11379,11378,11366.8 H&S Possesion for sales/False compartment
LOCATION:  Road 128/Ave 84          DATE:  06-15-10          TIME:  0900 hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  10-90118         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Pixley

NEWS  ITEM
Case Number- 10-90118
Crime- 11379,11378, 11366.8 H&S /  Possession for sales  / False compartment
Area Occurred- Rd 128 and Ave 84 Pixley Ca.
Date and Time Occurred- 06-15-10 @ 0900Hrs.
Victim- State Of California

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments  South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Road 128 and Ave 84 in Pixley Ca.  As Detectives contacted the driver  there was an overwhelming amount of marijuana smoke. Detectives conducted a vehicle search of the vehicle.  As a result of the   search approximately five grams of crystal methamphetamine was located in a false compartment disguised as a water bottle. The estimated street value approximately $500.00.  They also located numerous items of gang related indicia.   The subjects were taken into custody on the below listed charges. 
 . 
Taken into custody were:
1) Alfredo Sanchez Duarte    19Yrs.         Pixley resident             Date of arrest: 06-15-10
Charges: 11379, 11378, 11380 H&S Possession for sales/ False compartment

2) Abel Ojeda    19Yrs.         Pixley resident             Date of arrest: 06-15-10
Charges: 11379, 11378, 11380 H&S Possession for sales/ False compartment

This case remains under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s - Gang Violence Suppression Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or 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-END-GANG (1-888-363-4264).
Persons giving information can remain anonymous.                        Prepared by: Sgt. H. Liles

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Burglary Suspect in Custody
LOCATION:  Tulare Area          DATE:  6-14/6-15          TIME:  2300 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  Multiple         VICTIM:  Multiple Victims          CITY:  Tulare, CA

On 06-14-2010, at approximately 2300 hrs Deputies responded to the 22700 block of Road 140 in Tulare regarding an interrupted burglary.  Upon arrival deputies discovered a vehicle that was left abandoned by the suspect containg the victim's property.  Upon further investigation, deputies were advised the victim had confronted the suspect who attempted to flee in the vehicle, then fled on foot leaving the vehicle with the victim's property behind.

 

On 6-15-10 at approximately 0500 hrs Deputies responded to the 14100 block of Road 228 in Tulare regarding a residential burglary and vehicle theft. During the investigation it was determined that the two burglaries were related.

 

Detectives were led to a possible suspect, Curtis Peck who may be driving the stolen vehicle.  Lindsay Police Department located the stolen vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop.  A pursuit was initiated with the assistance of  TRAT, CHP, Lindsay PD, Tulare PD, TCSO and Lindsay PD Air Patrol.  The vehicle radiator failed and stopped in the area of Blackstone south of Cartmill.  The suspect, Curtis Peck, fled the scene on foot but was detained and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail on the following Charges:

 

Curtis Peck, age 32 of Tulare
Case numbers:  TCSO 10-7216, TCSO 10-7220, LPD 10-1015
Charges: PC 459, 245, 211, 460, 496, 594, 148  VC 10851, 2800.2

 

All property was located and returned.

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Gang Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  Cutler / Orosi Area          DATE:  6/10-12/10          TIME:  varies
CASE NUMBER:  10-80161-65         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Cutler / Orosia Area

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted Suppression Patrol in the Cutler & Orosi area for the Cutler/Orosi Weed & Seed Program. During the weekend detail, Detectives contacted and identified several suspected gang members. As a result, Detectives seized two loaded handguns, that were also suspected to be stolen, an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, served 12 gang injunctions and served two felony arrest warrants. Detectives arrested and booked 5 subjects for various Penal and Health & Safety Code violations.


Taken into custody were:
1)  Name: Delgado, Sebastian             Age: 22             Resident: Orosi
Charges: Felony Warrant
 
2) Name: Zayas, Ruben                       Age: 51             Resident: Pixley
Charges: 11377 HS and a Felony Warrant

3) Name: Naranjo, Juan                    Age: 34             Resident: Orosi
Charges: 12031 PC

4) Name: Angulo, Oscar                    Age: 18            Resident: Cutler
Charges: 12021 PC, 496 PC

5) Name: Female Juvenile                 Age: 16             Resident: Cutler
Charges: 32 PC, 496 PC  

 

This case remains under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit.


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


Persons giving information can remain anonymous.

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Update to Earlimart Homicide
LOCATION:  300 block of East Marin, Earlimart          DATE:  6-10-10          TIME:  1328
CASE NUMBER:  10-7005         VICTIM:  Jose Arredondo, age 34          CITY:  Bakersfield

Update:  Autopsy has been completed.  Cause of death is listed as exsanguination due to stab wound to the upper torso.  The suspect is still outstanding.  Please encourage the public to provide any information regarding the case or the location of the suspect to Det. Joe Torres or Sgt. Gary Hunt at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

Wanted Flyer and photo of suspect are available by e-mailrequest to cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us .

