207PC/273.5PC Kidnapping and Domestic Violence
LOCATION:  Poplar          DATE:  05-08-10          TIME:  1830hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-5411         VICTIM:  confidential          CITY: 

On 5/8/10 at approximately 1830 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the area of Poplar regarding a report of a possible abduction.

Violent Crimes Detectives also responded and the investigation revealed two White Male Adults had assaulted and possibly abducted the victim this evening. The suspect’s reportedly forced the victim into a vehicle and fled the area. The suspects and the victim remain outstanding at this time.

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

 

 
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245PC Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  West North Grand / Porterville          DATE:  05-08-10          TIME:  1700hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-5410         VICTIM:  Felix Ceballos          CITY:  Porterville

On 5-8-10, detectives from the Tulare County South End Investigation Unit were assigned a case involving an assault with a deadly weapon. During the investigation, detectives determined a known subject stabbed the victim with a knife during an altercation.

The victim was taken to Sierra View Hospital and later transported to Fresno Regional Hospital.

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

 
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207 PC, 273.5 PC, 422 PC/Kidnaping, Domestic Violence, Threat to Terrorize
LOCATION:  Woodlake          DATE:  05-07-10          TIME:  1845hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-05378         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 5/7/10 at approximately 1845 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to an address in the city of Woodlake regarding a kidnaping report.

Violent Crimes Detectives also responded and the investigation revealed the suspect who was the victim’s former boyfriend had assaulted, kidnaped and threatened to kill the victim this evening. The victim managed to escape the suspect and sustained minor non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident. The suspect is outstanding at this time.

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

 

 
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245PC assualt with deadly weapon/ 246PC Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling
LOCATION:  30900 Blk of Robinson-Goshen          DATE:  05-07-10          TIME:  2250hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-5383         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 05-07-10, Deputies responded to Robinson St. and Ave. 310 in Goshen regarding shots fired. Upon arrival Deputies learned unknown suspects fired numerous rounds at a residence located in the 30900 block of Robinson striking two vehicles and the residence. The suspect fired from a vehicle and fled the scene North on Robinson. Occupants of the residence were in the front yard at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.

Case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office

 

 
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11377HS/Possession of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  Schoo and Olive Rd-Earlimart          DATE:  05/07/10          TIME:  2330
CASE NUMBER:  10-5384         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

(s) Negrete, Martha 11-20-81

 

On 5-7-10 Deputies contacted the (s) during a consensual contact. Further investigation revealed the (s) to be in possession of two small bindles of suspected Methamphetamine with an estimated street value $100 dollars. The (s) was arrested without incident and later transported to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Numerous Drug Charges 11377HS, 11378 HS, 11550HS ...
LOCATION:  130 Block of South H Street, Tulare          DATE:  05/07/10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40102         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 05-07-10 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Exeter Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Tulare County Sheriffs Department concluded a three week investigation and served a narcotic search warrant in the 130 Block of South "H" St., Exeter. Suspect Dodson, Alan Gregory Dodson was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail for the following charges:

11377 H&S Possession of methamphetamine

11378 H&S Possession of methamphetamine for sales

11550 H&S Under the Influence of a controlled substance.

11364 H&S Possession of drug paraphernalia

11357 (b) H&S Possession of marijuana

11358 H&S Cultivation of marijuana

11366 H&S Maintaining a place for the purpose of sales/use of narcotics

11350 H&S Possession of a controlled substance (prescription)

Suspect Dodsons bail was set at $ 30,000.00.

This Case is still under investigation

 
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187 PC/Murder
LOCATION:  First Dr. & Orosi Dr. Cutler, Ca          DATE:  04/11/10          TIME:  1625 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-04156         VICTIM:  Male Hispanic          CITY:  Cutler, Ca

On 04/11/10 at approximately 1625 hrs deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler / Orosi substation were in area of First and Orosi Drives when they heard several shots being fired in the area. The deputies were flagged down by a citizen advising of a Male Hispanic that was suffering from a gunshot wound. First Aid was rendered and the victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department’s Violent Crimes Unit were called to investigate the incident. The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim was involved in an argument with an unknown individual and was shot in the upper torso and succumbed to his wounds.

 

Update

 

During the course of this investigation detectives developed additional information and subsequently arrested a 16 year old male for murder and murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang. The juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Bari Molyneux at (559) 735-1898 or (800)808-0488.

 
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459 PC, Burglary
LOCATION:  21000 block Rd 180          DATE:  5/4/10          TIME:  Approx. 1600
CASE NUMBER:  10-5215         VICTIM:  Murch, Janine          CITY:  Lindsay

Narrative:

On 5/4/10 the victim reported that unknown suspect(s) had entered her residence while no one was home and took several items from inside. No arrests have been made and this case is still under investigation.

