Officer Involved shooting, assault on a peace officer
LOCATION:  Cartmill east of Hillman-Tulare          DATE:  05-13-15          TIME:  0312
CASE NUMBER:  15-5995         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 5/13/15 at approximately 0312 a Sheriff's Deputy observed a reckless driver on Noble near Chinowith. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop and the driver refused to stop. A pursuit ended on Cartmill east of Hillman in the city of Tulare . At approximately 0321 hours the Deputy called for assistance and shots were fired. The suspect was transported to the hospital.
The deputy is a six year veteran with the Sheriff's Department and did not sustain any injuries. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave.
Tulare Police Department is conducting the investigation.
Sgt. Garcia, Public Information Officer for the Tulare Police Department will release additional information as it becomes available.  559-684-4249

 
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Homicide
LOCATION:  1200 block of Linda Vista          DATE:  5-12-15          TIME:  1705 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-05976         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

At approximately 1705 hours, a county employee who was in the area of 1200 block of Linda Vista observed two vehicles pull up and stop on the south side of the road. The driver got out of one vehicle quickly and entered the second vehicle which left the scene. 

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

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

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

Media may contact Lt. Chris Douglass at 733-6218. 

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Rd 156/ Ave 324, Ivanhoe, Ca          DATE:  05-11-15          TIME:  1400
CASE NUMBER:  15-5926         VICTIM:  Byron Fox          CITY: 

On the above date and time Deputies responded to the above location regarding a theft of brass valves form and orchard.  The victim told Deputies unknown suspect(s) cut several pipes and took 4 brass valves from his orchard.  He estimated the loss at about $1,000.00.

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

 
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Domestic Violence
LOCATION:  Ave 288/Rd 180, Exeter, Ca          DATE:  05-11-15          TIME:  1030
CASE NUMBER:  15-5918         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Suspect: Samuel Rivas, 22 years old.

On the above date and time Deputies received a call of a Domestic Violence report that occurred in the above area in Exeter.  Deputies were able to locate the victim who said she had been hit several times in the head by her boyfriend of 4 years and father of their child.  The victim didn’t require any medical attention.  The suspect fled the area prior to the Deputies arrival and is still outstanding.

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

 
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Warrant Arrest
LOCATION:  43000 Block of Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA          DATE:  05.08.2015          TIME:  1715
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On May 8, 2015 at approximately 1715 hours deputies responded to a residence in the 43000 block of Sierra Drive in Three Rivers regarding a civil matter. While speaking with the involved subjects regarding the matter one of the subjects was found to have four outstanding warrants. The subject Jerry Alvarado, Age: 28, from Tulare, was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the Tulare County Jail. 

 

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Driving while intoxicated
LOCATION:  Horse Creek and Sierra Drive, Three Rivers          DATE:  05.09.2015          TIME:  1937
CASE NUMBER:  15-5859         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 05.09.2015 at approximately 1930 hours, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Horse Creek and Sierra Drive in Three Rivers, CA. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the driver who appeared intoxicated. The driver was identified as Jeremy Grant, Age 26, from Visalia, CA. During the investigation it was determined he had been drinking with friends in Three Rivers prior to stopping at Horse Creek. California Highway Patrol was contacted and responded to conduct a further investigation. Grant was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to Tulare County Jail and booked for DUI. If you have additional information regarding this case you can contact Deputy Frick. 

 

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Armed Robbery
LOCATION:  12500 Block of Avenue 416, Orosi          DATE:  5/10/15          TIME:  0025
CASE NUMBER:  15-5868         VICTIM:  Kaspian Liquor          CITY: 

Deputies responded to above location regarding a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival they contacted the victim who stated that while he was preparing to close the business the unknown suspect walked in and produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim relinquished an undetermined amount of cash to the suspect who then fled the area. Case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

 
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Armed Robbery
LOCATION:  6800 Block of Avenue 416, Dinuba          DATE:  5/10/15          TIME:  0125
CASE NUMBER:  15-5871         VICTIM:  Elda Duran          CITY: 

