Assault With a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  30700 Block of Camp Dr          DATE:  10-2-11          TIME:  0345 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13250         VICTIM:  Jimmy Madrid          CITY:  Goshen

ON 10-2-11, at approximately 0345 hours, Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Kaweah Delta HOspital in Visalia regarding a victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was reportedly shot while in the 30700 block of Camp Dr in Goshen. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  14000 Block of Ave. 240, Tulare          DATE:  10-1-11          TIME:  0649
CASE NUMBER:  11-13219         VICTIM:  Tulare Youth Athletics Association          CITY:  Tulare

On 10-1-11 at 0649 hours, Deputies with the Tulare county Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 14000 block of Ave. 240 in Tulare in regard to a theft report. Upon arrival the reporting party advised generators, a PA system, food items from the concession stand and misc. electronic equipment had been taken. The items taken were valued at approximately $11,665.00.

Case currently under investigation with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Possession of Stolen Property
LOCATION:  19000 block Ave 146 - Poplar          DATE:  09-30-11          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  11-13185         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Cesar Domingo    Adult

On 9/30/11, at approximately 0700 hours, Deputies responded to a residence in the 14700 block of Walker Road in Poplar and conducted a probation search of Cesar Domingo and the residence. The search yielded stolen items from a burglary that occurred just hours earlier from a residence in the 19000 block of Ave 146 in Poplar. Domingo was also found to be in possession of marijuana and under the influence of a controlled substance. Domingo was arrested on the above violations and booked at the Porterville Substation.
Domingo was also charged with burglary and identity theft charges on an unrelated incident. 

 
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Homicide
LOCATION:  Lindsay Cemetary          DATE:  09/29/2011          TIME:  0117
CASE NUMBER:  11-13115         VICTIM:  Gutierrez, Sonny (17)          CITY:  Lindsay

***Updated Information***
Victim Name:
Gutierrez, Sonny - 17 years - Lindsay

Autopsy is scheduled for Monday October 3, 2011

**Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Office at (559) 733-6218**

*Prior Release*
On 9-29-11 at approx. 0117 hrs. the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lindsay cemetery for a report of a possible shooting.  The responding deputies subsequently located a deceased male juvenile with apparent gunshot wounds.  The investigation is in the early stages and further information will be released at a later time.    The case is under investigation by TCSO

 
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386(d) PC/ Elder Abuse
LOCATION:  13400 Block of A232-Tulare          DATE:  09-29-11          TIME:  1923
CASE NUMBER:  13400 Block          VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect:    Scott Chambers    Age:    47

On the above date and time Tulare County Sheriff Deputies investigated a possible elder abuse crime.  The above mentioned suspect is being investigated for forging multiple checks on the victim’s checking account and cashing them in.  This case is still under investigation.

 
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PC187- Homicide
LOCATION:  Lindsay Cemetery- 639 S. Foothill          DATE:  09-29-11          TIME:  0117
CASE NUMBER:  11-13115         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Lindsay

On 9-29-11 at approx. 0117 hrs. the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Lindsay cemetery for a report of a possible shooting.  The responding deputies subsequently located a deceased male juvenile with apparent gunshot wounds.  The investigation is in the early stages and further information will be released at a later time.   

The case is under investigation by TCSO
    

 
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UPDATE: Barricaded subject in Orange Cove area in custody
LOCATION:  45000 block of Filer          DATE:  09-28-2011          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-13090         VICTIM:  NA          CITY:  Orange Cove

UPDATE:
At 1533 hrs the subject was taken into custody without incident on scene at the 45000 block of Filer in ORange Cove.  The Subject was identified as Brian Dewayne Durham, age 46 of Orange Cove.  He was taken into custody for PC 422 and PC 245. 

 

PRIOR RELEASE:
ON 09-28-2011, at approximately 1213 hours, the Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a man who brandished a firearm and made threats to family members.  The sheriff's Office responded to the 45000 block of Filer in Orange Cove and made contact with the victim's. 

The Sheriff's Office was advised the last time the subject was seen was in his residence.  The Sheriff's Office has attempted to make contact with the subject but has met with negative results.  Due to the nature of the call and the possibility of the man being in possession of a firearm, the Sheriff's Tactical Enforcement Personnel Team and Airplane were called to respond to the scene. 

The subject is known to the victims.  His name is not being released at this time.  The subject is a Caucasian, male age 46 and lives at the location.

As additional information is made available an update will be issued. 

If anyone has information regarding this incident they are encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.  Should anyone have information they would like to provide anonymously, they can text or e-mail the information through the TipNow program 559-725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com.

Questions should be directed to the PIO Sgt. Chris Douglass a cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us or 559-735-1825.

