Narcotics Arrest - Farmersville
LOCATION:           DATE:  8/5/13          TIME:  0700 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-40098         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

After an approximate two (2) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Farmersville area, Investigators from the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., Lindsay P.D., Exeter P.D and the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 200 blk. of N. Stevens. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately thirty three grams (33) grams of Methamphetamine, with a street value of $3300.00, glass smoking pipes, packaging materials, and scales.  A large sum of US currency related to the sales of narcotics. A Butane Clandestine Extraction Lab was seized as well. Three children ages 5, 2 and 6 months were located in the residence and were exposed and able to access the narcotics. The children were turned over to Child Protective Service.

As a result of the search warrant two people were taken into custody on the below charges.
 

Taken into custody were:
1) Ricardo Renteria   20Yrs.             Farmersville resident          Date of arrest: 08-05-13
Charges: 11377/11378/11366/11379.6/273A PC  H&S   possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics /Butane Extraction Clandestine Lab/ Child endangerment

2) Denise Martinez       20Yrs.             Farmersville resident          Date of arrest: 08-05-13
Charges: 11377/11378/11366/11379.6/273A PC  H&S   possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics /Butane Extraction Clandestine Lab/ Child endangerment



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

 
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273.5 PC, 422 PC -Domestic Violence/Criminal Threats
LOCATION:  Road 136/Ave 72          DATE:  08-03-13          TIME:  2050 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-10072         VICTIM:  Confidential per PC 293          CITY:  Pixley

On 8-3-13 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jesus Navarette for Domestic Violence and Criminal Threats. The suspect struck his girlfriend with a closed fist and threatened her life. He was booked into Tulare County Jail without incident.

Suspect: Jesus Garcia Navarette (31 years)

 

 

 
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11351 HS Possession of Cocaine for sale 11350 HS Possession of Cocaine
LOCATION:  21000 blk of Road 244 Lindsay          DATE:  08022013          TIME:  1330 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-10001         VICTIM:           CITY: 

In Custody:  Rodriguez, Jose (34 years) Lindsay

 

On the above date and time, deputies responded to a residence on the 21000 block of Road 244 in Lindsay to attempt to contact a subject with a felony warrant.  While at the residence, deputies located (30) baggies of cocaine and additional cocaine not in baggies.  A total of (19) grams of cocaine was located at the residence.  Deputies also located indicia indicating sales of illegal narcotics.  Jose Rodriguez (34 Years) was arrested on the above charges and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

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

 

 
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Armed Robbery in Terra Bella Area
LOCATION:  23700 Block of Ave 95          DATE:  08-02-13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-9994         VICTIM:  Friendly Market          CITY:  Terra Bella

On August 2, 2013 at approximately 1037 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office was advised of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  Deputies responded to the Friendly Market, in the 23700 block of Avenue 95 in Terra Bella where they were advised a masked man brandished a weapon and demanded money.  Two victims were in the store during the incident.  None of the victims were injured.  The suspect took money form the register and a purse which also contained money. 

The suspect was described as approximately 6’ tall, Spanish speaking male wearing a white long sleeve shirt with blue stripes.  The suspect also wore dark glasses and a blue bandana, green camouflage pants, a dark baseball cap, gloves and brandished a black handgun.  The suspect fled in a pearl white 1991 Nissan Maxima, four door vehicle that was previously reported stolen. 

Deputies in the area located the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop.  The vehicle failed to yield and a short pursuit was initiated.  Deputies were not able to stop the vehicle.  The suspect and vehicle are still outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 800-808-0488.

You may also provide your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow Program.  You can send a text or voice mail to 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com.  Only the message not the contact information is forwarded to the Sheriff’s Office.

 
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245 PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Whittaker Ave/Road 125          DATE:  8-1-13          TIME:  2230 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-9970         VICTIM:  20 and 25 yr old males          CITY:  Orosi

Victims: 20 year old male - Orosi

    25 year old male – Orosi 

 

On the above date and time, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of Whittaker Ave and Rd 125 in the Community of Orosi for a report of a gunshot wound victim. Deputies arrived on scene and located two male adults suffering from several gunshots. Both male victims were transported to a local hospital and are listed in stable condition. 

 

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to call Detective Steve Sanchez or Detective Sgt. Parker at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW

 
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187 PC Homicide
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-9664         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative:

**UPDATE**

LOCATION:  39100 block of Road 96          DATE:  08/01/13          TIME:  2110

VICTIM:  Confidential- Hispanic male adult          CITY:  Dinuba

On 07/26/2013 at 2110 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 39100 block of Rd 96, Dinuba in regards to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party who advised he heard two gunshots and found the victim lying on the ground in front of his residence. The victim was found by deputies to be unresponsive and was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. The unknown suspect(s) fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. The Sheriff's Departments Violent Crimes Unit detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

**UPDATE**

On 08/01/2013 the victim in this investigation succumbed to his wounds and passed away at a local hospital where he was being treated. The victim’s name in not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin and a cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Tulare County Coroner’s Office.

The Case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 559-735-1862.

