CAR JACKING ** UPDATE
LOCATION:  CLAY / FRONT IN EARLIMART          DATE:  01-21-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-827         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the 500 block of N. Front Street regarding a follow-up investigation of a carjacking.  Detectives observed the victim's vehicle traveling east on Washington Street. 

Detectives attempted to stop the vehicle near the area of Washington and Front Street. In an attempt to evade law enforcement, the suspect drove down an alleyway, then through a resident’s backyard causing property damage. During the investigation, it was discovered the suspect had driven South on the northbound lane on Hwy 99 to evade law enforcement. 

The victim’s vehicle was later located abandoned South of Ave 56 on Hwy 99. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult in his 30’s. 

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Kidnapping, Carjacking
LOCATION:  200 Block of S Front, Earlimart          DATE:  1-20-14          TIME:  0001
CASE NUMBER:  15-827         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 1-20-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to a report of a carjacking that occurred in the Earlimart area. Upon arrival, the victim reported that an unknown suspect used a weapon to force his way inside the vehicle while the victim remained inside.

The victim was taken against their will to another location at which time they were forced out of the vehicle unharmed while the suspect fled in the victim’s vehicle.  CHP located the vehicle a short time later in Kern County at which time the suspect(s) successfully evaded arrest.

The crime is still under investigation. 

 
...posted by media relations
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Domestic Violence
LOCATION:  700 Block of Mariposa , Earlimart          DATE:  01-21-2015          TIME:  0001 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-829         VICTIM:           CITY:  Earlimart

On 1-21-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a Domestic Violence call on Mariposa Street in Earlimart. 

Upon arrival they contacted the victim who stated her boyfriend had hit her and was observed to have multiple bruises.  The suspect was located within the residence and arrested without incident. The suspect was booked into the Tulare County Jail. 

Suspect:

(S) Hurtado, Antonio (48) years from Earlimart

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Assault With a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  30800 Block of Road 70, Goshen          DATE:  1-20-15          TIME:  0815
CASE NUMBER:  15-786         VICTIM:  Hispanic Male Adult          CITY: 

   On 01/20/15, at 0815 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 30800 block of Road 70, Goshen, regarding a shooting that just occurred with one gunshot victim.

   Upon arrival, Deputies learned that while the victim was visiting a family member at the said location, suspect approached them on foot.  Vitim and witnesses reported the suspect started an argument, then pulled out a handgun and fired one shot striking the victim.  The suspect fled the scene on foot to an unknown location.  The victim was transported to Kaweah Delta District Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Jason Kennedy or Sgt. Jerry Mayberry at (559)735-1885 or (800) 808-0488.

Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by media relations
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UPDATE: Homicide
LOCATION:  23600 BLOCK OF AVE 93, TERRA BELLA          DATE:  1-15-15          TIME:  2130
CASE NUMBER:  15-624         VICTIM:           CITY: 

***** UPDATED NEWS RELEASE *****

On 01-20-2015, an autopsy was performed on Hipolito Medrano Fernandez at the Tulare County Coroner’s Office. The cause of death was determined to be from multiple gunshot wounds. 

 

**** ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE ****

Narrative:

On the above date and time Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Terra Bella for a shooting incident.  On arrival deputies located to victim, each of whom suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.  One victim was deceased at the scene and the second victim was transported to an area hospital and listed in critical condition.  At this time no suspects have been identified and a motive has not been established.

 

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

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

 
...posted by media relations
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Theft
LOCATION:  Road 144 & Ave 64          DATE:  12/12-1/20          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-791         VICTIM:           CITY:  Earlimart

On 1-20-2015 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a theft.

Upon arrival it was found that during the above referenced time frame, unknown suspect(s) entered the property through west side of the grape vineyard.  Once inside the property the suspect(s) stole 10 copper water valves.  Suspect tire tracks were located and processed. The total loss was estimated to be $3,000.00.  

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

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary
LOCATION:  1500 Rd 184 Earlimart          DATE:  1/17-1/19          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-759         VICTIM:  4 Star Fruit          CITY:  Earlimart

On 1-19-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a burglary.

Upon arrival it was found that during the above referenced time frame, unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a chain link fence into the yard area of the shop.  Once inside the yard the suspect(s) stole approx. 200 gallons of diesel fuel, and a water pump.  Suspect tire tracks were located and processed. The total loss was estimated to be $1,000.00.  

