Possesion and Transportation of Meth and Marijuana for Sale and Under the Influence
LOCATION:  R194 / A144 Poplar, CA          DATE:  12/1/10          TIME:  0636 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-15111         VICTIM:  California, State of          CITY: 

On the above date and time, a deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the above location for a minor traffic infraction.  Deputies contacted the vehicles driver, who identified herself as Kimberly Moore (39 Years).  A records check revealed Moore had (2) active warrants for her arrest.  Moore was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine.  A search of the interior of the vehicle revealed over (2) ounces of marijuana inside.  Moore was placed under arrest for the (2) warrants as well as the above charges and booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

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

 
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Home Invasion
LOCATION:  2200 Blk Ave 344, Woodlake          DATE:  12-1-2010          TIME:  0345
CASE NUMBER:  10-15108         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Woodlake

On 12-1-10 at 0314 hrs, deputies were dispatched to a reported home invasion robbery at 22000 block of Ave 344 Woodlake, Ca. Three victis were in the home at the time of the incidend, one adult male age 57, one adult female age 48 and one juvenile male age 17.  The Suspects demanded money and marijuana (medicinal). 

 

Several suspects stood guard over the victims, while others ransacked the residence. The victims reported the suspects took TV’s, camera’s, computer, weapons, papers and medical marijuana.The suspects were described as numerous (five or more) hispanic male adults, possibly in their mid twenties. 

No injuries were reported.

 

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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Search and Arrest Warrants 664/187 PC
LOCATION:  14700 block of Ave 56, Earlimart          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-14854         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Suspect-1:    Trinidad Valdez Martinez        Adult Male from Earlimart    Held on No Bail   
Suspect-2:    Xavier Ysauro Medrano        Adult Male from Pixley        Held on No Bail   
Suspect-3:    Hispanic Adult Male                        Outstanding   

 
    On today’s date at approximately 0700 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, Gang Violence Suppression Unit, STEP/SWAT, Narcotics, Patrol and Detectives units, with the assistance of State Parole and CDCR Special Services Unit, served Search and Arrest Warrants at four locations in the above listed areas.  These warrants were the result of an ongoing  investigation of a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving day, where one victim sustained a single gunshot wound.  
    During the execution of these Search Warrants, numerous items of possible evidence were seized as the items are suspected to be Gang related.  All suspects are suspected to be involved in Gang activity and this case is believed to be a Gang motivated crime.   All of the above listed suspects were arrested and booked without incident for charges ranging from Attempted Homicide, to outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants.  A Hispanic adult male is still outstanding at this time.
    This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.   Anyone with information as to this case is encouraged to call The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or you can remain anonymous by calling 1-888-END-GANG
               1-888-363-4264

 
...posted by Dispatch
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459 pc, 496 pc, 182 pc , Burglary, possession of stolen property, conspiracy
LOCATION:  39300 Rd 12          DATE:  11/26 - 27          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-15008         VICTIM:  Various          CITY: 

Narrative:

Loss/Damage value: Estimated : $7000.00

On 11-29-10 deputies responded to an address located on the 39300 block of Rd 12 in Kingsburg regarding several burglaries that had occurred at this location. Upon arrival evidence led deputies to the suspect’s residence located on the 1200 block of Ave 392. Upon contacting the suspects deputies conducted a search of their residence. Deputies located and recovered several items of stolen property that were reported missing from the burglaries. The suspects were arrested and booked at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Main Jail and the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility.

 

Suspect(s):

S-1 David Navarro Jr 20 years old from Kingsburg

S-2 Male Juvenile

REPORTING DEPUTY:                                                                    SUPERVISOR:

B Saldana S6522                                                                                Sgt H. Liles 

DATE/TIME: November 29, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Home Invasion
LOCATION:  11200 Block Rd. 112 - Pixley          DATE:  11-27-10          TIME:  1930
CASE NUMBER:  10-14939         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Pixley

On 11/27/10, at approximately 1930 hours, Deputies responded to an address in the Pixley area. Upon arrival the victim stated four unknown subjects entered her residence. The subjects restrained the victim and took items from the residence. One of the subjects had a firearm and one shot was fired inside the residence. No one was injured. The subjects left in an unknown vehicle. No arrests have been made and this case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call at (559)782-9679 or (559)733-6218.

 
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UPDATED INFO: Murder/Suicide
LOCATION:  Rd 148/ County Line Rd-Delano          DATE:  11-26-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-14897         VICTIM:           CITY: 

UPDATE:  The female child was located in the vehicle and is three months old. The deceased are the biological parents of the child.  There was a troubled relationship between the couple and were originally discovered by a passerby.  The vehicle was there for several hours, less than 24.  The couple was from Delano.  If anyone has any addtional information please contact the Sheriffs' Office at 800-808-0488.