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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Marijuana Eradication Details and Arrests
LOCATION:  Various sites in Tulare County          DATE:  07-31-13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of Ca, County of Tulare          CITY: 

7/30/13
13-60777
S-Antonio Ochoa, 31yoa, Strathmore – Charged with 11377, 11358, 11359 H&S 273a PC
 STEP detectives responded to the 19700 block of Oklahoma Ave., Plainview to conclude a two week investigation into marijuana cultivation and sales behind a medical marijuana recommend with the service of a search warrant at a residence. Upon arrival officers found 56 standing marijuana plants, some fully budded, several firearms, including a loaded high powered rifle, an ounce of methamphetamine and evidence of sales of narcotics. S-Ochoa was found to be out of compliance with state laws regarding medical marijuana. S-Ochoa was charged with the above listed narcotic related crimes. In addition he was charged with possession of a loaded firearm in commission of a felony and Child endangerment.

13-60757
STEP detectives responded to the 19200 block of Rd 144 with Tulare County R.M.A. Marijuana Code Compliance Officer for a routine compliance check of a marijuana grow. Upon arrival and investigation, this marijuana grow was found to be out of compliance with state law in that the marijuana was to be sold to a dispensary after being harvested. The (212) marijuana plants on site were eradicated from the property. Several suspects are being sought. The sale of marijuana is a crime under California law. It has become common practice for people to grow excessive amounts of marijuana hiding behind a medical recommend, then sell it on the street or to a dispensary. With each marijuana plant able to produce in excess of one pound of processed bud and the street price for high quality marijuana in the $3,000 per pound range, illegal sales of marijuana can be very profitable. This case is still under investigation.

Several additional compliance checks were conducted in and around the community of Poplar, subjects were contacted during these routine compliance checks and were found to be in compliance with state law, but out of compliance with Tulare County Zoning ordinances banning the outdoor growing of medicinal marijuana. After being educated and advised of the zoning violations, which include fines per plant/ per day leading up to abatement at owner expense, property owners decided to removed their marijuana and asked the Sheriff’s department to transport and dispose of the eradicated marijuana.

7/31/13
13-60771
STEP detectives and the Marijuana Code Compliance officer executed a Civil Abatement Warrant in the 2801 block of Rd 84 in the community of Allensworth. This grow had been inspected by STEP detectives a month ago and was found to be in compliance with state laws. The owners of the grow were advised of the Zoning violations and possible fines associated with the outdoor growing of marijuana in Tulare county. The owners refused to bring their property into compliance with the zoning laws, ultimately after a period of time, during which fines were being charged to the property for non-compliance, a civil abatement warrant was obtained for the county to abate the nuisance at the owner expense. Because of the incidents of violence and firearms encountered at marijuana grows, STEP detectives serve these civil warrants for R.M.A Code Compliance. In this case 95 marijuana plants were eradicated.

13-60781
STEP detectives then responded to the 5600 block of Schot Rd near Earlimart for a marijuana  compliance check. Upon detectives arrival into the area several subjects fled into a near-by corn field. A check of the marijuana grow at this location found it was out of compliance with state laws, evidence of sales was obtained. Based on evidence collected the 385 marijuana plants at the location were eradicated. Several suspects are being sought for questioning in regards to this case.


These cases are still under investigation by the TCSO STEP Unit.

Photos associated with these case numbers can be found on the Sheriff's Flickr page at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/

 
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Under the influence of a controlled substance,Possession of a controlled substance,Possession of par
LOCATION:  Ave 424 / Rd. 114          DATE:  07-30-13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-9848         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 07-30-13 at approximately 1555 hours, a Tulare County Patrol Deputy from the Orosi Substation was dispatched to the above location regarding a theft report.
Deputies responded and checked the area. The suspect, Justino Villegas Lopez, was subsequently contacted and showed objective symptoms of recent drug use. Deputies searched Lopez’s person and found he was in possession of methamphetamine with associated narcotic paraphernalia.
Deputies responded to Lopez’s residence and located additional methamphetamine and narcotic paraphernalia. The suspect was in possession of less than 1 gram narcotic which had a street value of $20.00.
Lopez was transported to the Tulare County Main Jail without further incident and booked on the listed charges.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.  

 

Justino Villegas Lopez  57 years old

 
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Sheriff Bill Wittman to Promote New Lieutenant
LOCATION:  HQ Lobby          DATE:  07-29-13          TIME:  1330 hrs
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  John Gonzalez          CITY:  Sanger, CA

Sheriff Bill Wittman will be holding a ceremony to promote Sergeant John Gonzalez to the rank of Lieutenant on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM. The ceremony will be held at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Headquarters’ Lobby. Friends and family will also be present to show their support.

Lieutenant John Gonzalez was born and raised in Sanger California.  He graduated from Sanger High School in 1983 and began attending Fresno City College.  In January of 1986 John started the Police Academy.  In June of that year he began working as a Level I Reserve Officer with the Dinuba Police Department.  In July the Sheriff’s Office offered him a full time position to start later that year.

