Update to homicide of Jorge Luis Nunez Ayon
LOCATION:  Strathmore, CA          DATE:  05/28/2012          TIME:  8:00 am
CASE NUMBER:  12-03958         VICTIM:  Jorge Luis Nunez Ayon          CITY: 

On 05/28/2012 at approximately 8:00 am Detectives contacted Parrish Jones (29 years old from Porterville CA) at a friend’s residence, in regards to 4 outstanding warrants and to speak to him in regards to this investigation. During the investigation it was learned that Jones was contacted by one of the suspects after Ayon had been killed, and assisted by helping burn the body and by destroying other evidence. He was booked without incident into the Porterville Substation on charges of 32/187 PC, Accessory to murder, a “No Bail” charge.

He was also booked on the four misdemeanor warrants for charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance and being in possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail on the warrants totaled $40,000.

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

 
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597PC/ Cruelty to Animals
LOCATION:  800 block E. Date, Porterville          DATE:  05-27-2012          TIME:  1605
CASE NUMBER:  12-6633         VICTIM:  State of Calif          CITY: 

(S)Maximo Rodriguez    59
(S)Martin Padilla     50

      
     Deputies were dispatched to the area of 800 E Date, Porterville, in regards to subjects striking a horse in the head with a sledgehammer.  Upon arrival in the area two subjects were contacted at a residence on this block.  There was a white horse that had been tied down to a flatbed trailer in the driveway of a residence.  The horse was suffering from head trauma, but still living.  Tulare County Animal Control was contacted and they responded along with an on call vet.  The injuries to the horse were such that it had to be euthanized.  Both subjects involved in this were arrested for cruelty to animals and booked at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Dept. Porterville Substation. 

This case under investigation by TCSO Porterville Patrol.

 
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Kern River Detail
LOCATION:  Kern River areas          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Beginning 5-25-2012, The Tulare County Sheriff's Office has started a special detail in the Kern River area educating campers on water safety.  The detail began with the updating of the Kern River Sign indicating the number of deaths Kern County had in the Kern River.  This detail will run through Memorial Day.

Tulare County Sheriff's Lieutenant Chris Wenzing, Sergeant Keven Kemmerling and Sergeant Lance Heiden were present with a number of Dpeuties who belong to the Sheriff's Search and Rescue and Swift Water/Dive team to show their support.

"This detail is a joint effort between the all of the enforcement agencies in the area to educate and keep our visitors safe."  Stated Lieutenant Chris Wenzinger, Station Commander for the Porterville Substation which covers the Tulare COunty Portion of Kern River.

Last year, Tulare County had eight deaths involving the Kern River.  Only one of these was a Tulare County resident and seven involved alcohol of some sort.

Photos and video fromthe detail can be found on the Sheriff's YouTube and FLickr pages:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/sets/72157629926108908/

http://www.youtube.com/user/TulareCountySheriff/videos

 

 
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North Valley Gang Detail
LOCATION:  Cutler-Orosi-Ivanhoe-Visalia          DATE:  See below          TIME:  See Below
CASE NUMBER:  See below         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Case Number: 12-80073, 80074, 80079, 80080, 80081, 80082, 80083, 12-6634

Crime: 11377 HS, 11364 HS, 11550 HS, 530.5 PC, 30305(a)(1) PC, 12022.1 PC, 836-459 PC 

Possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of documents to commit identity theft, felon in possession of ammunition, committing a crime while released on bail and burglary.

Area Occurred: Cutler, Orosi, Ivanhoe, Visalia

Date and Time Occurred: 5-25/26-12 (1600-0200 hours)

Victim: State of California

 

On 5-25-12 and 5-26-12 between the hours of 4:00 pm and 2:00 am, personnel from the sheriff departments gang violence suppression unit with assistance from community based officers, focused their efforts in the communities of Cutler, Orosi, Yettem, Ivanhoe and Patterson Tract in northern Visalia by way of saturation patrol, coupled with searches of residences through terms and conditions of their parole and/or probation.  Approximately, 11 grams of suspected methamphetamine was seized along with associated paraphernalia, in addition to items used for identity theft.    

 

Seven subjects were arrested for various felony and misdemeanor crimes, in addition to warrant arrests.  The following subjects arrested were booked into the Tulare County Main Jail and Bob Wiley Detention Facility without incident.

 

Virgen Lomeli (45 years) possession of materials to commit identity theft, felon in possession of ammunition and committing a crime while released on bail

 

Jose Mendez (39 years) burglary

 

Sarah Bautista (29 years) possession of a controlled substance and narcotic paraphernalia

 

Michael Fairchild (46 years) under the influence of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor arrest warrant

 

Ellen Larrick (48 years) under the influence of a controlled substance

 

Jose Duran (32 years) under the influence of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor arrest warrant

 

Joe Mendez (29 years) under the influence of a controlled substance 

 

Debra Giesbrecht (53 years) possession of a controlled substance and under the influence of a controlled substance.    

 

 Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or you can remain anonymous by sending your information to tcso@tipnow.com or by texting to (559

 
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Kern River Canyon Sign to be Updated
LOCATION:           DATE:  5-25-12          TIME:  11:00 AM
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

On Friday May 25th at 11:00 am members of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Services Section will be at the mouth of the Kern River Canyon.


The sign at the mouth of the Kern River Canyon, which indicates the number of drowning deaths in the Kern River, will be updated to include those who perished in the past 12 months.

 

 Representatives from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Bakersfield Search and Rescue Team and Kern Valley Search and Rescue Team will be present. Members from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Teams, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Kern County Fire Department and the Bakersfield Fire Department have also been invited to attend.