 

Prior Release:

Victim: Vanessa Majarro (deceased)  23yrs

Suspect: Victor Mota  (deceased) 19yrs

Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an orchard near road 148 and County Line Road where people located two deceased adults, one male and one female, and a live infant inside a vehicle. The infant was transported by ambulance to Delano hospital where she was treated and released to family.

The deceased adults each suffered from a single gunshot wound in an apparent murder/suicide in which the male, identified as Victor Mota, shot and killed the female, identified as Vanessa Mojarro, before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life. A handgun was located in the vehicle with the deceased.

The two adults and the infant were last seen by family members on 11/25/2010 at 1930 hours. It is unknown just how long they were in the orchard but it appears they were there for several hours before being discovered.

Case under investigation by TCSO

 

 
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460 PC, Home Invasion
LOCATION:  15000 Block of Ave 288, Visalia          DATE:  11-26-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-14879         VICTIM:  Lawrence, Juanita          CITY:  Visalia

Narrative:

On 11-26-10, Deputies were dispatched to a reported home invasion robbery in the 15000 Block of Ave 288, Visalia. The victim reported a white female and three black males forced entry into the residence and bound her. Victim stated one black male suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money, while the other two black male suspects searched the residence. Victim stated suspects fled with jewelry, cash and a half pound of medical marijuana.

The victim and witnesses described the suspects as follows:

S1 White female adult, 5'2" tall, 190 Lbs with brown hair

S2 Black male adult 6'2" tall, medium build, shoulder length dread locks, wearing black hoodie sweat shirt and black pants.

S3 Black male adult 6'2" tall, medium build, short hair, wearing black hoodie sweat shirt and black pants.

S4 Black male adult 6'2" tall, medium build, short hair, wearing black hoodie sweat shirt and black pants.

 

Suspect Vehicle described as a dark colored four door compact vehicle.

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

Anyone with information should contact Detective Joe Rodriguez at 559-733-6218.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Attempted Murder, Home Invasion
LOCATION:  14700 Block of A56          DATE:  11-25-2010          TIME:  0054 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-14854         VICTIM:  Michael Machado          CITY:  Earlimart

On 11-25-10, at 0054 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to an address east of Earlimart regarding a home invasion where shots were exchanged between the victim and three known suspects. Upon arrival it was discovered that three known suspects forcibly entered the victim’s residence. When confronted by the victim shots were exchanged and the suspects fled. The victim sustained a non- fatal wound.

 

Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Hembree.

 

 
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In Custody Death
LOCATION:  2404 W. Burrel Ave, Visalia          DATE:  11-24-10          TIME:  1334hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-14830         VICTIM:  Lopez Mario Antonio          CITY:  Ivanhoe

On 11/24/2010 at 1334 hours deputies at the Tulare County Main Jail found Mario Lopez hanging in his cell and unresponsive, in an apparent suicide attempt. Deputies immediately initiated first aid, called for on duty medical staff and called for an ambulance. Lopez was treated by jail and medical staff until ambulance personnel arrived on scene. He was pronounced deceased at the scene at 1346 hours.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department’s Violent Crimes Unit were called to the Jail to investigate the suicide.  Lopez had been arrested on 08/27/2010 for making criminal threats towards family members and was awaiting court proceedings. Lopez was housed by himself in a single cell during the time of his incarceration. 

    The case remains under investigation at this time. An autopsy will be conducted at a later time to determine the cause of death.

 
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11379, 11377, 11364, 11550 HS, 273(a) PC, 166.4 PC, 23152 VC
LOCATION:  North County          DATE:  11/17-11/2          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80252-56         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

 

During the week of November 17th through November 20th 2010, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted suppression patrol in the North County communities of Tulare County.

 

They also made numerous traffic stops, contacted numerous subjects, including those suspected of participating in gang activity and completed ten Field Identifications. Six subjects were arrested and booked into the Main Jail and the Bob Wiley Detention Facility for fresh charges and warrants. An additional subject was cited to appear in court for outstanding arrest warrants

.

1. Kristina Vega (42 years) possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment

2. Yvette Sanchez (42 years) transportation, possession of a controlled substance, under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of narcotic paraphernalia

3. Juan Rodriguez (28 years) under the influence of a controlled substance

4. Sergio Lua (20 years) driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs

5. Male Juvenile (16 years) violation of a court order / gang injunction

6. Juan Garcia (27 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant

7. Jose Luna (31 years) four misdemeanor arrest warrants

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)-END-GANG or (1-888-363-4264). Persons who provide information can remain anonymous.

