664/187 PC- Attempt Homicide
LOCATION:  Residence in Farmersville          DATE:  3-4-11          TIME:  1145
CASE NUMBER:  11-02914         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Farmersville

Suspect 1-  Sanchez, Salvador (in-custody)

Suspect 2 - Santillan, Miguel age 18 (in-custody)


The above listed suspects approached the victim while he was seated in the driver’s seat of his vehicle and stabbed him several times with a knife.  The suspects were later located and arrested at their residence.

The victim was treated at KDH for multiple stab wounds.

 

Det. R. Klassen

 
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Possession, Transportation,Conspiracy and attempt of a controlled substance for sales
LOCATION:  600 block of Oakview and 12600 block of Orange Belt, Porterville          DATE:  03-03-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  see below         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

Case #'s- 10-60866, 11-40032, 11-40062

Suspects:

Suspect  #1 Montenegro, Manuel Delgado Age: 37 yrs. 600 block Oakview, Porterville

Suspect  #2 Argullo, Brandy Age: 29 yrs. 12600 blockk Orange Belt, Porterville

Suspect: #3 Flores, Jose Gonzalez Age: 28 yrs.12600 Block of Orange Belt, Porterville


Suspect  #4 Medina, Jorge Vega Luis Age: 43 yrs.12600 Block of Orange Belt, Porterville 
 
On 3-03-11 the Tulare County Inter-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team consisting of personnel from the Visalia Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Tulare County Sheriff Department, along with the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel Team and Porterville Police Department ended a six month investigation by serving two narcotic search warrants at the following locations: 12600 block of Orange Belt in Tulare County near the City of Porterville and the second location is at the 600 Block of Oakview in the City of Porterville. Detectives located approximately 14.2 grams of methamphetamine on two of the suspects detained.
Suspect Manuel Montenegro was arrested and booked into the Porterville Sheriff Sub Station for two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sales, two counts of transportation of a controlled substance for sales and conspiracy. An Immigration hold was placed on the Suspect Montenegro. 
Suspect Brandy Argullo was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Bob Wiley Detention Facility for two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sales, two counts of transportation of a controlled substance for sales and conspiracy. Suspect Argullo’s bail was set at $30,000.00.
Suspect Jorge Medina was arrested and booked into the Porterville Sheriff Sub Station for three counts of possession of a controlled substance for sales, three counts of transportation of a controlled substance for sales and conspiracy. An Immigration hold was placed on Suspect Medina. 
Suspect Jose Gonzalez Flores was arrested and booked into the Porterville Sheriff Sub Station for possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance for sales and conspiracy. Suspect Flores was also was arrested on a felony warrant for a previous charge of transportation of a controlled substance for sales. An Immigration hold was placed on Suspect Flores.

A reverse detail was conducted during the service of these search warrants and detectives arrested six more suspects for attempting to buy purported methamphetamine from an under cover detective. The following suspects were arrested:
 Roley Taylor Age: 60, Horace Flemming Age: 69, Vicki Bordagaray Age: 47, Anastacia Delson Age: 44
Ruben Deleon Age: 54, Miguel Perez Age: 41.

This case is still under investigation.










 
...posted by dispatch
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Coroner Case
LOCATION:  12600 Block of Miller Rd          DATE:  02-24-11          TIME:  2228
CASE NUMBER:  11-2575         VICTIM:  Female Juvenile 6 months          CITY:  Orosi

UPDATE: On 03/01/2011 the examination of the decedent was completed at the coroner’s office. The cause of death was determined to be positional asphyxiation. The manner of death was ruled accidental.

PRIOR RELEASE:  On 2/24/11 at approximately 2228 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 12600 Block of Miller Rd in Orosi in regards to an unresponsive infant. Deputies and Medical personnel arrived on scene and found the child not breathing. The child was later transported to a local area hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

There were no visible signs of trauma nor is the death listed as suspicious.

 
...posted by media relations
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Possession of marijuana for sales, Convicted felon in possession of ammunition, Convicted felon in p
LOCATION:  Farmersville          DATE:  02-28-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-40054         VICTIM:           CITY: 

 

On 02-28-2011 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Farmersville 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 1000 block of East Ash in the City of Farmersville. Suspect Luis Cervantes was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for the following charges:

11359 H&S        Possession of marijuana for sales.

12316 b 1 P.C.   Convicted felon in possession of ammunition.

12021 b P.C.      Convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

11353.6 H&S     Possession of a controlled substance for sales with 1000 feet of a                           

                           school.

 Suspect Cervantes’s bail is set at $ 50,000.00.

This case is still under investigation.

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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NEWS ITEM (UPDATE) NEWS ITEM (UPDATE)
LOCATION:  37600 block of Rd. 60 London, Ca.          DATE:  2-27-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-2563         VICTIM:  Adult male (22 years)          CITY:  London, Ca.

Narrative:

Through further investigation, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit were able to identify, locate and apprehend the second suspect involved in a robbery that occurred on 2-24-11 near the intersection of Ave. 378 and Rd. 57 London, Ca.  The second suspect taken into custody was a 17 year old male juvenile.  He was booked into the Juvenile Justice Center for robbery without incident.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-(888)-End-Gang.  Persons who call can remain anonymous.

Taken into custody were:

Male juvenile (17 years) 37600 block of Rd. 60 London, Ca.

  Charges:  211 PC robbery  

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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166.4 gang injunction violations
LOCATION:  Cutler-Orosi          DATE:  2-26-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-80066         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Narrative:

 

Case Number- 11-80066, 11-80067, 11-80068

Crime- 166.4 gang injunction violations, 11378 HS, 11377 HS and a felony warrant for drug sales cited out to Fresno County.

 

On 2-26-11, during the evening hours, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit concentrated their efforts in the Cutler-Orosi communities of Tulare County and arrested four subjects.  Two were arrested for gang injunction violations, one for possession of a controlled substance for sale, and one for a felony warrant which was cited out to Fresno County on drug charges.