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

 
...posted by media relations
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STOLEN VEHICLE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
LOCATION:  400 BLOCK OF JEFFERSON , DELANO CA          DATE:  01-19-2015          TIME:  2133 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14- 782         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

On 1-19-15 Deputies conducted a suspicious vehicle check. The driver was contacted and found to be in possession of Methamphetamine, a glass pipe, and driving a stolen vehicle. The driver was subsequently arrested and booked into a Tulare County Jail.  CHP responded and assisted with the recovery of the stolen vehicle.

Suspect:

(S) Justo Gudino 36 year old male from Delano.

 

 
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HOME INVASION
LOCATION:  GOSHEN , CA          DATE:  01-18-15          TIME:  1945 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-741         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY:  GOSHEN

Deputies responded to the above location for a report of a home invasion that had just occurred. Upon arrival, a description of the 4 suspects was obtained as well as the vehicle used. The Victim stated four suspects made forced entry into her residence and ransacked her bedroom, taking a Samsung tablet. The Victim stated one of the subjects had a gun in his waistband. While in the area, Deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on it. 

Four subjects were detained, the vehicle was searched and the Samsung tablet was located along with other illegal items. All suspects were identified by the Victim, as the involved in the incident, no firearms were located. Suspects were booked at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Adult Pre-Trial Facility. 

S1- Ignacio Juarez Jr (30 YOA) 

S2-George Licon (38YOA)

S3-Erica Schlingloff (27 YOA)

S4- Raquel Rodriguez (25 YOA) 

 

 

 

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Kidnapping and Attempt Homicide
LOCATION:  Camp Nelson area          DATE:  01-18-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-717         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Victims: Ian Gonzalez and Gloria Gonzalez

Between the hours of 2300-2400 last night the male victim was at an ARCO station located at South H and Brundage in the city of Bakersfield. Male victim asked subject for a ride to Eagle Mountain Casino. Two Hispanic male adults agreed to give the victim a ride in exchange for gas money. The suspects drove victims into Tulare County up Highway 190, passing the casino turn off, suspects continued to drive victims above Springville. Victims told suspects they passed where they were going and the suspects advised they were going a different way to the casino. Male victim asked them to stop to use the restroom and exited the vehicle. At this time one suspect stabbed the victim several times. The suspects drove off with female’s purse in the car and left the victims on the side of the road. A passerby stopped to help the victims. Victim was taken to hospital in Tulare County and is listed in stable condition.
Suspect vehicle is a gray Nissan Sentra. Both suspects are described as young Hispanic male adults.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Tulare County Sheriff Department Det. Klassen or Sgt Parker at 559-735-1908 or 1-800-808-0488. 
 Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow
email tcso@tipnow.net
text or voicemail at 559-725-4194

 
...posted by dispatch
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DRIVE BY SHOOTING
LOCATION:  600 BLOCK OF S. WALNUT, PIXLEY          DATE:  01-17-15          TIME:  2241
CASE NUMBER:  15-713         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 1-17-2015, 2241 hours, Deputies responded to the 600 block of S. Walnut in Pixley, in regards to shots being heard. Upon arrival and through the investigation, it was learned unknown suspects arrived and fired shots in the area. The area was checked and spent shell casings were located in the street. No injuries were reported by anyone at the scene. 

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with more information regarding this case is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Possession of Meth for Sales/ Transportation of Meth/ Possession of drug paraphernalia
LOCATION:  Riggin Ave/ N. Dinuba Blvd. Visalia, Ca          DATE:  01-17-15          TIME:  1800
CASE NUMBER:  15-80004         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect: Torres, Jacinto Cerda  30yrs      Dinuba, Ca.

    On the listed date and time, Investigators from the Sheriff’s Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit/ North County conducted a traffic stop on Suspect Torres in his vehicle for traffic violations. The ensuing investigation revealed that Suspect Torres was transporting approximately two (2) ounces of methamphetamine. Torres was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Adult Pretrial Facility on the listed charges.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Neil Skrinde or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559)735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

Booking photo of suspect are available through the Main Jail.

Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow
email tcso@tipnow.net
txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG
or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by dispatch
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POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF PIRATED CD'S & DVD'S
LOCATION:  800 S BLOCK OF STATE STREET, EARLIMART          DATE:  01-16-2015          TIME:  1653 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-663         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

Suspect:  Carlos Calderon, 52 years old, resident of Delano, CA.