 

 

Sergeant Ken Smith
Kern County Sheriff's Office
Search and Rescue Coordinator
Volunteer Services Section
Desk(661)391-7658
Fax (661)391-7792

 
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11377 HS, 11364 HAS, 11550 HS -See Below
LOCATION:  12900 block of Ledbetter Drive          DATE:  5-24-12          TIME:  1654 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-80072         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Orosi

NEWS  ITEM

Case Number: 12-80072

Crime: 11377 HS, 11364 HS, 11550 HS 

Possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and under the influence of a controlled substance

 

Area Occurred:  12900 block of Ledbetter Drive Orosi, Ca.

Date and Time Occurred:  5-24-12 / 1645 hours

Victim: State of California

 

On 5-24-12 at about 4:45 pm, personnel from the sheriff department’s gang violence suppression unit initiated a search warrant in the 12900 block of Ledbetter Drive in Orosi to further an existing investigation stemming from patrol on 5-22-12 where a loaded handgun was seized from a documented gang member who is still in custody.

 

While on scene, detectives located Alberto Herrera (26 years) and found him to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and narcotic paraphernalia.  He was also under the influence of a controlled substance.  Herrera was arrested and later booked into the Tulare County main jail for possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.  His bail was set at $10,000.00  

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or you can remain anonymous by sending your information to tcso@tipnow.com or by texting to (559) 725-4194.

 

 
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Plane Crash
LOCATION:  Avenue 264 at Road 28          DATE:  05-24-12          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  12-6604         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

On May 24, 2012, at approximately 1342 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office received a call of a plane crash in the area of Avenue of 264 and Road 28.  Units responded to the area and located a 1974 Cessna 150L, blue and white in color in the field.  The pilot, an adult male, was located uninjured.  A 10 year old female was in the plane at the time.  The child was also uninjured.  The FAA was notified and an incident report was taken.

 

 
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Update to Homicide of Maria Alcantar Ceballos
LOCATION:  Woodville Labor Camp 16153 Road 192, Woodville          DATE:  05-21-2012          TIME:  1829
CASE NUMBER:  12-6468         VICTIM:  Maria Ceballos Alcantar, Age 38          CITY:  Woodville

UPDATE:

On 05-24-2012, an autopsy was conducted on Victim Ceballos.  Cause of death has been listed as exsanguination due to multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

 

PRIOR RELEASE:

On the above date and time The Tulare County Sheriff Dept. received a 911 call of shots fired in a residence.
at the Woodville Labor Camp located at Road192 and Avenue 160.
Deputies from the Porterville SubStation responded to the scene and learned the following.

Earlier in the day there had been a domestic dispute between the husband and wife.  The husband left the
residence and returned a short while later.  While in the residence, for unknown reasons, the husband shot
the wife at least one time.  During the shooting, two of the couple's adult children were in the residence.
One of the children, fled out of the residence, while the other confronted his father.  The father instructed
the child to leave the residence, which he did, unharmed.

Arriving deputies made verbal contact with the suspect through a door. The suspect barricaded himself in the
residence, refusing to exit, or allow deputies to check on the welfare of the victim.  A prolonged dialog continued
with the suspect, until he refused to continue speaking with the deputies.

The sheriff's department SWAT team, and hostage negotiators responded, and attempted for several hours to make
contact with the suspect. At 2130 hours the SWAT team forced entry into the residence. They took the suspect into
custody without incident.

The female victim was located deceased inside the residence from a gunshot wound.  The suspect was transported
to a local hospital for a precautionary jail clearance and later booked at the Tulare County Main Jail, on
charges of homicide.

Victim  Maria Ceballos Alcantar  38 yrs.

Suspect Eleazar Alcantar Age 50 yrs.

For information contact  Detective Jose Torres  735-1898

 
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Arrests made on homicide of Jorge Luis Nunez Ayon
LOCATION:  24000 block of Ave 184          DATE:  03-29-2012          TIME:  0824 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-3958         VICTIM:  Jorge Luis Nunez Ayon          CITY:  Bakersfield Area

On 3-29-12 at approx. 0824 hrs, Deputies were dispatched to an abandoned building located in the 24000 block of Ave 184, in the community of Strathmore, regarding a deceased subject.  Deputies arrived on scene and discovered a burning body.  The victim was subsequently transported to the Tulare County Morgue for an autopsy and investigation by the Violent Crimes Division. 

 

On 4-4-12, the burnt remains were identified as those belonging to Jorge Luis Nunez Ayon of the Bakersfield area. 

 

On 5-23-12 The Tulare County Sheriff's Office continued the investigation into the murder of Jorge Luis Nunez Ayon with the service of four search warrants and the arrest of three suspects in the communities of Strathmore and Porterville.

Suspects
1)      Eric Jimenez, 28 years of age from Strathmore. Charges (187 PC) no bail.
2)      Matthew Campos, 23 years of age from Strathmore. Charges (187 PC) no bail.
3)      Raquel Espinoza, 25 years of age from Porterville. Charges (187 & 32 PC) no bail.

 

The search warrants were served based on information obtained during the two month long investigation.  Detectives learned, on the evening of March 28, 2012 the victim was at a residence in the City of Porterville visiting with Raquel Espinoza.  While there, the victim was confronted by Jimenez who accused Ayon of dating Espinoza, whom Jimenez believes is his own girlfriend.  A fight ensues at which time Jimenez and Campos repeatedly beat the victim about the head and body then strangled to death. All three suspects loaded the victim into his own vehicle and transported him to the 24000 block of Ave 184, Strathmore where he was set on fire.

 

The victim's vehicle was then hidden for several days until it was located burnt in an olive grove north of Strathmore.

 

The case is continues to be under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with information should contact Det. Frank Zaragoza or Sgt. Hunt at (559) 735-1898, or Tipnow by phone (559) 725-4194, or email: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Sheriff Bill Wittman to Promote (3) Lieutenants and (2) Sergeants
LOCATION:           DATE:  05-24-2012          TIME:  1400 hrs
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Sheriff Bill Wittman will be holding a ceremony to promote Sergeant Alfred Galafate, Sergeant Robert Moore, and Sergeant Juan Garza to the rank of Lieutenant. The Sheriff will also be promoting Deputy Santos Salgado and Deputy Gerald Calderon to the rank of Sergeant on Thursday May 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM. The ceremony will be held at the Tulare County Board of Supervisors Board rooms A and B. Friends and family will also be present to show their support.