 

 
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UPDATED INFORMATION
LOCATION:  300 block of N. Church, Earlimart          DATE:  01-25-2010          TIME:  1926 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-1002         VICTIM:  Alejandro Esparza, age 25          CITY:  Earlimart

LOCATION:  300 block of N. Church, Earlimart   DATE:  01-25-2010   TIME:  1926 hrs 
CASE NUMBER:  10-1002         VICTIM:  Alejandro Esparza, age 25     CITY:  Delano

As previously reported, on 01-25-10 at 1926 hours deputies from the Pixley Substation responded to a report of 2 gun shot wound victims in the 300 block of North Church in Earlimart. Victim #1, Alejandro Esparza, 24 years old, from Delano was found deceased at scene. Victim #2, Arturo Sanchez, suffered from gun shot wounds and was air lifted to an area hospital. He survived his injuries.

UPDATED INFORMATION
During the investigation, detectives from the Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Unit discovered that the suspect in the case was Tomas Antonio Medrano Corrales, 19 years old from Delano.

In September, 2010, detectives developed information that Corrales was in a rural area in Hidalgo County Texas. They obtained an arrest warrant for Corrales for charges of Murder, Attempted Murder, and Possession of a Firearm during a Street Gang Crime, Use of a Firearm during a Serious Felony, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, and Participating in a Criminal Street Gang. Detectives then began working with the US Marshalls Office in both Fresno and Southern Texas District as the investigation continued.

On 11-19-2010, Deputy US Marshals from the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force conducted a search of a residence in Elsa Texas, where they located Corrales and took him into custody without incident. He was booked into the Hidalgo County Jail on the murder warrant, and is being held without bail, pending extradition.

This case remains under investigation and if anyone has information regarding this case they are urged to contact the Det. Frank Zaragoza or Sgt. Gary Hunt from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Violent Crimes Unit at (559)733-6211 or 800-808-0488.

 
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Identity theft, possession of stolen property/access card
LOCATION:  Three Rivers          DATE:  09-03-10          TIME:  1600 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10- 51761         VICTIM:  Bank of Sierra          CITY:  Three Rivers

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s North County Property Unit conducted a two week investigation regarding identity theft and passing fictitious bills.   During the investigation Detectives conducted a search of a residence in the 40000 block of Encina.
 
As a result of the search conducted, detectives located several items used in the operation for the identity theft.  The subject was taken into custody, on the below listed charges.
 

Taken into custody were:

1)    Charles Mauldin                49Yrs.                      Three Rivers   resident       
 
Charges: 470 PC , 530.5 PC 496 PC, 484 PC:  Identity theft, possession of stolen property/access card

 
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TCSO Detective Receives Award
LOCATION:  Tulare County          DATE:  11-3-2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

On November 3rd, 2010, Det. Cathy Garcia was awarded “Patrick Sullivan Investigator of the year Award”. Det. Garcia has been a member of the Tulare County Sexual Assault unit since 2008. Det. Garcia is a very passionate about her assignment and has proven time and time again her dedication to the arrest and prosecution of sexual predators. She was selected from a pool of very qualified applicants for this award. On one of the specific cases she was nominated for the award with, she received a conviction for a suspect that resulted in 711 years to life in prison. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is proud of Det. Garcia accomplishments as she continues to serve the citizens of Tulare County. 

 

Some of the guidleines and criteria for award nomination consist of:

 

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff's Office have received this award for the last three years. Past recipients of this award include Det. Jason Kenndy (2009) and Det. Rodney Klassen (2008.) All three recipients are current members of the Tulare County Bureau of Investigations unit.

 

For more information regarding the California Sexual Assault Investigators Association and the "Patrick Sullivan Investigator of the Year Award"  please see  their website at  http://www.csaia.org/ .

 

*editors note:  a photograph WILL NOT be available of the detective due to types of investigations she may work on in the future. 

 
...posted by media relations
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Poss of meth, Maintaining a location for use/sales of a cont subs, Possof Drug Paraph.
LOCATION:  400 Block of South Rose in the City of Visalia          DATE:  11-16-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40291         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 11-16-2010 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Lindsay Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Tulare County Probation and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department concluded a three week investigation by serving a search warrant in the 400 block of South Rose in the City of Farmersville. Suspect Adrian Juarez was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for the following charges:

11377 H&S        Possession of methamphetamine
11366 H&S        Maintaining a location for use/sales of a controlled substance. 
11364 H&S        Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
            


Suspect Juarez bail is set at $ 10,000.00.

This case is still under investigation.

