2800.2 CVC and 23152 CVC- Felony Evading and Driving Under the Influence
LOCATION:  Date/Leggett          DATE:  3-15-15          TIME:  0412 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-3306         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

On March 15, 2015 at about 0412 Hrs deputies for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Porterville Substation were on patrol in the area of Date Avenue and Leggett Street when they observed a vehicle driving recklessly in the area. When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver, later identified as Christian Rodriguez, failed to stop leading deputies on a short vehicle pursuit. The pursuit concluded when Rodriguez and his passenger, later identified as Jose Zendejas, abandoned the vehicle in the 1500 block of E. Crabtree Avenue. Deputies gave chase and both suspects were apprehended. Christain Rodriguez was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and subsequently turned over to CHP for investigation.

Suspect:

Rodriguez, Christian 23 year old resident of Porterville

Zendejas, Jose 22 year old resident of Indio

 

 
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246.3 PC & 247(B) PC Negligent Discharge of a Firearm/Shooting an Unoccupied Vehicle
LOCATION:  200 block of E. Center          DATE:  3-15-15          TIME:  1830 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-3338         VICTIM:  Saul Martinez Loera          CITY:  Earlimart

On 3-15-2015, 1830 hours, Deputies from the Pixley Substation were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of E. Center Street in Earlimart for a possible damage to a vehicle. Upon arrival, Deputies learned damage was caused by a bullet from gunshots fired the night prior. No injuries or other damage was reported. The suspect remains outstanding

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488, Pixley Substation at 559-685-2666 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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Vandalism
LOCATION:  7400 block of Rd 120-Earlimart          DATE:  03-15-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-3311         VICTIM:  Toor Farming          CITY: 

On 3-15-15 at about 6:00 am, deputies from the Sheriff's Pixley substation responded to a vandalism at Toor Farmimg in the 7400 block of Road 120 in Earlimart.  During the investigation, it was learned an unknown suspect turned on the valve to a drum barrel containing CAT-17 fertilizer causing it to drain out. The estimated loss was approximately $10, 000 and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 685-2666 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Gang Violence Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  See below          DATE:  See below          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  See below         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  See below

On Friday & Saturday March 13 & 14 the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, North County Area conducted gang suppression activities in an effort to combat gang violence with a zero tolerance for gang activities and made the following arrests:

15- 80019  03/13/15  1700 hours         30600 Blk of Rd. 72 Goshen, Ca.    Suspect #1: Antonio Marquez    MH/ 41 Yrs           Goshen, Ca
On listed date and time Antonio Marquez was contacted by gang investigators during a Probation Compliance check and he was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and not in compliance with his terms and conditions of Probation.  Marquez, a known Gang member, was taken into custody without incident and booked at the APTF on violation of probation as well as 11377(a) H&S.

15-80020  03/13/15  1900 hours  15200 Blk of Ave 412 Orosi, Ca
Suspect # 1    Hugo Rios  MH/ 21 yrs    Orosi, Ca
On the listed date and time Hugo Rios was contacted by Gang Investigators during a Probation Compliance check, Rios a known Gang Member fled from the investigators upon contact. After a short foot chase Rios was taken into custody without incident and booked at the APTF on the following charges, 148 PC Delaying and obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties.

15-80021 03/13/15  2100 hours  Ave 407/ George Rd. Cutler, Ca
Suspect #1 Ascencion Bruno  MH/ 68 yrs   Cutler, Ca. 
On the listed date and time the suspect was contacted by Gang Investigators in regards to a pedestrian check for his safety as he was walking in the center of the road way. Bruno was found to be in possession of a loaded and stolen handgun. The

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

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is pleased to announce the innovative addition of Maleah, a 2 year old black Labrador, to the staff at the Tulare County Jail Facilities.

Maleah, who completed her POST-certified training on March 2, is trained to detect marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and cell phones. Since completing her training, Maleah has already made herself an integral part of the department, and has gone straight to work to detect narcotics substances in the facilities, as well as other prohibited items.

During her extensive training program, Maleah searched various prearranged and controlled scenarios including different jail environments, buildings and vehicles. During her training and certification, she successfully executed well over 200 detections.  Since reporting for duty in Tulare County Facilities, Maleah has already made successful finds.  Maleah's efforts in Tulare County Detention Facilities will undoubtedly lend toward a safer environment for inmates and staff alike.