Lieutenant Alfred Galafate grew up in Earlimart California and has resided in Tulare County his entire life.  He began his career with the Sheriff's Office as a Deputy in November of 1993. Lieutenant Galafate worked through the detentions facilities and was assigned to the patrol division in 1998.  While in patrol he was a Field Training Officer and a Community Based Officer.  Lieutenant Galafate is also involved in the Police Activities League where he is a board member.  Lieutenant Galafate also worked in the Detective Division assigned to the South end Property Crimes Unit.  Alfred was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2005 where he worked in detentions and patrol and was the Administrative Sergeant for the Pixley and Porterville Substations. 

During his eighteen years with the department, Lieutenant Galafate has worked in the Detention, Patrol and Detective Divisions.  He has been instrumental in the Police Activities League for the youth and the Sheriff Explorer Program.  He has also represented the Department at the Police and Fire Games for the past ten years. 

Lieutenant Alfred Galafate is supported in his new career path by his wife, Melissa his 20 year old son Jonathon, his 15 year old son Christopher and his 11 year old son Matthew.

Lieutenant Juan Garza grew up in Dinuba and has resided there his entire life.  He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Services Officer in October of 1996.  He attended the Police Academy in 2000 and was sworn in as a Deputy in May of 2001.  Lieutenant Garza has worked at numerous stations in the detentions divisions including time as a Jail Training Officer.  In May of 2006, he promoted to the rank of Correctional Sergeant stationed at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.  Lieutenant Garza was requested to be in charge of administration at the facility and has held this post since 2008. 

Lieutenant Juan Garza is supported in his new career path by his wife Patricia, his son John Daniel “JD”.  He is also the oldest of eight brothers, five of which are also in law enforcement.

Lieutenant Robert Moore was born in Tulare and raised in the Visalia area where he currently resides.  He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1988 working at the Return to Custody Facility and Main Jail.  He worked for the Farmersville Police Department from 1989 to 1995.  Lieutenant Moore returned to the Sheriff’s Office in 1995 and was assigned to Headquarters Patrol where he also became a Field Training Officer.  In 1996, he was assigned to the Gang Suppression Unit as a Detective until he promoted to Sergeant in 1999.  As a Sergeant, Moore has worked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility, Main Jail, North County Property Crimes and his most recent station with the South County Gang Suppression Unit.

Lieutenant Robert Moore is supported in his new career path by his wife Diana and five children, Alyssa, Kayla, Taylor, Cheyann and Justin.

Sergeant Santos Salgado came to us from the Orange County area in 2001.  Sergeant Salgado began his career with the Sheriff’s Office stationed at the Tulare County Correctional Center.  He was also given the opportunity to work at the Men’s Correctional Facility, and the Day Reporting Center.  Sergeant Salgado was an asset to the department as one of the Sheriff’s Jail Training Officers taking in new recruits and training them on department policy and procedure and the jail facilities.
 
Sergeant Santos Salgado is supported in his new career path by his wife Ruth and two children, Miranda and Diana.

Sergeant Gerardo Calderon began his seventeen year career with the Sheriffs’ Office in February of 1994 as a Detention Services Officer.  In August of 1995 he was promoted to Detention Specialist.  Sergeant Calderon attended the POST Basic Police Academy in August of 1999 and was promoted to Deputy upon graduation in December.  During his career as a Deputy he has worked at Orosi Patrol, Men’s Correctional Facility, Bob Wiley Detention Facility and the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.  Sergeant Calderon was also a Jail Training Officer, and currently a member of the Sheriff’s Honor Guard, SSERT Team and Search and Rescue Team. 

Sergeant Gerardo Calderon served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Corporal and went on to serve as a 1st Lieutenant in the California Army National Guard.  While in the service, Sgt. Calderon served in the Gulf War, Los Angeles Riots, Operation National Eagle (9/11) and Hurricane Katrina.  Sgt. Calderon is a graduate of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce Leadership class and currently serves as the President of the Latino Rotary Club of Tulare County.

Sergeant Gerardo Calderon is supported in his career by his wife America and his two children, Audrey and Andrew.

Sheriff Bill Wittman offers his sincere congratulations to Lieutenants Alfred Galafate, Juan Garza, Robert Moore and Sergeants Santos Salgado and Gerald Calderon.  The Department wishes them well in their new assignments.

The public is welcome to join the department, friends and family for a formal promotional ceremony to be held at the Board of Supervisors conference rooms A and B.  The ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM.

Refreshments to follow.

Pictures available on the Sheriff’s Flickr Page at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/sets/72157629869978874/
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Possession of concealed and loaded gun, 25400(a)PC, 25850(a)PC Violation of gang injunction, 166.4(
LOCATION:  14300 block Ave 400          DATE:  05-22-12          TIME:  2050 Hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  12-06526         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative:

Suspect-    Christian Carreon 19 years old from Orosi

On  05-22-12 at approximately 2050 hours deputies from the Orosi Substation contacted (S)Carreon in the 12900 block of Miller Avenue in Orosi.  Upon contact with Carreon, He was found to be in possession of a loaded and concealed handgun.  Carreon has previously been served with the Sureno Gang Injuntion, which prohibits him from committing any crime with in the safety zone.  (S)Carreon was subsequently taken into custody and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail with no further incident.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 
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ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  VISALIA          DATE:  05-22-12          TIME:  0600 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  12-4688         VICTIM:  45 YOA MALE          CITY: 

On 05/22/2012 at 0600 hours TCSO Deputies responded to the 34500 block of Rd 124 regarding an assault. Deputies contacted the victim, who sustained severe injuries to his face and head. The suspect Ignacio De Loera was later identified and subsequently arrested.