On 1-16-15 at 1653 hours TCSO Deputies assisted Private Investigators from Pacific Resource Investigative Services (PRIS) who are contracted by the Recording Industry of America to conduct investigations regarding pirated DVD movies and audio recordings being sold illegally. 

During the investigation, Deputies worked with undercover PRIS investigators who contacted a suspect identified as Carlos Calderon in Earlimart where he was found selling pirated music CD’s and video DVD's in violation of Penal Code 653w(a)(1).  After being detained, the suspect confirmed selling pirated movies, and music CD’s.  Through the investigation, Deputies seized approximately 1,100 DVD’s & CD’s from this location worth an estimated value of $2,000. The suspect was arrested without incident, and later booked at Pre-Trial in Visalia. 

Anyone with more information regarding this case is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
...posted by dispatch
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POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF PIRATED CD'S & DVD'S
LOCATION:  800 N BLOCK OF FRONT STREET, EARLIMART          DATE:  01-16-2015          TIME:  1653 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-659         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

Suspect:  Julio Castillo, 44 years, resident of Los Angeles, CA.

On 1-16-15 at 1653 hours TCSO Deputies assisted Private Investigators from Pacific Resource Investigative Services (PRIS) who are contracted by the Recording Industry of America to conduct investigations regarding pirated DVD movies and audio recordings being sold illegally. 

During the investigation, Deputies worked with undercover PRIS investigators who contacted a suspect identified as Julio Castillo in Earlimart where he was found selling pirated music CD’s and video DVD's in violation of Penal Code 653w.  After being detained, the suspect confirmed selling pirated movies, and music CD’s.  Through the investigation, Deputies seized approximately 10,500 DVD’s & CD’s from this location worth an estimated value of $50,000. The suspect was arrested without incident, and later booked at Pre-Trial in Visalia. 

Anyone with more information regarding this case is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
...posted by dispatch
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SHERIFF BOUDREAUX ANNOUNCES UNDERSHERIFF AND ASSISTANT SHERIFF
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is proud to announce his appointments of Captain Greg Wright as Assistant Sheriff and Captain Robin Skiles as Undersheriff of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. 

Assistant Sheriff Wright began his career with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in January 1985 after graduating from the Fresno City College Post-Basic Police Academy. His first assignment was in the Detentions Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1989, Lieutenant in 1997, Captain in 2003 and in 2013 he was appointed as Acting Assistant Sheriff.

He was born in Harbor City, California and raised in Southern California. He moved to the Central Valley in 1975 and is a graduate of Clovis High School. He served in the United States Air Force and the National Security Administration overseas.

He is married to his wife Gail and has one son, Nick. In his spare time he works on old cars, plays golf and is an accomplished musician.

Undersheriff Robin Skiles began his career with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in December 1987 after graduating from the 63rd Tulare/Kings Post Basic-Police Academy. His first assignment was in the Detentions Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2002, Lieutenant in 2005, Captain 2010, and in 2013 he was appointed as Acting Assistant Sheriff.

He was born and raised in Porterville, California and graduated from Monache High School. He is a member of the Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He is married to his wife Susie and has two children, Dustin and Summer and five Grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys horses, bow hunting and fishing.

Please join us for the swearing in ceremony on on Tuesday January 20th at 10 in the morning in the lobby of Sheriff’s Headquarters.

Please see our facebook page, facebook.com/TulareSheriff for photos of Assistant Sheriff Wright and Undersheriff Skiles.

 
...posted by media relations
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Carrying a Concealed Dirks or Daggers
LOCATION:  Dooley Drive / Wheatland Drive -Richgrove          DATE:  01-16-15          TIME:  1400
CASE NUMBER:  15-652         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 1-16-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a suspicious person on Rowland St. and Hernandez Ave in the community of Richgrove. 

Upon arrival they located the suspect in the area. Upon further investigation they located two sharp objects inside the suspect pocket. Suspect was booked into Tulare County Jail for PC 21310.

Suspect:

(S) Juan Raul Rivera (31) years from Richgrove

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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TERRA BELLA SHOOTING FIRST HOMICIDE OF 2015 FOR TULARE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
LOCATION:  23600 BLOCK OF AVE 93, TERRA BELLA          DATE:  1-15-14          TIME:  2131
CASE NUMBER:  15-624         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On January 15th 2015 around 9:30 in the evening, a report of shots fired was called into the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies from the Porterville Substation responded to the above location in Terra Bella and located two gunshot wound victims, as well as a third injured individual outside of the residence at that location. One gunshot wound victim was pronounced deceased at the scene, and another was taken to an area hospital and listed in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries. The third individual was treated for bruising to the upper left part of his body and was later released.