Working with Maleah is Correctional Deputy Jeffrey Lewis, who has been a part of the Sheriff’s Department family for a little more than a year and a half. Beyond his experience with the Department, Lewis has worked as an Animal Control Officer both in Tulare County and Butte County, and previously served in the Army for four years. He has experience handling animals both large and small, and works with Maleah on a daily basis in training and maintaining their skills as a team.

Pictures can be found at http://facebook.com/TulareSheriff

 
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Sheriff Boudreaux Announces Sheriff's Department participation in new crime reduction program
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is proud to announce the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department's participation in an innovative inter-departmental program known as the “Closing the Circle (CTC) to Reduce Crime and Delinquency” program.   

The program comes as a result of Tulare County being awarded a $2.1 million grant over three years.  The funding source for the grant comes from the State and Community Corrections using federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) funds to California from the U.S. Department of Justice.

This program, shared with the Tulare County Office of Education, Tulare County Public Defender’s Office, Exeter Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, and ProYouth HEART program, uses a committee comprised of criminal justice, education and non-profit organizations focused on prevention and education. 

Middle school students are the focus of the educational aspect of the program, where both in-school and after school programs will be utilized to focus on students that are at risk, identified by certain behaviors and behavioral patterns such as aggressive and impulsive behavior. These programs will be implemented primarily in “court and community” campuses in the Exeter, Farmersville, Waukena, and Earlimart areas. 

Additional assistance will be available to students that are identified as being at “high risk”, including students mandated to attend the County’s “court and community” schools by the Tulare County court system.   ProYouth HEART, a local non-profit program well known for its after-school programs, will assist with implementation of the evidence-based curriculum in participating communities.  Crime suppression, coordinated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, is the second primary focus of the program. 

Crime Suppression Task Force’s will focus on youth and young adult crime in and around the communities containing the “court and community” campuses, and the Task Force will be composed of law enforcement officers from the Sheriff’s Department, Exeter Police Department, and Farmersville Police Department. Crime analysis will be utilized in identifying crime trends and supplying data to assist in enforcement efforts. 

Overall, the program is designed to effectively utilize the multiple resources available in this county, both law enforcement and education. If an educator were to find information or have reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is taking place, they would reach out to the crime prevention units. In turn, crime prevention units would refer youth to the appropriate education centers and program as needed. These complementary efforts will help “close the circle” as the program’s name suggests. 

All of these efforts are to take place in the first year of the program, with the reach and scope of it growing in years two and three to include other campuses and other communities within Tulare County. This program will be accompanied by efforts of the Office of Education to add after-school programs in rural communities where the program will eventually be implemented. 

 

 

 
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460 PC- First Degree Burglary
LOCATION:  3000 block of West Inyo          DATE:  03-13-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-3192         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Tulare

Deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of West Inyo in Tulare for a report of a burglary.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted and detained a male subject at the residence.  The victim reported that he beleived that the suspect was attemtping to steal property. The suspect forced entry into the residence through a back door.  The victim held the suspect at gun point until Law Enforcement arrived.  

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

 

 
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Sheriff Boudreaux Promotes Two Sergeants, Two Lieutenants
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is proud to announce the promotions of four staff members.  Jason Kennedy and Chad Rhyman are to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant, while Chris Douglass and Duane Cornett will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

A promotional ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 2 PM at the Tulare County Board of Supervisor’s Chambers, located at 2800 W. Burrel Avenue. 

 

Jason Kennedy has been a part of Law Enforcement for over 20 years.  

He was hired by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in September of 1994.  He was initially assigned to Detentions where he worked at both Bob Wiley and the Main Jail until 1997.  In 1998 he was chosen to be a part of a Transition Team that worked together in the development of the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.  

In 1999 he attended and graduated the COS police academy and was immediately assigned to patrol.  While assigned to patrol he served as a Field Training Officer both the Porterville and Headquarters substations.  

In 2002 he was assigned to the detective division where he worked in Crimes Against Children, Violent Crimes, Domestic Violence and North End Property.  While assigned to the detective division, he also became a part of the Hostage Negotiation Team and for several years served as the only Computer Voice Stress Examiner assigned to handle criminal investigations.     

Jason is married to his wife Ellen of 23 years and has 2 children, Tyler 16 and Dana 13. 

Sergeant Chad Rhyman graduated from the Basic Police Academy in 1999. He was hired as a Deputy I in 2000. He has worked in Detentions, Patrol, the Community Based Officer program, Detectives, STEP, NARCS, and Property Crimes. 

He is currently a member of our Sniper Team. 