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

Taken into custody were:
Ignacio De Loera 20 years old


Charges: PC 245 Assault with a deadly weapon.

 
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FURNISHING MARIJUANA TO A MINOR , CHILD ENDANGERMENT
LOCATION:  PORTERVILLE AREA          DATE:  05-22-12          TIME:  0950 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  12-6498         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL MINORS          CITY: 

On 05/22/2012, at approximately 0950 hours, Deputies from the Porterville Substation responded to a local Hospital regarding a seventeen year old juvenile who appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. The juvenile stated he and another seventeen year old juvenile had eaten a cookie baked with marijuana. During the investigation, Deputies learned that Keisha Sparling, twenty-four years old of Lindsay provided the juveniles with the marijuana cookie as a graduation present. Sparling, who possesses a medical marijuana recommendation was arrested for furnishing marijuana to minors and child endangerment. The juvenile was released from the hospital later that day. This case is still under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Porterville Division.    

 

S1: Keisha Sparling 02/06/1987
V1: Confidential Minor - 17 YO
V2: Confidential Minor - 17 YO

 

 
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Homicide 187pc
LOCATION:  Woodville Labor Camp 16153 Road 192, Woodville          DATE:  05212012          TIME:  1829 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-6468         VICTIM:  Maria Ceballos Alcantar 38 yrs.          CITY:  Woodville

On the above date and time The Tulare County Sheriff Dept. received a 911 call of shots fired in a residence.
at the Woodville Labor Camp located at Road192 and Avenue 160.
Deputies from the Porterville SubStation responded to the scene and learned the following.

Earlier in the day there had been a domestic dispute between the husband and wife.  The husband left the
residence and returned a short while later.  While in the residence, for unknown reasons, the husband shot
the wife at least one time.  During the shooting, two of the couple's adult children were in the residence.
One of the children, fled out of the residence, while the other confronted his father.  The father instructed
the child to leave the residence, which he did, unharmed.

Arriving deputies made verbal contact with the suspect through a door. The suspect barricaded himself in the
residence, refusing to exit, or allow deputies to check on the welfare of the victim.  A prolonged dialog continued
with the suspect, until he refused to continue speaking with the deputies.

The sheriff's department SWAT team, and hostage negotiators responded, and attempted for several hours to make
contact with the suspect. At 2130 hours the SWAT team forced entry into the residence. They took the suspect into
custody without incident.

The female victim was located deceased inside the residence from a gunshot wound.  The suspect was transported
to a local hospital for a precautionary jail clearance and later booked at the Tulare County Main Jail, on
charges of homicide.

Victim  Maria Ceballos Alcantar  38 yrs.

Suspect Eleazar Alcantar Age 50 yrs.

For information contact  Detective Jose Torres  735-1898

 
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Gang Violence Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  See below          DATE:  5-18 &5-19          TIME:  1600-0200
CASE NUMBER:  See below         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Cutler-Orosi-Sultana

NEWS  ITEM

Case Number: 12-80070, 12-80071, 12-5868, 12-6333 and arrest warrants

Crime: 11377 HS, 148 PC, 11550 HS, 496 PC, 23152 VC, 836-273.5 / 245 PC and arrest warrant services

 

Area Occurred: Cutler, Orosi and Sultana 

Date and Time Occurred: 5-18-12 and 5-19-12 / 1600-0200 hours

Victim 1: State of California

Victim 2: Undisclosed female (32 years) out of Sultana

Victim 3: Brenda Valdez (39 years) out of Orosi

 

Personnel from the sheriff department’s gang violence suppression unit, along with its community based officers attempted to curb violence and nuisance within the towns of Cutler, Orosi and Sultana by way of saturation patrol.  In doing so, there were eight arrests for various felony and misdemeanor crimes, which included warrant arrests.    

 

Arrested were;

Ray Pimental (22 years) under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and a misdemeanor arrest warrant

 

Alejandro Milares (26 years) possession of a controlled substance, obstruction of justice and an accompanying parole hold

 

Jessica Fuentes (44 years) out of county felony arrest warrant

 

Delilah Echavarria (28 years) under the influence of a controlled substance

 

Sara Rodriguez (25 years) possession of stolen property and under the influence of a controlled substance

 

Saul Jimenez (26 years) driving while under the influence of alcohol

 

Sergio Villarreal (30 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant

 

Michael Gomez (31 years) domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon 

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or you can remain anonymous by sending your information to tcso@tipnow.com or by texting to (559) 725-4194.

 

 

 

 

 
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207 PC-Kidnapping
LOCATION:  1100 block of south Crystal          DATE:  5-18-12          TIME:  1700 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-06259         VICTIM:  27 yr old female (Confidential)          CITY:  Porterville

On 05-18-2012 at approximately 1700 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 1100 Block of S. Crystal Street in Porterville for a report of a possible kidnapping. After further investigation, it was determined a 27 year old female had been kidnapped from the residence by her estranged boyfriend. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and took over the investigation. A search of the surrounding area was conducted with the assistance of Porterville Police Department and Cal-Fire. At approximately 2130 Hours, the victim was located in the Porterville area by Detectives and was found to be uninjured.   

 

This case is currently being investigated by The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Steve Sanchez or Detective Rod Klassen at 559-733-6218. You may also e-mail information to TCSO@tipnow.com or text @ 559-725-4194.    

 
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CRIMINAL THREATS & BRANDISHING A KNIFE
LOCATION:  41300 BLOCK R128          DATE:  05-16-12          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  12-6185         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 5/16/2012 at 1800 hours deputies responded to the area of the 41300 block of Road 128 regarding a subject brandishing a knife. Following a brief search of the area a Sheriff’s Department canine located the suspect hiding nearby in the overgrown banks of Sand Creek. The suspect was taken into custody and booked at the Main Jail for making criminal threats and brandishing a weapon.

