours, CHP Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and found the victim in the driver’s seat, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. A second victim was a passenger in the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Deputies and medical aide were called to the scene. 

 

The victims were reportedly in the area of the Woodville Labor Camp when unknown subject(s) fired at the victims while they were in their vehicle. Victim 1, a Hispanic male adult in his 30’s, was transported to an area hospital by helicopter where he later died. Victim 2, a Hispanic male adult in his 20’s, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was treated and released. Violent Crimes Detectives responded and the case remains under investigation. 

 

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Det. Merced Zamora or Det. Jose Torres at (559) 735-1898, or anonymously using Tipnow by phone or text to (559) 725-4194, or by email: tcso@tipnow.com.

 
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245 PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Earlimart area          DATE:  1-19-13          TIME:  2230 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-826         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293 PC          CITY: 

On 1/19/13 at approximately 2252 hours, Pixley Patrol Deputies responded to shots fired in the Earlimart.

 

South End Detectives also responded and the investigation revealed that the juvenile victim had been visiting family in Earlimart when an unknown vehicle approached him and occupants within the vehicle shot at him.  As a result of the shooting the victim sustained non life threatening injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and is in stable condition.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact South End Investigations Detective Maria Lomeli at (559)733-6218. 

 

 
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459 PC-Burglary, 136.1 PC-Intimidating a witness, 646.9 PC-Stalking, 148 PC-Obstruction of Justice
LOCATION:  31000 block of Wolfe Ave          DATE:  1-18-13          TIME:  0232 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-0743         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293 PC          CITY:  Goshen

On above date and time Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the above listed residence regarding a home invasion.  Upon arrival, (V) Confidential per 293 PC, reported waking up at 0230 hours to find her rear kitchen door open and items belonging in her residence missing.  As a result, she reported a loss of $1,600.00. 

Deputies followed investigative leads and learned that (S) Anthony Castro had been spotted inside the victim’s residence.  The victim further claimed she had been having problems with Castro who had been following her for several months, harassing her over the telephone and unlawfully entering her home on more than one occasion.

At approximately 1840 hours, Deputies returned to the residence and learned that Castro had returned to the crime scene, unlawfully re-entered the home and left unwanted items of affection. Castro was subsequently located, arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail without further incident. 

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

 
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Domestic Violence, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping
LOCATION:  Rural Tule Indian Reservation Land          DATE:  1-16-13          TIME:  2200 hours
CASE NUMBER:  13-00697         VICTIM:  Undisclosed female adult (21 years old) Tule Indian Reservation          CITY: 

On 1-16-13 sometime after 10:00 pm, the 21 year old victim was preparing to leave a friends residence at the Indian Reservation while standing next to her vehicle.   The victim was then confronted by Luis Teran (30 years), who assaulted the victim and forced her into her vehicle against her will.  Teran then drove the victim further into the mountain area, threatened to kill her and proceeded to physically assault her over a period of time until she lost consciousness.

On 1-17-13 during the morning hours, Teran drove the victim from the Indian Reservation into the City of Porterville and rented a room at an undisclosed motel.  During that time, family members became concerned for the whereabouts of the victim and notified the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  A short time later, deputies from the sheriff’s Porterville substation located the victim inside her vehicle, and found Teran a short distance away at the motel room.

Teran was detained for investigation, and the victim was transported by ambulance to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.  During the investigation, detectives were called out and it was determined that Teran was suspected of committing domestic violence, terrorist threats, kidnapping, carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon upon the victim.

The victim’s injuries were considered non-life threatening, and she was later released from the hospital.  Teran was arrested and later booked into the sheriff’s Porterville substation with bail set at $100,000.00.  
 
Anyone with information about this activity is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or you can remain anonymous by sending your information to tcso@tipnow.com or by texting to (559) 725-4194.

 
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BURGLARY, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY & CONSPIRACY
LOCATION:  11700 block Ave 416 Orosi          DATE:  1/14/13          TIME:  1130-1500 hr
CASE NUMBER:  13-630         VICTIM:  Victim-1 McLaughlin, Claude Victim-2 McLaughlin, Mike          CITY:  Orosi

On the above date the victims reported unknown person(s) made forced entry into a residence and shed. The unknown person(s) had taken a gun safe containing multiple firearms and a vehicle. The vehicle was subsequently located in the area the same day..

Detectives from the North End Investigations Unit as well as Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Gang Violence Suppression Unit served a search warrant at the 100 block of W. Inyo and the 1300 block of E. Whitaker in Dinuba on January 17th 2013. During the search, the gun safe was located along with an undisclosed amount of firearms. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office North End Investigations Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to Contact Detective Gary Marks (559)733-6218.

Taken Into Custody
 
Zuniga, Julian       44YOA     Dinuba Resident  (receiving stolen property)
Zuniga, Javier       34 YOA    Dinuba Resident  (receiving stolen property, Conspiracy)
Watson, Carlito    26 YOA    Concord Resident (receiving stolen property, conspiracy, burglary)

 
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PC 459/PC 496/H&S11377-Burglary/Possession of Stolen property/Possession of a controlled substance
LOCATION:  7000 block of Ave 310-Goshen          DATE:  01-15-2013          TIME:  13-619
CASE NUMBER:  13-0619         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Gilbert Marquez 41/Robert Castro 57/Amanda Borges 27

On above date and time Deputies contacted two suspicious subjects in the front yard of a residence located in the 7000 blk of Ave 310 in Goshen.  Subsequent to investigation a third subject was located inside the residence.  It was then determined the subjects were burglarizing the home.  Gilbert Marquez and Amanda Borges were arrested for burglary and Robert Castro was arrested for Burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. 

After further investigation additional stolen property was located at Castros residence.  The victim estimated the damage and loss at approximately $1,000.00 dollars.   Deputies were able to recover approximately $500.00 dollars worth of property.  This case is currently under investigation  by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information please contact Deputy J. Melendez at 559-733-6218.

 
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