 
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Missing Person - Abraham Lunar Chavez
LOCATION:  Strathmore          DATE:  09-13-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-12406         VICTIM:  Abraham Lunar Chavez          CITY:  Strathmore

NAME: Abraham Lunar Chavez
Age: 37 years old
HEIGHT: 5'6"
WEIGHT: 160 lbs
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Brown
TATTOOS: None
LAST SEEN WEARING: A white t-shirt with blue stripes, blue jeans and boots

On 9/13/11 Abraham Lunar Chavez was reported missing by his friend. He was last seen
walking south from his home on 20400 block of Road 204 in Strathmore. According to his
friends and family members it is unlikely for him to not return or contact family and they
are concerned for his well being.

Anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of Abraham Lunar Chavez is
encouraged to contact Detective Maria Lomeli of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department
Violent Crimes Unit at (559) 733-6218.

 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may test or e-mail your information to 559-725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com.

 

A missing person flyer with photograph is also posted on the Sheriff's Flickr page at  http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/6189482212/in/photostream

 
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PC 460, 242, 594
LOCATION:  Ave 308/ Rd 71-Goshen          DATE:  09-24-11          TIME:  2032hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12909         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect:    Cesar Vargas    Age:    24

Tulare county deputies were dispatched to the area of Ave 308 and Rd 71 for a reported disturbance in progress.

Deputies arrived on scene and learned suspect Cesar Vargas forced his way into a neighboring home and assaulted two subjects. Cesar fled the area on foot prior to Deputies arrival. Cesar was later located at a relative’s home and taken into custody without incident and booked at the main jail.

 
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166.4 PC, 11357(b) HS, 23152 VC and arrest warrant
LOCATION:  Orosi, Cutler and London          DATE:  9/21-9/24          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-80213         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

During the week of 9-21-11 through 9-24-11, personnel from the North End - Gang Violence Suppression Unit concentrated their efforts in the communities of Cutler, Orosi, London, Ivanhoe and Farmersville.  Overall, there were ten arrests for various misdemeanors, warrants and civil gang injunction violations. 

The subjects were booked into the Tulare County Main jail and Juvenile Justice Center without incident.

Male Juvenile (16 yrs) violation of preliminary gang injunction / court order. No Bail
Male Juvenile (16 yrs) violation of preliminary gang injunction / court order. No Bail
Male Juvenile (17 yrs) violation of preliminary gang injunction / court order. No Bail
Luis Ramirez (26 yrs) violation of preliminary gang injunction / court order. No Bail
Felipe Rivera (26 yrs) violation of preliminary gang injunction & poss. of marijuana. No Bail
Oscar Tlehuatle (26 yrs) driving under the influence of alcohol.  Bail $10,000
Romero Ramirez (50 yrs) driving under the influence of alcohol.  Bail $10,000
Damian Lopez (28 yrs) misdemeanor arrest warrant.  Bail $35,000
Yanira Garza (29 yrs) misdemeanor arrest warrant (cited)
Juan Villarreal (37 yrs) misdemeanor arrest warrant (cited)

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.

 
...posted by dispatch
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PC459 Felony
LOCATION:  14800 block of A248          DATE:  092311          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-12828         VICTIM:  Slover Brother's Trucking          CITY:  Exeter

Narrative:

On the above date and time, Tulare County Sheriff's Deputie's were dispatched to the above location regarding a burglary.  Victim stated sometimes between Thursday 9/23/11 and Friday 9/24/11, unknown suspect(s) removed miscellaneous tool's and equipment from a storage building on the property.  The investigation revealed the suspect Kevin Joshua Glick from Exeter was involved in the theft.  The property was located and returned to the victim. Glick was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail. This case is currently under investigation.

In Custody: Glick, Kevin Joshua    DOB: 03-02-1982    Exeter, Ca.

 

 
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Missing Juvenile
LOCATION:  20800 block of Ave 200, Strathmore          DATE:  09-23-11          TIME:  1437hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12855         VICTIM:  Male Juvenile 2 Years old          CITY:  Strathmore


On Friday, September 23, 2011 at 1437 hours, deputies responded to a report of a missing 2 year old. The victim’s mother reported that she and the child laid down for a nap and when she awoke the child was gone. It appeared the child climbed through a hole from a small missing plate of glass in the front door that had not yet been repaired.

The search included the sheriff’s department aircraft, K-9’s, patrol deputies, Search and Rescue and volunteers. The child was found at about1650 hours by deputies on foot being led by a K-9. He was found lying under a tree approximately ¼ mile away in same orange orchard the residence was located in. The child was in good health and unharmed.

 
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Marijuana Suppression Details for week of September 18-23, 2011
LOCATION:  various          DATE:  various          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  various         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  various

During the week on September 18th the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department S.T.E.P. Unit completed three lengthy investigations in areas scattered around the county. These investigations resulted in the eradication of over 28,500 marijuana plants

The various operations are as follows:

1.  Case # 11- 60667 - On 9/19/11 S.T.E.P. Detectives along with assisting personnel responded to two locations in the 21000 block of Rd. 252 near Lindsay for reported large scale marijuana cultivations. The investigation was initiated after local residents reported they were concerned for their safety because of the nearby marijuana grows. They reported suspicious vehicles coming and going at all hours of the day and night and gun shots being fired in the area on a regular basis. Upon arrival search warrants were served at both locations. The listed suspects were detained and questioned. It was quickly found that the two sites were connected and in fact run as one operation, a plant count at the locations found a total of 2,282 live marijuana plants, some of which were 15 feet in height. A check of the medical recommendations at the sites found multiple expired, fake, duplicate and in some cases triple copied. Several of the detained subjects stated they had never seen the recommend holders.  Recommendation holders at the location were allowed 835 plants. Children's toys were found in and around the grow sites and processed marijuana was within easy reach of the children throughout the homes.