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

Taken into custody were:

Daniel Zapien, 46, Orosi

Charges:   PC 422/417

 

 
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POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
LOCATION:  5200 BLOCK AVE 400          DATE:  05-16-12          TIME:  1445 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  12-6174         VICTIM:  JUANITA HINOJOSO          CITY:  DINUBA

On 05-16-12 at approximately 1445 hours deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to an address at the 5200 block of Avenue 400 regarding a report of a theft. Deputies determined that a theft had occurred which resulted in an approximate $70.00 property loss. A description of the property, suspects, and suspect vehicle was collected.

At approximately 1550 hours, a vehicle matching the description was located at the 1600 block of Ave.400 in Kingsburg. The vehicle contained equipment matching the property stolen and was occupied by a Hispanic female adult. The victim responded to the scene and identified her property, the vehicle and the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with possession of stolen property. The suspect was booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

 

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

Taken into custody were: 


Marisol Salinas 31 yrs

Charges:   PC 496, PC 488

 

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  SACRAMENTO & CARTMILL          DATE:  05-14-12          TIME:  1142 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  12-6072         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY:  TULARE

Deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary in the area Sacramento and Cartmill in Tulare. Deputies arrived on scene, located and detained two supects. Deputies located property inside the suspects’ vehicle. The victim arrived on scene and confirmed his residence had been broken into then identified the property in the suspects’ vehicle as belonging to him. Victim estimated the loss to be $20,000.00. Suspects were arrested and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail.

Suspect-1: Keon Poles  38yrs
Suspect-2: Thomas Richardson  58yrs


Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

 

 
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664/187PC
LOCATION:  Bradbury and Ash, Pixley          DATE:  05-13-12          TIME:  0300
CASE NUMBER:  12-6000         VICTIM:  Valdez, Ismael          CITY:  Pixley

On the above date and time suspects driving an older Honda Civic, silver in color, drove passed the victim and fired several shots striking the victim twice.  The victim was rushed to the hospital and remains in stable condition.  This crime appears to be gang related.

Anyone with  information should call Detective Klassen at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.

 
...posted by DISPATCH
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***UPDATE***BARRICADED SUBJECT***SEE BELOW FOR CHARGES***
LOCATION:  Road 128/Miller          DATE:  5-11-2012          TIME:  1605 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-80077         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Orosi

Case Number: 12-80077 

Crime: 29800(a)PC, 25850(a)PC, 186.22PC, 30305(a)(1)PC, 29815(a)PC, 148PC, 166.4 PC 

Ex-felon in possession of a firearm with prior violent conviction, possession of a loaded firearm in public, criminal street gang activity, prohibited from possessing ammunition, terms of probation to not possess firearm and delaying / resisting lawful arrest & violation of the preliminary civil gang injunction.

 

Area Occurred: Road 128 and Miller Avenue and 12500 block of Miller Avenue Orosi

Date and Time Occurred: 5-11-12 / 1605 hours 

Victim: State of California

 

On 5-11-12 at about 4:05 pm, an anonymous subject called our sheriff’s department communications division to report a person who had brandished a firearm in the area of Road 128 and Miller Avenue in Orosi.  Upon deputies being dispatched, gang unit personnel and community based officers were in town and observed the subject with a gun flee from a vehicle in the area of Road 125 and Avenue 416.  Gang unit detectives pursued the subject in a nearby alley way to an unrelated residence in the 12500 block of Miller Avenue Orosi.  The subject subsequently barricaded himself in a detached converted garage, at which time surrounding residences were evacuated by personnel and the departments SWAT Team was called in.  After a short stand off the subject was located in a bedroom and arrested with a loaded firearm without further incident.

 

The subject, later identified as Edward Moran (19 years), a documented gang member, was later booked into the Tulare County main jail for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm with a prior violent conviction, possession of a loaded firearm in public, criminal street gang activity, prohibited from possessing ammunition, terms of probation to not possess firearm and delaying / resisting lawful arrest & violation of the preliminary civil gang injunction.  

 

The case is still under investigation by the sheriff’s department.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or you can remain anonymous by sending your information to tcso@tipnow.com or by texting to (559) 725-4194.

 
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Homicide UPDATE
LOCATION:  Road 156 south of Ave 288, Farmersville          DATE:  05-09-12          TIME:  0809hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-05817         VICTIM:  Julio Humberto Martinez, 44 years old, AKA: Jose Luis Martinez          CITY:  Salinas, CA,

UPDATED INFORMATION

An autopsy was performed today on the body found in the walnut orchard near Road 156 and Ave 288 near Farmersville. The victim has been identified as 44 year old Julio Humberto Martinez from Salinas. He was also known as Jose Luis Martinez. The cause of death was determined to be exsanguination.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should call Detective Frank Zaragoza 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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Shooting in Orosi area
LOCATION:  12900 block Miller Ave, Orosi          DATE:  05-09-12          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  12-5858         VICTIM:  Juvenile Female, age 7 , Juvenile Male age 17, Juan Adame age 39          CITY:  Orosi Ca.

S-1 Hispanic male adult 5’9 180

S-2 Hispanic male 5’8 unknown

On 5-9-12 at 2200 hrs, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Orosi Patrol Division, were dispatched to a shooting at a residence in the 12900 block of Miller in Orosi.  Upon arrival Deputies found three victims. A seventeen year old male received a gunshot wound to the upper body, a seven year old female juvenile was struck with shrapnel to one finger,  Juan Adame received an abrasion to the right knee during the incident.  The two juvenile victims were subsequently transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center.  The seven year old was treated and released.  The male juvenile was admitted and remains in critical condition. The adult male victim refused medical aid.

The investigation revealed two subjects approached the residence and shot at the occupants through an open door.               