UPDATE:

A suspect has been identified as Rigoberto Hernandez, also known as Rigo Herrera, age 28 from Bakersfield. Detectives are attempting to locate the suspect. Information has been provided that the incident occurred regarding a domestic dispute between the suspect, the victim and a female adult. Official cause of death pending autopsy scheduled for Monday, June 14, 2010.

 

PRIOR RELEASE:

On the above date and time, Deputies responded to a call of a stabbing victim at the 300 block of East Marin in Earlimart.  Upon arrival subject was transported by ambulance to Delano Hospital.  At 1359 hrs he was pronounced deceased.

 

Violent Crimes and Forensic Investigations Units have been called out to investigate the case.  Additional information will be relased as investigation continues.

 

Anyone with information please contact Det. Joe Torres or Sgt. Gary Hunt at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Sheriff's P.A.L. Annual Camp Out Underway
LOCATION:  WalMart Parking Lot, Tulare CA          DATE:  06-15-2010          TIME:  0700 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  NA         VICTIM:  NA          CITY:  NA

Sheriff Bill Wittman's Police Activities League (P.A.L.) Program is getting ready for it's annual beach camp out this summer.  Over 130 children ages 8-12 have been signed up for the trip with 25 Explorers assisting. 

 

On Tuesday, June 15th, the school districts will be assisting by busing their students from the various Tulare County communities to the Tulare WalMart parking lot where they will meet up the the PAL members and Explorers at 8:00 AM.  Eagle Mountain Casino has provided the buses that will transport the children to the Pismo, North Beach Campground.  They will arrive and spend Tuesday and Wednesday nights camping in tents provided by the PAL program.  A variety of activities have been planned for the children.  They will return in the afternoon of Thursday, June 17th, 2010. 

 

This is an annual program that provides underprivileged children with an opportunity they may not have ever been able to experience.  It also provides a positive interaction with law enforcement as the Sheriff and a variety of community based officers and explorers assist in the program.  The Sheriff's Explorers are each assigned 3-5 children that they mentor throughout the trip.  This trip is funded by the Sheriff's PAL Program.  A large protion of the funds are raised from the PAL food booth at the Annual World Ag Expo.

 

NOTE:  Staff and Explorers will be meeting on 6-15-2010, at the Tulare WalMart parking lot at 7:00 am, children were asked to be there by 8:00 am.

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Boating Enforcement/Rescue
LOCATION:  Reedley Beach          DATE:  6-13-10          TIME:  1815hrs
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  Jose Maravilla          CITY:  Parlier

Victim #1: Jose Maravilla Age 29

Parlier, CA

Victim #2: Female Juvenile Age 7

Parlier, CA

Place of Occurrence: Reedley Beach, Reedley, CA 93654

6-13-10/1814 hrs

On the above date and time Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies were on boat patrol in the area of Reedley Beach(in Reedley) when they observed a female juvenile struggling to get out of the water and having difficulty swimming. Deputies then observed another male(Jose Maravilla) attempting to help the female juvenile get out of the water. Maravilla appeared fatigued and was unable to swim or get out of the water. Maravilla then went under the water and began to sink. A Tulare County Deputy then jumped into the water from the TCSO boat to rescue Maravilla. Maravilla was then pulled to shore where he was non-responsive. Deputies then performed and completed CPR, reviving Maravilla. Medical personnel, Reedley P.D., Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies arrived shortly after. Both victims were treated and released on scene by medical staff. No other people were reported to be missing. Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies cleared the scene.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
647fBPC/Prostitution
LOCATION:  Visalia          DATE:  06-12-10          TIME:  1500-0100
CASE NUMBER:  various         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On June 12, 2010 members of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Team and the Visalia Police Department conducted a joint Internet Based Prostitution Sting Operation.

The Investigators reviewed online ads for erotic services and contacted the suspects. The Investigators advised the suspect that he/she is interested in "a date" and asks if he/she is available to come to a pre designated location. The investigators also posed undercover creating an undercover on line advertisement soliciting sexual favors. Once the elements of the crime have been met the suspect is taken into custody. This operation was two fold, one to catch the soliciting of sexual favors as well as to catch the person purchasing the sexual favors.

Internet prostitution is becoming extremely popular and is slowly replacing the more conventional methods of prostitution.

The below listed suspects were taken into custody for the listed charges during the operation.

#1) Nicole Dowling 23yrs of Porterville, CA 10-7099

Solicitation of prostitution.

#2) Amber Robinson 26yrs of Tulare, CA 10-7101

Solicitation of prostitution

#3) Catherine Diaz 26yrs of Tulare, CA 10-7111

Solicitation of prostitution

#4) Toni Sams 20yrs of Fresno, CA 10-7119

Solicitation of prostitution, Sexual battery..