 Taken into custody were:

Raul Gomez (18 years) Cutler-Orosi  Charges: 166.4 PC – violation of court order / gang injunction (no bail)  

 Christopher Carreon (18 years) Cutler-Orosi Charges: 166.4 PC – violation of court order / gang injunction (no bail)

Salvador Guevara-Soto (33 years) Charges: 11378 HS – possession of a controlled substance for sale (bail $20,000)

Desirae Garza (23 years) Charges: Felony arrest warrant for drug sales and transportation in Fresno County.  Subject was cited to Fresno County on $50,000 bail.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-(888)-End-Gang.  Persons who call can remain anonymous.

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Coroner Case
LOCATION:  12600 Block of Miller Rd in Orosi          DATE:  02-24-11          TIME:  2228
CASE NUMBER:  11-2575         VICTIM:  Female 6 months          CITY:  Orosi

UPDATE:  Violent Crimes Unit responded to the case as the death was listed as undetermined and VC staff was on duty and available.  This unit is under the same supervision as the Coroner Unit.  There were no visble signs of trauma nor is the death listed as suspicious.  The death is currently listed as undetermined until the autopsy is completed next week.

 

PRIOR RELEASE:  On 2/24/11 at approximately 2228 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 12600 Block of Miller Rd in Orosi in regards to an unresponsive infant. Deputies and Medical personnel arrived on scene and found the child not breathing. The child was later transported to a local area hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

 

The incident is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jose Torres from the Violent Crimes Unit at (559)733-6218.  

 
...posted by dispatch
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Robbery & Criminal Street gang activity
LOCATION:  Near the intersection of Ave. 378 and Rd. 57 London, Ca.          DATE:  02-24-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-2563         VICTIM:  Adult male (22 years)          CITY:  London

 

 

   On 2-24-11 at about 1455 hours, a 22 year old male was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Ave. 378 and Rd. 57 in the community of London, Ca.  At that time, he was approached by two suspects east of the intersection and physically assaulted.  The suspects then took possession of the bicycle by force and the victim fled the scene to report the incident.

Through further investigation, suspect Alejandro Perez (23 years) was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for robbery and criminal street gang activity.  The bicycle was recovered by law enforcement and returned to the victim.  The second suspect is still at large and personnel from Patrol and the Gang Violence Suppression Unit are continuing their efforts to identify and apprehend this person.

 

Anyone with information can remain anonymous and is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-(888)-End-Gang. 

Taken into custody were:

1. Alejandro Perez (23 years) resides in London, Ca.

 Charges : 211 PC & 186.22 PC

 
...posted by dispatch
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UPDATE on suspects arrested at Motel 99 / SWAT Call
LOCATION:  Motel 99          DATE:  2-21-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  NA         VICTIM:  NA          CITY:  NA

UPDATE:

Rey Robert Avellanoza was also booked on four outstanding warrants in Tulare County:

PC 529 $20,000 Warrant
PC 664/187, 459 and 246 $500,000 Warrant
PC 496 $10,000 Warrant
PC 459 $50,000 Warrant

The motel room did not contain any items of interest in the case upon search. 

Please see below for additional information regarding the incident.

 
...posted by media relations
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Bakersfield PD News Release Update to SWAT call out
LOCATION:  Motel 99          DATE:  2-21-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  NA         VICTIM:  NA          CITY:  NA

 

BAKERSFIELD POLICE

DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

                                                       

 

                                                      Greg Williamson, Chief of Police

________________________________________________________________________
Contact: Sergeant Mary Degeare

                Public Information Officer

                661-326-3803

                mdegeare@bakersfieldpd.us

 

For Immediate Release                                               Monday, February 21, 2011

 

On 2/20/11, at approximately 11:00 p.m. Bakersfield Police received information that subjects, possibly associated with the homicide which occurred on 2/19/11, at approximately 1:37 a.m., in the 200 blk of 22nd Street, were at the Togas Motel 99 Inn & Suites, 26442 North Highway 99, Tulare, Ca.

 

Bakersfield Police officers went to the motel and attempted to contact the subjects.  Officers confirmed that the room was occupied but received no response from the occupants.  The Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to assist and a SWAT operation was initiated.  The SWAT operation was conducted by the Tulare County Sheriff Department which resulted in the surrender of the four occupants in the room.  For details on the SWAT operation contact the Tulare County Sheriff Department.

 

The subjects were transported to the Tulare County Sheriff Investigations Bureau where they were interviewed by Bakersfield Police detectives.  Following the interviews all four were arrested. 

Arrested:

Rey Robert Avellanoza, H/M, 22, of Earlimart, Ca. for violation of PC 187, Murder, PC 148, Resisting an officer, and PC 186.22, Gang participation.

 

Semein Cruz, H/M, 18, of Earlimart, Ca. was arrested for violation of PC 32 Accessory after the fact, PC 182, Conspiracy, PC 148, Resisting an officer and PC 186.22, Gang participation.

 

Francisco Delgado, H/M, 18, of Earlimart, Ca. was arrested for violation of PC 32, Accessory after the fact, PC 182, Conspiracy, and PC 186.22, Gang participation.

 

Alejandro Amariz Navarro, H/M, 20, of Earlimart, Ca. was arrested for violation of PC 148, Resisting an officer, and PC 186.22, Gang participation.

 

Avellanoza, Cruz, and Delgado were arrested on charges related to the homicide.  Navarro was arrested on unrelated charges.

 

All four subjects were booked into the Tulare County Main Jail.

 

The investigation is continuing.

 

The Bakersfield Police Department would like to thank the Tulare County Sheriff Department and the Visalia Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.