John Gonzalez began his career with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office on November 17, 1986 assigned to work at the Main Jail.  After one year he was assigned to Jail Transport.  In July of 1989 he was assigned a special detail to work undercover as a student at Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia.  In January of 1990 he returned to the Jail Transport Unit.  In May of that year, John transferred to Headquarters Patrol where he worked for four years.  During that time he was assigned to a burglary task force for several months.

In September of 1994, John Gonzalez was transferred to the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (STEP) Team as a Detective.  His first task was to work with a team to help shape and create the Gang Task Force that is still in place.

John Gonzalez was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in December of 1998.  He returned to the Custody Division where he worked at the Tulare County Correctional Center.  In September of 2001 John transferred to Pixley Substation supervising the Patrol Unit.

In October of 2004, Sergeant John Gonzalez returned to the STEP Unit.  While there he worked a number of high profile cases.  Operation LOCCUST was one of the largest scale multiagency details the Department had coordinated. John was instrumental in this detail which received national recognition from the President of the United States and a visit during the detail from the Drug Czar.  In September of 2009 John transferred to the Narcotics Unit and continued to assist with these large details like Operation Trident. 

John Gonzalez transferred to his most recent assignment as a Sergeant in Internal Affairs in June of 2012.  His promotion to Lieutenant is effective as of Sunday, July 28, 2013 with a promotional ceremony on Monday, July 29, 2013 where he will be assigned as the Station Commander of Headquarter Patrol.  John has been supported in career and in his new assignment by his father, John Gonzalez, his mother who recently passed away, Cora Gonzalez, and his daughters Charlie age 21, Hallie age 14, and son John age 15.

The public is welcome to join the department, friends and family in the Sheriff’s Headquarters’ Lobby Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:30 PM to celebrate the promotion.  Refreshments will follow.

Photograph available on Sheriff's Flickr page at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/9384277049/

 
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245 PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  39100 block of Road 96          DATE:  7-26-13          TIME:  2110
CASE NUMBER:  13-9664         VICTIM:  Confidential- Hispanic male adult          CITY:  Dinuba

On 07/26/2013 at 2110 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 39100 block of Rd 96,  Dinuba in regards to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party who advised he heard two gunshots and found the victim lying on the ground in front of his residence. The victim  was found by deputies to be unresponsive and was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. The unknown suspect(s) fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival.The Sheriff's Departments Violent Crimes Unit detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. The Case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 559-735-1862.

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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Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Brandishing, Att. grand theft
LOCATION:  Area of Ave 416 and Road 52          DATE:  07252013          TIME:  0600 hours
CASE NUMBER:  13-09524         VICTIM:           CITY: 

 

07-24-2013 / 0600 hours, deputies responded to the area of A416 and R52 regarding a suspicious person. The reporting party stated Romo had attempted to steal a tractor, then brandished a knife when contacted by the reporting party. Deputies responded to the area, but Romo had fled prior to their arrival. Deputies received assistance from outside agencies, resulting in the capture of Romo.

During the capture process, TCSO dispatch received a call of a burglary that occurred on A400 near R48. Romo was found in possession of some of the stolen property from that burglary.

Also in Romo

s possession was mail from a residence on A400 near R52. Deputies contacted that residence and discovered another unreported residential burglary.

Through investigation, Deputies discovered Romo had also stolen a battery from a tractor near the intersection of A400 and R56.

Most of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the victims. Romo was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for Burglary.

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Detective Paul G

 

 
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Attempted Homicide, Attempted Carjacking
LOCATION:  Kennedy Meadow Camp Ground 12800 Kennedy Rd          DATE:  7/23/13          TIME:  1317 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-9492         VICTIM:  V-1 Klette, Russell 67 YOA          CITY: 

Suspect Pulido, Johnny  24 YOA  Los Angeles Resident

On the above date and time Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to Kennedy Meadow camp ground regarding a report of an assault. The victim reported an unknown male had attacked him with a knife. The victim was transported to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield where he was treated for moderate injuries. The suspect was later located by campers in the area. The campers had notified Officers with the California Highway Patrol where the suspect was hiding. The suspect was located and taken into custody without incident. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Gary Marks with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit at (559)733-6218

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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Domestic Violence
LOCATION:  15700 block of Ave. 327          DATE:  07/23/2013          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-9474         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On Tuesday, 07/23/13 at 0744 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 32900 block of Rd. 159 in Ivanhoe regarding a report of domestic violence. 

Deputies arrived to find the victim who had sustained a visible injury.  The victim was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released.

The suspect, Valerio Guerrero, was contacted, taken into custody and booked into a Tulare County Main Jail.

 
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664-187 PC- Attempted Homicide, 245 PC- Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon, 236 PC False Imprisonment
LOCATION:  20500 block of Ave 200          DATE:  7-20-13          TIME:  2030 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-9373         VICTIM:  Jose Espinoza and Essa Gill          CITY:  Strathmore

On 7-20-13 at 2335 hrs, Deputies were dispatched to a reported assault and stabbing in the 20500 block of Ave 200 in Strathmore.