#5) Judith Alvira 19yrs of Hanford, CA 10-1722

Solicitation of prostitution, Sexual battery

#6) Ashley Stay 26yrs of Clovis, CA 10-7128

Solicitation of prostitution

#7) Ismael Ramirez 25yrs of Fresno, CA 10-7125

Solicitation of prostitution

#8) Brian Ridenour 38yrs of Visalia, CA 10-7097

Soliciting prostitution

#9) William V. Charles 39yrs of Tulare, CA 10-7104

Soliciting prostitution

#10) Raj Rakkar 39yrs of Fresno, CA 10-7107

Soliciting prostitution

#11) Jason Ferris 34yrs of Tulare, CA 10-7112

Soliciting prostitution

#12) Dale Garrison 59yrs of Kingsburg, CA 10-7114

Soliciting prostitution

#13) Mark Cardwell of 41yrs of Porterville, CA 10-7118

solicitin prostitution

The females wer booked at BWDF and the males at Tulare County Main Jail.

The Tulare County Sheriff's DEpartments SAFE Team is funded by a state grant from the California Emergency Management Agency and is an affiliate of the Fresno ICAC Task Force.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
475PC/Possession/Manufacture of Fraudulent Checks
LOCATION:  Pixley          DATE:  06-11-10          TIME:  1600hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-7057         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspects:

#1 - Lord, Christopher Adult

#2 - Long, Timothy Adult

#3 - Harding, Jason Adult

 

 On 6/12/10, at approximately 1230 hours, Detectives and Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a residence in the Pixley area after information was received regarding possible manufacturing and distribution of fraudulent checks.

Numerous items of evidence utilized to manufacture fraudulent checks and documents were located at the residence. Four subjects were arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges, including parole violation. The subjects were booked at Tulare County Jail.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Missing Person Located - Kenneth "Andy" Anderson
LOCATION:  Lloyd Meadow at Kern River Hwy, near Pyles Boys Camp in Johnsondale          DATE:  06-08-10          TIME:  1700
CASE NUMBER:  10-6962         VICTIM:  Kenneth "Andy" Anderson          CITY:  Lindsay

Kenneth "Andy" Anderson has been located in the area of Lloyd Meadow at Kern River Highway near Pyles Boys Camp in Johnsondale.  A hiker located Mr. Anderson who appeared dehydrated and disoriented at the time.  Mr. Anderson was taken to Kern Valley Medical center for treatment and was reunited with his family.

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Earlimart Homicide Investigation Update
LOCATION:  300 block of East Marin, Earlimart          DATE:  06-10-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-7005         VICTIM:  Jose Arredondo, age 34          CITY:  Bakersfield

Wanted Flyer and photo of suspect are available by e-mailrequest to cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us .

UPDATE:

A suspect has been identified as Rigoberto Hernandez, also known as Rigo Herrera, age 28 from Bakersfield. Detectives are attempting to locate the suspect. Information has been provided that the incident occurred regarding a domestic dispute between the suspect, the victim and a female adult. Official cause of death pending autopsy scheduled for Monday, June 14, 2010.

 

PRIOR RELEASE:

On the above date and time, Deputies responded to a call of a stabbing victim at the 300 block of East Marin in Earlimart.  Upon arrival subject was transported by ambulance to Delano Hospital.  At 1359 hrs he was pronounced deceased. 

 

Violent Crimes and Forensic Investigations Units have been called out to investigate the case.  Additional information will be relased as investigation continues.

 

Anyone with information please contact Det. Joe Torres or Sgt. Gary Hunt at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488. 

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Marijuana Eradication
LOCATION:  Lewis Creek area near Lindsay, CA          DATE:  06-10-2010          TIME:  0542
CASE NUMBER:  10-60650         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Tulare County

On today's date, after a two week investigation, detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Sheriffs Tactical Enforcement Personnel (S.T.E.P.) Unit. Eradicated 23,625 live marijuana plants from the Lewis Creek area near Lindsay. If allowed to grow to maturity the harvest would have been worth an estimated $94,500,000

 During the operation a camp site was located in the garden area with signs of having been recently occupied. One firearm was located within the grow site.  This case is under investigation  the Tulare County Sheriff's Dept. STEP unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Gabe Macias at (559)713-2990 or (800) 808-0488.

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Missing Person - Kenneth "andy" Anderson
LOCATION:  1200 block of Strathmore, Lindsay          DATE:  06-08-10          TIME:  1700
CASE NUMBER:  10-6962         VICTIM:  Kenneth "Andy" Anderson          CITY:  Lindsay

Mr. Anderson was seen at his home on 06/08/10 at approximately 1700hrs. Mr. Anderson left his home to an unknown location and has not been seen since. Mr. Anderson frequents Indian Casinos in the area. Mr. Anderson drives a 2007 Honda CRV, four doors, silver to grey in color. Mr. Anderson suffers from medical issues and is without his medication.

 


Anyone with information regarding Kenneth Anderson whereabout is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office (800)808-0488.

 

A flyer is available by e-mail request to cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us .

 
...posted by media relations
*****
HS 11352, HS 11378: Narcotics Possession For Sales
LOCATION:  Earlimart, Ca          DATE:  6-8-10          TIME:  0500 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-90110         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 6-8-10 at approximately 0500 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit and Agents from the Department of  Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms conducted a Narcotics Search Warrant at a residence in the City of Earlimart.  
 