 
...posted by dispatch
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187 PC
LOCATION:  400 block of S. Market, Earlimart          DATE:  11-16-2010          TIME:  1856hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-14204         VICTIM:  Jesus Ramirez Robles          CITY:  Earlimart

UPDATED INFORMATION:
    On Friday, 11/12/2010 an autopsy was performed on Ayon. The cause of death was determined to be multiple gun shot wounds to the body.
    Suspect Francisco Ayon and person of interest Aaron Celestino Chavez, 24 years, Earlimart are both still outstanding and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Joe Torres or Det. Bari Molyneux at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

 
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11358 H&S - Marijuana Cultivation
LOCATION:  23100 block of Ave 224          DATE:  11-15-10          TIME:  1400 Hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  10-60835         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Lindsay

Suspect # 1 - Juvenal Ibarra Lemus, Lindsay Ca.  45 yoa


On 11/15/10 at 1400 hrs. detectives of the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (S.T.E.P.) Team responded to the 23100 block of Ave. 224 Lindsay  for the service of a Search Warrant in regards to the cultivation of marijuana. Upon arrival detectives contacted the above listed  suspect and determined he had a medical marijuana recommendation . During the course of the investigation it was determined that suspect Lemus had processed marijuana in excess of that he was allowed to possess under his medical recommendation. An excess of 75 lbs of processed marijuana was seized. In addition a stolen shotgun, an illegal assault weapon and a large amount of U.S. currency were located and seized from the location. Further investigation located forged documents and Resident Alien cards along with equipment and materials for making the cards.

California law allows medical recommend holders or their primary caregivers to cultivate and possess marijuana within the limits of their doctor issued recommendation. It does not allow the possession of marijuana for sale under any circumstances. It has become common for suspects to utilize the loopholes in the California Compassionate Use act to hide behind and facilitate criminal cultivation and sales of marijuana. A Federal hold was placed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in regards to the forged I.D. cards.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Holguin or Sgt. Franks at the STEP Unit.

 
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Officer Involved Shooting
LOCATION:  Cutler Area          DATE:  11-12-10          TIME:  2303 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-14308         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 11-12-10 at approximately 2303 hours, a Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy assigned to the Orosi substation was on routine patrol in the Cutler area when he contacted a suspicious subject on a bicycle. Upon contact, the subject immediately attempted to evade the deputy fleeing to the area of Ave 403 and Ralph Rd where he abandoned his bicycle and fled on foot. As the deputy pursued on foot, he was able to make contact with the subject who turned and confronted him. The subject ignored commands given by the deputy and made a furtive movement reaching into his sweatshirt pocket. The deputy responded to the threat by drawing his side arm and firing one round that did not strike the subject. The subject once again fled and was not located despite a search by assisting deputies. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Detective Cesar Fernandez with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Violent Crimes Division at (559) 735-1898.

 
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11550, 11357(b) HS, 594 PC, 14601 VC
LOCATION:  North County          DATE:  11-10/13          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80349-51         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Narrative:

During the week of November 10th through November 13th 2010, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted suppression patrol in the North County communities of Tulare County.

 

They also made numerous traffic stops, contacted numerous subjects, including those suspected of participating in gang activity and completed 11 Field Identifications. Two subjects were arrested and booked into the Main Jail and the Bob Wiley Detention Facility and two others were cited in the field to appear at court.

1. Richard Urbano (22 years) under the influence of a controlled substance

2. Arlene Yanez (47 years) felony arrest warrant

3. Alex Manzo (19 years) possession of less than an ounce of marijuana

4. Raymond Villareal (28 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant

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)-END-GANG or (1-888-363-4264). Persons who provide information can remain anonymous.

 

 

 
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245PC/Assault with Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Ave 414 and Rd 130-Orosi          DATE:  11-12-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-14276         VICTIM:  Alberto Gerardo Aguirre          CITY:  Orosi

Victim: Alberto Gerardo Aguirre (20 years) Orosi, Ca.

Suspect 1: Male Juvenile (17 years) 12700 block of Miller Avenue Orosi, Ca.

Charges: 245 PC – (assault with a deadly weapon) booked into the Juvenile Justice Center

Suspect 2: Unknown Male Juvenile (16 to 18 years)

 

On 11-12-10 at about 11:12 a.m., Alberto Aguirre (20 years) was riding a bicycle in the area of Avenue 414 and Road 130 in Orosi, Ca. During that time, Aguirre was approached by two occupants in a vehicle and gang slurs were exchanged. The vehicle then struck Aguirre and knocked him from the bicycle, at which time the two suspects exited the vehicle and assaulted Aguirre with deadly weapons. The suspects then fled the area in the vehicle. Aguirre was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.

A short while later, deputies from the sheriff’s Orosi patrol substation located the suspect vehicle and detained the driver who was a 17 year old male juvenile. Through further investigation, the juvenile was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Juvenile Justice Center.

A search warrant was later executed at the suspects residence in the 12700 block of Miller Avenue Orosi, Ca. Detectives located a rifle, and miscellaneous gang paraphernalia.

 

The second suspect is still outstanding. 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 or (559) 735-1862. Persons who provide information can remain anonymous.