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department are currently investigating the shooting of the three victims.   Detectives are also trying to determine if this case is gang related or retalliation in connection with the Smith Mountain Cemetery homicide that occured on 05-06-2012, case #12-5657.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Richard Ramirez with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Investigation Unit at (559) 733-6218 or toll free (800) 808-0488.  Also an anonymous tip can be left at (559) 725-4194 by text or vaoicmail, or you can email your tip to tcso@tipnow.com.  Reference T.C.S.O. Case #12-5858   

 
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Amber alert
LOCATION:  700 block of West Bradbury, pixley          DATE:  05-10-12          TIME:  0830
CASE NUMBER:  12-05873         VICTIM:  John Turner          CITY:  Pixley

UPDATE:
Air Support Unit located vehicle and advised ground deputies.  Gang Detectives were in the area and were able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in the are of Ave 120 and Road 120.  The suspect was detained without incident and the victims are speaking with detectives.

PRIOR RELEASE:

V-1 TURNER, ASHLEY NICOLE:  AGE 23
V-2 TURNER, JOHN : AGE 12 MONTHS
S-1 TURNER, JUSTIN TIMOTHY: AGE 29
 WHITE MATE ADULT, 6’0, 160 LBS, BLACK/BROWN
S-TURNER HAS “COUNTRY BOY” WITH A JOHN DEERE EMBLEM ON HIS BACK.
UNKNOWN IF HE’S CARRYING ANY WEAPONS

S-TURNERS VEHICLE
GREEN, PLYMOUTH BREEZE
CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATE: 4HTJ366

ON 5-10-12 AT 0830, THE REPORTING PARTY CALLED 911 STATING THAT V-1 AND HER ONE YEAR OLD SON HAD BEEN TAKEN BY FORCE BY JUSTIN TURNER.  THE R/P STATED S-TURNER GRABBED HIS ONE YEAR OLD CHILD HOLDING HIM IN HIS ARMS, AND GRABBED V-1 BY THE SHOULDER DRAGGING HER TO HIS VEHICLE.  AS  S-TURNER PUTS THEM IN THE VEHICLE, HE IS HEARD SCREAMING AT THE VICTIM TELLING HER THAT HE’S GOING TO KILL HER.

A WITNESS SAW THE VEHICLE AND WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FRONT BUMPER INCLUDING THE LICENSE PLATE.  THE WITNESS SAW THE SUSPECT VEHICLE TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON CEDAR, AND TURNING EASTBOUND ONTO COMPTON.

V-2 WAS LAST SEEING WEARING GRAY AND BLACK STRIPPED SHIRT.  BLUE PANTS WITH ORANGE STRIPES ON THE SIDE.
V-1, UNKNOWN CLOTHING DESCRIPTION
S-1 UNKNOWN CLOTHING DESCRIPTION

AN AMBER ALERT HAS BEEN ACTIVATED. A CANVASS WAS CONDUCTED ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD.  AIRCRAFT IS ASSISTING IN THE SEARCH.

S-TURNER AND THE VICTIM ARE KNOWN TO TRAVEL NATIONWIDE. 

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 800-808-0488.  YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION ANONYMOUSLY BY TEXT OR VOICEMAIL 559-725-4194 OR BY EMAIL AT TCSO@TIPNOW.COM

 
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Possession of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  Rd 128/Ave 392 Cutler          DATE:  05-09-12          TIME:  1608 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-5838         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 05-09-2012 at approximately 1608 hrs Deputies contacted a Hispanic Male Adult during a traffic stop. The male was identified as Pedro Luis Rodriguez, age 26. After a warrants check on Rodriguez he was found to have an active Tulare County "No Cite" Misdemeanor warrant for CVC 14601.2, Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License. Upon a search incident to his arrest he was found to be in possession of cocaine. Rodriguez was arrested and booked on the fresh charges of H&S 11350(a) Possession of a controlled substance and the Warrant for CVC 14601.2 at Tulare County Main Jail.

Suspect: Rodriguez, Pedro Luis

Age: 26

 
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Homicide
LOCATION:  Road 156 south of Ave 288, Farmersville          DATE:  05/09/12          TIME:  0809 hours
CASE NUMBER:  12-05817          VICTIM:  Hispanic Male, mid 40ís          CITY: 

On the above date and time deputies from Headquarters were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance call. A field worker found a body in a walnut orchard with blood on it and called for help. Upon arrival the victim was found to be deceased. We are not releasing the manner of death at this time to maintain case integrity.

The case remains under investigation.

Any information should call Detective Frank Zaragoza 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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Poss of a contr subst/ Poss of narcotics paraphernalia/ Under the influence of of a contr subst.
LOCATION:  Porterville, Ca.          DATE:  05-08-2012          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  12-70082         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect #1 Deziree Joelle Balderas                          23
                   Porterville, Ca.    Charges: 11377(a)/ 11364/ 11550(a) H&S  

Suspect #2  Roxanne Larue Contreas                          32
                    Porterville, Ca.  Charges: 11550(a) H&S


Suspect #3  Sheldon Mark Griffith                           36
                    Porterville, Ca.  Charges: 166.4 / 1203.2 PC 11364 H&S   Bail: $5,000.00
                                                             166.4/ 1203.2 PC 11550(a) H&S Bail: $20,000.00
                                                                Two arrest warrants         Total Bail: $25,000.00

 

After an approximate one (1) week investigation into illegal narcotics trafficking in the Porterville area investigators from the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were lead to a residence in the 400 Blk of E. Oak where a search warrant was served.  The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately .9 grams of Methamphetamine, 1.3 grams of Marijuana,   indicia related to the use of illegal narcotics and subjects under the influence of controlled substance’s..

All suspects booked at their respective Tulare County Jail facilities on the above listed charges.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

Photos available through the Main Jail.