 
...posted by media relations
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SWAT Call out for baracaded subjects
LOCATION:  Motel 99 at Tagus Ranch          DATE:  2-21-11          TIME:  0044
CASE NUMBER:  NA         VICTIM:  NA          CITY:  NA

UPDATE: At approximately 1035 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff's SWAT team and hostage negotiators deployed a communication devise into the Motel 99 Room in an attemp to communicate with the subjects inside.  At that time, the room door opened and four hispanic males exited the room with the hands in the air.  The four subjects were detained without incident.  The Bakersfield Police Deprtement advised they were actively seeking three of the four subjects as part of a homicide investigation that occurred on 2-18-2011.  All four subjects were taken to the Tulare County Sheriff's Investigations Office where Bakersfield Police Department can speak with the subjects.  Bakersfield Police Department advised they will provide a press release regarding their investigation.  The identities of the subjects are pending the outcome of the questioning.  Additional information will be posted as it is ready to be released.

 

The Sheriff's Office utilized approximately 35 staff members including detectives from STEP, Narcotics, Gang, Patrol and support staff.  The Tualre County Mobile Command Center was utilized on scene.  Visalia Police Department also responded to assist with equipment and staffing.  Approximately 45 civilians were evactuated from the area including patrons of Motel 99 and workers from the neighboring plant.

 

PRIOR RELASE:Tulare County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was called to assist the Bakersfield Police Department in ragards to a homicide investigation that led them to subjects located in the area.  Bakersfield Police Department advised Tulare County they were in the area doing follow up on their homicide investigation.  Tulare County Sheriff's Office offered assistance if needed. 

The Sheriff's Department SWAT team and hostage negotiators responded to the location and are currenlty working on communication with three possible subjects who are barracaded in one of the Motel 99 rooms.

All civilians have been evacuated as well as workers from the neighboring plant A&P Growers.  A team of approximately 25 personnel from the Tulare County Sheriff's Office are currently on scene with equipment such as the Urban Rescue Vehicle, robot and mobile command center. 

PIO is currently on scene and updates will be posted. 

 
...posted by media relations
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Gang Violence Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  Tulare County          DATE:  See Below          TIME:  N/A
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

During the week of 2/16/11 through 2/19/11, personnel from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit made suppression efforts throughout the rural communities of the county as a means to curb violence and other related nuisances.

Overall, there were 14 arrests, five citations and more than 40 field interviews.
Those arrested were;

1.    Stephanie Sheppard (25 years) under the influence of a controlled       
        substance and two misdemeanor arrest warrants.

2.    Sergio Pugo (31 years) out of county misdemeanor arrest warrant.

3.    Male Juvenile (16 years) violation of court order – gang injunction.

4.    Alejandro Millares (25 years) false information to peace officer and parole hold.

5.    Erick Sherrill (22 years) felony warrant out of New Mexico.

6.    Anthony Shirk (45 years) under the influence of a controlled substance.

7.    Jacqueline Leal (27 years) possession of a controlled substance and driving while unlicensed to           operate a motor vehicle.

8.    Conception Rangel (34 years) under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of     narcotic paraphernalia.

9.    Eduardo Abundis (18 years) under the influence of a controlled substance.

10.    Juan Gutierrez (21 years) under the influence of a controlled substance.

11.    Eddy Luna (47 years) felony arrest warrant.

12.    Daniel Ramos (19 years) under the influence of a controlled substance.

13.    Ulysis Jimenez (24 years) driving while intoxicated.

14.    Arturo Mesa (50 years) public intoxication.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Attempt Murder, Burglary, Robbery
LOCATION:  Zante and Jacob Street in the town of Traver          DATE:  02-14-11          TIME:  2011 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-2090         VICTIM:  V1, V2, V3, and V4 are Confidential per 964 VC          CITY:  Traver

 

On 2/14/11 at approximately 2011 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a report of gunshot wound victims in the town of Traver. 

 

Violent Crimes Detectives responded and the investigation revealed the victims were home when three unknown suspects forcefully entered their home and shot V1 and V2 while demanding money.  The suspects then approached V3 and V4 and took their personal property.  The suspects fled the scene by unknown means with approximately $180 in US currency.   

 

V1 and V2 sustained gunshot wounds as a result of the incident and were transported to local hospitals for treatment to their injuries and are in stable condition at this time.  

 

This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s, Violent Crimes Unit.  Anyone with information in regards to this case is encouraged to contact Detective Maria Garcia at (559)733-6218.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Burglary, Possesion of Stolen Property, Wreckless driving, DUI & other charges
LOCATION:  R40/A400          DATE:  02-11-11          TIME:  2325 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-1904         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On Thurs. / 02-10-11 / 2325 Hrs., Tulare County Sheriffs Sergeant was conducting a patrol check in the area of Road 33 and Ave. 396, in Kingsburg.  Deputy noticed a green VW Bug, traveling Northbound on Road 33, with no lights on.  Deputy attempted a traffic stop, and suspect vehicle accelerated and fled. Suspect turned Eastbound onto Avenue 400 from Road 33 and did not yield.

 

Suspect vehicle then crashed into an orange orchard at Road 40 and Avenue 400, when the suspect driver failed to negotiate the turn, due to his unsafe speed.  Tulare County Sheriffs Department unit then struck the driver side door of the suspect vehicle.  Two occupants of the suspect vehicle fled on foot. Passenger ran into orange orchard south of Avenue 400.  Driver fled on foot into North orange orchard.  Deputy gave foot chase, suspect was arrested after a brief struggle in orchard. No one injured.

 

Suspect:  Jose Francisco Guadalupe Ibarra    DOB: 06-20-91 - 19 yrs., of Traver, on active Tulare County Probation for Burglary.

 

Inside of suspect Ibarra's vehicle, a  set of Fresno County Sheriffs Department tactical equipment and duty gear, was located inside the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed a Fresno County Deputy, who lives in Tulare County, just outside of Kingsburg, was found to be the victim of a fresh vehicle burglary, where her Fresno County Sheriffs Department vehicle was broken into and the items stolen.   The items were recovered and turned over to the victim.

 

Assisting units from the Tulare County Sheriffs Department - Orosi Substation, and Dinuba PD, responded to check the orchard for the second suspect, with negative results.

 

Passenger suspect not identified.