 
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459 PC - Burglary
LOCATION:  Tulare County Superior Court - Department 2 - Visalia          DATE:  11-10-10          TIME:  1800
CASE NUMBER:  10-14207         VICTIM:  Judge Darryl Fergusun          CITY:  Visalia

Suspect In Custody:

Lugo, Mark  18 years of Exeter

Suspect Mark Lugo is an employee of ABM Janitorial out of Visalia, a private company contracted to provide janitorial servioces at the Tulare County Superior Court.  The suspect was caught on video surveillance taking money and other items from the Judge's chambers.  A Tulare County Sheriff's Office Detective was called to take over the investigation.  During questioning the suspect admitted to a prior theft from the Judge's chambers.  The suspect was arrested and booked into Tulare County Main Jail on two counts of burglary.

 

Case investiaged by Tulare County Sheriff's Office.

 
...posted by media relations
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Homicide Update***Update***Update***
LOCATION:  400 block of S. Market, Earlimart          DATE:  11-11-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-14204         VICTIM:  Jesus Ramirez Robles          CITY:  Earlimart

***Updated Information****

MISSING PERSON BLANCA CHAVEZ RETURNED HOME SAFELY AND WAS CONTACTED BY DETECTIVES. SHE IS NO LONGER LISTED AS A MISSING PERSON RELATED TO THIS CASE.


    Suspect Description:     Francisco Ayon is described as an Hispanic male adult, 5'08", 185 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, with a tattoo of “Ayon” on his right forearm. Unknown clothing. Ayon is wanted for investigation of murder.
    Person of Interest:     Aaron Celestino Chavez, 24 years, Earlimart
                Described as Hispanic male adult, 5'07", 160 lbs, black hair, brown eyes. Is wanted for 3 unrelated warrants for various charges including DUI and Felony evading arrest. Chavez is on active parole and is wanted for questioning in this case.
    Missing Person:    Blanca Chavez (no relation), 18 years from Visalia, described as an Hispanic female adult with long black hair, medium height and build, last seen wearing a white tube top, blue spandex shorts and blue socks, leaving the scene on foot at the time of the incident.

    During this investigation it was discovered the victim and suspect had been at the residence off and on throughout the day. When the victim returned, the suspect shot the victim with an undisclosed type firearm. The suspect and person of interest fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle, which was later located in the city of Delano near 9th and Ellington. Ayon should be considered armed and dangerous.
    Blanca Chavez was last seen leaving the scene on foot and detectives would like to check her welfare and speak to her in regards to this case.
    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Bari Molyneux or Det. Cesar Fernandez at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

    For Photos of Suspect and other individuals involved visit  http://www.tularesheriff.info/187_suspects.html

 
...posted by Dispatch
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187 PC- Homicide
LOCATION:  400 block of South Market          DATE:  11-10-10          TIME:  1902 hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  10-14204         VICTIM:  Hispanic Male Adult          CITY:  Earlimart

On 11-10-10 at approximately 1902 hrs Deputies from the Pixley Substation were dispatched to the 400 blk. of S. Market, Earlimart in regards to a shots fired call with a man down. Upon the deputies’ arrival they found a male Hispanic subject later identified as the victim deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.
    Detectives from the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit were called to investigate the incident.  The investigation is in the beginning stages and more information will be released when available.
    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Bari Molyneux at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

 
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245 PC / 417 , Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Brandishing a Weapon
LOCATION:  900 block South Prospect Road Porterville 93257          DATE:  11/8/10          TIME:  0834 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-14052         VICTIM:  Porterville          CITY:  Porterville

Narrative:

Suspect:  Lemus, Jose & Zavala, Luis

On the above date and time, deputies responded to the above location regarding a fight with weapons in progress. Upon arrival, the victims told deputies the suspects, Lemus and Zavala, struck them with weapons causing injury to their persons. Lemus and Zavala were located at the scene, arrested without incident and booked at the Porterville substation on the above charges.

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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11379,11377, 11364, 11550 HS, 12500 VC, arrest warrants
LOCATION:  North County          DATE:  10/31-11/6          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80340 -47         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

 

During the week of October 31st through November 5th 2010, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted suppression patrol in the North County communities of Tulare County.

 

They also made numerous traffic stops, contacted numerous subjects, including those suspected of participating in gang activity. Seven subjects were arrested and booked into the Main Jail for the following charges;

1. Jose Gomez (39 years) possession of a controlled substance and under the influence of a controlled substance

2. Apolonio Olivares (23 years) possession/transportation of a controlled substance, unlicensed driver

3. Carlito Watson (54 years) possession of a controlled substance and under the influence of a controlled substance

4. Taurino Luna (38 years) two felony and four misdemeanor arrest warrants

5. Miguel Sanchez (18 years) possession of a controlled substance and narcotic paraphernalia

6. Benjamin Diaz (40 years) possession of a controlled substance

7. Noel Villareal (56 years) two misdemeanor arrest warrants

 