Chad is supported by his wife, Devin, and their children, Taylor and Ty. 

Lieutenant Chris Douglass graduated from the Basic Police Academy in 1997, and was the top ranked female in her graduating class. She was hired a year later in 1998 and worked in Detentions, Patrol, and the Crime Lab.

In 2005, she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  As a sergeant, she was assigned to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility, Personnel and Training, Public Information, and most recently in the Crime Lab. While working as the Public Information Officer, she was the lead PIO for numerous cases and special details, including Operation LOCUST, the Exeter bank robbery, and the Angelita de Orosi cases. She was also instrumental in bringing the Sheriff’s Department up to date with social media use, and helped coordinate the Department Open House, which is now a Department tradition. 

She has Basic and Intermediate POST certifications, and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.

Chris is supported by her son Dakota, her mother Stefania, sisters Rachel and Erica, and her family. 

Lieutenant Duane Cornett was born in Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan while his father served there in the Air Force. After his family relocated to California, he graduated from the Fresno City College Police Academy in 1992.  He began his career in Law Enforcement outside of the Sheriff’s Department working for Kingsburg Police Department and Table Mountain Police Department, he was hired in 1999 as a Deputy I, and worked in Patrol and Detectives.

In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and worked in Patrol, the Civil Division, Internal Affairs,  and Narcotics, before returning to Internal Affairs which was his most recent assignment. 

He has Basic, Intermediate and Advanced POST certificates and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Academy, and is currently attending college to complete his Bachelor’s Degree. Duane has also served on the Sergeants Advisory Committee and as a Lead Hostage Negotiator.

Duane has received multiple commendations, including one in 2006 from Assemblyman Bill Maze for his work on the case of a missing child, Crystal Figueroa, and one in 2007 he received the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation “Investigative Excellence” award by POST. 

He has also served as an Executive Board member for the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and with PORAC. 

Duane is supported by his wife Jenny, and children Adrianna, Jason, Alyssa, Justin – who is currently in US Army Basic Training – and Taylor and his parents Shirley and Jim Moir, and Susan Cornett. 

 
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Robbery
LOCATION:  15000 block of A 68 / Earlimart          DATE:  3/12/15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-3143         VICTIM:  Idalia Nunez          CITY: 

Suspect:

Unknown

 

Narrative:

On 3-12-15 at about 9:30 am, deputies from the Sheriff's Porterville Substation responded to a Robbery at Road 224 and Avenue 68 in Ducor.  During the investigation, it was learned that an unknown male suspect forced the victim off the road and they got into a confrontation outside the vehicles. The male subject took the victim’s purse and some jewelry at gunpoint by force. The victim had minor injuries which did not require medical attention. 

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 685-2666 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com 

 
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Attempted Homicide at Bullfrogs Bar
LOCATION:  Bullfrogs Bar, Kingsburg area          DATE:  3-12-15          TIME:  0020
CASE NUMBER:  15-3133         VICTIM:  Eduard Puente, 24          CITY: 

On 03/12/2015 at about 0020 hours the victim was assaulted by John Strickland, age 40 of Kingsburg, at the Bull Frogs Bar in the outskirts of Kingsburg.  For unknown reasons the suspect confronted the victim and slashed his neck with a box cutter before being detained by security and other bar patrons.  The victim was taken to CRMC in Fresno where he was treated and released.  The suspect has been booked into the Tulare County Jail for attempted murder.

 
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ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON / FIREARM
LOCATION:  971 S. STATE ROAD, EARLIMART          DATE:  3-11-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-3132         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Narrative: On 3-11-15 at 2330 hours Deputies were dispatched to the 900 Block of E. Bent Ranch Street, Earlimart in regard to a shooting.  Upon arrival Deputies were informed that V1 arrived at the residence in a vehicle and told family members he had been shot near a local gas station in town. Family members quickly transported V1 to Delano Hospital for treatment. V1 sustained several injuries related to gunshot wounds, and was subsequently transported by ambulance to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield where he remains in stable condition.    

During the investigation, Deputies discovered the shooting occurred in the 900 block of South State Road in Earlimart where shell casings were located.  A motive for the attack remains unknown and no suspects have been identified.  

 

The case remains under investigation, and anyone with more information is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488 or the Pixley Sheriff’s Substation at #559-685-2666 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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Shooting at an inhabited dwelling
LOCATION:  N. Sycamore, Lindsay          DATE:  3-12-15          TIME:  0221 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-3137         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Narrative: Deputies responded to an address on N. Sycamore, Lindsay regarding shots being fired at the residence. Unknown suspect(s) fired multiple rounds at the residence, causing damage to the residence. There were no injuries as result of the shooting.