One of the deceased has been identified as Hipolito Medrano Fernandez, Age 50, of Terra Bella.

The second deceased is a Hispanic Male Adult, whose identification is pending notification of next of kin.

The third individual treated for bruising who was released from the hospital is a Hispanic Male Adult.

There were three other individuals in the residence at the time of the shooting, and all three are uninjured. 

At this time, no suspects have been identified and no motive has been established. 

This is the first homicide of 2015 for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. 

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

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

 
...posted by media relations
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HOMICIDE
LOCATION:  23600 BLOCK OF AVE 93, TERRA BELLA          DATE:  01-15-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-624         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL PER 293          CITY: 

On the above date and time Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in Terra Bella for a shooting incident.  On arrival deputies located two victims, each of whom suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.  One victim was deceased at the scene and the second victim was transported to an area hospital and listed in critical condition.  At this time no suspects have been identified and a motive has not been established.

 

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

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

 

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Attempt assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  21700 block of A144          DATE:  01-15-2015          TIME:  0000 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-589         VICTIM:  Charles Beyerbach          CITY:  Porterville

On 1-15-2015 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a verbal argument on Avenue 144 in Porterville

 

Upon arrival they contacted the victim in the front yard of the residence. The victim advised he was assaulted by his son (suspect) with brass knuckles and he fled the scene. Minutes later, Deputies located the suspect and he was subsequently arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation for Pc 245. 

 

Suspect:

 

(S) Beyerbach, Matthew (18) years from Porterville

 
...posted by dispatch
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  13100 BLOCK OF A24, DELANO          DATE:  01-13-15          TIME:  1800 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-537         VICTIM:           CITY:  DELANO

On 1-13-15 at approximately 2000 hours, Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in the Delano area. Upon arrival, the victim advised unknown suspect(s) used no force to enter a structure and steal items from within.  The total loss was approximately $3390.  The case is under investigation.    

 
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON , DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CHILD ABUSE
LOCATION:  5100 BLOCK OF A309 , GOSHEN          DATE:  01-14-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-582         VICTIM:           CITY:  GOSHEN

Suspect: Rodriguez, Ryan  

 

On above date and time Deputies responded to a residence in the area of 5100 Avenue 309 in Goshen due to a 911 call. Upon arrival it was determined the suspect had assaulted three family members as well as his live-in girlfriend. The suspect also inflicted injuries to himself and left the residence prior to the Deputies arrival. He was located a short time later and taken into custody. The suspect and family members were transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where they were treated for their injuries. The suspect was later booked into the Tulare County Jail on the above charges.

 
...posted by dispatch
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SHOOTING AT AN INHABITED DWELLING, ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  1200 BLOCK N FRONT, EARLIMART          DATE:  1-14-2015          TIME:  2209 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-580         VICTIM:  1)MALE ADULT, 2)FEMALE ADULT          CITY: 

On 1-14-15 at approximately 2209 hours, Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in Earlimart.  Upon arrival, a 30 year old male and 33 year old female were located and found to have sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported and treated at a local hospital.  An additional male adult was present and escaped unharmed.  The suspect fled from the scene.  The crime is still under investigation at this time.  

 
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Carjacking
LOCATION:  Teapot Dome and Plano in Porterville          DATE:  1-13-15          TIME:  2057 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-00542         VICTIM:  Adult male / Adult female          CITY:  Residents of Tulare County

On 1-13-15 at 2057 hrs the victims contacted Deputies in the city of Porterville, advising they had been robbed at Plano and Teapot Dome.

 

The victims reported having been parked near Teapot Dome and Plano, when a white compact four door vehicle pulled alongside their vehicle.  Several Hispanic males, one armed with an assault weapon, exited the suspect vehicle and ordered the victims out of their vehicle and demanded their personal property.  The suspects fled in the white compact and the victim’s vehicle.  The victims reported one shot was fired from the vehicle as the suspects fled the area.

 

Deputies responded to the crime scene and collected some evidence.

 

The victim’s vehicle was recovered in the city of Porterville on 1-14-15, near Olive and “A” St.

 

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

 (559) 725-4194.

 
...posted by dispatch
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UPDATE: MISSING **AT RISK** PERSON
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Juan Ramirez Gonzales was located in the East Orosi area. 