 

Suspect Ibarra booked into Tulare County Main jail for Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, wreck less driving, DUI,

 
...posted by dispatch
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Gang Violence Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  NA          DATE:  See below          TIME:  NA
CASE NUMBER:  NA         VICTIM:  NA          CITY:  NA

                                               Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

                                                            NEWS   RELEASE

                                                 Gang Violence Suppression Unit


Time Period: 2-6-11 through 2-12-11
Location: North and South County Communities
Suspects: See below narrative

During the week of Sunday, February 6 through Saturday, February 12, 2011, the Tulare County Gang Violence Suppression Unit along with The Tulare County Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel, joined forces on the fight against gang violence in Tulare County.  These efforts included Parole and Probation compliance checks, arrest warrant services and zero tolerance patrol, suppression and saturation enforcement.  This type of enforcement is greatly due to a recent spike in criminal gang violence in Tulare County.  Assisting agencies consisted of State Parole and Tulare County Probation.

During the week long detail, investigators recovered and seized more than (8) grams of crystal methamphetamine, approximately (28) grams of marijuana, as well as packaging materials, a small amount of Cocaine, (5) firearms with associated ammunition. (9) Traffic citations issued and (134) Field Interviews were also completed most of which are suspected or known gang members. (10) Vehicles were also towed as the result of traffic violations. 

1.    Miguel Saragosa Adult male, (6) Misdemeanor warrants
2.    Luis Cortez Adult male, violation of probation
3.    Karen Bautista Adult female, Possession of marijuana
4.    Miguel Toscano Adult male, public intoxication
5.    Joshua Byers, Adult male, Parolee at large
6.    Alfredo Quiroz Adult male, (5) Felony warrants
7.    Samuel Hernandez Adult male, Driving while intoxicated
8.    Hilario Reyes Adult male, Driving while Intoxicated
9.    Carla Lane Adult female, Felon in possession of firearms, marijuana and       ammunition
10.   Jesus Rogelio Maldonado Adult male, Public intoxication
11.   Nicolas Marroquin Adult male, Possession of a loaded and stolen firearm
12.   Jesus Jara Adult male, Driving while intoxicated
13.   Nicholas Chavez, Adult male, violation of restraining order, under the influence of a controlled    substance
14.   Lisa Pena Loza Adult female, possession of loaded firearm in vehicle
15.   Hailey Hobbs Adult female, under the influence of a controlled substance
16.   Ramon Garcia Esquivas Adult male, possession of burglary tools and       Marijuana
17.   Richard Campos Adult male, False info to police, (4) Felony warrants
18.   Ealdomero Areola Adult male, possession of Cocaine
19.   Neto Epps Adult male, Misdemeanor warrant
20.   Arthur Valero Adult male, Misdemeanor warrant
21.   Richard Reyna Adult male, Misdemeanor warrant
22.   Alex Manzo Adult male, Misdemeanor warrant
23.   Matthew Hawkins Adult male, possession of a dangerous weapon
24.   Whitney Van-Tassel Adult female, (4) Misdemeanor warrants
25.   Jose Collardo Adult male, driving while intoxicated
26.   Juvenile Male, Violation of court order, Gang Injunction
27.   Juvenile Male, Violation of court order, Gang Injunction
28.   Juvenile Male, Robbery and Criminal Gang activity
29.   Juvenile Male, Violation of court order, Gang Injunction
30.   Emmanuel Urtiz Adult male, Possession of dangerous weapon
31.   Stephanie Carmona Adult female, Misdemeanor warrant    


Our Tulare County Communities can expect this type of enforcement to continue, as the Tulare County Sheriff's Office with the support of our communities are making it known to gang members, that we will not tolerate this type of Gang Violence. 


Anyone with information regarding any type of gang activity in Tulare County is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit at the toll free number of: 1-(888)-363-4264 or 1-(888)-END-GANG.  Persons who provide information can remain anonymous. 


Prepared by: Sgt. Rob Moore #M1386
            Sgt. Mark Gist #G1943        

 
...posted by dispatch
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Assault With a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  500 Block S Reservation Rd - Tule River Indian Reservation          DATE:  02-10-11          TIME:  1615 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-1887         VICTIM:  McDarment, Marwin          CITY:  Tule River Indian Reservation

On 02/10/11, at approximately 1615 hours, Deputies responded to the 500 block of S. Reservation Road on the Tule River Indian Reservation. It was learned that the victim and suspect had been in a physical confrontation. The suspect produced a knife and cut the victim on his neck area. The victim was air lifted to Fresno Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released with non life threatening injuries. The suspect had fled the scene prior to Deputies arrival. He was later contacted on the Reservation and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

 

 

Anyone with any further information on this case should contact Det. Jesse Cox of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Possesion of a loaded firearm
LOCATION:  School Rd/Carol Ave Pixley          DATE:  02-09-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-90008         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Pixley

Suspect :  Marroquin, Nicolas 19 yoa

 

On Wednesday 02-09-2011, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department South County Gang Unit assisted the Tulare County Regional Auto Theft Task Force in attempting to locate the suspect(s) of a recent auto theft. Deputies contacted the suspect, who was in possession of a loaded handgun. The suspect was taken into custody and was later booked in at the Tulare County Main Jail without incident.

 

This case has bee forwarded to the Tulare County DA’s Office.

 

.

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Possession of Methamphetamine,Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance,Possession of Prescripti
LOCATION:  14000 BLOCK OF IMPERIAL RD POPLAR CA          DATE:  02-07-11          TIME:  1835 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  11-1739         VICTIM:  CALIFORNIA, STATE OF          CITY:  POPLAR

On the above date and time, deputies responded to the 14000 block of Imperial Road in Poplar to serve (2) active arrest warrants on James Michael Cline (46 Years).  Deputies contacted Cline at the residence and placed him under arrest for the warrants.  Cline was found to have a small amount of methamphetamine on his person.  A methamphetamine pipe and prescription medication were also found in Cline’s room.  Cline was evaluated and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  Cline was transported to the Porterville substation and booked for the above charges.