 

Case under investigation by The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

 
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  1800 BLOCK OF W SIERRA , EARLIMART          DATE:  03-11-2015          TIME:  1826 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-3122         VICTIM:  ADULT MALE          CITY:  EARLIMART

On 3-11-15 at 1826 hrs, Deputies were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 1800 block of W. Sierra in Earlimart.

Deputies arrived on scene and located a male adult victim with a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he underwent surgery.

Deputies and Detectives located several witnesses, who reported the victim was walking in the area, when shots were fired from a red full size 4 door truck.  Witnesses advised the truck fled travelling south on W. Sierra.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call either Det. Miguel Franco of the Gang Violence Suppression Unit or Det. Joe Rodriguez of the South County Investigations Unit at 559-733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com / (559) 725-4194.

 
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Embezzlement / Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Elementary School within the Dinuba School District.          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-02502         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On Monday, 03-09-2015, Nitcia Alejandro, 35, of Dinuba, was arrested for felony Embezzlement, in the approximate amount of $2,800.00, constituting Grand Theft.

Nitcia Alejandro is a 4th grade teacher within the Dinuba School District and also the President of the School’s Booster Club.

The allegations allege Alejandro used her position as President of the Booster Club to embezzle Booster Club Funds, amounting to Grand Theft.

Alejandro was booked into the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial facility.  Alejandro later posted bail in the amount of $35,000.00 and was released.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Detectives have completed their investigation.  The investigation report has been forwarded to the DA’s office for review of formal charges.

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Ave 80 and Rd 192          DATE:  03-11-2015          TIME:  0600
CASE NUMBER:  15-3099         VICTIM:  David Evan Farms          CITY: 

On 03-11-2015 at 0804 hours, Deputies were dispatched to David Evan Farms located in Terra Bella in regards to a theft. Victim stated that unknown subject(s) entered onto the property and removed multiple items including diesel fuel. Victim estimated the loss at          $ 1,153.00.

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

 
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Cultivation of marijuana and theft of electricity
LOCATION:  2100 Block of S. Hall, Visalia          DATE:  03/10/2015          TIME:  0800 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-60603         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

S1: Nicolas Alcala (47yrs)

 

Charges: 11358HS, 498(b)PC

 

On March 10, 2015 Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s STEP Team served a narcotics search warrant in the 2100 block of S. Hall in Visalia. Detectives contacted Nicolas Alcala, 47 of Visalia who had set up a sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation within the garage of the residence. Detectives located 69 marijuana plants which were being grown within the converted garage. Alcala did not have a valid medical marijuana recommendation. During the investigation, it was discovered that Alcala had also been stealing electricity in support of the grow room. The theft of electricity was estimated by Edison to be in excess of $35,000.00 over a three year period.  

 

Had the marijuana been allowed to be harvested, it would have had a street value of over $155,250.00. Alcala was taken into custody pursuant to the illegal cultivation of marijuana and theft of utilities.

 

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff Department’s STEP Team.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective B. VanCuren at (559) 733-6218. Information can also be given and will remain anonymous through tcso@tipnow.com.

 
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Shooting at an inhabited dwelling , attempted homicide; gang enhancement
LOCATION:  800 block of S. Walnut Pixley          DATE:  3-9-15          TIME:  2230
CASE NUMBER:  15-3036         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 03-09-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a drive by shooting in the Pixley area. While responding deputies located vehicle fleeing the vicinity where the shooting occurred and stopped.  Three occupants fled the vehicle on foot, one suspect was apprehended prior to fleeing on foot.  During the investigation, deputies discovered the suspect(s) used a firearm to shoot at the residence which struck it multiple times.  No one was injured during the incident.  A 20 year old male adult was arrested and booked into a Tulare County facility for shooting for PC246, PC664/187 and PC186.22. Three suspects are still outstanding.

 

The case is being actively investigated by the Sheriff 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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POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR SALES/CHILD ENDANGERMENT/POSSESSION OF A LOADED FIREARM
LOCATION:  600 BLOCK OF BENT RANCH, EARLIMART          DATE:  03-09-2015          TIME:  1000 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-3011         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

On 3-9-2015 at 1000 hours, Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to an address in the 600 Block of East Bent Ranch, Earlimart, to serve an arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, contact was made with the suspect Gutierrez and an overwhelming odor of growing marijuana was detected by Deputies coming from within the residence.  