 

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:

FOR A PICTURE PLEASE SEE facebook.com/TulareSheriff

Juan Ramirez Gonzalez, DOB: 07-01-1931

Height: 5’07, Weight: 180 lbs, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black /Gray

 

On 01-14-2015 at approximately 0853 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in the community of Cutler regarding a missing person adult.  Upon arrival, Deputies learned missing adult was considered “AT RISK” and was last seen on 01-14-2015 at 0700 hours. Gonzalez suffers from a medical condition and needs his medication.     

Gonzalez was last seen walking in the area of Nancy Rd and Cannon Ave in Cutler and may possibly be en-route to the Dinuba area. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt, and gray cowboy hat. 

Anyone with information in regard to this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Det. Sgt. Parker at (559) 733-6218 - in reference to TCSO Case # 15-00550.

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary
LOCATION:  32200 block of Sierra Drive, Lemon Cove          DATE:  6/14-1/15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-00522         VICTIM:  Davison, Barbara          CITY: 

On 1-13-14 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the above address in Lemon Cove regarding a burglary. The victim stated that an unknown suspect or suspects took property from the vacant residence with an estimated value of $2,000. 

This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department by the following:

TipNow:

call or text 559-725-4194

email tcso@tipnow.com

1-800-808-0488

 

Non-Emergency Dispatch:

559-733-6218

 
...posted by media relations
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MISSING **AT RISK** PERSON
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-00550         VICTIM:           CITY: 

FOR A PICTURE PLEASE SEE facebook.com/TulareSheriff

Juan Ramirez Gonzalez, DOB: 07-01-1931
Height: 5’07, Weight: 180 lbs, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black /Gray

On 01-14-2015 at approximately 0853 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in the community of Cutler regarding a missing person adult.  Upon arrival, Deputies learned missing adult was considered “AT RISK” and was last seen on 01-14-2015 at 0700 hours. Gonzalez suffers from a medical condition and needs his medication.     

Gonzalez was last seen walking in the area of Nancy Rd and Cannon Ave in Cutler and may possibly be en-route to the Dinuba area. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt, and gray cowboy hat. 

Anyone with information in regard to this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Det. Sgt. Parker at (559) 733-6218 - in reference to TCSO Case # 15-00550.

 
...posted by media relations
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460 PC- Home Invasion
LOCATION:  41300 block of Road 124          DATE:  01-09-15          TIME:  1310 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-00350         VICTIM:  Male Adult          CITY:  Orosi

On the above date and time, Deputies from the Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address on the 41300 block of Rd 124 regarding a home invasion robbery which had occurred at approximately 1030 hours. 3 Suspects entered the residence armed with semi-automatic handguns and bound the residents by their hands and legs and searched the residence for money and jewelry. The suspects assaulted the victims and then stole their black Cadillac Escalade.

At approximately 1550 hours: Deputies located and recovered the stolen Cadillac Escalade which was abandoned in the area of Ave 416 and Rd 120.

Suspects were described as 3 HMA’s.

This case is still under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department if you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Geezer.   

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  36400 block of Rd 52, Traver Ca          DATE:  1-7-14          TIME:  0830
CASE NUMBER:  15-00190         VICTIM:  Sun Pacific Farms          CITY: 

On January 7th 2015, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of the 36400 block of Rd 52 Traver, in regards to a report of theft of copper wire.  Deputies arrived and discovered the suspects entered onto the property and removed six forty foot long strands of 4/0 electrical cables, which had been connected to an irrigation pump and a generator unit.  The suspects then removed an additional set of electrical cables from the interior of a  generator unit.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is ask to contact Detective Travis Shaw or Sgt. M. Giefer with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Agricultural Crimes Unit at (559)735-1898.

 
...posted by media relations
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Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  Westfield and Howland, Porterville          DATE:  01-06-2015          TIME:  1530 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-00217         VICTIM:  35 year old male          CITY:  Porterville

On 1-6-15 at 1530 hrs, Deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting in the area of Westfield and Howland in Porterville.

Deputies located a male victim suffering from two gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery.

The victim and witnesses stated the victim was riding his bicycle on Westfield at Howland, when the suspects approached from south of the victim’s location firing multiple gunshots.  The suspect fled back south on Howland and the victim continued east on Westfield.   The victim stopped at a nearby residence, where aid was rendered.