Deputies responded to above location regarding a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival they contacted the victim who stated that while she was working at a roadside vendor business, the unknown suspect walked up and produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim relinquished an undetermined amount of cash to the suspect who then fled the area. Case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

 
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Felon in possession of loaded firearm / Loaded firearm in vehicle / Loaded firearm by active Gang me
LOCATION:  200 Block of N. Elmwood, Lindsay          DATE:  5-10-15          TIME:  0115
CASE NUMBER:  15-90036         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspects in Custody:

Suspect #1: Jacob Gentry  22 yrs.
Address: Hanford, Ca

Suspect#2: Miguel Rosales 23 yrs.
Address: Hanford, Ca

Suspect#3: Anthony Mendoza  24 yrs.
Address: Hanford, Ca

Suspect#4: Martin Garcia   24 yrs.
Address: Hanford, Ca

    On 5-10-15 at approx.. 0115 hours, Detectives from TCSO Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot of the 200 block of N. Elmwood, Lindsay.  Upon contacting the subjects and further investigation, detectives located a loaded firearm inside the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed three of the four suspects were convicted Felons and suspected of being active gang members.  All suspects were booked for above listed charges. 


This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Richard Ramirez or Sergeant Steve Sanchez at (559)733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

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Petty theft/ Conspiracy
LOCATION:  Ave 452 East of Rd 128-Orosi          DATE:  05-09-15          TIME:  1930
CASE NUMBER:  15-5856         VICTIM:  Bailey Bros Farms          CITY:  Orosi

Suspect Info: Howard Virgen     Age: 21     Resides in Orange Cove
                      Salvador Martinez  Age: 45    Resides in Orange Cove

On above date and time, Orosi deputies received information of a theft of fuel in progress at the above location. Upon deputies arrival the suspects had fled.  Deputies photo’d the scene, tire and shoe tracks at the location where two fuel tanks servicing two wind machines were located and approximately 30 gallons of fuel stolen. After processing the scene deputies continued their investigation with information they had received. The information led them to a suspect residence in Orange Cove where they located the suspect vehicle and one of the suspects (listed). Evidence located there showed (S) Virgen’s participation in the crime and he was booked on theft charges and conspiracy. A second suspect remains outstanding. Another subject Salvador Martinez, who arrived on scene in a vehicle, was also arrested for 148.9 PC and 14601 VC. He was also found to have an active Tulare County misdemeanor warrant. The two were taken into custody on listed charges and booked into the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility. The suspect vehicle was towed as evidence.
Follow up will be conducted by Tulare County Agriculture Crimes unit

 
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Vehicle Burglary
LOCATION:  2300 block of N Newcomb-Porterville          DATE:  05-09-15          TIME:  2245
CASE NUMBER:  15-5865         VICTIM:  Lezama,Angel          CITY: 

On May 9, 2015 at approx 2245 hrs, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s office Porterville Substation were dispatched to the 2300 block of N. Newcomb in regards to a vehicle burglary. Upon arrival the victim stated he parked his vehicle on Newcomb while attending a party in the area. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered an unknown suspect had broken the vehicle’s rear passenger side window and removed a purse along with bag of clothing.

 
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TULARE COUNTY K9 TRAILS
LOCATION:           DATE:  05-08 & 05-09-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY:  VISALIA

The Tulare County Sheriff ‘s Department in conjunction with the Visalia Police Department hosted the 30th Annual Sierra K-9 Trials this past weekend May 8th & 9th  at the Visalia Plaza Park Raceway. This is a competition between trained law enforcement K-9 dogs used to apprehend criminals, detect narcotics and locate evidence. The competition consists of Narcotic Detection, Evidence Detection, Area Search, Obedience, Agility, and Protection. Several California law enforcement agencies come to compete in this competition every year. 

