PC 459-Burglary
LOCATION:  Pacific/Mooney          DATE:  10-10-2011          TIME:  1824 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13598         VICTIM:  Saul Irivarren          CITY:  Tulare

On the above date and time TCSO Deputies responded to a residence in Tulare regarding a recent burglary.  Upon arrival deputies determined an unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an open bedroom window and removed a computer, TV, jewelry and stereo from inside the residence valued at $2,700.  No suspects have been identified at this time.

 
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Suspicious Death
LOCATION:  Highway 99 near Ave 368          DATE:  10-10-11          TIME:  1543 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13590         VICTIM:  Unknown          CITY:  Traver

On the above date and time Cal Trans employees contacted the Sheriff's Department and reported they located possible human bones at a work site, in the center divide of State Route 99 just north of Traver. Detectives from the Cororner Office, Crime Lab and Violent Crimes Units responded and are still on scene investigating at this time. More information is expected be released as the investigation continues.


 
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Gambling Device Seized, PC 330.1
LOCATION:  23000 Block of Ave 196          DATE:  10-09-2011          TIME:  1700 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13551         VICTIM:  Sate of California          CITY:  Strathmore

Taken into custody were: N/A

Charges: PC 330.1

On 10-09-11 at approximately 1700 hrs., Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Deputies received information regarding an illegal gambling machine being located in the 23000 block of Ave 196, Strathmore. Investigation revealed the item was placed two days prior by a male subject. The machine was deemed an illegal gambling device per PC 330.1 and seized.

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



Deputy Gong
Approved by: Sgt. M. Giefer

 
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UPDATE-Missing Hikers
LOCATION:  Hidden Falls-Balch Park Area          DATE:  9-7-2011          TIME:  1800 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13478         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

Missing Hikers: Betsy Casillas, 24 years of age, resident of Westminster Ca
                      Jason Deats, 35 years of age, resident of Ridgewood Ca
                      Arron Deats, 32 years of age, resident of Ridgewood Ca


On 10/7/11 at approximately 1800 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Department Search and Rescue Team, California Highway Patrol and US Forest Service began a search and rescue operation in the Balch Park Area for three over due hikers. The hikers were identified as Betsy Casillas, Jason Deats and Arron Deats from Ridgewood, California. Deputies had found the hikers vehicle near the Hidden Falls trail head in Balch Park which was where the operation began.
On 10/9/11 at approximately 1300 hours, Deputies located the three hikers near Maggie Lakes above Springville. It was later learned the hikers had planned a six day hiking trip in the Balch Park Area but got lost after a snow storm on the sixth day. The hikers were found in good health and did not require any medical treatment.
       

  

 
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UPDATE-Missing Hunter
LOCATION:  Thompson Camp Spring area          DATE:  10-9-2011          TIME:  2040 HRs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13552         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

Missing Hunter has been located by the Tulare County Sheriff Department Search and Rescue Team.

 
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Search and Rescue
LOCATION:  Thompson Camp Spring area          DATE:  10-9-2011          TIME:  1710 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13552         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

On the above date and time Tulare County Sheriff’s Department began a Search and Rescue Operation to locate an overdue hunter in the Thompson Camp Spring area. The hunter was last seen on 10-9-2011 in the area of Mountain Road 50 and Forest Service Roads 23S15 and 23S64. Tulare County Sheriff Department Search and Rescue Teams are currently searching for the overdue hunter.

 
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Search and Rescue
LOCATION:  Balch Park Area          DATE:  10-07-2011          TIME:  1800 hours
CASE NUMBER:  11-13478         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

Narrative:

On the above date and time Tulare County Sheriff’s Department began a search and rescue operation to locate three overdue hikers in the Balch Park area. The hikers were last seen on 09/28/2011 in the area of the Hidden Falls trail head and were scheduled to leave the wilderness on 10/06/2011. Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue teams are currently searching for the overdue hikers.