Witnesses and victim stated a brown Chevrolet extended or crew cab truck was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments South County Investigations Unit.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Joe Rodriguez or Sgt. John Dow at 559-782-9674 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com /
 (559) 725-4194.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Burglary
LOCATION:  2500 block of Rd 136, Delano          DATE:  01-05-2015          TIME:  1041am
CASE NUMBER:  15-00152         VICTIM:  Alta Vista Cold Storage          CITY:  Delano

On 1-5-15 Pixley Patrol Deputies responded to the 2500 block of Rd. 136, Delano in regards to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival they were advised approximately $41,272 worth of grape packing materials were stolen from 2 separate secure warehouses.

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department AG Crimes Unit were contacted and took over the investigation. Several leads are apparent and the investigation is ongoing.

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

 
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Theft, Vandalism
LOCATION:  14000 Block Ave 256          DATE:  1-4-15          TIME:  0745
CASE NUMBER:  15-146         VICTIM:  Tulare County Animal Control          CITY: 

On the above date and time deputies responded to the Tulare County Animal Control regarding the theft of a canine (Pit-Bull).  Further investigation revealed the suspect(s) cut through several chain-link fences to gain access to the canine then removed the canine from a chain-link fenced kennel.  This canine was the only item known to be missing, and was scheduled to be euthanized.  This case is currently being investigated. 

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon / Shooting into an inhabited dwelling
LOCATION:  900 block of N. Reservation Rd.          DATE:  1-4-14          TIME:  2230
CASE NUMBER:  15-0124         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Suspect: Dick, Alex 18 Years of age

On January 4, 2015 at about 2230 Hrs deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Porterville Substation were dispatched to an address in the 900 Block of N. Reservation Road in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival deputies learned the suspect, Alex Dick, had struck the victim with the butt of a shotgun. When the victims ran into their residence, Dick began firing into the dwelling. 

Deputies along with personnel from the Tule River Tribal Department of Public Safety responded to Dick’s residence where he was located and taken into custody without incident. 

The case remains under investigation by TCSO.  

 
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Possession of narcotics, paraphernalia
LOCATION:  12400 Block of Ash Ave, Orosi          DATE:  15-0092          TIME:  0026
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

CHARGES:    P.C. 273a(a), H&S 11377, H&S 11364(a), and P.C. 415/837

On 1-3-15 at approximately 0026 hours, Deputies, from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Cutler/Orosi Substation, responded to a residence located in the 12400 block of Ash Avenue, in the community of Orosi, regarding a family disturbance.  The suspect, Aichu Saesee, was found to be on Tulare County Probation. Through further investigation, Saesee was found to have been in possession of illegal narcotics and drug Paraphernalia.  It was also determined that the suspect attempted to hide the narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside a juvenile’s bedroom, which was easily accessible to the minor. Saesee was arrested on the above charges and booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility without further incident. 

The estimated street value of the drug was $120 dollars.

Taken into custody was:  Aichu Saesee

Charges: P.C. 273a(a), H&S 11377, H&S 11364(a), and P.C. 415/837

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.   

 
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**Update to Attempt Homicide**
LOCATION:  13000 block of Ave 416          DATE:  4-28-13          TIME:  2150 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-5424         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293          CITY:  Orosi

Suspect:
Miguel Rodriguez, 20 years old, Dinuba
Charges: Attempted Homicide, Gang Enhancement, and Prohibited person possessing a firearm. 

Narrative:
04-28-2013 at 2150 hours:
Deputies with the Orosi Substation responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Rd 130 and Ave 416 in Orosi. After responding to the area, Deputies learned subjects yelled out gang slurs and fired several rounds at multiple victims in front of the residence. The suspects then fled the area in a Lexus sedan.

Deputies responded to the area and located a Lexus sedan fleeing at a high rate of speed. Deputies followed the vehicle to the area of Rd 152 and Ave 416 and eventually located it abandoned. Detectives followed up with the investigation and identified Diego Segura and Miguel Rodriguez as the suspects involved. Segura was arrested on 05-02-2013 and an arrest warrant was issued for Rodriguez.

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On 01-04-2014, Detectives contacted Rodriguez during a traffic stop in the area of Rd 64 and Ave 426 in Dinuba and arrested him on his outstanding warrant for attempted homicide. Detectives also conducted a search of Rodriguez’ residence in Dinuba and located a rifle and live ammunition. Rodriguez was found to be prohibited from possessing a firearm and was transported and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility for the above listed charges.