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)-END-GANG or (1-888-363-4264). Persons who provide information can remain anonymous.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Passing fictitious bills
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-12304          VICTIM:  U.S. Government          CITY: 

On 11/04/10 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant on the 41700 block of Orosi. As a result of the search warrant two suspects were taken into custody for passing fictitious bills and burglary. The male suspect was booked at the Tulare County Main Jail, the female suspect was booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

 
...posted by Dispatch
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Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  A195 / Plainview          DATE:  11-03-10          TIME:  2200 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-13866         VICTIM:  Juan Macedo - Adult Male          CITY:  Plainview

On 11-04-10, detectives from the Tulare County South End Investigation Unit were assigned a case involving Assault with a Deadly Weapon. During the investigation, it was determined unknown suspects stabbed the victim in an attempt robbery. He was transported to the hospital with non life threatening wounds.

    The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Polk with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 733-6218.

 
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Cultivation of Marijuana
LOCATION:  38000 Block of Rd. 140, Yettem          DATE:  11-02-2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-60847         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

0n 11-02-10 the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of possible illegal cultivation of marijuana in the 38000 Block of Rd. 140. When deputies arrived they made contact with three subjects that were observed tending to the marijuana plants. One of the subjects had a legal medical recommendation and the other two subjects did not have legal  recommendation paperwork to lawfully cultivate. Suspect Magellon Santos and Marcello Florendo were arrested for illegal cultivation. Detectives also seized approximately 40 pounds of processed marijuana.   


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

 
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Update to Animal Cruelty Case
LOCATION:  21000 Block of Road 254, Strathmore          DATE:  11-2-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-9241         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Strathmore

On 11-02-10 at approx. 1030 hours, members of the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s, Agricultural Crimes Unit responded to the above location to serve an arrest warrant on Linda-Baker Corsiglia for animal cruelty. This investigation was started on 7-29-10 when animal control officers and deputies responded to a report of animal neglect and cruelty. At that time approx. 200 animals were located at the residence and approx. 44 of those were deceased. The Ag Crimes Unit has been working with the Tulare County District Attorney’s office to complete an in-depth investigation into this and similar incidents involving suspect Linda Corsiglia. A warrant was issued for four counts of animal cruelty and suspect was arrested without incident and booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility. 

 

Anyone with additional information in regards to this case is asked to please contact Sgt. Jody Cox or Det. Mike Hallum of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Ag Crimes Unit at 559-735-1853 or 559-733-6218.

 

Original news release is listed on page 7 of archives.

 
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Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  E. Orange at S. Leggett, Porterville          DATE:  10-31-10          TIME:  2147
CASE NUMBER:  10-13728         VICTIM:  Jared Segler, age 19          CITY:  Porterville

On 11-1-10 Deputies were dispatched to the Sierra View District Hospital for a report of a subject with a gunshot wound.  The victim, Jared Segler, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the upper body while in the area of the E. Orange and S. Leggett, Porterville.  Segler was treated for his wounds and released from the hospital.

 


Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office South End Property and Violent Crimes units were called to assist in the investigation.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Det. Titus at (559) 782-4810 or (559) 733-6218. 

 

The case is under investigation by TCSO

 
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12021(a)(1) PC, 12316(b) PC,11357(b)/Felon in possession of firearm and ammunition, Possession of le
LOCATION:  30600 block of Road 72 Goshen, Ca          DATE:  10-31-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80336         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect: Mario Marquez (40 years) 30600 block of Road 72 Goshen, Ca.

Charges: 12021(a)(1) PC, 12316(b) PC - booked into the main jail

Suspect: Cathy Farris (47 years) 30600 block of Road 72 Goshen, Ca.

Charges: 11357(b) HS - cited to appear in court and released at scene.

On 10-31-10 at about 3:00 p.m., personnel from the Tulare County Gang Violence Suppression Unit, along with members from the Narcotic Division and Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team, served a search warrant in the 30600 block of Road 72 Goshen, Ca.

During the search, detectives located a high powered rifle and associated ammunition. A small amount of marijuana was also located within the property. Mario Marquez (40 years) was arrested at the scene and booked into the main jail without incident for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Subsequently, Cathy Farris (47 years) was cited for possession of less then an ounce of marijuana.

 

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 Supperssion Unit at the toll free number of: 1-(888)-END-GANG OR (1-888-363-4264). Persons who provide information can remain anonymous.

 
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Several Felony & Misd warrant arrests
LOCATION:  North County          DATE:  1026-10301          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80332-39         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  n/a

During the week of October 26th through October 30th 2010, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted suppression patrol in the North County communities of Tulare County.  

   

They also made numerous traffic stops, contacted numerous subjects, including those suspected of participating in gang activity and completed ten Field Identifications.  Six subjects were arrested and booked into the Main Jail and the Bob Wiley Detention Facility for fresh charges and warrants.  Four additional subjects were cited to appear in court for outstanding arrest warrants.   