The marijuana plants at this location were in excess of 13 feet tall.  From both locations a total of 15 dump truck loads of marijuana, weighing 35,200 pounds were removed for destruction.

It’s important to note that plants of this size yield more than the commonly accepted one to two pounds of processed bud per plant used for legal purposes. These plants would have easily yielded five or more pounds of bud per plant. In addition, the suspects were collecting trimmings commonly called “Shake”. In recent years suspects have begun the chemical processing of “shake” using butane fuel to extract and produce concentrated marijuana called “Honey Oil” which can then be smoked. This in effect makes all parts of the marijuana plant usable to produce several types of controlled substances. This ability generates huge profits for suspects.

Several of the listed suspects held medical marijuana recommends allowing them to grow enough medical marijuana to cover their current medical needs.  All were found to be clearly over their recommended amounts. In addition, approximately 650 pounds of processed marijuana was packaged for sales and partially processed marijuana was discovered on the properties. This amount of marijuana was clearly in excess of the above listed suspects medical needs. Scales, packaging materials, pay/owe sheets, assault weapons, shotguns, rifles and handguns were found at the locations. A large amount of U.S. Currency was also seized.

The suspects were arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana and possession for sales. The marijuana, bud if allowed to mature would have a street value in excess of $3,000 per plant

It is an ongoing problem that drug trafficking organizations and individuals are obtaining medical marijuana recommends from doctors who allow them to grow plants well in excess of their medical needs. The doctors who do this routinely tell these people that they can donate their excess marijuana back to a dispensary for cash.

A new twist on this issue is that large drug trafficking organizations with ties to Mexico are paying subjects to obtain medical recommendations. The group then makes copies and posts them in various grow locations around the valley. California law has no requirement for a medical marijuana grower to register their grow sites. This allows criminals to hide behind California’s medical marijuana laws and use a single recommendation at many different sites. Growers then sell their excess marijuana to buyers on the street, directly to dispensaries and out of state where profits are many times greater than in California.  A typical medical marijuana user reportedly uses between 3 and 5 pounds of marijuana per year. This amount can be obtained from 2 to 5 marijuana plants.

Suspects Arrested:

S-1:  Erick Magdaleno Arias  26 yoa, Lindsay,  HS 11358. 58, 12276, PC 273A 
S-2:  Ana Magdaleno  24 yoa, Lindsay,   PC 273A
S-3:  Armando Valle  23 yoa,  Lindsay,  HS 11358
S-4:  Carlos Arturo Gomez Lopez  29 yoa  Lindsay, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-5: Noel Galvan Gomez 19 yoa-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-6: Carlos Deniz Chavez 23 yoa,-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-7: Manuel Salvador Patricio Sanchez 23 yoa,-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-8: Manuel Carlos Sanchez Mendoza 24 yoa,-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-9: Sandra Paniagua 33 yoa-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-10: Jose Corona 18 yoa-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-11: Adan Sierra Barajas 42 yoa-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-12:Eduardo Giovanni Garcia 21 yoa,-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold
S-13: Jose Luis Rangel 19 yoa-Mexico, HS 11358 / INS Hold

2.  On 9/20/11 S.T.E.P. Detectives responded to and eradicated 4,597 marijuana plants from a large garden site high in the mountains near Cholollo campground on the Tule River Indian Reservation. The marijuana plants at this location were heavily budded with each plant producing several pounds of bud per plant. No suspects were in the grow site at the time detectives arrived, however numerous items of evidence were collected.   This case is still under investigation.

3.  On 9/21/11 S.T.E.P. Detectives responded to and eradicated 21,647 marijuana plants from a large garden site high in the mountains above the Kern River. The marijuana plants at this location were camouflaged deep in the native vegetation to avoid aerial detection. The plants were completely budded, with some being processed and packaged for sale. Suspects fled the area as detectives entered the site. Detectives found that a small stream had been dammed and diverted to water the extensive grow site. Numerous chemical pesticides, fertilizers and rodent poisons were found scattered around the area.  This case is still under investigation.