 

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

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Assault With a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  1000 BLOCK SOUTH CRYSTAL STREET PORTERVILLE, CA          DATE:  02-07-11          TIME:  2025 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  11-1746         VICTIM:  ORTIZ, JOSE          CITY:  PORTERVILLE

On the above date and time, deputies responded to the 1000 block of South Crystal Street in Porterville regarding a family disturbance.  Upon arrival, the victim told deputies that Carlos Ortiz (20 Years) broke the window to his bedroom and began throwing large pieces broken glass at him.  The victim stuck by the pieces of glass, however, he was not injured during the incident.  Carlos was arrested at the scene without incident and later booked at the Tulare County Main Jail.

 

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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Incident Report
LOCATION:  Avenue 24 Between Rd 128 and Rd 136          DATE:  01-30-2011          TIME:  1059 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-1338         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

On the above date and time, deputies responded to the above location regarding a possible cockfight.  Upon arrival, numerous subjects fled the area.  Deputies located an area that contained items identified with cockfighting, as well as living and dead roosters.  Deputies contacted animal control to assist with the animals and collected items from the scene.  No suspects were taken into custody.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department was later contacted by the Kern County Coroner's Office regarding a subject who was deceased and possible connected to the cockfight. Deputies investigated the incident further an obtained information that the decedent obtained an injury possibly from a rooster while fleeing the area and was transported by private party to the Kern County hospital for treatment where he passed away.

Please contact Kern County Coroner for information regarding the release of information regarding the decedent.

 

 
...posted by media relations
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Homicide in Earlimart ** UPDATE ** DECEASED IDENTIFIED
LOCATION:  County Line Road, East of Road 192          DATE:  02-07-2011          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-1708         VICTIM:  Gonzalo Ochoa Urquieta          CITY:  N/A

On the above date a time, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a call of a hispanic male adult located in an orange orchard.  The subject was located deceased with an apparent gun shot wound.  Detectives from the Violent Crimes and Forensic Investigations Unit have been called in to investigate.  The decedent has been identified as 54 year old Gonzalo Ochoa Urquieta.

 

 

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

 
...posted by media relations
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North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit Detail
LOCATION:  North County          DATE:  See Below          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

N/E GVSU News Release

During the week of 2-02-11 through 2-05-11, personnel from the Tulare Co. Sheriff’s Department North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a series of probation searches, checked for subjects having outstanding arrest warrants and made numerous enforcement stops, coupled with several citizen contacts.

Overall, there were (17) individuals arrested and booked without incident for the following charges;

Christopher Grajeda (41 years) felony arrest warrant

Benjamin Lopez (37 years) under the influence of a controlled substance, driving while unlicensed to operate a motor vehicle

Male Juvenile (17 years) violation of court order / gang injunction and one felony arrest warrant

Male Juvenile (17 years) violation of court order / gang injunction and recovered as a missing person

Arturo Hernandez (41 years) under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia

Israel Lopez (27 years) possession of a concealed weapon, vandalism/graffiti, resisting arrest and criminal street gang activity

Carlos Gonzalez (39 years) possession of a controlled substance, under the influence of a controlled substance, and unlicensed to operate a motor vehicle

Marcel Fuentes (42 years) possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and under the influence of a controlled substance

Rafael Ortega (22 years) possession of a concealed firearm, driving on a suspended license and possession of an open alcoholic beverage while driving a motor vehicle and criminal street gang activity

Johnny Garza (18 years) possession of a concealed firearm and criminal street gang activity

Justin Barriga (18 years) possession of a concealed firearm and criminal street gang activity

Juan Guttierez  (18 years) possession of a concealed firearm and criminal street gang activity
 
Rigoberto Torres (29 years) possession and under the influence of a controlled substance and driving while on a suspended license

Kaylen Reagan (22 years) under the influence of a controlled substance

Denise Martin (29 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant

William Sears (27 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant

Doyl Lloyd (26 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant



Prepared by: Sgt. M. Gist  #G1943

 
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Search & Rescue - Apparent Suicide
LOCATION:  Sherman Peak area          DATE:  02-03-2011          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-01544         VICTIM:  Taylor-Fontana, Xeon          CITY:  Portland, OR

On 02/03/2011 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department received a report of a missing person from the Portland Oregon Police Bureau and Kern County Sheriff's Department.

On 02/03/2011 at approximately 1300 hours, Deputy Semic located and confirmed Taylor-Fontana's vehicle via OR license plate. Tulare County Aero Squadron Helicopter piloted by Jim Uny responded to the area and located a down, unresponsive subject near the summit of Sherman Peak, approximately 3 miles from the vehicle. SAR resources were organized. Kern County Sheriff's Department Air Operations responded to the area and were able to recover the body via helicopter.

Taylor-Fontana was located deceased with a single GSW to the head. The gun was recovered under the body. The .38 Smith and Wesson had a single spent round in the chamber.  There were no other tracks located at the scene and no signs of foul play. There was no note located with the body as of this briefing.  The body was also transported to the Tulare County Coroner Office pending autopsy.

 
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Crimes Against Juvenile
LOCATION:  41569 Bear Creek Rd., Springville CA          DATE:  02-03-2011          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-1533         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

UPDATED 2-8-11:
Investigators from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department have concluded the forensic analysis of all media devices collected as evidence in this case.  During this analysis, there was no explicit content involving the SCICON facility or any local students.

The search did reveal in excess of one hundred videos and over one hundred photographs that constitute child pornography.

The child pornography loctaed appears to have been downloaded from the internet.

UPDATED INFORMATION:

On 2-4-11 detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department obtained a search warrant to process media storage items seized from suspect Matthew Jones. The personal items consisted of a laptop computer, a cellular telephone and a digital camera.

Investigators are in the process of completing forensic examinations of the media devices in question. It is estimated at this time that approximately half of the memory has been processed which has revealed images of child pornography. Thus far in the examination, none of the content appears to depict activities at the SCICON Camp or involve any local students.