Upon execution of the search warrant, quantities of Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Marijuana were located along with other items consistent with the sales and distribution of Narcotics.   A 17 year old male juvenile was taken into custody and charged with Possession of Narcotics for Sales and Distribution.  The juvenile was booked at the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility, pending formal charges by the District Attorney’s office.

    
    This case remains under investigation by the Tulare County sheriff’ departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit.

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

Persons giving information can remain anonymous.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Update to Seville Homicide
LOCATION:  15600 Block of Avenue 184, Seville          DATE:  6-5-10          TIME:  1934 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-6809         VICTIM:  Salvador Alvarado, 18 years          CITY:  Orosi

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the suspect on this case.  If anyone has information regarding the location of this subject or information regarding the case please contact the Sheriff's Office immediately.

 

Suspect:  Jose Fedrico Ruiz Jr. , age 23 of Woodlake.  Also know to have lived in the areas of Visalia and Orosi.  The suspect has a mole on his face under his right eye and a tattoo on his right forarm with the letters OGS.  The suspect is wanted for homicide.

 

On 6-5-10, 1934 hours, deputies were dispatched to a gun shot victim at a convienience store in the 15600 block of Ave 384, Seville.  Upon arrival the deputies found the victim unconsious and suffering from apparent gun shot wounds.  He died at the scene.  An autopsy will be performed by the Coroner's Unit.

 

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit and Gang Unit were called in to investigate.  It was discoverd the suspect saw the victim at the store.  The suspect shot at the victim and left the scene on foot.  The incident occurred outside.  Surveillance video is being reviewed.  The incident appears to be gang related at this time.  Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Det. Joe Torres or Sgt. Gary Hunt at the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Violent Cimes Unit at (559) 733-6211 or (800)808-0488.

 

Photos of the suspect will be evailable upon request by e-mail to cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us

 

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Home Invasion
LOCATION:  6000 block of S. Hills Valley Road, Orange Cove          DATE:  06-07-2010          TIME:  0845 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-6867         VICTIM:  Not Being Released          CITY:  Orange Cove

On 6-7-2010 at 0939 hours, Tulare County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a possible home nvasion.  Upon arrival deputies were advised at approximately 0845hours, three hispanic male adults entered an occupied residence displaying firearms and demanding money.  The victim was detained in one area of the house while two suspects searched through the rest of the residence.  The victim was retrained and the suspects left the residence.  Detectives from the North County and Forensic Investigations Units were called in to investigate the incident.  An inventory of the home is still being conducted to determine property loss.  The victim did not sustain any notible injuries other than a small abrasion to the wrist from the restraint. 

 

The three suspects were described as hispanic, male adults approximately 21 years of age.  A vehicle was described as a white, 1990's model  Honda Accord or Nissan.

 

Anyone with information regarding the case should please call Det. Marks or Sgt. Moore at (559) 735-1877 or (800) 808-0488.

 

This case is still under investigation.

 
...posted by media relations
*****
187 PC - Murder
LOCATION:  15600 Block of Avenue 184, Seville          DATE:  06/05/10          TIME:  1934hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-06809         VICTIM:  Alvarado, Salvador, 18 years          CITY:  Orosi

On Saturday, 06/05/2010, 1934 hours, Deputies were dispatched to a gun shot wound victim at a convenience store in the 15600 block of Ave 384 in the town of Seville. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim, listed above, unconscious and suffering from gun shot wounds. He died at the scene.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit and Gang Unit arrived to investigate. During the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect saw the victim at the store. The suspect fired at the victim and left the scene on foot. The incident appears to be gang related at this time. Anyone with information about this case is should contact Detective Joe Torres or Sgt. Gary Hunt at the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Violent Crimes Unit at (559)733-6211. The case remains under investigation.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Sex Offender Registration Checks PC 290
LOCATION:  Numerous locations in the unincorporated areas of Southeast Tulare County around Porterville          DATE:  06/05/2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  N/A         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 06/05/10 the Tulare County Sheriff's Department's SAFE Team along with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilityation Visalia Parole Office conducted a sex registrant compliance detail for registered sex offenders in the unincorporated communities (areas) of Southeast Tulare County around Porterville.  The detail focused on registered sex offenders from the Megan's Law web site.  Parole and probation contacts were also conducted.  During this detail 53 registered offenders were identified.  Of these 53 Offenders, One (1) of them was found to be possibly out of compliance and this case is being investigated and prepared for forwarding to the Tulare County District Attorney's Office.  One (1) subject was arrested for a violation of his parole requirements and was booked at the Porterville substation. 

 

Arrested: Johnathon Preston 24 years old, Porterville, CA.

 

The investigations are ongoing and continuing and anybody with information is encouraged to contact Detectives of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department's SAFE Team at (559)735-1970.

 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Departments SAFE Team is funded by a state grant from the California Emergency Management Agency. 