 

Photographs of the evidence seized on this case can be viewed on the Sheriff's Flikr page under the title Maijuana Detail 09-2011:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/sets/72157627613270825/ 

 

Video footage of the evidence seized on this case can be viewed on the Sheriff's YouTube channel under the title Marijuana Detail 09-23-11:
http://youtu.be/eRaI4ML3Hng

 

Additional video footage and interviews regarding marijuana suppression can be found at these links:
Undersheriff Dahl Cleek http://youtu.be/Vm0lHwsmwQM
Lieutenant Tom Sigley  http://youtu.be/dihsxiUPXyg
Lieutenant Tom Sigley http://youtu.be/oH0K9c4kbLE
Supervisor Phil Cox http://youtu.be/wF2A6-3k7lQ
AG Commissioner http://youtu.be/nRM8Z55FQI0
Animal Control  http://youtu.be/fRKXxHQTuAQ

 

 
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488/496PC-Larceny and Possession of stolen property
LOCATION:  Road 160 north of Ave 24, Delano          DATE:  09-23-11          TIME:  0021hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12823         VICTIM:  VB Zaninovich and Sons          CITY:  Richgrove

Suspect: Mateo Lara    Age:    36

On 9-22-2011 at approximately 2300hrs deputies from the Pixley Substation began surveillance on Road 160 north of Ave 24 where grape packing materials were being stored. The surveillance was conducted due to recent thefts of the packing materials. During the surveillance the suspect was seen arriving in a vehicle, stopped next to the packing materials, exited the vehicle and placed packing materials valued at approximately $72 into the vehicle and began driving away.

    The deputies conducting the surveillance conducted a vehicle stop and contacted the suspect, later identified as Mateo Lara, 36 years old from Delano, Ca., and detained him pending further investigation.  In the vehicle deputies located the packing materials. A representative from VB Zaninovich and Sons was contacted. Upon arrival to the crime scene the representative identified the packing materials belonging to VB Zaninovich and Sons. The suspect was then arrested and later booked at the Tulare County Main Jail for possession of stolen property and larceny.

    Anyone with information regarding this investigation or any other theft in the area is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488.

 
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422PC/Criminal Threats
LOCATION:  Anderson Rd- Exeter          DATE:  09-21-11          TIME:  1759hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12762         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 9-21-2011 at 1759 hours, Deputies responded to a residence on Anderson Rd in Exeter, for a reported disturbance.

On arrival, Deputies contacted the victim who advised when the suspect was confronted about trespassing on his property, the suspect, John Burns, threatened to kill the victim.  The suspect was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants and criminal threats.  The suspect was later booked into the Main Jail.

Suspect:    JOHN BURNS    Age:    45
City:        FARMERSVILLE

 
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Suspect in Custody for victimizing eight female juveniles
LOCATION:  40700 block of Road 124, Orosi          DATE:  09-21-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-12737         VICTIM:  Eight victims, female juveniles age 10-12 years          CITY:  Orosi/Cutler areas

Suspect arrested:
(S) Juan DelaCruz Nemecio, age 24 of Orosi area

 

Narrative:
On 9-21-11 at approx. 1000 hrs. Deputies responded to the 40700 block of Rd. 124 regarding a suspicious vehicle occupied by a Hispanic male adult, who was reportedly annoying and/or molesting children at the bus stops.  The suspect was identified as using verbal and physical motions toward the victims.  Deputies located the suspect vehicle in the area of Rd. 124 and Ave. 416.  The suspect was later positively identified along with his vehicle as being involved in the current case and several previously unreported similar incidents in the Orosi/ Cutler areas. Deputies have identified at least eight juvenile female victims ranging in ages from ten to twelve.

 

The Sheriff's Office has an ongoing investigation regarding these incidents.  If anyone has information regarding this case we ask you contact Deputy Woolem at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Woolem (Orosi Substation)
Phone number: (559)733-6218 or (559)591-5811

(Media is directed to the PIO Sgt. Chris Douglass at cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us or 735-1832)

 

The suspect vehicle is described as a red/orange colored Chevrolet Tahoe. 

 
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664/187 PC-Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  200 block of E. Lincoln, Porterville          DATE:  09-20-11          TIME:  1234hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12692         VICTIM:           CITY: 

 

Suspect:    
Valdez, Robert    
Age:    
34

On above date and time the above suspect drove to the victim’s residence and became involved in a verbal argument with the victim.  The suspect retrieved a gun from his vehicle and shot the victim one time.  The victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital and he is expected to survive.  The suspect was later located by family members of the victim in the Strathmore area and he was detained until law enforcement arrived and he was arrested.

 
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PC 12020(a)(1) POSSESSION OF METAL KNUCKLES
LOCATION:  RD 50 AND AVE 308-Goshen          DATE:  09-21-11          TIME:  0045hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12721         VICTIM:  State of Calif          CITY: 

 

Suspect: MARVIN LEE JIMENEZ Age: 23

On 9-21-2011 at 0045 hours, the suspect, Marvin Lee Jimenez, was contacted as the driver of a reported suspicious vehicle in the area.  Jimenez was found in possession of brass knuckles, was taken into custody and later booked into the Main Jail.

 
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HS 11350, 11550/Possession of Cocaine, Under the Influence
LOCATION:  1000 block of North Enterprise, Tulare          DATE:  09-20-11          TIME:  1710 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12702         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

 

Suspect: Rhoades, Blake Age: 20

On 9-20-2011 at 1710 hours, Deputies responded to a residence regarding a Battery Report.  During the investigation a small amount of suspected Cocaine was located in the suspect’s bedroom.  The suspect was arrested for under the influence and possession of a controlled substance.