 
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288- Child Molestation
LOCATION:  Not disclosed per PC 293          DATE:  See below          TIME:  Various
CASE NUMBER:  12-5725         VICTIM:  Not disclosed per PC 293          CITY:  Exeter

S- Alton Dorrough age 62 WMA

V- Confidential Per PC 293

 

Charges;

288.5 PC  

288a(a) PC x4 

289 (b) PC  x2 

289 (c) PC  x2

 

Tulare County Sheriff's Department Detectives responded to Exeter Police Department were a female juvenile victim wanted to report that a known suspect had been sexually abusing her for several years. The suspect identified as Alton Dorrough was also a volunteer Chaplin for Exeter Police Department. During the course of the  investigation the suspect was arrested on the above listed charges and was booked at the Tulare County Main Jail where he is being held in lieu of $1,050,000.00 bail.  

 
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211 PC- Robbery
LOCATION:  Ave 254/Road 216          DATE:  5-6-12          TIME:  1646 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-5672         VICTIM:  Orange Belt Market          CITY:  Tonyville

Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Dept. Porterville Patrol responded to a report of a robbery at the Orange Belt Market in Tonyville.  Upon arrival deputies were advised that two subjects had entered the store and brandished weapons.  An unknown amount of US currency was taken by these two subjects and they fled the area.  Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Dept. at 559-733-6218.  You can also leave information at 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@TIPNOW.COM

 

The case is under investigation by TCSO

 
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187 PC- HOMICIDE ***Update***
LOCATION:  Road 100 North of Ave 416          DATE:  5-6-12          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  12-5657         VICTIM:  Huber Barron 17 yrs.          CITY:  Dinuba

INCIDENT TYPE: Homicide - Update

LOCATION:  Road 100 North of Ave 416, Dinuba   DATE:  05/06/12          TIME: 1011   CASE NUMBER:  12-05657 VICTIM: Huber Barron, 17 years, from Visalia    CITY:  Dinuba

 

UPDATED INFORMATION

 

The deceased victim has been identified as HUBER BARRON, 17 years old, from Visalia.

 

PRIOR NEWS RELEASE

 

On the above date and time deputies from the Orosi Substation were dispatched to a call of shots fired at the Smith Mountain Cemetery. While responding the victims called 911 and said they were taking the victim to Kaweah Delta Hospital. The victims met with an ambulance at a shopping center at Dinuba Blvd and Riggin Rd in Visalia. The victim was transported by ambulance to Kaweah Delta. There he died as a result of his injuries at 1418 hours. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit responded. Deputies located the crime scene at Smith Mountain Cemetery.

 

During the investigation it was discovered the victim was at the cemetery with several friends visiting a relative’s grave site. Several subjects approached in a vehicle believed to a blue Chevrolet Impala. A fight ensued and during the struggle, the suspects fired shots, striking the victim in the upper body. Both parties then fled the scene. No one else received any significant injuries. The case appears to be gang related. 

 

The case remains under investigation. 

 

Any information should call Detective Rodney Klassen 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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11550 HS, 148 PC, 3056- Under the influence-Resisting or delaying an officer, Parole Warrant
LOCATION:  R284/H190          DATE:  05-05-12          TIME:  1820 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-05637         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Dept. Porterville Patrol and Sheriff 1, Tulare County Air Asset, attempted to serve a felony warrant at a residence in the area of R284 and Hwy 190.  Upon arrival deputies were advised that the suspect was still in the trailer, but numerous attempts to contact him failed.  The subject’s girlfriend was allowed to attempt contact with him and after several minutes he finally surrendered without incident.   The subject was evaluated as he showed signs of recent narcotics use.  The subject was booked into the Tulare County Sheriff’s Dept. Porterville Substation for being under the influence of a narcotics, resisting or delaying a peace officer in the performance of his or her duties, and a felony California Department of Corrections Parole warrant.  

 

The case is under investigation by TCSO

 

Suspect:

Phillip Redmon 28 yrs

 
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187 PC Homicide
LOCATION:  Road 100 north of Ave 416 Dinuba          DATE:  05062012          TIME:  1011 AM
CASE NUMBER:  12-5657         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On the above date and time deputies from the Orosi Substation were dispatched to a call of shots fired at the Smith Mountain Cemetery. While responding the victims called 911 and said they were taking the victim to Kaweah Delta Hospital. The victims met with an ambulance at a shopping center at Dinuba Blvd and Riggin Rd in Visalia. The victim was transported by ambulance to Kaweah Delta. There he died as a result of his injuries at 1418 hours. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit responded. Deputies located the crime scene at Smith Mountain Cemetery.

 

During the investigation it was discovered the victim was at the cemetery with several friends visiting a relative

 

s grave site. Several subjects approached in a vehicle believed to a blue Chevrolet Impala. A fight ensued and during the struggle, the suspects fired shots, striking the victim in the upper body. Both parties then fled the scene. No one else received any significant injuries. The case appears to be gang related.

 
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245 PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Bob Wiley Detention Facility          DATE:  5-5-12          TIME:  1334 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  12-5621         VICTIM:  Undisclosed          CITY:  Visalia

On the above date and time Detectives from the North End Investigations Unit responded to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility regarding a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival Detectives determined an inmate identified as Ivan Escarsega had assaulted another inmate with an unknown puncture weapon. The victim was treated and released at Kaweah Delta District Hospital for superficial injuries sustained during the assault. Escarcega was subsequently charged with assault with the deadly weapon. The case remains under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

 

Taken into custody were

 

1)  Escarsega, Ivan Inez                 35 Years of age                      Visalia    Resident

 

 
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273d, willfully inflicting injury to a child
LOCATION:  12500 Block of Ave 416, Orosi          DATE:  050412          TIME:  2130 hours
CASE NUMBER:  12-5595         VICTIM:  Confidential 293 PC          CITY:  Confidential 293PC

Narrative:

 

5-4-12, 2130hrs. Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 12500 block of Ave. 416  in Orosi regarding a disturbance. Upon arrival a juvenile victim reported being punched in the face by her mothers boyfriend.  The victim received a small laceration to the upper lip.

 

The suspect was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for violation of Penal Code section 273D; willfully inflicting injury to a child. 