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
245PC/Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  23000 Block of Ave 196-Strathmore          DATE:  05-04-10          TIME:  2130
CASE NUMBER:  10-6776         VICTIM:  Jose Contreras          CITY:  Strathmore

05-04-10/2130 Hours: Deputies responded to Possible gun shots traffic in the Strathmore area. While en route deputies were advised one subject was struck by gun fire and was being transported to the Hospital by private vehicle. The victim was treated at the Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

 

This case remains under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff

Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or any type of gang activity in Tulare County is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff

Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit at the toll free number of :

1-888-END-GANG (1-888-363-4264)

.

Persons giving information can remain anonymous.

.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Burglary
LOCATION:  A112 - Pixley          DATE:  06/04/10          TIME:  1100 hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  10-6749         VICTIM:  Marie Anaya          CITY:  Pixley

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department South End Investigation Unit responded to A112 in Pixley regarding a burglary.  The investigation revealed unknown suspects broke into a vehicle and stole jewelry totaling over $21,000.

 

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.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Missing Person Adult
LOCATION:  Kaweah Lake/Greasy Cove          DATE:  5-30-10          TIME:  1845
CASE NUMBER:  10-6510         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 6-3-10 The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department continued searching for the missing boater at Kaweah Lake.   Search efforts included the use of two scent canines that were provided by the State Office of Emergency Services based out of San Diego, CA. 

The US Army Core of Engineers who has continuously helped provide their underwater SEABOT, which is a submersible unit with video and sonar capabilities.  The SEABOT has been used for several days.   In addition, The Tulare County Boat Patrol Unit assisted as vessels scouted the lake.     

Members of the Sheriff’s Department Dive Team searched multiple locations and made specific dives in various areas of the lake.  But, so far all efforts to locate the victim have been unsuccessful.  The Sheriff’s Department will resume the search operation tomorrow. 

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
245(a)(1) PC - Assault with Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Charter Alternative Academy - 28050 Rd 148 - Visalia          DATE:  06-02-10          TIME:  1115
CASE NUMBER:  10-06645         VICTIM:  Juvenile          CITY: 

On Wednesday, June 02, 2010 at approximately 1115 hours, Mrs. Victoria Porter, Charter Alternatives Academy Principal, notified the School Resource Officer of several students that had been slashed multiple times with a small edged weapon.  The student assailant managed to assault, causing superficial lacerations to their arms, to three (3) student victims during the course of one (1) hour prior to victims notifying school officials.   The three (3) victim students were treated on scene by EMT personnel and released to parents.  The suspect juvenile was arrested, transported and booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Hall charged with three (3) counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.


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

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Update to Boating Accident
LOCATION:  Lake Kaweah / Greasy Cove Area          DATE:  05-30-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-6510         VICTIM:  Adult male, caucasian, 46 yrs          CITY:  Tulare

On 05/30/2010 at approx. 1845 hrs. Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Visalia Patrol Division as well as Lake Patrol officers from the Department of Parks Boating Safety unit responded to a reported boating accident on Lake Kaweah, Greasy Cove area.

 

The ensuing investigation revealed that a collision occurred between two vessels and as a result of the collision an occupant of one of the vessels is missing. One vessel was a personal water craft occupied by two people.  The second vessel was a pleasure boat occupied by five people.  No other injuries were reported.  The name of the missing person has not been released yet.

 

The investigation is continuing as to the cause of the collision and no other information is being released at this time.

 

DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS SEEKING THEIR ASSISTANCE.  ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE WITNESSED THE INCIDENT OR MAY HAVE INFORMATION, NO MATTER HOW SLIGHT, IS REQUESTED TO CALL DETECTIVE MARIA GARCIA OR SGT. STEVE KENNEDY AT (800)808-0488 OR (559)735-1898.

 

A search and rescue effort is under way to locate the missing boater.  The Army Corp of Engineers is assisting in the search utilizing a Seabot submersible sonar and video device.  The Sheriff's Dive Team is also searching for the subject.

 
...posted by media relations
*****
Public Intoxication/Possession of a Deadly Weapon/Felon in Possession of Live Ammunition/Violation o
LOCATION:  Orosi & Cutler Areas          DATE:  05/28-5/30          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80149 to          VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted routine patrol in the Orosi & Cutler area. Detectives made several contacts and arrested 6 subjects for various Penal and Vehicle Code violations, Towed 2 vehicles, issued 3 citations and seized one illegal weapon.

All subjects arrested were transported and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail in Visalia.

Taken into custody were:

1)

Name: Pinedo, Alamo Pedro Age: 28 Resident: Orosi

Charges: 647 (f) PC

 

2)

Name: Santana, Miguel Age:19 Resident :Orosi

Charges: 647 (f) PC

3) Name: Martinez, Victor Age: 20

Resident: Cutler

Charges: 12020 PC

4) Name: Gonzalez, Ismael Villa Age: 20 Resident: Reedley

Charges: 12316 (b) (1) PC, 1203.2a PC, 186.22 PC, 2800.2 VC

5) Name: Gomez, Juan Carlos Age: 20 Resident: Orange Cove

Charges: 148 PC

6) Name: Lopez, Eric Age: 21 Resident: Dinuba

Charges: 647 (f) PC

 

 

This case remains under investigation by the Tulare County sheriff’ departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or any type of gang activity in Tulare County is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’ Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit at the toll free number of :

1-888-END-GANG (1-888-363-4264)

.