It is also estimated that the examination will continue through the weekend at which time further results will be made available.

**Original News**

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Crimes Against Juvenile Unit responded to the Science and Conservation Camp (SCICON) located above the community of Springville. The detective response followed a report that explicit images of minors had been located on one of the facility computers. The initial investigation revealed that the material met the criteria for illegal child pornography.

As a result of the investigation, a staff member identified as Matthew Jones was taken into custody on charges of possession of child pornography and booked into Tulare County Jail. Jones is reportedly a resident and employee of SCICON while here on a work visa from the country of England. Further investigation and extensive computer forensics are being conducted at this time to determine the source of the explicit material and identity of potential victims. The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has also notified the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) based on the suspect's citizenship status.

Anyone with information in regard to this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Gezzer with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Crimes Against Juvenile Unit at (559) 735-1898.

Suspect Information:
Matthew Jones
05-20-1991
Wales, UK

 
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Possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, marijuana
LOCATION:  41500 Block of Rd 136, Orosi          DATE:  02-03-2011          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-40007         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect In Custody:

Montemayor, Michael  34 years from Orosi

 

On 02-03-2011 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 41500 Block of Rd. 136, near the town of Orosi.
Upon securing the residence detectives searched the residence and located a small amount of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the house.


Suspect Michael Montemayor was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail for the following charges:

11377 H&S           Possession of a controlled substance.
11364 H&S           Possession of drug paraphernalia.
11357 (b) H&S      Possession of marijuana (under a ounce)

 

This case is still under investigation.

 
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Forgery 475 PC
LOCATION:  23000 Block of Ave 56, Ducor, CA          DATE:  01-27-2011          TIME:  0800
CASE NUMBER:  11-01205         VICTIM:  Oasis Market          CITY:  Ducor

Suspect In Custody:

Furgerson, Jeffery L.  35 years from Ducor

 

The Oasis Market reported Jeffary Furgerson cashed two checks totaling $4,000.00.  These checks were later found to be forged and stolen.  The investigation led Detectives to a residence in Ducor where Furgerson resides.  A search of Furgerson’s vehicle revealed additional stolen checks.  Furgerson was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail.

 
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Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Road 236 / Strathmore          DATE:  1-29-11          TIME:  2130 hours
CASE NUMBER:  11-1322         VICTIM:  293 PC (Juvenile)          CITY: 

Narrative:

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit responded to R236 in Strathmore regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The investigation revealed unknown suspects shot several times at the victim who was in the front yard of his residence. The victim was struck twice with non life threatening wounds. He was treated and released from Sierra View Hospital.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Nathan Polk with the South End Investigation Unit at (559) 757-3527.

 
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“Zero Tolerance” saturation patrol
LOCATION:  Cutler, Orosi, Sultana, Traver, New London and Goshen          DATE:  1-28-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative:

On January 28th, 2011 the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted a “zero tolerance” saturation patrol detail within the communities of Cutler, Orosi, Sultana, Traver, New London and Goshen.  The California Highway Patrol also assisted with the detail.  The event was performed, due to the recent increase in criminal violence within those areas.

     Overall, there were 79 Field Interviews, more than 67 traffic stops, 13 citations, two vehicle tows and seven arrests.  Those arrested were as follows;

 

Wayne Oxner (43 years) absconding from parole and under the influence of a controlled substance.

 

Francine Muniz (25 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant.

 

Floriberto Torres (29 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant.

 

Brittany Souza (25 years) under the influence of a controlled substance.

 

Raunel Denova (38 years) under the influence of a controlled substance with one felony and one misdemeanor arrest warrant.

 

Miranda Garcia (28 years) possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, under the influence of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor arrest warrant.

 

Aaron Palacils (33 years) under the influence of a controlled substance and two felony arrest warrants.

 

 
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RESISTING ARREST AND CRIMINAL THREATS AGAINST A PEACE OFFICER
LOCATION:  4500 Block Ave 308 Goshen          DATE:  012711          TIME:  1753 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  11- 1227         VICTIM:  State Of CALIFORNIA          CITY:  GOSHEN

On 01-27-2011, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the area of Rd 48 and Ave 308 to assist a female subject with a Keep the Peace request. Upon arrival it was determined a male subject inside the residence had a felony arrest warrant.  William Meza exited the residence, climbed onto the roof, and threatened to kill the Deputies with a gun. Shots were fired by the Deputies. Nobody was hit and the suspect was taken into custody without injury.

 

Detectives with the Investigation Unit responded to the crime scene and took over the investigation. This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crime Unit.

 

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

 

 

 

Taken into custody were:

 

1)    William Meza               27 Yrs.                      Goshen  resident       

 

Charges: 69 PC : Outstanding Warrants:  resisting  and criminal threats.

 

2)  Kaylen Regan                  22 Yrs                        Goshen resident

 

Charges: 148, PC and 11550 H&S :  resisting  arrest and under the influence of a controlled substance.

 

 
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Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Forged Notes, Possession of a Fictitious Bill
LOCATION:  14400 Block of Road 192 Poplar, CA 93257          DATE:  01-24-11          TIME:  1850
CASE NUMBER:  11-1063         VICTIM:  State of CAlifornia          CITY:  Poplar

Suspect: Fields, Susan

On the above date and time, deputies observed a suspicious vehicle parked at the above location.  Deputies contacted the driver of the vehicle, who identified herself as Susan Fields (41 Years).  During the contact, deputies located a small amount of methamphetamine inside the vehicle.  Fields was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.  A search incident to arrest revealed a counterfeit bill on Fields’ person.  Fields was later transported to Bob Wiley Detention Facility and booked for the above charges.

 

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

 

 
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Possession of methamphetamine/ Under the influence of methamphetamine
LOCATION:  Porterville          DATE:  01-24-11          TIME:  1830
CASE NUMBER:  11-1061         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect : Carrillo, Andrew

1-24-11 at approximately 1830, deputies were dispatched to the 300 Blk of S. Conner regarding an unknown male parking his vehicle in the reporting party’s yard. Upon contact with the subject, it was determined he was under the influence of a controlled substance. A check of the interior of the subject’s vehicle was conducted which yielded a baggy containing 2.0 grams of suspected methamphetamine. The subject was taken into custody and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

This case has been submitted to the District Attorney’s office.