 

Deputies arrived to find V1 Jose Espinoza suffering from a single stab wound to the upper chest. He was transported to the Kaweah Delta Medical Center, where he was admitted and listed in stable condition.

 

V2 Essa Gill reported S1 Pedro Villarreal had started a verbal argument with her and V1 Jose Espinoza.  The argument escalated and S1 Pedro Villarreal brandished a weapon, and then assaulted V1 Jose Espinoza, stabbing him one time to the upper body.  Both V1 Jose Espinoza and V2 Essa Gill fled to a neighbor and summoned help.

 

S1 was located walking in the roadway a short distance from the residence and crime scene.  He was detained and subsequently booked at the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Porterville Substation for violation of 664/187 (Attempt Homicide), 245 (Assault with a Deadly weapon) and 236 (False Imprisonment) PC.

 

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Joe Rodriguez of the South End Property Crimes Division or contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Department anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or (559) 725-4194.

 
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PC 459, PC 243(d), PC 422, PC 242
LOCATION:  12400 BLOCK OF AVENUE 416- OROSI          DATE:  07-20-13          TIME:  1610 HOURS
CASE NUMBER:  13- 9356         VICTIM:  Confidential/ Female adult          CITY: 

On 07/20/13 at approximately 1610 hours, Deputies responded to an apartment complex located in the 12400 block of Avenue 416 in Orosi, during a report of a physical fight in progress. As Deputies arrived, a Hispanic male adult, who was possibly involved in the fight, was observed leaving the area and was detained.

Deputies contacted a female adult victim nearby, who stated a Hispanic male adult entered her apartment by force, assaulted her, then fled the scene. The female victim was treated at the scene by medical personnel and was later transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

The detained Hispanic male adult, later identified as Gabriel Gonzalez, was arrested at the scene and later transported to the Tulare County Main Jail, where he was booked on the above charges.

 Taken into custody:

Gabriel Gonzalez 33 yrs. old

Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

 
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PC 664/187Pc, 646.9,245, 273.6, Attempt Murder, Stalking, Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  Orosi          DATE:  07-19-2013          TIME:  0810
CASE NUMBER:  13-09292         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Confidential

On 07/19/13 at 0810 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the 12000 block of Avenue 416, Orosi, regarding a woman who had reportedly just been stabbed.

Upon arrival, Sheriff Deputies learned the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Albert Diaz, had walked into the victim’s work place this morning and stabbed her multiple times for unknown reasons. Victim was transported to KDDH for immediate medical attention. She is currently in stable condition.

After the assault, suspect Diaz fled in a vehicle west bound. Minutes later, Sheriff Deputies located S-Diaz driving west on Avenue 416 and after a brief car chase was subsequently apprehended. S- Diaz was also found to be in violation of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order he had been served just weeks prior to this incident. He was transported to the Tulare County Main Jail where he is being held on a $500,000 bail.

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

 
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11379.6 /H&S/496/29800/ 12316 PC
LOCATION:  Goshen          DATE:  7/19/13          TIME:  0700 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-40092         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

 

 

After an approximate two (2) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Goshen area, Investigators from the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., Lindsay P.D., Exeter P.D ,Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division and the Tulare County Sheriff's Tactical Enforcement Personal team were led to a residence in the 31700 blk. of Rd. 60. The ensuing investigation and search revealed a Butane Extraction Lab, approximately four (4) pounds of marijuana, and fifty five(55) marijuana plants with a street value of $165,000 glass smoking pipes, packaging materials, and scales. Also located were several stolen weapons and stolen vehicle from a recent burglary. As a result of the search warrant four people were taken into custody on the below charges

Taken into custody were:1)  PHILLIP Lee Lowe 52Yrs. Visalia resident Date of arrest: 07-19-13

Charges:  11379.6H&S/496 PC Butane Extraction Lab/possession of stolen property

2)  Mark Ray Metheney 45Yrs. Visalia resident Date of arrest: 07-19-13

Charges 496 PC possession of stolen property/probation violation

 3) Randall Clay Versteeg 37Yrs. Visalia resident Date of arrest: 07-19-13

 

Charges: 69/243.b//496PC possession of stolen property/assault on a peace officer

 4)Troy Alan Sisk 50Yrs. Tulare resident Date of arrest: 07-19-13

 

Charges: 496 PC possession of stolen property

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

 

 
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PC 33215, 29900(A), Previously convicted felon in possession of an illegal weapon
LOCATION:  Reservation Road/ Success, Porterville          DATE:  07-11-2013          TIME:  2300
CASE NUMBER:  13-8947         VICTIM:           CITY: 

07-11-13 at approximately 2300 hours, deputies responded to the area east of Reservation Road and Success Valley Drive, Porterville for a report of a male being in possession of an illegal sawed off shotgun. The suspect was contacted and found to be a previously convicted felon, in possession of an illegal weapon. Suspect was arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation, without incident.