Persons giving information can remain anonymous.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Boating Accident
LOCATION:  Lake Kaweah/Greasy Cove Area          DATE:  05-30-10          TIME:  1845
CASE NUMBER:  10-6510         VICTIM:  MW          CITY:  Tulare

On 05/30/2010 at approx. 1845 hrs. Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Visalia Patrol Division as well as Lake Patrol officers from the Department of Parks Boating Safety unit responded to a reported boating accident on Lake Kaweah, Greasy Cove area.

The ensuing investigation revealed that a collision occurred between two vessels and as a result of the collision an occupant of one of the vessels is missing.

The investigation is continuing as to the cause of the collision and no other information is being released at this time.

A search and rescue effort is under way to locate the missing boater.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Detective Maria Garcia or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (800) 808-0488 or (559) 735-1898

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
211 PC, 664/207 PC/Robbery, Attempt Kidnapping
LOCATION:  Delano          DATE:  05-29-10          TIME:  0849hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-6432         VICTIM:  Gonzalez, Abraham          CITY: 

On 5/29/10 at 0849 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were dispatched to the area of County Line, Delano in regards to a robbery and attempted kidnapping.

Violent Crimes Detectives responded and the investigation revealed four unknown Hispanic males robbed the victim of an undetermined amount of cash at gun point and attempted to kidnap him. The victim managed to escape the assailants and the suspects fled in an unknown white Lincoln Towncar type vehicle, possibly a 1990's model. The victim did not sustain any injuries.

 

The case is currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information can contact Detective Maria Garcia at (559)733-6218.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
664/215, P.C. 211//Attempted Car Jacking/Robbery
LOCATION:  400 block of S. Leggett-Porterville          DATE:  05/29/2010          TIME:  1128hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-06440          VICTIM:           CITY:  Porterville

On 05-29-10 at 1128 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of S. Leggett in regards to an attempted car jacking incident. The (V) stated that unknown suspect(s) had assaulted him and attempted to take his vehicle. During the investigation Deputies located one of the suspects hiding in a nearby business. The suspect was identified as Sammy Sanchez 18 years of age. Sammy was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Porterville Substation for booking on the charges of attempted car jacking and robbery. 

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

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
246.3pc /Negligent discharge of a firearm
LOCATION:  14500 block Ave 145-Poplar          DATE:  05-27-10          TIME:  2147hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-6358         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 5/27/10 at approximately 2147 hours Deputies were dispatched to Walker Rd and Ave 145 in Poplar, Ca in regards to a report of shots fired. Deputies arrived on scene and were made aware the subject who resides in the 14500 block of Walker Rd. was standing in the roadway firing a gun in the air. Deputies responded to his residence and after a short time the subject Joe Barrientes 40 years of age was taken into custody and booked at the Porterville Substation for negligent discharge of a firearm and child endangerment.

Case is under investigation by Tulare County Sheriff's Department.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
11377 H&S, 11378 H&S, 11366 H&S, 11364 H&S /Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of a co
LOCATION:  600 Block of West Citrus, Farmersville          DATE:  05-27-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40122         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 05-27-10 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Exeter Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Tulare County Probation and the Tulare County Sheriffs Department concluded a three week narcotic investigation by serving a search warrant in the 600 Block of Citrus in the city of Farmersville. Detectives searched the residence and located methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

Suspect Lozano, Danny was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, Possession of a controlled substance for sales, Maintaining a location for sales/use of a controlled substance.

Suspect Lozano, Noel was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, Possession of a controlled substance for sales, Maintaining a location for sales/use of a controlled substance, Possession of drug paraphernalia and a parole violation,

Both suspects were transported and booked into the Tulare County Jail.

This Case is still under investigation.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
11379.6 H&S, 11366.6 H&S, 182 P.C./Manufacture of Controlled Substance, Utilizing Structure to Su
LOCATION:  14500 block of Road 191 Poplar, Ca.          DATE:  05-27-10          TIME:  0903 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-70056         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspects:

Michael James (51 years) 14500 block of Road 191 Poplar, Ca.

Charges:Manufacture of Controlled Substance, Utilizing Structure to Suppress Entry and Conspiracy

 

Flordeliza Kramer (41 years) 14500 block of Road 191 Poplar, Ca.

Charges: Manufacture of Controlled Substance, Utilizing Structure to Suppress Entry and Conspiracy

On 5-27-10 at about 9:03 a.m., detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Unit, along with members from the Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team and Southern Tri-County HIDTA, served a narcotic search warrant at a residence in the 14500 block of Road 191 Poplar, Ca.