 
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Tulare County Gang Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  Northern and Southern Tulare Co          DATE:  See Below          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  See Below         VICTIM:           CITY: 

South End Gang Violence Suppression Unit

Time Period: Saturday, January 22, 2011 1500-2300 hours.

Location: Earlimart/Tipton/Goshen

Suspects: See below narrative

On January 21st and 22nd 2011, the following agencies participated in a Tulare County Gang Task Force detail due to a recent spike in criminal violence. The two day detail was geared towards subjects on Parole or Probation and/or with arrest warrants in the North County communities and cities of Farmersville, Exeter, Ivanhoe, Woodlake, Visalia, Goshen, Dinuba, Cutler, Orosi and Yettem.

Participating agencies consisted of State Parole, Tulare County Probation, California Highway Patrol, Visalia P.D., Dinuba P.D., Farmersville P.D., Tulare County District Attorney’s Office and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

During the event, investigators recovered and seized more than 3 ½ ounces of crystal methamphetamine, approximately two pounds of marijuana, packaging materials, scales, U.S. currency, four stolen firearms with associated ammunition, a stolen vehicle and other merchandise. 30 Field Interviews were also completed.

There were 21 subjects arrested and one subject was cited to appear into court;

Jeremy Willis (34 years) arrested for parole violation

Blake Howerton (27 years) arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance with a parole hold

Christine Murphy (41 years) arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance with a parole hold

Alberto Escobar (25 years) arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance

Javier Gomez (30 years) possession of firearms, ammunition and stolen property with a parole hold

Noel Lozano (39 years) possession of narcotic paraphernalia with a parole hold

Danny Lozano (35 years) possession of more than an ounce of marijuana while out on bail from another case

Raul Barrera (31 years) possession of more than an ounce of marijuana

Jesusa Rodriguez (42 years) possession of marijuana for sale, possession of more than an ounce of marijuana

Remijio Garcia (19 years) possession of marijuana for sale, possession of more than an ounce of marijuana

Gabriel Campos (37 years) possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance with a parole hold

Male Juvenile (17 years) possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, felony possession of ammunition, under the influence of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm

Raymond Guerrero (23 years) possession of a controlled substance with parole hold

Steve Sanchez (44 years) possession of more than an ounce of marijuana for sale, felony possession of ammunition

Todd Morgan (49 years) cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana

Alonzo Morales (28 years) violation of parole

Susan Sanchez (38 years) two misdemeanor arrest warrants

Timothy Anderson (45 years) possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana with parole hold

Maria Olvera (31 years) two felony arrest warrants

Michael Broughton (24 years) under the influence of a controlled substance

Jonathan Grant (22 years) under the influence of a controlled substance

Christopher Walker (30 years) two misdemeanor arrest warrants

 

Due to the recent influx of Gang related violence in the southern Tulare County areas of Earlimart and Tipton as well as most recently, Goshen. The Gang Violence Suppression Unit has stepped up enforcement, with a Zero tolorence approach to gang activity. In recent weeks, Tulare county has seen an increase of gang realated violence involving assaults as well as homicide.

While the North End Gang Unit concentrated efforts in Parole and Probation compliance checks, the South End Gang Unit, with the assistance of the Tulare County Sheriff's Tactical Enforcement Personel and South County Community Based Officers, conducted highly concentrated patrol enforcement in the communities of Earlimart, Tipton and Goshen.

During these efforts, the Sheriff's Office obtained approximately 60 Field Interviews, mostly targeting known or suspected Gang members. There was also 9 adult arrests and 7 traffic citations issued.

Our Tulare County Communities can expect this type of enforcement to continue, as the Tulare County Sheriff's Office with the support of our communites are making it known to gang members, that we will not tolerate this type of Gang Violence.

Anyone with information regarding any type of gang activity in Tulare County is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit at the toll free number of: 1-(888)-363-4264 or 1-(888)-END-GANG. Persons who provide information can remain anonymous.

 

 

 

 

 
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Assault w/intent to commit a sex crime, False Imprisonment, Sexual battery
LOCATION:  43600 block Encina          DATE:  1-22-11          TIME:  1234 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-00983         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Three Rivers

220 PC Assault with intent to commit sex crime, 236 PC False Imprisonment, Sexual Battery
LOCATION:  43600 Block Encina, Three Rivers          DATE:  1-22-2011          TIME:  1234 hours 
CASE NUMBER:  11-00983        
VICTIM: Confidential female, 19 years           CITY: Three Rivers

SUSPECT#1: Stanton Zaharoff LaVey, 33 years, Three Rivers
SUSPECT #2: Mishael Nicely, 24 years, Three Rivers


NARRATIVE:
On Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 1234 hours, deputies responded to the 43600 block of Encina in Three Rivers for a dispute call. The caller reported she had been sexually assaulted on Wednesday, 01/19/2011 by friends.

Detectives responded to the scene. During the investigation, it was discovered that the victim went to the suspects’ residence on 1/19/2011 in the afternoon. They smoked marijuana together, and afterwards, LaVey and his girlfriend, Nicely, would not let the victim leave their residence. The subjects tackled her, bound her hands with tape, forced her to watch pornography, and committed sexual battery on the victim. At 0300 hours on the following morning, she was allowed to leave and she returned home.

The victim received multiple bruises on her upper body and her arms. She also suffered from abrasions on her wrists and on her neck from the incident.

Both suspects were arrested at their residence without incident. LaVey was booked at the Tulare County Main Jail. Nicely was booked at Bob Wiley Detention Facility. Both were booked on the above charges.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Detective Joe Rodriguez at 559-733-6211.