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

 
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POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED WEAPON, FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
LOCATION:  MILLER/R128          DATE:  01-01-2015          TIME:  1615 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-038         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY:  OROSI

On 01/01/2015 at approx. 1615 hours, A Deputy from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler/Orosi Substation was on patrol in the area of Miller Ave and Rd 128, in the community of Orosi. The Deputy observed a female driving a silver Honda who appeared to be speaking on her cell phone and was swerving within her lane. 

The Deputy performed a traffic stop and upon contacting the subject found she was driving on a suspended/revoked California Driver’s License. The subject was asked to step out of the vehicle and the Deputy received permission to search the vehicle. Subsequent to the search a loaded handgun was located in the center console along with a methamphetamine pipe which was located in the back seat of the vehicle. The driver was arrested on the afore mentioned charges and booked at the Adult Pre Trail Facility. 

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.   

SUSPECT:  Melissa Gutierrez, 37 years old
 
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CARRYING A CONCEALED HANDGUN
LOCATION:  300 BLOCK OF SUTTER , EARLIMART          DATE:  1-1-2015          TIME:  0001 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-003         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 1-1-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a suspicious person on Sutter Avenue in Earlimart. 

Upon arrival they observed the suspect standing in front of the Reporting Parties residence. The suspect retrieved a Glock 9mm handgun from his front pocket as the Deputies pulled up to the residence. The suspect then placed the handgun on the ground and was arrested without incident. He was booked into Tulare County Jail.

Suspect: Zalentin Quintero (22) years from Earlimart

 

 
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Recent Increase in Wire Thefts
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has received a rise in reported thefts of copper wire. Sheriff Boudreaux would like to remind everyone to remain alert and report suspicious activity and persons to law enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department at the following:

559-733-6218
info@tularesheriff.info
1-800-808-0488

or anonymously through TipNow:

tcso@tipnow.com 
559-725-4194

 
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**Update to Homicide**
LOCATION:  18800 block of Ave 204          DATE:  12-18-14          TIME:  1900 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-15720         VICTIM:  Juan Rios          CITY:  Strathmore

Suspect: Unknown

The following is an update to the Homicide that occurred on 12/18/14, with the information current as of today 12/22/14.

On 12/18/14 at 1900 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Porterville Patrol Deputies and Detectives responded to the 18800 block of Avenue 204 in Strathmore; regarding a gunshot wound victim. The victim was airlifted to an area hospital and subsequently died days later, due to his injuries. The victim was identified as Juan Carlos Rios (36 years old).

     Update

On 12/29/14 an autopsy was performed on the decedent and the cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshots to the upper torso area. The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Luis Pineda, Sergeant Rodney Parker or the Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Unit at 559-735-1898 or 1-800-808-0488.  You may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TIPNOW program: text or voice mail 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com   

 
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459 PC- Burglary
LOCATION:  3400 block of W Prosperity          DATE:  12-26-14          TIME:  1630 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-16010         VICTIM:  Anette Benavides          CITY:  Tulare

Suspect:  Male Juvenile, 16 years old, Tulare – In Custody

Narrative: The victim advised that she left her residence at 1500 hours and arrived back at 1630 hours to find her front door kicked open.  The victim advised her bedroom and office were ransacked.  There were several tablets and a computer missing from the residence. 
A wallet was found on the driveway in front of the residence.  The wallet had ID showing it belonged to the suspect.  Other evidence was located at the crime scene. 

The suspect was contacted at his residence and a probation check was conducted.  He is on probation for narcotics sales.  During the investigation, the suspect was linked to the crime and the stolen property was recovered from a field outside of Tulare. The items were returned to the victim after processing.

The suspect was booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility for burglary.  This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Bari Molyneux or the Duty Officer at 559-733-6211. Information can also be left anonymously by calling, texting or emailing the department’s TIP NOW line.

Loss: $3,500.00
Recovery: $3,500.00
Case status:  Active

 
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Unlawful transfer of recorded videos
LOCATION:  41400 block of El Rod          DATE:  12-26-14          TIME:  2133
CASE NUMBER:  14-16018         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 12-26-14 at approx. 2133 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address located in the 41400 block of El Rod, in the community of Orosi, regarding a door to door vendor.  Upon arrival, Deputies contacted (S) Samuel C. Reyes who was in possession of numerous pirated movies with intent to sell.  

Reyes was subsequently booked, on the above listed charges, into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility without further 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.   

 
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