Taken into custody were:
Daniel Miranda 49 yrs.
Charges: PC 33215, 29900(A)

 
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Robbery, Criminal Threats, Conspiracy, possession of a loaded firearm, poss of stolen property
LOCATION:  Earlimart          DATE:  07/10/13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-8770         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspects in custody;
Francisco Beltran, 36 years, Bakersfield
Jesus Maduena Robledo, 27 years, Porterville
Cesar Pena Robledo, 25 years, Bakersfield
Crime Scene Location: 13000 block of Ave 72, Earlimart
A victim in the Earlimart area reported the listed suspects intimidated him in obtaining two vehicles in June of 2013.  During the investigation, Detectives were alerted that the suspects were intent on taking a third vehicle from the victim.  On 7/10/13 Detectives were able to apprehend the suspect who had taken the victim's vehicle.  The suspects were arrested without incident.  During the arrest, a stolen pistol was located in the suspect's vehicle.   

 
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459pc burglary
LOCATION:  Richgrove/Ave 24          DATE:  07-09-13          TIME:  07-08-13 to 07-09-13
CASE NUMBER:  13-8827         VICTIM:  Southern Ca Edison          CITY:  Richgrove

   Sometime between the above dates, subjects broke into a storage facility and removed copper wire, tools and electrical equipment. The loss is estimated at $54,000.

 

Anyone with information should call Detective Rubacaba or Sgt. John Dow at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Ag Crimes Unit at 559-733-6218.  Anyone with information can also contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Tip Line at tcso@tipnow.com or 559-725-4194

 
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Update on Suspicious Death Investigation in Porterville area
LOCATION:  400 block of W. Hemlock, Porterville          DATE:  07-05-13          TIME:  1214 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8650         VICTIM:  Martin Salzar, age 50          CITY:  Farmersville

An autopsy was conducted on the decedent who has been identified as Matin Salazar, age 50 of Farmersville.  Cause of death is listed as natural (cardiac arrest due to underlying health issues).

The death investigation is no longer listed as suspicious.

Prior Release:

On 7-5-2013 at approximately 1214 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a man down in the 400 block of W. Hemlock in Porterville.  Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased Hispanic male adult in the driveway of a residence.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes and Forensic Investigations Unit are currently investigating the case as a suspicious death.

When additional information is available an update will be issued.

The case is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.

You may also send your tip through the Sheriff's anonymous TipNow Program.  Send a text or voicemail to 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com.

 
...posted by media relations
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207 PC- Kidnapping
LOCATION:  30800 block of Juniper          DATE:  07-5-13          TIME:  2341 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8676         VICTIM:  26 yr old female (confidential)          CITY:  Goshen

On 07-05-13 at approximately 2341 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 30800 Block of Juniper in Goshen for a report of a possible kidnapping. After further investigation, it was determined a 26 year old female had been kidnapped from the residence by an estranged friend. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and took over the investigation. A search of the surrounding area was conducted and the victim was located at approximately 0140 hours. The victim was located in the Goshen area 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 Florence Cotton at 559-733-6218. You may also e-mail information to TCSO@tipnow.com or text @ 559-725-4194.    

 
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Suspicious death investigation in Porterville Area
LOCATION:  400 block of W. Hemlock, Porterville          DATE:  07-05-13          TIME:  1214 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8650         VICTIM:  Hispanic Male Adult          CITY:  Unknown

On 7-5-2013 at approximately 1214 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a man down in the 400 block of W. Hemlock in Porterville.  Upon arrival, deputies located a deceased Hispanic male adult in the driveway of a residence. 

Detectives from the Violent Crimes and Forensic Investigations Unit are currently investigating the case as a suspicious death. 

When additional information is available an update will be issued.

The case is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.

You may also send your tip through the Sheriff's anonymous TipNow Program.  Send a text or voicemail to 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com.

 
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Assault with deadly weapon in Invanhoe area
LOCATION:  15800 block of Edmonston, Ivanhoe          DATE:  07-03-2013          TIME:  2215 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8588         VICTIM:  Adult male, age 38          CITY:  Ivanhoe


On 7-3-13 at approximately 2215 hrs, deputies were dispatched to the above location for a report of a subject that had been shot while standing in the front yard of a residence.  It was learned that the subject approached either on foot or a bicycle and shot at the victim numerous times.  After the shooting the suspect fled eastbound on Edmiston.

The case is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.

You may also send your tip through the Sheriff's anonymous TipNow Program.  Text or voicemail 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com.

 
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Assault with deadly weapon in Porterville Area
LOCATION:  800 block of S. Halsey, Porterville          DATE:  07-05-2013          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-8635         VICTIM:  Male Adult, age 22          CITY:  Porterville

On 7-5-13 at approximately 0009 hrs, Deputies were dispatched to the listed address in regards to a a report that a family member had been shot.  The reporting party advised subjects entered the backyard and shot several times, and then fled the area on foot.  The victim was transported to Sierra View Hospital by family members prior to calling police.  The victim was later transported to a Fresno area hospital.

The original report is that one to three unknown subjects entered the backyard  where there was a gathering and shots were fired.  The case appears to be gang related. 

The case is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.

You may also send your tip through the Sheriff's anonymous TipNow Program.  Text or voicemail 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com.