 
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Attempted homicide in Porterville area
LOCATION:  200 block of E. Lincoln, Porterville          DATE:  09-20-11          TIME:  1234
CASE NUMBER:  11-12692         VICTIM:  Christopher Ince, age 26          CITY:  Porterville

On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at approximately 1234 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office received a call of a man who was possibly shot in the upper body.  Deputites responded and the victim was transported to a local hospital. 

Detectives from the Violent Crimes and Forensic Investigations Unit began investigating the case.  Detectives learned the suspect approached the vctim at his residence and began to argue over marijuana that was being grown in the backyard of the residence.   The suspect then shot the victim in the upper body and fled the scene.  Detectives learned there were reccomends for the marijuana, although it was being cultivated out of compliance with the County Ordinance. 

The suspect is outstanding.   The victim is in stable condidtion, being treated at a local hospital.  Detectives are still investigating the case and ask if anyone has information to please call the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.

You may also call, text or e-mail anonymous tips to the Sheriff's TipNow program at 559-725-4194 or tcso@tipnow.com

 

 
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Vandalism
LOCATION:  8700 Block od Old Stage Rd          DATE:  09-19-11          TIME:  1839 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12608         VICTIM:  Lorenzo Alvarado          CITY:  Porterville

On 09-19-2011 at 1839 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the area located near the 8700 block of Old Stage Road in Porterville, California regarding a possible altercation.  The (V) stated that the suspect, later identified as Domingo Pena arrived to the property and damaged all but two of the residences exterior windows and also broke the front and back window’s of his vehicle.  During the ensuing investigation, Domingo was located and taken into custody.  He was later booked at the Porterville Substation for felony vandalism and violation of parole.  The (V) estimated the total loss at $2,300.00.

 

This Case is Currently Under Investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

 
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459PC Burglary, 12020 PC Possession of a prohibited weapons
LOCATION:  23700 Block of Ave 93 Terra Bella          DATE:  09-17-11          TIME:  0550 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12545         VICTIM:  Brenda Valadez          CITY:  Terra Bella

On the above listed date and time a deputy sheriff responded to the 23700 block of Ave 93 in Terra Bella regarding a report of vehicle burglary. In the course of their investigation they contacted the suspect Jesus Hernandez, and located the stolen property in this case. A sawed off shotgun was also located amongst his property. Hernandez was arrested without incident.

Suspect- Jesus Hernandez 04/14/84 ARRESTED

This case is being investigated by the TCSO.

 
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Assault with Deadly Weapon, Armed Robbery
LOCATION:  800 block of Lavonia          DATE:  09-18-2011          TIME:  0147 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12583         VICTIM:  Salvador Ceja , Sarah Ghiglieri          CITY:  Pixley

Deputies responded to the 800 blk of Lavonia, Pixley on an assault report. When Deputies arrived they contacted the victims, who said while walking in the 800 blk of Lavonia, they were contacted by numerous subjects who assault them with glass bottles. During the assault one of the victims had her purse stolen. After the assault the unknown suspects fled the scene on foot. One of the victims was taken to Tulare ER for treatment for the injuries he received during the assault. Case under investigation by TCSO  

 
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11378 HS, 11377 HS, 11366 HS, 148.9 PC, 23152 VC and warrants
LOCATION:  Cutler, Orosi, London and Farmersville          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

During the week of 9-14-11 through 9-17-11, personnel from the North End - Gang Violence Suppression Unit concentrated their efforts in the communities of Cutler, Orosi, London, Ivanhoe and Farmersville.  Saturation enforcement, in addition to parole and probation checks were also done at various locations during the week.  Overall, there were six arrests for felony and misdemeanor crimes.  The subjects were booked into the Tulare County Main jail and Bob Wiley Detention Facility without incident.

Emilia Gomez (46 years) possession and possession for sale of a controlled substance and maintaining a residence for the use/sale of a controlled substance and obstructing a peace officer.  Gomez had approximately eight grams of purported methamphetamine packaged for sale into multiple bindles with an accompanying weigh scale and other associated paraphernalia.  Her bail was set at $75,000.

Robert Jones (19 years) possession and possession for sale of a controlled substance.  Jones possessed approximately three grams of purported methamphetamine packaged for sale into multiple bindles.  His bail was set at $20,000.

Alejandro Bonilla (31 years) providing false information to a peace officer and a misdemeanor arrest warrant.  Bail set at $5,000.

Elesvan Silva (23 years) providing false information to a peace officer and a misdemeanor arrest warrant.  Bail set at $25,000.

Abimael Barrios (27 years) driving while under the influence of alcohol.  Bail set at $10,000.

Adolfo Lopez (30 years) driving while under the influence of alcohol.  Bail set at $10,000.
 