 

  1. Jose Huerta (32 years) Possession of a stolen ATV and a misdemeanor arrest warrant

  2. Laura Ariza (29 years) Felony arrest warrant

  3. Tony Acree (50 years) Possession of a controlled substance and for a felony arrest warrant

  4. Ronald Taylor (21 years) Misdemeanor arrest warrant and possession of paraphernalia

  5. James Knoy (40 years) Possession and possession for sale of a controlled substance

  6. Nicole Brown (21 years) Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

  7. Jessica Marquez (31 years) Misdemeanor arrest warrant / cited to court

  8. Vincent Nino (46 years) Two misdemeanor arrest warrants / cited to court

  9. Israel Lopez (26 years) Misdemeanor arrest warrant / cited to court

10. Francisco Galindo (38 years) Three misdemeanor arrest warrants / cited to court

 

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)-END-GANG or (1-888-363-4264).  Persons who provide information can remain anonymous.

 
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Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  13000 block of Ave 80, Pixley          DATE:  10-28-10          TIME:  0400 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-13552         VICTIM:  Pilar Lomeli, age 45          CITY:  Pixley

On 10-28-10 at approximately 0400 hours, deputies responded to the 13000 block of Avenue 80 in Pixley regarding a robbery with a gunshot wound.  On arrival, the victim advised deputies while in his home, unknow subjects forced their way into his home and assaulted him.  The Tulare County Sheriff's Violent Crimes Unit responded to investigate.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and listed in stable condition.  The suspect and weapon are still at large.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488 or the Violent Crimes Office at *559)735-1898.

 
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Burglary / 460 PC
LOCATION:  A 36 / Allensworth          DATE:  10-28-2010          TIME:  0300
CASE NUMBER:  10-13550         VICTIM:  Torres, Crispin          CITY:  Allensworth

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit  responded to A36 in Allensworth regarding a Burglary.  The investigation revealed unknown suspects entered an occupied residence and stole an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry.

    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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12020 PC, 11377 HS, 148 PC, parole holds, warrant arrests, and various other crimes
LOCATION:  North County area          DATE:  10-23-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80310         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  North County Area

During the week of October 19th through October 23rd 2010, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted suppression patrol in the North County communities of Tulare County. A probation and parole detail was also conducted in the northern portion of the county on Friday and Saturday with assistance from the South End Gang Violence Suppression Unit, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Community Based Officers, Tulare County Probation, State Parole and the Farmersville Police Department.

 

During the detail, detectives checked more than 45 locations involving subjects on probation and parole. They also made numerous traffic stops, contacted numerous subjects, including those suspected of participating in gang activity and completed more than 30 Field Identifications. In all, 22 subjects were arrested and booked into the Main Jail, Bob Wiley Detention Facility, Juvenile Justice Center or cited in the field for the following charges;

1. Wayne Oxner (43 years) - Parole Hold

2. William Sears (27 years) - Under the influence of a controlled substance

3. Joel Hernandez (26 years) - Felony Arrest Warrants x 2

4. Francisco Iglesias (41 years) - Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest

5. Lisa Cross (42 years) - Under the influence of a controlled substance and a Misdemeanor arrest warrant

6. Brian Deathridge (28 years) - Felony Arrest Warrant

7. Roxanna Ramirez (25 years) - Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana

8. Rudy Reyes (38 years) - Possession of a concealed weapon and Possession of a controlled substance

9. Jeremy Baker (25 years) - Possession of less than an ounce of marijuana

10. Jose Rebollero (30 years) - Under the influence of a controlled substance and a Misdemeanor arrest warrant

11. Efrain Sanchez (48 years) - Felony Arrest Warrant

12. Monica Ramirez (32 years) - Under the influence of a controlled substance and Possession of marijuana

13. Jose Cazares (34 years) - Parole Hold

14. Pedro Camarillo (30 years) - Possession of firearms and ammunition, Parole Hold

15. Silia Diaz (29 years) - Under the influence of a controlled substance

16. Juan Guillen (22 years) - Violation of Court Order / Gang Injunction

17. Male Juvenile (17 years) - Violation of Court Order / Gang Injunction

18. Female Juvenile (17 years) - Under the influence of a controlled substance

19. Samson Diaz (30 years) - Resist with Violence, Battery on Peace Officer, Felon in possession of ammunition and Parole Hold

20. Victor Naranjo (23 years) - Misdemeanor arrest warrant

21. Marcos Hernandez-Lopez (23 years) - Felony Arrest Warrant

22. Juan Rea Alamo (21 years) - Misdemeanor Arrest Warrant

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)-END-GANG or (1-888-363-4264). Persons who provide information can remain anonymous.