 

 
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POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
LOCATION:  33300 GLOBE DRIVE SPRINGVILLE          DATE:  07-02-13          TIME:  1100
CASE NUMBER:  13-8536         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Frost, Richard   42 Years,   Springville

Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives received an anonymous tip through the Sheriff’s Department Tip-Now line that the suspect had stolen property from an unreported burglary that occurred on Cattle Drive in Springville.  Detectives from the Porterville Substation were able to locate the residence and identify the victim.  During the investigation it was learned that a dishwasher had been removed from the residence.  Detectives contacted the suspect and recovered the dishwasher.  The suspect was arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation.

Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Joe Rodriguez at 782-9674 

 
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Arrest made for possession of stolen property
LOCATION:  33300 block of Globe Drive, Springville          DATE:  07-02-13          TIME:  1100 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-08536         VICTIM:  Patrick Trubia          CITY:  Simi Valley, CA

Suspect: Frost, Richard   42 Years,   Springville

Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives received an anonymous tip through the Sheriff’s Department Tip-Now line that the suspect had stolen property from an unreported burglary that occurred on Cattle Drive in Springville.  Detectives from the Porterville Substation were able to locate the residence and identify the victim.  During the investigation it was learned that a dishwasher had been removed from the residence.  Detectives contacted the suspect and recovered the dishwasher.  The suspect was arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation.

Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Joe Rodriguez at 782-9674 

 
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Search Warrant Detail
LOCATION:  Orosi Ca          DATE:  07-03-13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 07-03-13 the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a multi agency gang search warrant detail in the Cutler/Orosi area.  Detectives from the Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a three month investigation involving several gang related shootings in the Cutler / Orosi. As a result of this investigation, 12 search warrants were served at the homes of 13 known gang members.

Items seized during the search included numerous items of gang paraphernalia, three handguns, and two rifles. Two arrests were made.  Those arrested were:

1)    Maria Orosco  (51 years old from Orosi)
Arrested for resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer

2)    Hugo Rios (20 years old from Orosi)
Arrested for weapons related charges as well as Gang related Charges


Assisting the Gang Violence Suppression Unit in this operation were Detectives from the Sheriff’s Investigative Division, TARGET task force, Visalia Police Department Gang Suppression Unit, Tulare Police Department’s Crime Specific Unit, Dinuba Police Department, DEA and the Tulare County Probation Department.

This investigation is currently ongoing and being conducted by the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  

 
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Attempted Burglary Three Rivers Area
LOCATION:  40800 Block of Sierra Drive, Three Rivers          DATE:  06-29-13          TIME:  0333 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8371         VICTIM:  Bank of Sierra          CITY:  Three Rivers

On Saturday June 29th 2013, at approximately 0333 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a burglar alarm in the Three Rivers area.  Deputies arrived and discovered that the suspects had stolen a large truck from a construction site in the area and then used the truck to attempt to make entry into an ATM machine on the property.

The suspects then damaged the rear driveway cover, using the stolen vehicle.

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

 
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Update to Homicide and Attempted Homicide in Three Rivers
LOCATION:  Three Rivers, CA          DATE:  06-27-13          TIME:  1728 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8297         VICTIM:  Multiple          CITY:  Various

Update: 07-01-2013
The autopsies have been conducted on the two decedent victims of homicide in the Three River’s shooting.  Their identities have also been confirmed.  This case appears to be gang related and the investigation is still ongoing.

Deceased:
Santos Valdavinos, age 28 from Delano, cause of death: exsanguination due to single gunshot wound to the upper torso

Samuel Talamantez, age 20 from Farmersville, cause of death: exsanguination due to multiple gunshot wounds to the torso

Two additional victims of attempted homicide during this shooting have been identified.  They are under medical care.

Juvenile Male, age 17 of Tulare, single gunshot wound to leg

Pablo Gonzalez, age 21 of Tipton, gunshot wound to arm

 
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11378/11377/ 11366 H&S
LOCATION:  Farmersville          DATE:  7/1/13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-40080         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate two (2) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Farmersville area, Investigators from the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., Lindsay P.D., Exeter P.D and the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 770 blk. of Camelia. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately one (1) ounce of Methamphetamine, with a street value of $2300.00, glass smoking pipes, packaging materials, and scales. As a result of the search warrant four people were taken into custody on the below charges.

 

 

1) Darrell Dewayne Austin 40Yrs. Farmersville resident Date of arrest: 08-10-72

Charges: 11377/11378/11366 H&S possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics

2) Eddie Ramirez Garcia 30Yrs. Farmersville resident Date of arrest: 07-23-82

Charges: 11377/11378/11366 H&S/3056 PC possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics/Parole violation

3) Jennifer Amaya Sanchez 38Yrs. Farmersville resident Date of arrest: 06-29-75

Charges: 11377/11378/11366 H&S possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics

4) Lorenzo Molina 29Yrs. Farmersville resident Date of arrest: 02-23-83

Charges: 11550 H&S Under the influence of a controlled substance

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

 

Taken into custody were:

 
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PC 459, PC664/459, PC 664/CVC 10851, PC 496, H/S11550
LOCATION:  38400 BLOCK OF WARD DRIVE          DATE:  06-29-13          TIME:  1300 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  13-8385         VICTIM:  ABALBERTO ESTRELLA          CITY: 

On 06/29/13 prior to Deputies responding to area Sanchez was wanted as a suspect in a CHP stolen vehicle which occurred in Kingsburg. Sanchez was also a suspect in Fresno County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) vandalism which occurred at the Shell Station located on HWY99 and El Monte Avenue.