Gutierrez led Deputies inside his house to an indoor marijuana grow operation.  A subsequent search of the residence led Deputies to find a loaded 9mm pistol, a .22 pump rifle, over 60 marijuana plants, processed marijuana, marijuana seeds, packaging, multiple rounds of various calibers of ammunition, and 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine. 

The meth, gun, and processed marijuana were readily accessible to five juvenile children who were present.  Both suspects (husband and wife) admitted to knowledge of the weapons, the meth, and the marijuana.  Suspect Gutierrez was currently out on bail for other charges.   

CWS was contacted and responded taking custody of all five children.  Both suspects were booked at the Pre-Trial Facility without incident.  

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

Suspects:  Juan Manuel Gutierrez 6-24-1979 and Anayeli Martinez 5-11-1988 

Case Status:  Active

 
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VC 2800.2- Felony Evading
LOCATION:  Sierra/Front          DATE:  3-9-15          TIME:  0023 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2993         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Earlimart

On 3-9-2015, approximately 0023 hours, Deputies attempted a traffic stop on 2001 Ford Expedition for a minor traffic violation (no license plate light).  The driver failed to yield, and a short pursuit ensued, which was less than one minute.  The vehicle was occupied by an unknown male driver.  A follow up with the registered owner was made, and we discovered the vehicle had been loaned to a friend sometime in October and never returned.  The registered owner had not reported the vehicle stolen or embezzled. However, after he was told about this pursuit he immediately filed a report with the Delano Police Department.  According to the registered owner, the vehicle was taken by Cherie Lazo who remains outstanding at this time. 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488, Pixley Substation at 559-685-2666 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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487 PC- Theft
LOCATION:  15338 Ivanhoe Dr          DATE:  03-08-15          TIME:  0530 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2954         VICTIM:  Double D Dairy          CITY:  Visalia

Deputies responded to the 15300 Block of Ivanhoe Drive, regarding the theft of a tractor from Double D Dairy.

While processing the scene Deputies located tractor tire impressions that led westbound from the Dairy. The tire track impressions led to the river bank south of the St. Johns River. The stolen tractor was located and positively identified by the Dairy Owner. The Tractor had some damage. 

This case is currently under investigation anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department by the following:  Tip Now: call or text 559-725-4194 email tcso@tipnow.com

 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  17200 block of County Line Road / Delano          DATE:  3/06/15          TIME:  0633
CASE NUMBER:  15-2855         VICTIM:  Orange Cove Hardware          CITY: 

Suspect:

Unknown

 

Narrative:

On 3-6-15 Deputies responded to a Burglary in progress at Orange Cove Hardware in Delano. Unknown suspects entered the unoccupied warehouse and stole several Stihl chain saws totaling $6500. Some of the chain saws were located by Deputies in a nearby vineyard for a $3500 recovery.

The suspect was seen leaving the area in an older model white Toyota truck. Anyone with information please contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
LOCATION:  Avenue 208 and Road 148, Poplar          DATE:  3-6-15          TIME:  1042
CASE NUMBER:  15-2871         VICTIM:  Adult Male, 60 years old          CITY: 

On 3-5-15 at 1042 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department received a call of several shots fired in the Poplar area, and the caller stated the victim had been shot with an unknown caliber gun. Deputies responded to the area where a juvenile had been in the back yard of his residence, shooting at a target with a .22 caliber rifle. Several of the shots went over the target, and the victim was struck approximately half a mile away. The victim was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The juvenile was taken into custody for the charge 246.3, negligent discharge of a firearm.

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  20900 BLOCK OF GROVE DRIVE, RICHGROVE          DATE:  03-05-2015          TIME:  0811 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2815         VICTIM:  RICHGROVE WATER DISTRICT          CITY:  RICHGROVE

On 03-05-2015 at 0811 hours, Deputies were dispatched to Richgrove Water District located in Richgrove in regards to a burglary. Staff stated that unknown subject(s) entered onto the property and removed multiple items. Staff estimated the loss at $ 700.00.

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

 
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GRAND THEFT
LOCATION:  11000 BLOCK OF AVE 56, EARLIMART          DATE:  03-05-2015          TIME:  1033 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2818         VICTIM:           CITY:  EARLIMART

On 03-05-15 a subject responded to the Pixley Substation wishing to file a report regarding a theft of agricultural equipment. During the investigation it was determined that unknown suspects took property between the week of 12/24/14-12/31/14. The following property was taken: (2) red Honda commercial mowers, (2) Echo blowers, (2) red Edgers, (2) red Honda True Cut catchers and (2) weed eaters. The estimated loss was approximately $7,700.00.