This year the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department had four K-9 Deputies compete. The Deputies along with their K-9 partners did exceptionally well. The Tulare County Sheriff’s K-9 Team took the Top Team award beating Visalia Police Department in team points winning back the Rival Team trophy which was won last year by the Visalia Police Department.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department K-9 team took home a total of 13 awards. Earning awards were Deputy Doug Burch and his K-9 partner Daisy. Deputy Burch took home the Top Dog award earning the most points of all competitors. He also took 1st place in the Agility portion of the trials, 2nd in area search, 5th in protection and 5th in building search. Deputy Joe England and his K-9 partner Rosco placed 1st in the overall Open Class Division, 2nd in Obedience, 2nd in Agility and 3rd in Protection. Deputy Garrett Grisbach and his K-9 partner Thunder placed 2nd overall in the Novice Division and 2nd in building searches. Deputy Corey Evans and his K-9 partner placed 4th overall in the Novice Division. 

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is very proud of these Deputies and their K-9’s. They train very hard to be the best and provide good quality service to the citizens of Tulare County.  

 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  41600 BLOCK OF RD 125 OROSI          DATE:  05-08-15          TIME:  1145
CASE NUMBER:  15-5806         VICTIM:  Juana Garcia Hinososa          CITY: 

On 05-08-2015 Deputies were dispatched to the 41600 block of Road 125 in regards to a burglary. It was determined the residence had been burglarized. The suspects managed to steal approximately $250.00 dollars in cash. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Tulare County Sheriff Department (559)733-6218

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Under the influence and possession of a narcotics pipe
LOCATION:  800 Block Encina, Visalia          DATE:  5-7-15          TIME:  1500
CASE NUMBER:  15-5762         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On May 7, 2015, Tulare County Probation and Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted a Probation Search at a home in located in the 800 Block of Encina in Visalia, CA. Deputies were attempting to located two suspects wanted for the commission of a felony crime in the Three Rivers Area. Upon arrival the two suspects were arrested and a third subject was detained. The detained subject was found to be on probation and identified himself as Cameron Ware, Age 22, from Visalia. Cameron was found to be in possession of a narcotics smoking device and suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Cameron was arrested and later booked into the Tulare County Pre-trail facility for the aforementioned charges. 

Anyone with additional information should contact Deputy Frick at (559) 733-6218. 

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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  500 Block South Market, Earlimart          DATE:  05-07-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5770         VICTIM:  Chris Garcia          CITY: 

On 05/07/2015 Deputies responded to a residence regarding a burglary. Upon further investigation it was discovered that an unknown subject forced entry into the residence through the front door. Multiple bedrooms were ransacked and $200.00 worth of electronics. The scene was processed. 

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

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  500 BLOCK OF SOUTH MARKET ST , EARLIMART          DATE:  05-07-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5770         VICTIM:           CITY:  EARLIMART

On 05/07/2015 Deputies responded to a residence regarding a burglary. Upon further investigation it was discovered that an unknown subject forced entry into the residence through the front door. Multiple bedrooms were ransacked and $200.00 worth of items. The scene was processed. 

 

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

 

 

 

 
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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/ROBBERY
LOCATION:  40800 BLOCK OF BLOSSOM , THREE RIVERS          DATE:  05-06-2015          TIME:  1330 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-5713         VICTIM:           CITY:  THREE RIVERS

On May 6, 2015 deputies made contact with a victim who reported he had been assaulted on the night of May 2, 2015 while at a residence in Three Rivers. Victim stated after the assault the suspect and his girlfriend took the victims cell phone when they left the residence. Victim identified the suspects as Jason Castiglione, Age 41 and Katie Hollister, Age 33 both from Three Rivers. With the assistance of the Tulare County Probation Department both suspects were located at a residence in Visalia and taken into custody without incident. Jason Castiglione was charges with Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, and Robbery. Katie Hollister was charged with Conspiracy and Robbery. Both suspects were booked into the Tulare County Jail. Anyone with additional information should contact Deputy Frick at (559) 733-6218. 