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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Terrorist Threats
LOCATION:  Poplar          DATE:  09-16-11          TIME:  1837 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12532         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On the above date and time, deputies were dispatched a confidential address in Poplar regarding threats.  Upon arrival, the confidential victim stated that Alfredo Chavez (49 Years) threatened to kill him.  Chavez was located at his residence and arrested without incident.  Chavez was transported to the Porterville Substation and booked for 422 PC.

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

 

Taken into custody were: Chavez, Alfredo (49 Years)

                               Charges: 422 PC

 
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243(d) PC Felony Battery, 3056 PC Parole Hold
LOCATION:  18020 Orange Belt Avenue Porterville, CA 93257          DATE:  09-15-2011          TIME:  0041 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  11-12496         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY: 

On the above date and time, deputies were dispatched the Driftwood Tavern located at the above address regarding a battery.  Upon arrival, the confidential victim told deputies Matthew Bakich (34 Years) struck him, causing injury to his person.  Bakich was located at the scene and taken into custody without incident.  Bakich was transported to the Porterville substation and booked for the below charges.

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

 

Taken into custody were:

Bakich, Matthew (34 Years)

 Charges: 243(d) PC – Felony Battery
           3056 PC – Parole Hold

 
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11377 / 11550( C ) H&S
LOCATION:  Ave. 240 E/O Rd. 124, Tulare          DATE:  09-14-11          TIME:  1926hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12440         VICTIM:  State of Calif          CITY: 

Suspect: Jones, Louis Edward Jr.    48 years

On 9-14-11 at approx. 1926 hrs. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on an unoccupied vehicle on Ave. 240 just east of Rd. 124, Tulare. While checking the vehicle Deputies were able to make contact with the car owner/suspect who was exiting a nearby field with a shotgun and a handgun in a holster on his waistband. During the contact the suspect was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and to be in possession of methamphetamine. The suspect was transported to and booked at the Main Jail for the above charges.
 

 
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11377 H&S, 11378 H&S, 11364 H&S, 11366 H&S
LOCATION:  700 Block of Magnolia in the City of Farmersville          DATE:  09-13-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-40251         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Narrative:

Suspect: Cabrera, Leonor

On 09-13-2011 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Farmersville Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Tulare County Probation and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department concluded a three week narcotic investigation by serving a search warrant in the 700 Block of Magnolia in the City of Farmersville. 
Upon securing the residence detectives searched the residence and located a small amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a hand scale and packaging material. 

Detectives arrested Leonor Cabrera for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of drug paraphernalia and allowing a location for the use/sales of narcotics. Suspect Cabrera was transported and booked into the Bob Wiley Detention Facility, where her bail was set at $ 50,000.00.

 

 

This case is still under investigation.

 

 
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11377/11364/11550 H&S
LOCATION:  400 block N. Cherry Ave., Tulare          DATE:  09-12-11          TIME:  2334
CASE NUMBER:  11-12352         VICTIM:  State of Calif          CITY: 

Suspect: Hughes, Justine 24 years

On 9-12-11 at approx. 2337 hrs. Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies made contact with the suspect at the above location for riding his bike at night without lights. During contact with the suspect he admitted to having a knife on his person and during a pat search for weapons Deputies located a glass smoking pipe with narcotic residue and a small amount of suspected methamphetamine. The suspect was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was booked into the Main Jail on the above charges.

 
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H&S 11377 Possession of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  Ave 416/Sultana Rd Sultana          DATE:  09-13-11          TIME:  2011
CASE NUMBER:  11-12345         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

 Gregorio Monroy was contacted at Ave 416 and Sultana Rd in Sultana.  Monroy was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.  Monroy was subsequently arrested for the charge of H&S 11377.  Monroy was transported to TCMJ where he was booked for the fresh charges.

 
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PC 245 /211 PC
LOCATION:  28000 Block of Worth, Porterville          DATE:  09-08-11          TIME:  0923hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12138         VICTIM:  Daniel Sullivan          CITY: 

Narrative:

Suspect: Albert Mata  11-08-1970

Deputies responded to 28000

 Block of Worth on an assault with a deadly weapon report. Upon arrival Victim Sullivan advised deputies that he had been assault by suspect Albert Mata with a pipe, which was confirmed by witness at the scene.  Victim refused medical treatment at the scene.  Deputies located and arrested Mata a short time later.

Case under investigation with TCSO

 
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Coroner case
LOCATION:  Ave 144/ Burnett Tipton          DATE:  09/10/11          TIME:  2025 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  11-12262         VICTIM:  Unknown          CITY: 

On the above listed time a deputy coroner responded to the area of Ave 144 and Burnett in Tipton regarding a male subject who was struck by a train. The subject did not survive incident, and his identification is pending family notification.

This case is being investigated by the TCSO

 
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Officer involved shooting investigation
LOCATION:  Reservation Road, West of success Valley Drive          DATE:  9-9-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-12217         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Porterville

UPDATE 9-11-11:
The suspect has been released from the hospital and transported to the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Adult Pre-Trial Facility.  Marwin McDarment, age 33 of Porterville, was booked into the County Jail with charges of attempted homicide, brandishing weapon, convicted felon in possession of firearm, possession of a controlled substance and has a Parole Hold.