 
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Burglary, Receipt of Stolen Property, Conspiracy, Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  R256/A56          DATE:  10-6-11          TIME:  1200 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13446         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Ducor

Taken into custody were:

S1: Juvenile 15 Years Old - Confidential
S2: Juvenile 15 Years Old - Confidential
S3: Govea, Denise 08/17/1993
S4: Andrade, Gabriela 09/28/1993
Loss: $700.00 / RECOVERY $700.00

Deputies received an anonymous report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Road 256 and Avenue 56 in Ducor. Deputies located a vehicle matching the description given and an enforcement stop was made. Four occupants in the vehicle were arrested for various narcotic related charges. Deputies located what appeared to be stolen property which was in the vehicle. All suspects stated they did not know who the property belonged to and none claimed ownership.
Following the traffic stop, additional Deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 7000 block of Road 256. During the course of the investigation, the victim positively identified the property located within the vehicle as being stolen from the residence. Two adult suspects were booked into the Bob Wiley Detention Facility and two juvenile suspects were booked into Juvenile Hall for charges including burglary, receipt of stolen property, conspiracy to commit a crime and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

 
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Cultivation of Marijuana, Transportation of Marijuana, Poss of greater than 28.5 grams.
LOCATION:  19000 Block of Gutherie          DATE:  10-7-2011          TIME:  0039 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13453         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Strathmore

Taken into custody were:

 Lamb, Darin (45 Years)

 Charges: 11358 H&S
               11360 H&S
               11357(a) H&S

On the above date and time, deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Strathmore area for a minor equipment violation.  During the traffic stop, deputies located approximately (10) pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle, Darin Lamb (45 Years), did not have a medical marijuana card and was arrested and booked for the above charges at the Porterville Substation.

 
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Assault w/a Deadly Weapon causing great bodily injury, Conspiracy, Parole Violation
LOCATION:  38700 H99          DATE:  9-18-11          TIME:  1652 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-12612         VICTIM:  Daniel Huerta          CITY:  Kingsburg

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments North County Property and North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit concluded a week long investigation regarding an assault with a deadly weapon.

Detectives learned that three suspects assaulted a male subject in a parking lot causing great bodily injuries to the victim. During the attack the suspects were yelling gang slurs to the victim. The victim was treated at Selma Hospital for major injuries to the facial area.

Detectives were able to identify and locate the suspects in the 38700 block of Hwy 99. They were taken into custody, on the below listed charges.

Taken into custody were:

1) Jason John Langdon                     28Yrs.                                     Kingsburg resident       
   Charges: 245, 243(d) 3056 PC/ Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Great bodily       injury and Parole violation.

2) Joshua Gene Wilson                     23Yrs.                                     Kingsburg resident       
   Charges: 243(d) 182 PC/ Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Great bodily injury,        Conspiracy.

3) Mary Kathleen Grubert                  21 Yrs.                                    Kingsburg resident               Charges: 243(d) 182 PC/ Assault with a Deadly    Weapon, Great bodily injury, Conspiracy.




 
This case remains under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department– North County Property Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Kathy Garcia at (559)733-6218

.                    Prepared by: Sgt. H. Liles

 
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246 PC- Shooting into an occupied structure
LOCATION:  12900 block of School          DATE:  10-3-11          TIME:  2315 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-13322         VICTIM:  Brenda Rodriguez          CITY:  Cutler

The victim reported several shots were fired to her residence at the above date and time.  No injuries were reported.  Case under investigation by TCSO.

 
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Update to Lindsay Homicide
LOCATION:  Lindsay Cemetary          DATE:  09-29-11          TIME:  0117
CASE NUMBER:  11-13115         VICTIM:  Gutierrez, Sonny, age 17          CITY:  Lindsay

UPDATED INFORMATION

On 10/3/11 and autopsy was conducted  on V-Sonny Gutierrez. The cause of death was determined to be exsanguination due to stab wounds to the upper body. The victim was had also been shot.

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

 
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Update to Lindsay Homicide
LOCATION:  Lindsay Cemetary          DATE:  09-29-11          TIME:  0117
CASE NUMBER:  11-13115         VICTIM:  Gutierrez, Sonny, age 17          CITY:  Lindsay

UPDATED INFORMATION

On 10/3/11 and autopsy was conducted  on V-Sonny Gutierrez. The cause of death was determined to be exsanguination due to stab wounds to the upper body. The victim was had also been shot.