 

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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  3900 BLOCK OF KITCHNER DRIVE, TRAVER          DATE:  05-07-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5738         VICTIM:  TRAVER COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES          CITY:  TRAVER

On 05-07-2015 Deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Kitchner Drive in regards to a burglar alarm sounding. It was determined the business had been burglarized. The suspects managed to steal approximately $150.00 of miscellaneous items. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Tulare County Sheriff Department (559)733-6218

 

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Felony vandalism/resisting arrest/malicious mischief
LOCATION:  14500 block of Road 274, Porterville          DATE:  05-06-2015          TIME:  1920
CASE NUMBER:  15-5726         VICTIM:  Veronica Reyes          CITY: 

On 05-06-2015 Deputies were dispatched to a residence located on the 14500 block of Road 274 regarding a disturbance in progress.  Upon their arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered the suspect, Jorge Reyes (19), had damaged the victim’s vehicle with a golf club, resisted arrest and challenged Deputies to a fight.  Jorge was arrested for the indicated charges and booked at the Porterville substation.

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  1300 block of Scenic Drive          DATE:  05-06-2015          TIME:  2200
CASE NUMBER:  15-5733         VICTIM:  Humberto German          CITY: 

Deputies were dispatched to a residence located on the 1300 block of Scenic Drive regarding a reported burglary.  Upon their arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered unknown subject(s) entered the victim’s garage through the open garage door and took several power tools.  The victim, Humberto German, estimated his loss to be $1250.

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

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  30600 BLOCK OF R72, GOSHEN          DATE:  05-06-2015          TIME:  2100 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-5732         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 05/06/15 at 2200 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 30600 block of Road 72, Goshen, regarding a residential burglary.

Upon arrival Deputies learned that unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim’s home and removed several home electronics from inside valued at approximately $1,800.  The suspect(s) then fled to an unknown location.

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

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow 

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Burglary
LOCATION:  1000 block N. Prospect-Porterville          DATE:  05-05-15          TIME:  1127
CASE NUMBER:  15-5659         VICTIM:  Tara Magana          CITY: 

Suspect: Unknown
   

On 05/05/15 at approximately 1127 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to a residence on the 1000 block of North Prospect in Porterville regarding a burglary.  Upon arrival, the victim, Tara Magana, advised between 0730 hours and 1030 hours, unknown subjects entered the residence and took property for a total loss of $2700. 

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

 
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Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  1700 Block East Springville Dr-Porterville          DATE:  05-05-15          TIME:  1720
CASE NUMBER:  15-5676         VICTIM:  Mason Pruitt          CITY: 

On 05-05-2015 Deputies were dispatched to the area of the 1700 block of East Springville Drive regarding a female subject seen acting bizarrely and who was slashing vehicle tires.  After their investigation, Deputies discovered the suspect, Janelle Galindo, had slashed the tires on the victim’s vehicle and had attacked him with a knife.  The victim reported not being injured during the incident.  Janelle was arrested and booked into jail for the indicated charge.

 
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Embezzlement and Forgery
LOCATION:  400 block of Rd 192, Delano, CA          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-05609         VICTIM:  Pandol Bros. Inc.          CITY: 

On May 4th, 2015 at approximately 1200 hours Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Agricultural Crimes Unit were dispatched to a business located within the 400 block of Rd 192 in regards to an employee embezzlement complaint. During the investigation it was discovered that employee, Alma Marquez, had embezzled over $21,000 from the business from August 2013 to Present.  Marquez was later arrested in the city of Delano without incident by the Detectives.  Marquez was booked for embezzlement and twenty-five counts of forgery. 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  9200 block of Road 236 Terra Bella CA          DATE:  05-03-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5633         VICTIM:  Adult male          CITY: 

On Monday, 05-04-15 at approximately 1826 hours, deputies were dispatched to the 9200 block of Road 236 in the community of Terra Bella regarding a burglary.

Upon arrival, responding deputies contacted the victim who had advised he had secured his residence at approximately 0745 hours. When he returned to his residence at approximately 1500 hours he observed items to be missing and the back door to his residence to be open. Cash and electronic items had been taken from within the home.  

Suspect: Unknown

Victim: Adult male, Terra Bella resident

The case is being actively investigated by the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation 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.

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  100 block of Newman Street, Tipton CA 93272          DATE:  05-01-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5509         VICTIM:  Victoria          CITY: 

On 05-01-15 Deputies responded to a residence regarding a burglary. Upon further investigation it was discovered that an unknown subject forced entry into the residence through the bedroom window while no one was home. Multiple bedrooms were ransacked and $3,400.00 worth of jewelry as well as money was taken from the residence. The scene was processed and physical evidence was located. 