This case is currently under investigation. 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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Vandalism
LOCATION:  43000 block of North Fork Drive          DATE:  02.27.2015          TIME:  1715
CASE NUMBER:  15-2548         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 02.27.2015 Deputies responded to a reported vandalism in progress in the 43000 block of North Fork Drive, Three Rivers. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the victim who reported a juvenile family member had struck their travel trailer several times with a large wooden board causing over $1,200.00 in damage. The juvenile offender was taken into custody on felony vandalism charges and booked into Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility. No further information. 

 
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Felony Warrant
LOCATION:  Kaweah River Drive and North Fork Drive          DATE:  03.04.2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  N/A         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 03.05.2015 at 4:16  PM deputies conducted a traffic stop in the area Kaweah River Drive and North Fork Drive, Three Rivers, CA. During the stop one of the female occupants of the vehicle was identified as Tabitha Morgan age; 30. Morgan was found to have a felony and misdemeanor warrants with a combined bail of $120,000. Morgan was taken into custody and booked into Tulare County Pre-trial Facility. 

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  1998 Road 152, Delano CA          DATE:  03-04-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-2773         VICTIM:  Sun View Vineyards          CITY: 

On 03-04-15 Deputies were dispatched to the location of Ave 48 and Rd 144 in Earlimart.  This is an agricultural area consisting of grapes and trees.  The reporting party had advised of a theft of agricultural equipment which had occurred within the last three weeks.  Additional information about the stolen equipment described it as circuit breaker from inside a starter panel installed for a water pump. The circuit breaker was described as a black colored box with a flip up/down switch used to activate/de-active the water pumps. Product code MJL36600 Molded Circuit Case, with a 600 amp speed. The estimated loss was approximately $3,800.00.

This case is currently under investigation. Please contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department if anyone has any information.

 
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON/BRANDISH A FIREARM
LOCATION:  6800 BLOCK OF HARVEST AVE, GOSHEN          DATE:  03-04-2015          TIME:  1305 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2779         VICTIM:           CITY:  GOSHEN

S/1 Paul Renteria Romo  MH/ 19 yrs Goshen, Ca.

S/2 Andrew Anaya MH/ 21 yrs Tulare, Ca.

S/3 Unknown Male Hispanic Adult Driver of Vehicle

S/4 Unknown Male Hispanic Adult front passenger of vehicle

On 03/04/15 at 1306 hours Deputies were dispatched to the 6800 Blk of Harvest Ave in regards to a disturbance involving weapons and shots being fired and the suspects leaving in a small grey vehicle. Upon the Deputies arrival the preliminary investigation determined no shots had been fired but a firearm had been brandished and the persons involved were known gang members. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Departments North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrived to assume the investigation.

The ensuing investigation revealed that the Victim, a 17 yr old MH Southern Gang Member, was walking down the street when he engaged in a verbal argument with the occupants of the grey vehicle who were known Northern Gang Members. The verbal argument escalated to where suspects 1 & 2 got out of the vehicle and chased the victim and when they encountered him struck and kicked him several times with shod feet, causing minor injury. The suspects got back in the car and drove by the victim’s residence and the right front passenger of the gray vehicle brandished a handgun at the victim and his family. Suspect #1 & 2 were contacted in the area and taken into custody without incident; the suspect vehicle was located and stored for evidence. Suspects #1 & 2 are still outstanding. The victim declined medical attention. No other information is being released at this time.

 

 
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GRAND THEFT
LOCATION:  R244/A76          DATE:  03-03-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-2701         VICTIM:           CITY:  TERRA BELLA

Deputies were dispatched to the area of Road 244 and Avenue 76 near Terra Bella regarding a theft. The reporting party advised Deputies that radiators and batteries had been taken from (4) separate wind machines. The theft occurred within the last month. The total loss was estimated at $6,000.00 with approximately $10,000.00 in damage. This case is currently under investigation.

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  300 BLOCK OF SOUTH WESTWOOD , PORTERVILLE          DATE:  03-03-2015          TIME:  1310 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2723         VICTIM:           CITY:  PORTERVILLE

On 03-03-15 at approximately 1315 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Westwood Street in regards to a burglary in progress. The victim advised a Hispanic male subject was breaking into his locked barn. The victim advised he contacted the suspect who stated he was looking for his lost dog. The victim advised the suspect that he had contacted the Sheriff’s Department. The suspect then fled on foot into the river bottom. 