On 06/29/13 1300 hours, a 16 yr. old female reported a Hispanic male, wearing a green shirt, and blue jeans burglarized a parked vehicle. The suspect, later identified as Miguel Sanchez, was located in the area. The investigation revealed that Sanchez burglarized a parked vehicle and attempted to start it with a key. Sanchez removed property from the vehicle which was recovered on his person. Sanchez attempted to burglarize an additional vehicle on the property as well. Sanchez was also under the influence of a controlled substance.

The crime spree finally ended when Sanchez was located and taken into custody by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies in the area of HWY 99/A384.

Taken into custody:

MIGUEL CERVANTES SANCHEZ 23 yrs. old

Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff Office.

 

 
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PC 422
LOCATION:  38000 Block of Brewer Drive          DATE:  06-28-13          TIME:  1500 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8335         VICTIM:           CITY:  Kingsburg

On 06/14/13 The 21 yr old female victim received threatening electronic messages from the suspect 25 yr old Salvador Padilla. The investigation revealed that Padilla sent threatening photographs and text messages to the victim. Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies located and arrested the suspect without incident, the suspect was transported and booked into the Tulare County Sheriff’s Main Jail.

Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Taken into custody:

Salvador Padilla 25 yrs

Charges:

PC 422 Criminal Threats

 
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187 PC 273A PC 32 PC, Homicide/ Child Endangerment/ Accessory
LOCATION:  Three Rivers, Ca          DATE:  06272013          TIME:  5:28 PM
CASE NUMBER:  13-8297         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: #1 Manuel Anthony Talamantez   Age: 27 yrs    City of Residence: Farmersville, Ca. Charges: 187 PC 2 cnts/664-187 PC 2 cnts 273A PC

Suspect:. #2 Christina Martinez Age: 29 yrs  City of Residence: Farmersville, Ca. Charges: 273A PC/ 32 PC Accessory to Crime

Narrative:

Victim #1 Hispanic male adult 27 Yrs

Victim #2 Hispanic male adult 20 Yrs

Victim #3 Hispanic male adult 17 Yrs

Victim #4 Hispanic male adult 21 Yrs

Victim #5 & 6 Hispanic female children 5 Yrs

 

UPDATE

On 06-27-13 at 1728hrs Tulare County Sheriff Department received a 911 call of shots fired at Cobbler Knoll in Three Rivers. The caller advised of three subjects that had been shot. Upon deputies arrival two Hispanic male adults were found deceased due to gunshots wound and a third Hispanic male adult was found shot in his lower extremities. The third victim was transported by Life Flight to Community Regional Medical Center where he was treated and is currently in stable condition.

The Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit was called to take over the investigation. The ensuing investigation revealed that several subjects were at the Kaweah River when an argument and fight between two opposing gang members ensued. Both subjects produced firearms and shots were exchanged. Victim’s #1 &2 suffered gunshot wounds to the upper body area and succumbed to their wounds at the scene. Victim #3 while swimming was struck by a round fired during the exchange of gunfire, he suffered a gunshot wound to the lower extremities and was airlifted to CRMC. He is in stable condition with non- life threatening injuries. Victim #4 while fleeing the area was confronted by Suspect #1 who fired a round at him striking him in the right arm. Victim #4 sought treatment at a local hospital who contacted the Sheriff’s Department. He is in stable but critical condition with a gunshot wound to his right arm.

The suspects were stopped by Deputies assisted by Exeter and Woodlake Police Officers during a traffic stop as they fled the scene. Evidence was located in the vehicle linking them to the crime. Two children aged 5 (Victims 5 & 6) where located in the vehicle as well. The suspects were taken into custody without incident. The children were placed in the care of CWS.

This case remains under investigation and no other information is being released at this time. The names of the victims are pending notification of the next of kin. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff Department Violent Crimes Unit (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW

 
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Homicide, Attempt Homicide
LOCATION:  Cobble Knoll, Three Rivers          DATE:  06-27-13          TIME:  1728
CASE NUMBER:  13-8297         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 06-27-13 at 1728hrs Tulare County Sheriff Department received a 911 call of shots fired at Cobble Knoll in Three Rivers. The caller advised of 3 subjects that had been shot. Upon deputies arrival two Hispanic male adults were found deceased due to a gun shot wound and a third Hispanic male adult found shot in his lower extremities. The third victim was transported by LifeFlight to Community Regional Medical Center where he was treated and is currently in stable condition.
This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff Department Violent Crimes Unit (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW   

 
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245 PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  1400 block of South Plano- A & A Mobile Home Park          DATE:  06-26-13          TIME:  1900 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8256         VICTIM:  Jaramillo, Patrick          CITY:  Porterville

06-26-13 at approximately 1900 hours, deputies responded to Sierra View Hospital for a report of an assault victim. The victim, Patrick Jaramillo, was being treated in the emergency room for non life threatening injuries he received several hours prior. 