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

 
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Elder Abuse
LOCATION:  600 block of Reservation Road, Porterville          DATE:  05-02-15          TIME:  2130
CASE NUMBER:  15-5551         VICTIM:  Adult male          CITY: 

On Saturday 05-03-15 at approximately 2207 hours, deputies were dispatched to the Eagle Mountain Casino located on the Tule River Indian Reservation in regards to an assault.

Upon arrival Casino staff advised, Shawn Harrison had stuck the Victim knocking him to the ground. After striking the Victim, Shawn walked out of the Casino and was later detained by Casino security. Deputies reviewed the surveillance video and positively identified Shawn as the person who struck the Victim. The Victim suffered moderate injuries and was treated by medical personal on scene. Shawn was subsequently arrested for violation of PC 368. 

Suspect: Shawn Harrison

Victim: Adult male, Armona resident

The case is being actively investigated by the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation 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.

 
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Possession of weapons used in conspiracy
LOCATION:  800 Block of W. Bradbury Avenue, Pixley          DATE:  05-02-15          TIME:  2210
CASE NUMBER:  15-5550         VICTIM:  David Campos          CITY: 

On 05-02-15 Deputies were dispatched to a verbal disturbance in progress. Upon arrival multiple subjects were observed in the Victim’s front yard of the residence, arguing. The subjects were seen holding bats and upon seeing Law Enforcement arrive, immediately responded to their vehicle to stow the weapons and attempt to leave.

After further investigation, it was discovered that a couple had separated earlier in the day after an argument, with Victim (Father) taking the child in common with him to a relative’s house. The Suspect (mother) became upset that the Victim would not return the child.  She then contacted several friends, who responded to her residence. The group of subjects discussed a plan of responding to father’s location with bats in attempt to retrieve the child by force.  All were taken into custody without incident.  No injuries occurred as a result of this incident.  

Multiple subjects were taken into custody and booked at the Porterville Substation.

Suspects:  Rosio Avila 23yo female from Delano.
                Rosario Basulto 19yo female from Pixley.
                Ramon Armendariz 28yo male from Delano.
                David Bell 27yo male from Bakersfield.

 

 
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FELONY RESISTING ARREST
LOCATION:  27000 BLOCK OF A146, PORTERVILLE          DATE:  05-01-2015          TIME:  1230 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-5182          VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Victor M. Chavez  (30 years of age)

Address: Porterville area

On 5-1-15, Detectives from TCSO Gang Violence Suppression Unit and Deputies assigned to the Porterville substation, served an arrest warrant for the above suspect, Victor Chavez.  Chavez had (3) active Felony warrants for his arrest and an active 836/PC-69 (Felony Resisting) investigation that occurred on 4-25-15.  On today’s date when Deputies arrived on scene, Chavez ran through several adjacent properties attempting to flee.  Chavez was subsequently apprehended after a short foot pursuit and struggle, with the assistance of TCSO K-9.  Chavez was booked on charges of PC-148 (resisting arrest), (3) Felony warrants and 836/PC-69 (Felony resisting).

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit and Porterville Patrol Division. 

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Burglary, Brandishing a firearm
LOCATION:  700 block of East Terra Bella Avenue, Pixley          DATE:  05/01/15          TIME:  0200
CASE NUMBER:  15-5467         VICTIM:  Noe Pacheso, Peggy Seaman          CITY: 

On 05/01/15 Deputies from the Pixley Substation responded to the 700 block of East Terra Bella Avenue, Pixley regarding a suspect burglarizing vehicles and brandishing a handgun.  An unknown suspect was confronted by the owner of the vehicle at which time the suspect pointed a handgun at the owner.  The suspect left prior to Deputies arriving on scene.  No items were taken from the vehicle.

The case is being actively investigated by the Sheriff’s Department. 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation 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.