 

  SUSPECT:  Timoteo Avila 36yrs. from Orosi,  California

 

 
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One in custody for resiting arrest and under the influence
LOCATION:  Porterville area          DATE:  05-04-12          TIME:  1000
CASE NUMBER:  12-5572         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY: 

SUSPECTS Wegat, Eric 

On 5/4/12 1000 hours, Deputy’s from the Porterville Sub-station were in the East Porterville area regarding a suspicious circumstance report. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department patrol aircraft was in the air and provided assistance. Upon patrol deputy’s arrival, a subject fled the area, running in to the river bed. Deputy’s gave chase in the heavily overgrown river bed. After approximately 15 minutes, the suspect was eventually apprehended with the assistance of the air support.  The Sheriff’s Department personnel in the aircraft were able to maintain visual contact with the suspect and relay updated locations to the deputy’s on the ground, leading to the arrest. The suspect was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was booked for this charge as well as resisting arrest.

 
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Memorial Highway Dedication
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Date:
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time:
6:00 PM Ceremony begins

Location:
Woodlake Veterans Building
355 North Acacia Street
Woodlake, CA 93286


The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the Memorial Highway Sign Dedication honoring two Sheriff’s Detectives who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Detective Monty L. Conley and Detective Joe R. Landin will be honored on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM in their hometown of Woodlake. 

The Memorial Highway Sign Dedication was originally introduced by Councilwoman Connie Conway as Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 15 and was filed on July 13, 2011. 

The Tulare County Peace Officer Memorial Foundation then began working toward having the signs installed.

“It was important to us that these two men be honored together and near their hometown of Woodlake.”  Stated Sheriff Bill Wittman.

The Legislature has designated the portion of State Highway Route 198 between Road 204 and Mehrten Drive, in the County of Tulare as the Detective Monty L. Conley and Detective Joe R. Landin Memorial Highway.

The public is invited to attend as we honor these fallen officers.

History:
On August 5, 1985, Detective Conley and his Partner Detective Landin, were investigating a narcotics case near the town of Pixley, California, in souther Tulare County.  While the two were traveling in Detective Conley’s vehicle, they collided with another motorist who ran a stop sign at over 85 miles per hour.  Both detectives lost their lives as a result of this tragic accident.  The other motorist was tried and convicted of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and served a prison term of five years and four months.

Editors note:
Photos and videos from the installation of the signs on 05-03-2012 at 1100 hours and other documents can be located At:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/sets/72157629596047396/

http://www.youtube.com/user/TulareCountySheriff/videos

The signes will be unveiled after the dedication ceremony on 05-08-2012.

 
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11377 HS, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
LOCATION:  5400 BLOCK OF AVENUE 54, ALPAUGH          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  STATE OF CA.          CITY: 

Narrative:

On 5-1-12 at 1650 hours Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 5400 block of Avenue 54 in Alpaugh. During the investigation, Deputies contacted a subject named Jose Guadalupe Gomez (36 years old). He was found in possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine. Gomez was arrested and booked into County Jail without incident.

 

 

The remains under investigation by TCSO.

 
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11377 HS, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
LOCATION:  5400 BLOCK OF AVENUE 54, ALPAUGH          DATE:  5-1-12          TIME:  1650
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  STATE OF CA.          CITY: 

Narrative:

On 5-1-12 at 1650 hours Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the 5400 block of Avenue 54 in Alpaugh. During the investigation, Deputies contacted a subject named Gustavo Cardenas (34 years old). He was found in possession of a controlled substance/methamphetamine. Cardenas was arrested and booked into County Jail without incident.

 

 

The case is still under investigation by TCSO.

 

 
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488 PC / 496 PC PETTY THEFT / POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
LOCATION:  700 BLOCK OF S. PARK, PIXLEY          DATE:  5-1-12          TIME:  0630
CASE NUMBER:  12-5456         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative:

On 5-1-12 @ 1546 hours Deputies contacted a victim who reported an unknown suspect stole a generator from the bed of his truck. The property was valued at $700 dollars. During the investigation, a subject named Ricky Barnett (23 years old) of Pixley was contacted and admitted stealing the property. He charged with petty theft and possession of stolen property. Deputies responded to a residence in the 400 Block of Bradbury street in Pixley where the stolen property was recovered. Barnett was booked into County Jail without incident.

 

 

The case is still under investigation by TCSO.

 
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  300 BLOCK OF SOUTH BAXLEY, PORTERVILLE          DATE:  04-29-12          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  12-5353         VICTIM:  2 MALE ADULTS          CITY:  PORTERVILLE

On 4-29-12, at 1515 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department responded to the area of the 300 block of S. Baxley, Porterville regarding reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival it was discovered that two male subjects in a newer model white truck were following a male subject walking down the road. According to witnesses, gang slurs were exchanged by the two groups resulting in the two subjects in the vehicle firing a handgun several times at the subject walking. The vehicle fled in an unknown direction and the victim was not injured during the assault.

The same day 4-29-12, at 1700 hours, after the Sheriff’s Department left the scene, the same two suspects were again seen in the area, although now driving an older model tan truck. One of the suspects, exited the truck and approached a group of people standing in the front yard of a residence. The suspect fired a handgun several times into the crowd, striking a victim in his upper arm as well as several nearby vehicles. The suspect’s fled in the tan truck in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to Sierra View Hospital where he was treated and released.

Even later the same day 4-29-12, at 1930 hours, an officer with the Porterville Police Department conducts a traffic enforcement stop on an older model tan truck. The passenger and driver run from the vehicle, but are later apprehended and identified as the outstanding suspects regarding the T.C.S.O. shooting investigation.

Both suspects are currently in custody for P.C. 245 Assault with a deadly weapon with pending gang allegation charges as well as their charges pending from the PPD enforcement stop

suspects : Jesus Aguilar 25 yo
               Gilbert Amezcua 21 yo   

 
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