The victim advised he checked his barn and noticed several items missing. The victim’s loss totaled approximately $1300.00. Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area but were unable to locate the suspect. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5’6” tall weighing about 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The victim stated the suspect was wearing a dark blue hat, light colored pants and a black tank top. 

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

 

 

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  300 BLOCK OF SOUTH WESTWOOD , PORTERVILLE          DATE:  03-03-2015          TIME:  1310 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-2723         VICTIM:           CITY:  PORTERVILLE

On 03-03-15 at approximately 1315 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Westwood Street in regards to a burglary in progress. The victim advised a Hispanic male subject was breaking into his locked barn. The victim advised he contacted the suspect who stated he was looking for his lost dog. The victim advised the suspect that he had contacted the Sheriff’s Department. The suspect then fled on foot into the river bottom. 

The victim advised he checked his barn and noticed several items missing. The victim’s loss totaled approximately $1300.00. Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area but were unable to locate the suspect. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5’6” tall weighing about 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The victim stated the suspect was wearing a dark blue hat, light colored pants and a black tank top. 

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

 

 

 
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ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  20900 BLOCK OF AVE 152          DATE:  3-2-15          TIME:  1535
CASE NUMBER:  15-2670         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 03-02-15 at approximately 1540 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 20900 block of Ave 152, in Porterville in regards to a PC245 (Assault with a deadly weapon). Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim (confidential) who advised that his 18 year old son Nathan Haywood (01-30-97) had struck him over the head and arm with one inch thick wooden stick. The victim stated after his son struck him with the wooden stick, his son proceeded strike the victim’s car several times with the stick. 

Two witnesses at the scene confirmed the victim’s statements. 

The suspect was identified as Nathan Haywood (01-30-97), he is describes as being a black male adult approximately 6’2” tall weighing about 198 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The suspect last known address is in the City of Tulare. 

A PC836 was issued for Nathan Haywood for PC245 and a BOL was issued to the surrounding agencies. Anyone with any information should contacted the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559) 733- 6218. 

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  19700 Block of Balfour in Strathmore          DATE:  3-2-15          TIME:  1400
CASE NUMBER:  15-2671         VICTIM:  Male Juvenile          CITY: 

On 03-03-15 at 1545 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 19700 block of Balfour in Strathmore in regards to an assault with a deadly weapon. The (V) stated that unknown subject(s) in a gray vehicle struck him with the vehicle as he was riding his bicycle on Balfour in Strathmore. The (V) stated the gray vehicle was last seen leaving the area south bound on Balfour toward Ave 196.  The (V) received an approximately two inch abrasion to his right knee area and was later transported to Sierra View Hospital by private vehicle.

 
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Attempted Homicide UPDATE
LOCATION:  12800 block of Rd.128, Orosi          DATE:  3-1-15          TIME:  1856 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-02634         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Narrative:

Suspect: Adolfo Sanchez/ Male Hispanic 19 yrs Dinuba, CA. In custody

 

On 3-1-15 at 1856 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a business located in the 12800 block of Rd.128, Orosi regarding a shooting. Upon arrival the victim was located and found to have sustained several gunshot wounds to the upper torso. The victim was immediately transported to a local medical facility for treatment.

Investigation revealed that a verbal fight occurred between two patrons inside the business and the suspect retrieved a weapon from his vehicle. As the victim was leaving the establishment, he was again confronted by the suspect and fired upon. The suspect fled the scene after the incident. The victim is in stable but guarded condition.

**UPDATE**

 

The incident is being investigated by detectives from the Violent Crimes and the North County Gang Violence Suppression Units. On 03-03-15 at 2345 hours the ensuing investigation revealed the suspect who was identified as Adolfo Sanchez 19 yrs is a “Sureno” Gang Member, was located by investigators of the North County GVSU in the 300 blk of “J” St. in the city of Dinuba. When Investigators from the North County GVSU and Officers from the Dinuba Police Department approached Sanchez he fled on foot. Sanchez was subsequently located hiding in a shed in the 900 Blk of Elizabeth Way and taken into custody without incident by Officers of the Dinuba Police Department and Investigators of the North County GVSU. 