During the service of the warrant, detectives were met with suspected structural reinforcement to prevent law enforcement entry. Once inside, personnel located two suspects and a small-scale methamphetamine lab, capable of producing about an ounce or more of the controlled substance per cook. The suspects were identified as Michael James (51 years) and Flordeliza Kramer (41 years). Both suspects were transported and booked into the sheriff’s Porterville substation with each bail set at $75,000.00

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
187 PC
LOCATION:  Avenue 224 & Road 148, Tulare          DATE:  05/25/2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-06267         VICTIM:  V-1 Rocha, Ruben, 30          CITY:  Porterville

V-2 Figueroa, Jose Manuel, 22 year, Woodville
As previously reported, Deputies and Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department responded to the area of Avenue 224 and Road 148 for a report of a traffic collision with shots fired. Two adult males were located deceased in a white passenger vehicle.
On 05/27/2010 autopsies were performed on both subjects. Victim #1 had previously been identified as Ruben Rocha, 30 years old, from Porterville. V-2 was identified as Jose Manuel Figueroa, 22 years old, from Woodville.
Rocha's cause of death was determined to be exsanguination due to a gun shot wound to the upper body. Figueroa's cause of death was determined to be gun shot wounds to the neck and head.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Cesar Fernandez or Sgt. Gary Hunt at (559)733-6218.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
4573 PC / 11550(A) H&S / 11364(A) H&S / 14601 VC
LOCATION:  A144/R176 Poplar 93257          DATE:  5/26/10          TIME:  1948 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-06305          VICTIM:  California, State of          CITY: 

Offence:  Taking drug paraphernalia into a jail facility, under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license.

On the above date and time, deputies performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at the above location. During the traffic stop, it was discovered the driver, Lucina Miranda (30 Years), was driving on a suspended license. Lucina was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Lucina was transported to the Porterville substation where she was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Lucina 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.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Murder, 187PC
LOCATION:  Avenue 224 and Road 148, tulare          DATE:  5-25-2010          TIME:  2135hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-6267         VICTIM:  Unknown          CITY:  Unknown

Narrative and Suspects:

05/25/2010, 2135 hours, Deputies responded to the area of Road 148 and Avenue 224, tulare for a report of a traffic accidents and shots fired in the area.  upon arrival deputies located a white passenger vehicle that appeared to have gone off the roadway, into a cornfield. Two subjects that appearred to be adult males were located deceased in the vehicle and appeared to be victims of a shooting.

The case remains under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Violent Crimes Unit.  anyone with information is aske dto contact Detective Cesar Fernandez or Sgt. Gary Hunt at (559) 733-6211

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Possession of child pornography, Distribution of child pornography
LOCATION:  1900 block of Bridge St., Visalia          DATE:  5-25-10          TIME:  1330
CASE NUMBER:  10-4320         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  N/A

Narrative:

SUSPECT: Florendo, Jaime Matthew  21 years  6-3, 330, Black hair, Brown eyes ADDRESS:  Visalia   ARRESTED & BOOKED: Yes

Crime: PC 311.11, PC 311.2

On the above date and time Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s SAFE (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement) team served a search warrant in 1900 block of Bridge St, Visalia, after a two month investigation revealed someone was in possession of child pornography and distributing child pornography. Arrested was Jaime Florendo. He was booked at Main Jail on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. The SAFE unit is a member of the Fresno Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

 

The Safe unit is grant funded by the California Emergency Management Agency.

A photo of the suspect is available at Main Jail.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  Three Rivers          DATE:  5-21-10          TIME:  5-23-10
CASE NUMBER:  10-80133          VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Narrative:

 Case Number- 10-80133 to 10-80144

Crime-

Area Occurred-  Three Rivers

Date and Time Occurred-

Victim

From Friday 5-21-10 to Sunday 5-23-10, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit and Officers from several allied agencies conducted a suppression detail in the Three Rivers area of Tulare County. Law enforcement officials contacted andidentified several suspected gang members and associates that were visiting the area

Taken into custody were:

1) Name: Iniguez, Eugene Age: 18 Resident: Woodlake

Charges: 12020 PC, 653(k) PC, 186.22 PC

2)Name: Baribeault, Mark Age: 41 Resident: Three Rivers

 

Charges: 23152 VC & Misd. Warrant3) Name: Linebarger, Kenneth Age: 43 Residence: Tulare

Charges: Felony Warrant

4) Name: Grinner, Vincent Age: 47 Residence: Wasco

Charges: Misd. Warrant

5) Name: Romero, Andrew Age: 23 Residence: Hanford

Charges: Misd. Warrant

6) Name: Jeffers, Jason Age: 27 Residence: Cheyenne, WY

Charges:12025 PC

7) Name: Rowland, William Age: 38 Residence: Littleton, CO

Charges: 12020 PC

8) Name: Jose, Oscar Jesus Age: 50 Residence: Stockton

Charges: 12020 PC

9) Name: Moyer, Leo Age: 27 Residence: Atwater

Charges: 12500 CVC

10) Name: Oliver, David Age: 40 Residence: Bridgeville

Charges: Misd. Warrant

11)  Ochoa, Guadalupe Age: 21 Residence: Exeter

Charges: 11550 HS

 