UDATE:
On 09-09-11 at approximately 1530 hours the Sheriff's Office received a call of a man with a gun in the area of the 500 block of Reservation Road.   Two Deputies responded to the area and the suspect was no longer on scene.  Deputies were provided a vehicle description the suspect was last scene in.  Deputies checked the area and located the vehicle parked on Reservation Road West of Success Valley Drive.  The deputies attempted to contact the driver and the driver began shooting at the deputies. Both parties exchanged fire.  During the shooting an officer from the Tule Indian Reservation Department of Public Safety arrived and also engaged the suspect.  No officer's were injured

The suspect was injured.  The suspect ceased fire, was taken into custody and transported by air to an area hospital.  He is in stable stable condition with non-lifet hreatening injuries.

Per normal protocal, the Deputies were placed on Administrative Leave during the investigation. 

The suspect a male adult, age 33 from the Porterville area.  The suspect name is not being released at this time. 

Media questions should be addressed to Sgt. Douglass at cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us 559-735-1832.

Photos are avalialbe on the "Tulare Sheriff" Flickr page  under case #11-12217  http://www.flickr.com/photos/tularecountysheriff/sets/72157627634618128/

Video is available on the "Tulare County Sheriff" YouTube channel under case #11-12217
http://www.youtube.com/user/TulareCountySheriff?feature=mhee

PRIOR RELEASE:
Sheriff's Office investigating officer involved shooting.  PIO is on scene at Avenue 138 and Road 284.  will post more as information is made available.  'edia may contact Sgt. Douglass at 735-1832 or cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us.

 
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11377(a)/ 11378/ 11366 H&S 182 PC
LOCATION:  Goshen, Ca          DATE:  09-08-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-60069         VICTIM:  State of Calif          CITY: 

 

Suspect: Liza Marquez Gomez         FH Age: 44
City of Residence:  Goshen, Ca
Suspect: Rogelio Mendoza       MH Age: 41
City of Residence:  Goshen, Ca.
After an approximate Three (3) week investigation into illegal narcotics trafficking in the unincorporated town of Goshen, Ca., investigators from the Sheriff’s Departments Narcotic Task Force served a search warrant in the 30700 blk of Rd 68. The focus of the investigation was Liza Marquez Gomez and Rogelio Mendoza. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately 3 grams of ICE ( Methamphetamine) packaged for sales, 4.8 grams of Ephedrine,  indicia related to the sales of illegal narcotics and scales. It was also determined that Marquez Gomez and Mendoza were maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics.
Marquez Gomez was transported and booked at the Sheriffs Department’s Bob Wiley Detention Facility and Mendoza was booked at the Tulare County Main Jail on the listed charges Marquez Gomez is being held in lieu of $35,000.00 bail and Mendoza is being held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.
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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Suspect in custody on numerous thefts
LOCATION:  various locations in South Tulare County          DATE:  09-08-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  various         VICTIM:  various          CITY:  various

Crime: 459 PC (vehicle burglary)
Location of Occurrence: 19840 Orange Belt - Strathmore

Suspect: Barrientos, Luis Orlando     1/5/76
               22889 Lawson - Strathmore
          

Associated Tulare County Sheriff's Department Cases:
     11-9700: 459 PC (vehicle burglary)
      Location of Occurrence: 23200 block of Ave 198 - Strathmore

     11-11412:  459 PC (vehicle burglary)
     Location of Occurrence: 12000 block of Ave 128 - Tipton

     11-11629:  459 PC (vehicle burglary)
     Location of Occurrence: 1500 block of N. Main St - Porterville

    
On 9/8/11 the Tulare County Sheriff's Department was contacted by Porterville Police Department in regards to a fraudulent credit card use that had occurred in the city of Porterville. Through investigation it was determined the credit card had been stolen from a vehicle in the city of Strathmore and the suspect was identified as Luis Barrientos. Tulare County Sheriff's Department Detectives and Porterville Police Department Detectives arrived at Barrientos' residence in Strathmore. He was detained on (5) active warrants and it was discovered he was on felony probation. A search of Barrientos' residence revealed numerous identification cards, Ca driver's licenses, credit cards and checks that belonged to several different people. After further investigation Detectives were able to locate the owners of several of those items and determined they were stolen from vehicles in city and county areas (four from county areas and one from the city of Porterville). Barrientos was arrested on four counts of vehicle burglary by Tulare County Sheriff's Department. One count of vehicle burglary, one count of fraudulent credit card use, and one count of possession of methamphetamine by Porterville PD and the five active warrants. He was booked at the Porterville Substation.