 

The victim stated he was hit on the head with an aluminum baseball bat by a subject known to him. The victim said he was confronted by the suspect over the loss of a bicycle earlier in the day. The victim was treated and later released. 

 

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of S. Plano, Porterville, A&A Mobile Home Park and contacted Michael Jones at his residence. Jones was taken into custody without incident, and booked at the Porterville Substation for assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor traffic warrant. Jones’ bail was set at $50,000.

 

Taken into custody were:

Jones, Michael 49 yrs.

Charges: PC 245(a)(1)/ Warrant VC 14601.2(a)

 

 
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Attempted Homicide, Rural Visalia Area
LOCATION:  34000 Block of Road 132, Visalia          DATE:  06-25-13          TIME:  1500 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-8195         VICTIM:  Baca, Javier age 31          CITY:  Visalia/Goshen

On 06-25-13 at 1500 hrs Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia, regarding a stab wound victim. During the course of the investigation Deputies located the crime scene at the 34000 block of Rd 132 in Visalia. The victim was admitted at Kaweah Delta Medical Center. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Sanchez  with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit at (559)733-6218

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

 
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Arrest made for possession, transportation and failure to yield
LOCATION:  Road 192/HWY 190, Poplar          DATE:  06-25-13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-8168         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Poplar

06-25-13 at approximately 0120 hours, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Jose Ramos’ vehicle. Ramos continued to drive through several dirt streets in the Poplar area, failing to yield to the deputy and a short low speed pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, Ramos threw several objects from the vehicle. Ramos stopped his vehicle at Ave 145 east of Road 192 where he was taken into custody without incident.  Deputies returned to the area where the items were discarded and located a glass smoking pipe and approximately 13g of a white crystal like substance, which tested positive for Methamphetamine.

Subject was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Porterville Substation.

Taken into custody:
Ramos, Jose 38 yrs. of Poplar
Charges: HS 11378, 11379, 11550, 11364 VC 2800.1, 14601.3(a), 23152(a)

 
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Over $154,000 recoverd in pirated /conterfiet music and movies
LOCATION:  Earlimart Flea Market          DATE:  06-21-2013          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  13-08019         VICTIM:  Various          CITY:  Various

Persons Arrested:
13-08005 Malagon- Martinez, Marivn Vanessa   24 Yrs. Long Beach Ca.  653w PC
13-08006 Malagon, Maria 55 Yrs. Los Angeles Ca. 653wPC
13-08007 Malagon, Jonathan  56 Yrs. Pixley    653w PC.
13-08012 Juvenile 14 Yrs. Visalia  653w PC
13-08014 Velez-Tapia , Marcos 41 Yrs. Tulare  653w PC
13-08017 Falcon, Hector 25 Yrs. Visalia 148 PC
               Falcon, Esteban 46 Yrs. Visalia 148 PC
13-08019 Gutierrez- Cruz, Julio Caesar 29 Yrs. Los Angeles 653w PC. 
13-08020 Vallapando, Victor  21 Yrs. Woodlake  653w PC  
               Juvnile  16 Yrs. Rosamond Ca. 653wPC.
               Rojas, Maria Luisa 42 Yrs. Rosamond Ca. 653w PC.

Tulare County sheriff’s Department received complaints of subjects selling counterfeit music CDs and DVD movies at the Earilmart Flea Market.   On June 21, 2013, Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department along with Investigators from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Special Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) entered the Earlimart flea market and identified seven vendors that are selling pirated/counterfeit music and DVD movies (653W P.C.)  During the operation nine people were arrested for the pirated music CD and DVD moves.   Two people were arrest when they interfered with the investigation.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) assisted due to the copyright issues and investigative training in their specialized fields.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement contains the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.  The HSI plays a leading role in targeting criminal organizations responsible for producing, smuggling and distributing counterfeit products. HSI focuses not only on keeping counterfeit products off our streets, but also on dismantling the criminal organizations behind such illicit activity.

In fiscal year 2012, intellectual property rights enforcement by HSI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection led to more than 22,000 seizures with an estimated retail value of than $1.26 billion. That figure is based upon the suggested retail price had the products been genuine.

According to the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, product counterfeiting costs U.S. businesses $200 to $250 billion a year in lost revenue.

“We were very fortunate to have the number of investigators from these agencies there to help.  Being able to conduct these investigations simultaneously led to more arrests than we would have been able to make on our own.” stated Sergeant Chris Douglass, the spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office.

The total recovery was listed as follows:
8,532 Music CDs with a value of $61,345.08
9,347 DVD Movies with a value $93,000
Photographs of some of the items confiscated are posted on the Sheriff’s Flickr page at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/sets/72157634312228988/

 
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