This case remains under investigation by the Tulare County sheriff’ departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or any type of gang activity in Tulare County is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’ Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit at the toll free number of :

1-888-END-GANG (1-888-363-4264)

 

 

 

 

 

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Assault on a Peace Officer
LOCATION:  A144/R168          DATE:  05-23-10          TIME:  2039hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-6174         VICTIM:  Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy (Identity withheld at this time)          CITY:  N/A
Title:  Assault on a Peace Officer
 
Suspect:  Joel Quintero (10-12-90), Pixley Ca
 
Victim:  Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy (Identity withheld at this time)
 
While on routine patrol in the town of Poplar, a Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy was contacted by a citizen who reported seeing a subject brandishing a firearm from a vehicle.  The reporting party was able to provide a vehicle description and the deputy began searching the area for the vehicle.
 
Shortly after, at approximately 2039 hours, the deputy located the vehicle west of the town of Poplar and initiated a traffic stop.  The deputy was immediately encountered with two subjects fleeing from the vehicle and noted one subject armed with a handgun.  The suspect, identified as Joel Quintero of Pixley, turned the weapon on the deputy.  The deputy then discharged his firearm in response to the immanent threat.  As a result, Quintero was struck once and was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital where he is being treated for non life threatening injuries.  The suspect's weapon was also located while processing the scene.  As a matter of policy, the deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave and will remain unidentified pending the investigation. 
 
The second occupant of the vehicle remains outstanding at this time and the case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Violent Crimes Unit.  Joel Quintero is currently in Sheriff's Department custody and is being charged with various charges including Assault on a Peace Officer.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Cesar Fernandez at (559) 733-6218.
 
...posted by dispatch
*****
Domestic Violence/Possession of a controlled substance
LOCATION:  Eagle Mountain Casino          DATE:  5-21-10          TIME:  0701
CASE NUMBER:  10-6040         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

5-21-10 at approximately 0701 hours Tulare County Deputies were dispatched to Eagle Mountain Casino regarding a domestic violence in which the victim reported that her boyfriend pulled her by her neck after an argument then left the area in a vehicle. While en route Deputies observed the suspect vehicle had been pulled over by Tribal Police in the 30000 blk of Reservation Rd. Deputies contacted the suspect who was in possession of methamphetamine. Deputies also located a glass pipe, used to smoke narcotics, in the vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Porterville Substation on the listed charges.

This case has been forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review. 

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
422 PC- Threats
LOCATION:  Confidential          DATE:  5-21-10          TIME:  1125
CASE NUMBER:  10-6053         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Plainview

On 05-21-10 Tulare County Sheriff’s  Deputies responded to the 19400 block of Rd. 196 in Plainview for a report of a disturbance between a mother and her son. Upon arrival Deputies were advised by the victim she had been threatened with great bodily injury by her son during the  argument.

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


 
...posted by dispatch
*****
459 PC, Burglary
LOCATION:  A 70 / Terra Bella          DATE:  5-20-10          TIME:  1800 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-6011         VICTIM:  Steve Little          CITY:  Terra Bella

Narrative:

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit responded to A 70 in Terra Bella regarding a burglary. The investigation revealed unknown suspects broke into the unoccupied residence and stole items totaling over $27,000.

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.

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
11377,11550,11350,11364, Poss of a controlled substance, Under the influence
LOCATION:  300 block of North "E" St, Exeter          DATE:  5-20-2010          TIME:  0800 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-40119         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Exeter

Suspect:  Robinson, Cortnie Katlynn     21 Yrs.
300 Block of North “E” St., Exeter

On 05-20-2010 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Exeter Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Farmersville 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 North “E” Street, Exeter. Detectives searched the residence and located methamphetamine, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia. Suspect Robinson, Tammy Marie was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of prescription pills, under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Suspect Merriott, Ashley was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of prescription pills, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Suspect Robinson, Cortnie was arrested for unlawful possession of prescription pills and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All three suspects were booked into the Tulare County Bob Wiley Detention Facility with their individual bail set at $ 10,000.00.

This Case is still under investigation.  



 
...posted by dispatch
*****
HS11350, HS11550, BP4140
LOCATION:  Ave 308 and Camp, Goshen          DATE:  05-18-2010          TIME:  1958hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-5925         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  N/A

Narrative:

Suspect:   Huerta, Jesse         Age: 49

On 5-18-2010 Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies contacted the suspect in the area of Ave 308 and Camp. The suspect was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. Incident to arrest the suspect was found to be in possession of two small bindles of a black tar substance believed to be Heroin. The suspect was displaying the objective symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Suspect also had an outstanding felony warrant. The suspect was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail.

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

 
...posted by dispatch
*****
1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|11|12|13|14|15|16|17|18|19|20|21|22|23|24|25|26|27|28|29|30|31|32|33|34|35|36|37|38|39|40|41|42|43|44|
©Copyright 2010 Tulare County Sheriff's Department