 
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Two in custody on theft charges
LOCATION:  30000 block of Hamilton Drive, Visalia          DATE:  8-26-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-11559         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Exeter

08/26/11, a Tulare County Sheriff Deputy responded to the 30000 block of Hamilton Dr., Exeter, regarding the fraudulent use of an access card.  Upon arrival, the Deputy learned that Jessica Andrade and Nikki Fox of Visalia took this card and used it without authorization.  The Deputy located both women and recovered the stolen card. 

 

08/30/11, the same victim in this case reported to a Tulare County Sheriff Detective that she recently discovered that Jessica Andrade and Nikki Fox had taken over $10,000 worth of her jewelry from her home and sold it to a local Visalia Jewelry Store.  The jewelry in question was located and recovered at the Visalia Jewelry Store. 

 

Jessica Andrade and Nikki Fox were located on 09/07/11 and arrested for the selling of the stolen jewelry.  They were booked at the Tulare County Bob Wiley Detention Facility.  Andrade is being held on bail in the amount of $20,000.  Fox was found to have three misdemeanor arrest warrants and is being held on bail in the total amount of $100,000.

 

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

 
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11377 (a)/ 11378/ 11379 H&S Possession of a controlled substance/ Possession of a controlled substan
LOCATION:  Poplar, Ca          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-70130         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

After an approximate one (1) month investigation into illegal narcotics trafficking in the unincorporated town of Poplar investigators from the Sheriff’s Departments Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 19600 blk of Ave 132. The focus of the investigation was Sergio Barragan Anaya. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately 7.1 grams of ICE ( Methamphetamine) packaged for sales, indicia related to the sales of illegal narcotics as well as the transportation of a controlled substance for sales. It was also determined that Anaya was a previously deported felon and Immigration and Customs Enforcement was contacted.
Anaya was transported and booked at the Sheriffs Department’s Porterville substation on the listed charges and is being held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail. He has a hold issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

Photo available through the Main Jail.

 
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Suspect arrested in Grand Theft
LOCATION:  11800 Block of Road 224          DATE:  09-06-2011          TIME:  1007 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12043         VICTIM:  Research For Hire          CITY:  Porterville

On 9-6-2011 the victim reported an unknown person broke into three storage sheds and stole video camera’s and DVR’s. Evidence at the scene indicated the suspect utilized a bicycle and small trailer during the theft.

 

While investigating the theft, Detectives located a subject riding a bicycle with a small trailer in tow on highway 190 near Lake Success. A traffic stop was conducted and the subject was contacted. The subject was found to be in possession of the stolen video equipment and camera’s. The subject was arrested and booked at the Porterville substation for burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen property.

 

The case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Agricultural Crimes Unit. For any information please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559 733-6218.



Suspect Information:
Chad Armstrong, age 32 of Porterville

 
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UPDATE: 187 PC-Homicide
LOCATION:  38600 Block Rd 64-Dinuba          DATE:  09-05-11          TIME:  1545
CASE NUMBER:  11-12020         VICTIM:  Cesar Ramirez, age 39          CITY:  Hayward, CA

UPDATE:
The victim has been identified as Cesar Ramirez, age 39 of Hayward, California.  Ramirez was staying on the property where the crime occurred although he is listed as a resident of Hayward, California. 

Numerous shots were heard when a call was made to 911.  Ramirez was located in the grow site he was tending. The grow site had approximately 316 plants. The property was being rented for this grow site and there were additional separate grow sites on the property.

The Sheriff's Office is looking for two subjects who may have information on the case and were last seen leaving the area on Road 64 and Avenue 384.  They were last seen in a black 2004-2005 Dodge pickup truck, four doors with stock body.

The first person was identified by the name of Gregorio, with an unknown last name.  He was also known as "Goyo" or "Gollo".  He is a hispanic, male, adult  approximately 38 years of age with a medium build of 5' 9", black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt, blue-green jeans and boots.

The second person was identified by a nickname of "Toricato".  He is a Hispanic, male, adult approximately 25-27 years of age with a medium build of 5' 6", black hair and brown eyes and moustache. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a logo, blue t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes with a black stripe.

If anyone has information regarding this case, the vehicle or subjects please contact the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.  You may also remain anonymous by sending a text, call or e-mail to 559-725-4194, tcso@tipnow.com.  This information is passed through a server that removes identifying information before it is sent to the Sheriff's Office.  Any information is useful.

The Sheriff's Marijuana Suppression Program / STEP Team were called to investigate the legality of the grow site.

An autopsy is scheduled for Ramirez on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011.  Additional information will be released after the autopsy is completed. 

PRIOR RELEASE:
On 09-05-11 approx 1545 hrs Tulare County Sheriff Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting at the above listed location. Deputies arrived on scene to find a victim of a gun shot wound.  The victim succumbed to injuries on scene. Case is still under investigation.

When additional information is available for release an update will be issued. 

 

 
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11377- Possession of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  Ivanhoe          DATE:  9-4-2011          TIME:  2230 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-11998         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

During a routine traffic stop (S) Robert Glispey was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine, a glass pipe (drug paraphernalia) and marijuana.  (S) Glispey was subsequently taken into custody and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail. 

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


 
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