 
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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Upon Peace Officer
LOCATION:  33600 Block Road 248 Lemon Cove          DATE:  04-30-15          TIME:  2348
CASE NUMBER:  15-5465         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Deputies and Detectives responded to 33673 Road 248, Lemon Cove, in an attempt to contact 24 year old John Fernandez the suspect of a criminal threats investigation.  During the course of the investigation Fernandez fled from the scene on foot and was pursued by Deputies.  Fernandez then returned to the scene and now in possession of a metal pipe waving it in a threatening manner at Deputies.  Fernandez refused to drop the pipe and fled once again and was contacted at a nearby residence.  While in front of the residence Fernandez dropped the pipe and was about to surrender when he began to fight and resist arresting Deputies and Detectives.  Fernandez was then physically restrained and taken into custody without further incident.  

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

 
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Gang Violence Suppression Unit Detail
LOCATION:  See Below          DATE:  4-29-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  See Below

Suspects in Custody:

Suspect #1- Male Hispanic Juvenile/ 17 yrs Farmersville, Ca. Charges: PC-21810/PC-29300/HS-11370/HS-11379.6/PC-30305
Suspect #2- Male Hispanic Juvenile/ 16 yrs Farmersville, Ca. Charges: PC-21810/PC-29300/HS-11370/HS-11379.6/PC-30305
Suspect #3- Xavier J. Solis 20 yrs, Woodlake, Ca. Charges: HS-11359/PC-1203.2/HS-11379.6(A)/HS-11360(A)
Suspect#4- Female Hispanic Juvenile/ 15 yrs. Exeter, Ca. Charges: Warrant Arrest
Suspect#5- Mark R. Rhodes / 18 yrs. Exeter, Ca.  Charges: HS-11357(A)

 On 4-29-15, Deputies from TCSO Gang Violence Suppression Unit, Woodlake Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team which is made up of Investigators from the Exeter & Farmersville Police Departments and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department which is funded through JAG Grant called Closing the Circle, conducted 28 Probation compliance checks.  The areas targeted were the Cities of Farmersville, Woodlake, Exeter and the unincorporated Town of Ivanhoe.  As a result of the operation there were (8) Gang FI’s completed which identified gang members and three additional cases related to violation of probation that are being investigated which will later be submitted to the Tulare County District Attorney’s office for filing.

 
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11379 HS-Transportation of Narcotics
LOCATION:  14500 Block of Kilroy          DATE:  4-29-15          TIME:  0920 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-5378         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Poplar

Suspect: Manuel Dominguez 35 year old male, resident of Poplar

On 4/29/2015, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Porterville substation conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 14500 block of Kilroy Rd, Poplar for vehicle code violations. During the contact the suspect was found to have (2) active warrants for his arrest. Upon searching the suspect, Deputies located approximately 4.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine in his pocket. The suspect was later booked into the Porterville substation for transportation of narcotics and warrants.

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


 

 
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Probation Compliance Detail
LOCATION:  See Narative          DATE:  04-29-15          TIME:  0800
CASE NUMBER:  15-40023         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspects in Custody:

Suspect #1- Male Hispanic Juvenile/ 17 yrs Farmersville, Ca. Charges: PC-21810/PC-29300/HS-11370/HS-11379.6/PC-30305
Suspect #2- Male Hispanic Juvenile/ 16 yrs Farmersville, Ca. Charges: PC-21810/PC-29300/HS-11370/HS-11379.6/PC-30305
Suspect #3- Xavier J. Solis 20 yrs, Woodlake, Ca. Charges: HS-11359/PC-1203.2/HS-11379.6(A)/HS-11360(A)
Suspect#4- Female Hispanic Juvenile/ 15 yrs. Exeter, Ca. Charges: Warrant Arrest
Suspect#5- Mark R. Rhodes / 18 yrs. Exeter, Ca.  Charges: HS-11357(A)

    On 4-29-15, Deputies from TCSO Gang Violence Suppression Unit, Woodlake Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team which is made up of Investigators from the Exeter & Farmersville Police Departments and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department which is funded through JAG Grant called Closing the Circle, conducted 28 Probation compliance checks.  The areas targeted were the Cities of Farmersville, Woodlake, Exeter and the unincorporated Town of Ivanhoe.  As a result of the operation there were (8) Gang FI’s completed which identified gang members and three additional cases related to violation of probation that are being investigated which will later be submitted to the Tulare County District Attorney’s office for filing.