 
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Attempted Homicide, Home Invasion Robbery, Participation in a Gang Crime
LOCATION:  30600 Block of Harvest          DATE:  01-22-2011          TIME:  0010 Hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  11-00953         VICTIM:  See Below          CITY:  Goshen

       TIME:  0010 hours  
CASE NUMBER:  11-00953         
VICTIM #1: Hugo Cruz, 19 years           CITY:   Goshen
VICTIM #2: Guitano Morales, 29 years   CITY: Goshen
VICTIM #3: Baldomero Cruz, 24 years    CITY: Goshen
VICTIM#4:  Norberto Torres Murillo, 23 years CITY: Goshen

SUSPECT: 17 year old, Male, Juvenile. Booked at Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility on charges of 664/187 PC, Attempted Murder, 212.5 PC Home Invasion Robbery, 186.22 PC Participation in a gang crime.

NARRATIVE:
On Saturday, 01/22/2011 at 0010 hours, deputies were dispatched to the 30600 block of Harvest in Goshen for several gun shot victims. Upon arrival, 4 victims of gun shot wounds were transported by ambulance to area hospitals.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit and Gang Unit responded. During the investigation it was discovered that several armed suspects forced open the victim’s front door, came in and began shooting people. Several of the victims fled from the residence after being shot. The suspects stole a cell phone during the incident. All 4 victims suffered from multiple gun shot wounds. Victim Guitano Morales is currently undergoing surgery. Hugo Cruz and Norberto Torres Murillo are currently in stable condition. Baldomero Cruz is in critical condition.

As the investigation continued, deputies saw a 17 year old male juvenile near the crime scene who fled into a field. The subject was detained and was later identified as one of the suspects in the robbery. He was taken into custody and booked that the Juvenile Detention Facility for the charges listed above.

The outstanding suspects were described as 3 Hispanic males, medium height, medium build, in their late teens or early twenties, wearing dark clothing with their faces covered, armed with firearms. They were last seen leaving the area on foot.

The case remains under active investigation at this time.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Frank Zaragoza from the Violent Crimes Unit at (559)733-6218.

 
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Grand theft
LOCATION:  15200 A324. Ivanhoe          DATE:  01-17-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-0700         VICTIM:  County of Tulare          CITY: 

On 01-17-11, at 1100 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 15200 block of Avenue 324, Ivanhoe, regarding a grand theft report.

Upon arrival Deputies learned that unknown suspect(s) trespassed onto the County property sometime between 01-14-11 and 01-17-11 and unlawfully took metal valued at  $30,000.

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

 

 

 
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10851 VC, Stolen Vehicle
LOCATION:  36400 R172          DATE:  1-15-2011          TIME:  0735 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11-00615         VICTIM:  Paramount Citrus          CITY:  Visalia

Narrative:

 

On 1-15-11 at 0735 hrs, Deputies were dispatched to a reported theft of a tanker truck at Paramount Citrus, located in the 36400 block Rd 172.  The Victim reported a 2007 Freightliner tanker truck had been stolen during the night.  The vehicle was reportedly valued the vehicle at $150,000.00.

 

Detectives later recovered the vehicle in the 17500 Block of Ave 352.  The vehicle was relatively undamaged.

 

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

 

 
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187 PC- Homicide
LOCATION:  State/Washington          DATE:  1-14-2011          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-00596         VICTIM:  Two Hispanic Males          CITY:  Earlimart

UPDATE: 01-19-2010

1-19-11 : Autopsies were conducted on both victims in this case. The official cause of death is perforated gun shot wounds. We still have not released the identity of the second victim pending positive identification.

Victim info: Ignacio Gonzalez (adult) 500 Block of E. Washington Ave Earlimart, Ca

 

Earlimart Homicide:

DATE:  1-14-11         
TIME:  2026 hours 
LOCATION:  Area of State and Washington    
CITY: Earlimart  
CASE NUMBER:  11-00596      
VICTIM:  Hispanic Male Approx 30 yrs (deceased),  Hispanic Male Approx 20 yrs (deceased),  Hispanic Male Approx 50 yrs (Stable Condition)

CASE INFORMATION:
Deputies from the Pixley Substation responded to the are of State and Washington in Earlimart regarding reported shots fired.  Upon arrival, deputies located two victims of apparent gun shot wounds.  One victim was determined to be deceased at the scene while the second was transported to a local hospital where he was also pronounced deceased.  The initial investigation also revealed a third victim who had suffered gun shot wounds to his lower extremities.  The third victim was also transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The case is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Maria Garcia from the Violent Crimes Unit at (559)733-6218.

 
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ATTEMPTED MURDER
LOCATION:  300 BLOCK OF SOUTH CONNER, PORTERVILLE          DATE:  01-13-11          TIME:  2111
CASE NUMBER:  11-546         VICTIM:  V1 DANIEL FASCE , V2 TAMARA BABB          CITY:  PORTERVILLE

On 1/13/11 at approximately 2112 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 300 block of S. Connor, Porterville in regards to a gunshot wound victim.

 

Violent Crimes Detectives responded and the investigation revealed V-1 and V-2 had been shot at by an unknown suspect.  V-1 sustained gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.  V-2 was not injured. 

 

The case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information in regards to this case can contact Detective Maria Garcia or Sergeant Rodney Parker at (559)733-6218.

 
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Possession of a control substance, Possession for sales of a controlled substance, Possession for sa
LOCATION:  300 Block of West Oakland St, Farmersville          DATE:  01-13-11          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40305         VICTIM:           CITY:  FARMERSVILLE

On 01-13-2011 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Farmersville 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 300 block of West Oakland St. in the City of Farmersville. Suspect Larry Sommersett was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for the following charges:

This case is still under investigation.

11377 H&S        Possession of methamphetamine

11378 H&S        Possession of a controlled substance for sales.

11353.6 H&S     Possession of a controlled substance for sales with 1000 feet of a                           

                           school.

11364 H&S        Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

             

 

 

Suspect Sommerstt’s bail is set at $ 35,000.00.

 

 

 
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