The suspect, Adolfo Sanchez was booked at the Adult Pre-Trail Facility on one count of Attempted Homicide and his bail is set at $500,000.00. The weapon is still outstanding. The victim is in stable condition at a local hospital. The investigation is continuing and no further information is being released at this time. Booking Photo available through the Main Jail.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Hembree or Det. Luis Carrillo at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or using the following information.

 

TCSO Dispatch 559-733-6218

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.

 
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Home Invasion/ Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Methamphetamine
LOCATION:  30400 Block of Sunrise Meadow          DATE:  03-02-2015          TIME:  1157 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-2659         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Suspect Information

Nieves, Papion  38 YOA

Visalia resident

 

On 03-02-2015 at approximately 1155 Hours Deputies from the Tulare County Sherriff’s Department responded to the 30400 Block of Sunrise Meadow in Exeter regarding a subject trying to enter a home which was occupied by the victim.  The suspect fled the area in the suspect vehicle on Highway 198.  Deputies located the suspect vehicle in the 21600 Block of Avenue 296 and took Nieves Papion into custody without incident.  Nieves was found in possession of a stolen camper trailer and other stolen property.  Nieves was booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility for violations of PC 460, PC 496, PC 594, HS 11377, HS 11364, and HS 11550. 

 

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  11000 block of Rd 120, Pixley          DATE:  2-28/3-2          TIME:  1730-0700
CASE NUMBER:  15-2651         VICTIM:  MMR Constructors          CITY: 

On 3/2/15 at 0800 hours, deputies were dispatched to the above address regarding a burglary.  Alex Dominguez, Project Superintendent for the company, reported unknown suspects removed tools and wire from a storage area and fled in an unknown direction. This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Titus at (559) 733-6218 or leave an anonymous tip at tcso@tipnow.com or call or text (559) 725-4194.

 
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Attempted Vehicle Burglary
LOCATION:  13400 block of County Line Rd., Delano (Tulare County)          DATE:  2/28-3/1          TIME:  1900-0700
CASE NUMBER:  15-2640         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 3-1-2015 at 2043 hours, Deputies responded to the Best Western Motel located in the 13400 block of County Line Rd regarding a possible vandalism. Upon arrival, it was discovered someone tampered with the vehicle in attempt to burglarize it. Damage to the vehicle ranged between $400-$500. No entry was made into the vehicle and no other damage to it was located.

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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PC 211- Robbery
LOCATION:  33689 R108          DATE:  03-02-15          TIME:  0408 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2644         VICTIM:  Manuel Ontiveros and Jose Rigoberto          CITY:  Visalia

On the above date and time deputies responded to the above location regarding an armed robbery which had just occurred.  Upon arrival deputies were advised by the victims that two masked suspects entered the milk barn at this dairy and confronted them.  One was armed with an automatic handgun and the other was armed with a folding knife.  The suspects took $1,050 dollars in cash and cell phones and caused $150 in damage to both victims’ vehicle by flattening tires before leaving.  Suspects still outstanding, case being currently investigated

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218.

 
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PC-245- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  200 block of Beacon          DATE:  03-01-15          TIME:  1742 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2641         VICTIM:  Margarito Lopez          CITY:  Tulare

V- Margarito Lopez (36 YOA)
S- Manuel Reyes (11-18-77)

Deputies responded to the above address for a drunken subject who was causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted the victim who stated suspect came to his residence and threw a bottle at him, striking him (lower body). A witness recorded the incident with his cellphone, which clearly showed the suspect holding a large bottle (appears to be liquor) on his hand and taking a fighting stance. The suspect was holding the bottle from neck of the bottle and raising it up as if he was going to strike.

The area was checked; the suspect was found at a residence nearby and detained. A second victim was located and a statement was taken. The video was collected and downloaded, photographs taken at the scene. No medical treatment was needed.

The suspect was booked at APTF without incident. This case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

 

 
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664- 18PC- Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  12800 block of Road 128          DATE:  03-01-2015          TIME:  1856 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-2634         VICTIM:  Juvenile Male          CITY:  Orosi

On 3-1-15 / 1856 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a business located in the 12800 block of Rd.128, Orosi regarding a shooting. Upon arrival the victim was located and found to have sustained several gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately transported to a local medical facility for treatment.
Investigation revealed that a verbal fight occurred between two patrons inside a business and the suspect retrieved a weapon from his vehicle. As the victim was leaving the establishment, he was again confronted by the suspect and fired upon. The suspect fled the scene after the incident.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Hembree at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or using the following information.

TCSO Dispatch 559-733-6218
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.

 
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