During the detail Suspects#1 and #2 were found to be in possession of a firearm, ammunition, metal knuckles, and the makings of Marijuana Honey Oil lab.

Suspect#3 was found to be in possession of Marijuana for sales and the makings of a Marijuana Honey Oil Lab

Suspect#4: Juvenile Warrant Arrest.

Suspect#5: was found to be in possession concentrated Marijuana. 

All suspects listed were booked for above listed charges.


The cases are currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Dapartment Gang Violence Suppression Unit and the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Officer J. Weatherby or Sgt. Steve Sanchez at (559)733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

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

 
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Grand theft
LOCATION:  R184/A56 / Earlimart          DATE:  4-25-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5331         VICTIM:  2B Farming Inc          CITY: 

On 4-28-15 a deputy from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a theft that occurred in the area of Road 184 and Avenue 56, Earlimart. 

Upon arrival the deputy observed parts had been stolen from a water reservoir that is used to filter irrigation water to the orchard of pistachio trees. The deputy located tire and shoe tracks at the scene.

 

Suspect:

(S) unknown

 
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PC 211- Robbery
LOCATION:  17400 Block of Road 320          DATE:  4-28-15          TIME:  2024 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-5362         VICTIM:  Condfidential          CITY:  Springville

On the above date and time Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up. Upon their arrival, it was learned the suspect entered the victims’ residence, which was in violation of a served domestic violence restraining order. After a short verbal dispute, the suspect assaulted the victims with a blunt object, prevented the victims from dialing 911, and took the victims’ personal property as he departed.

About an hour into the investigation the suspect was located and arrested without incident. The victims’ property was also located and returned to them.

 
  

 

 
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11378 HS, 11377 HS, 11350 HS, Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales
LOCATION:  35597 Sierra Dr          DATE:  4-2815          TIME:  1303 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-5330         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Three Rivers

On 04.28.2015 @ 1303 hours, Deputies made contact with a vehicle at Kaweah Lake. During the contact the passenger identified as Helena Francisco, Age 27, from Tulare was found to have a felony warrant and taken into custody. During a search of the vehicle deputies located approximately 8.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 1.3 grams of purported heroin, and a set of digital scales. Jason Perez, Age 33, from Visalia was taken into custody for two counts of Possession of a controlled substance for sales.  Both subjects were transported to Tulare County Jail and booked without incident. Anyone with additional information should contact Deputy Frick at (559) 733-6218.

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

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

 

 
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PC 459- Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  24500 Block of Avenue 92          DATE:  4-27-15          TIME:  1830 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-5292         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Terra Bella

On 04-27-2015 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residential burglary in the Terra Bella area. An unknown subject(s) forced entry into the residence through a rear door and took approximately $11,260 dollars worth of electronic equipment and jewelry. The case is still under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

Suspect: Unknown

 

 
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Robbery
LOCATION:  Indiana & Teapot Dome-Porterville          DATE:  04-27-15          TIME:  1530
CASE NUMBER:  15-5287         VICTIM:  Jose Linares          CITY: 

On 04-27-2015 at 1600 hours, deputies were dispatched to Indiana and Teapot Dome in Porterville regarding a report of Robbery. The investigation revealed the suspect’s picked up the victim and offered a ride. While in the vehicle the suspects displayed a knife and took items belonging to the victim by force. The vehicle was parked during the entire incident. The victim was let out of the vehicle with no injuries. This occurred on 4-27-15 between 1530-1600 hours.

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


Suspect: Unknown

 
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Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  28000 block of Hwy 190 / Porterville          DATE:  04-27-15          TIME:  1800
CASE NUMBER:  15-5276         VICTIM:  David Baker          CITY: 

 On 04-27-2015 at 1200 hours, deputies were dispatched to the 28000 block of Hwy 190 in Porterville regarding a report of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The investigation revealed the suspect and victim got into an argument over tools. During the argument the suspect swung a board at the victim causing no injuries. This occurred on 4-27-15 at 1200 hours.

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

 
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