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

 
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Gang Detail ends with 24 arrests
LOCATION:  Goshen, Visalia, Ivanhoe, Orosi, Cutler, Dinuba, London, Traver, Yettem, Sultana and Delf Colony          DATE:  09-30-11          TIME:  1600 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  Various         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Various

Case Numbers: 11-80223 through 11-80231, 11-13205, 11-13216

Crime: 11379 HS, 11377 HS, 11350 HS, 11364 HS, 186.22 PC, 12020 PC, 148 PC, 647(f) PC, 3056 PC in addition to numerous felony and misdemeanor warrant arrests

Area Occurred: Goshen, Visalia, Ivanhoe, Orosi, Cutler, Dinuba, London, Traver, Yettem, Sultana and Delf Colony.

 
On 9-30-11, more than 65 law enforcement officers from several agencies within Tulare and Fresno County combined forces to conduct a special operation dubbed “Gold Star”.  The agencies worked together to target specific cities and rural communities as a means to deter criminal street gang activity and crime in general. 

On this day, personnel initiated more than 75 residential contacts in northern Tulare County for parole and probation compliance checks, in conjunction with subjects wanted for outstanding arrest warrants.  Saturation enforcement was also a part of the detail. 

There were 30 subjects arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail, Bob Wiley Detention Facility and Juvenile Justice Center.  There were 13 felony arrests for fresh charges, five felony warrant arrests, 11 fresh misdemeanor arrests, coupled with ten arrests for misdemeanor warrants.  Officers also conducted approximately 30 field interviews with gang members and their associates.  Several subjects were also cited to appear in court for minor violations.  

Participating agencies for this operation consisted of personnel from the Tulare and Fresno County Sheriff’s Departments, Visalia Police, Dinuba Police, California Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshal’s Office, State Parole, Tulare County Probation, Reedley Police, Kingsburg Police, Orange Cove Police, Homeland Security, Sanger Police, Selma Police and California Department of Corrections Special Services Unit.

Arrested were:
Jose Mendoza (39 years) possession of a controlled substance and three felony arrest warrants
Jorge Garcia (32 years) transportation of a controlled substance
Geno Villa (46 years) possession of a controlled substance
Mario Villarreal (28 years) possession of a controlled substance and parole hold
Anthony Flores (23 years) possession of a controlled substance, possession of a concealed weapon, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and criminal street gang activity.
Juan Santellan (20 years) possession of a concealed weapon
Rudolfo Bejarano (48 years) possession of a concealed weapon
Male Juvenile for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a concealed weapon
Male Juvenile for violation of probation – gang terms
Male Juvenile for violation of probation – gang terms 
Male Juvenile for violation of probation – gang terms 
Male Juvenile for violation of probation – gang terms 
Noelia Alvarado (35 years) parole hold
Isabel Sanchez (56 years) felony warrant
Desirae Garza (23 years) one felony warrant and two misdemeanor warrants
Samantha Greenwood (26 years) four misdemeanor warrants
Ernesto Perez (18 years) public intoxication and possession of marijuana
Eduardo Mendoza (36 years) public intoxication
Tommy Garza (31 years) two misdemeanor warrants
Juan Alonzo (40 years) misdemeanor warrant
Sozimo Jimenez (40 years) misdemeanor warrant
Sergio Nunez (20 years) public intoxication
Adolfo Herrera (19 years) public intoxication
Juan Meza (23 years) public intoxication
Santiago Cisneros (69 years) public intoxication
Christian Buzo (19 years) public intoxication
Tony Mendez (19 years) public intoxication
Gustavo De La Cruz (33 years) public intoxication
Lisa Castaneda (22 years) public intoxication
Minerva Reynoso (21 years) public intoxication

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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459 PC
LOCATION:  200 block E Wilson - Earlimart          DATE:  10/2/11          TIME:  0830 hours
CASE NUMBER:  11-13252         VICTIM:           CITY:  Earlimart

Synopsis:

On 10/2/11 Deputies responded to a residence located in the 200 block of E Wilson in Earlimart. The victim reported unknown suspect(s) had forced entry into an attached garage/storage area and taken property from inside. The victim valued the property at approximately $48,000.00. Deputies later recovered some of the property valued at $15,000.00. The investigation is on-going.

 
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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.

 
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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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