 

 
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Farmersville Homicide Update
LOCATION:  Ave. 264 and Rd. 156          DATE:  10-21-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-13214          VICTIM:  Miguel Valencia, Age 27          CITY:  Farmersville

An autopsy was conducted today. The cause of death was determined to be a gun shot wound to the head.

Also during the investigation is was discovered the decedent was shot as he was attempting to steal marijuana.

The case remains under investigation. Any info contact Detective Maria Garcia or Detective Sgt. Gary Hunt at 735-1898 or 1-800-808-0488.

 
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Pixley Town Council Honors Detective Judd Hembree
LOCATION:  Pixley Community Room, Pixley Substation          DATE:  10-25-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  NA         VICTIM:  NA          CITY:  Pixley

PLEASE JOIN US!

“In Recognition of Special Service to the Community of Pixley and its Residents”

The Pixley Town Council

WILL HONOR

Det. Judd Hembree
Tulare County Sheriff’s Office


At the October Meeting of the Pixley Town Council
Monday, October 25, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Pixley Community Room at the Pixley Sheriff’s Substation

 
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Suspicious Death
LOCATION:  Ave. 264 and Rd. 156          DATE:  10-21-10          TIME:  N/A
CASE NUMBER:  10-13214         VICTIM:  Miguel Valencia, age 27          CITY:  Farmersville

UPDATE:  Tulare County Sheriff's Office received a call of a possible shooting in the area of Ave 256 and and Hypericum.  Upon arrival Deputies were advised of the general area and located a possible crime scene consistant with a shooting.  While investigating the scene, the Sheriff's Department was advised of a body located in the area of Ave 264 and road 156.  Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit and Forensic Investigations Unit were called in to investigate the two scenes.  The locations are being investigated as possibly being connected.

 

The decedent located at the Ave 264 and Road 156 has been identified as Miguel Valencia, age 27 of Farmersville.  Valencia appears to have an apparent wound to the upper body.  Additional information will be released after the autopsy has been conducted.

 

While at the Ave 256 and Hypericum location, medicinal marijuana was located.  The site was out of compliance with the county ordinance.  Approximately 50 lbs of processed marijuana was seized from the location for safe keeping.

 

The investigation regarding the possible crime scene and decedent is still ongoing.  As information is made available, updates will be posted. If anyone has any information regarding the two incidenct they are encouraged to contact Detective Maria Garcia or Detective Sgt. Gary Hunt at 735-1898 or 1-800-808-0488

 

PRIOR RELEASE: At approximately 0556 hours, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to investigate a possible shooting. Deputies arrived at Ave. 264 and Rd. 156 and located a Hispanic male adult deceased at the scene. An additional crime scene was located at Ave. 256 and Hypericum. Detectives are on scene and the case remains under investigation.

Any info contact Detective Maria Garcia or Detective Sgt. Gary Hunt at 735-1898 or 1-800-808-0488.

 
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PC 245 (a)(1)-Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Parsons/Dennis          DATE:  10-19-10          TIME:  1645
CASE NUMBER:  10-13145         VICTIM:  Daniel Chavez          CITY:  Ducor


On 10-19-10 at 1645 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit responded to the area of Parsons and Dennis in Ducor regarding a shooting during a disturbance.  Upon further investigation, Detectives located a 23 year old male victim who sustained a gun shot wound as a result of the shooting.  The victim was treated at Sierra View Hospital and is in stable condition.

This case is currently being investigated by the Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  Any person(s) with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Josh Howser, Gang Violence Suppression Unit at 559-685-2666. 

 
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488 PC, 182 PC- Petty Theft, Conspiracy
LOCATION:  30800 block of Road 144-Visalia          DATE:  10-19-10          TIME:  1727
CASE NUMBER:  10-13152&54         VICTIM:  Olson and Pratt Farms          CITY:  Visalia

    On the above date and time Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the above location for an in progress report of subjects stealing walnuts.  Upon deputies arrival they discovered that seven male juveniles had been loading two vehicles with walnuts from the surrounding area. 

    Sheriff’s detectives later arrived on scene and interviewed the juvenile suspects.  All but one juvenile confessed to stealing the walnuts.  The suspects were later transported to the Tulare County Probation Juvenile Detention Facility where they were booked on the above listed charges.

    All of the walnuts that were stolen were recovered and returned to the victim.

    This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Jordan Whaley with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Agricultural Crimes Unit at (559) 735-1853.  

 
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288(a) PC - Lewd acts with a child
LOCATION:  Strathmore          DATE:  Rpt 101910          TIME:  Rpt 1530
CASE NUMBER:  10-13141         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293 PC          CITY:  Confidential

Suspect: Zavala, Alejandro Gonzalez- Age 26

 

The above suspect was arrested for multiple counts of child molestation involving three female victims, ages 6, 7 and 13.  This case is still under investigation by TCSO detectives.

 
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