 
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Tulare County Peace Officer Memorial
LOCATION:  N/A          DATE:  5-5-2010          TIME:  0900 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  N/A         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

You are cordially invited to attend the 2010
Tulare County Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony
Hosted by
Sheriff Bill Wittman
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Nine o’clock am
Peace Officer Memorial Grounds
Corner of Burrel and Woodland
Visalia, CA
For additional information
(559)735-1825

 
...posted by media relations
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245 PC Assualt with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  13600 Block of Ave 432-Orosi          DATE:  05-02-2010          TIME:  1630 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-5110         VICTIM:  Thomas Dover          CITY:  Orosi

On 05/02/10 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriffs Department responded to a vehicle versus a bicyclist accident on Ave 432. Upon arrival and through investigation Deputies determined this was an assault with deadly weapon. The victim was transported to KDDH hospital via ambulance to be treated for his wounds. He was later released. This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriffs Department North End Investigations Unit. If you have any information regarding this case please call Detective Bobby Saldana at (559) 735-1877 or at (559) 733-6218.

 
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Suspect In Custody for False Misrepresentation & Conspiracy to Commit Theft
LOCATION:  Pratt / Demaree, Visalia          DATE:  4-23-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-4687         VICTIM:  Ritchie Farms & Antonio Neri          CITY:  Visalia, CA

Suspects:  Robert Bullock age 45, Betty Fipps age 30 both of Visalia

On 4-23-10 at approx. 1055 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the above area in regards to a possible theft of Agricultural equipment. Upon arrival it was learned that the above suspects and a third party had conspired to sell Agricultural related equipment that did not belong to them. The suspects represented themselves as owners of the property and obtained U.S. currency from (V)2 to purchase the property.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit was contacted and took over the investigation.

On 4-29-10, during the subsequent investigation, the AG Crimes Unit conducted an undercover operation and the suspects returned to the property to sell additional items that they did not own. The suspects were contacted at the scene and arrested without incident. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to please contact Det. Jordan Whaley or Sgt. Jody Cox with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit at #1-800-808-0488 or #559-735-1853.

 
...posted by media relations
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459 PC Burglary
LOCATION:  800 Block West Washington / Earlimart          DATE:  4-28-10          TIME:  1000 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-4923         VICTIM:  Alila School          CITY:  Earlimart

Narrative: 

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit responded to Alila School in Earlimart regarding a burglary. The investigation revealed unknown suspects broke into the building and stole computers and electronic equipment totaling $11,200.

Further investigation revealed the identity of two suspects in the Earlimart area. Searches of their residences were done and numerous items were located which belonged to Alila school. The items recovered consisted of Laptops, Televisions, Computers, Wii Game Systems, Projectors, Microscopes, Video Cameras, and more. The total recovery exceeded $10,000.

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.

 
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Robbery
LOCATION:  Road 130 / Avenue 80 / Pixley          DATE:  4-27-10          TIME:  0300 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-4872         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Pixley

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit  responded to the area of Road 130 and Avenue 80 in Pixley regarding a Robbery.  The investigation revealed the victim was walking in the Teviston area when he befriended three other subjects. One of the subjects took $10 from the victim by force. There were no injuries and no medical attention was needed.

    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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Carjacking
LOCATION:  300 Block North Smith / Tipton          DATE:  4-27-10          TIME:  0730 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-4883         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Pixley

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit  responded to the area of Park and Terra Bella in Pixley regarding a Carjacking.  The investigation revealed the victim went to a known subjects residence in the Tipton area. The subject then took her vehicle and purse by force. There were no injuries and no medical attention was needed.

    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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Attempted Homicide Investigation
LOCATION:  Ave 200, Approx. .5 miles west of Rd 196          DATE:  04-26-10          TIME:  1930 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-4859         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Confidential

Porterville patrol deputies were dispatched to the above location regarding a man down call.  Upon arrival, the victim was located on the side of the road.  

 

A passerby observed the victim laying on the side of the road and called for assistance.

 

The victim appeared to have trauma to the head and was air lifted to a Fresno hospital. 

 

Violent Crimes and Forensic Investigations Units were called to investigate the case.  During the course of the investigation, a suspect was located and arrested for attempted homicide.  The suspect is identified at Tommy Wiley III, age 30 of Tulare.

 

Detectives are still investigating the case.  If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call 1-800-808-0488.

 
...posted by media relations
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Gang Injunction and Arrests in Cutler Orosi Area
LOCATION:  Cutler & Orosi          DATE:  4-26-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  09-80241         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, including Detectives from the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, STEP unit, Patrol Deputies and Community Based Officers, along with Officers from the Tulare County Probation Department, served Court Ordered Gang Injunctions in the communities of Cutler and Orosi today. Deputies and officers contacted and served 13 suspected gang members from both Northern and Southern affiliated gangs.

 

During the Injunction Service detail, deputies and officers contacted several other subjects in the area, including 6 subjects that were arrested for various Penal code and Health & Safety code violations. The subjects that were arrested were taken to the Tulare County Main Jail in Visalia for booking.

 

Taken into custody were: 

1)  Name: Chavez, Pedro               Age: 57 years      Resident: Orosi

Charges: 11377 HS Possession of a Controlled Substance/11378 HS Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales/11379 HS Transportation of a Controlled Substance

 

2) Name: Barrera, Eric                  Age: 29 years      Resident: Cutler

Charges: Misdemeanor Warrant

 

3) Name: Cisneros, Raul              Age: 42 years       Residence: Orosi

Charges: 647(f) PC Public Intoxication

 

4) Name: Reynoso, Alberto          Age: 22 years       Residence: Cutler

Charges: 11377 HS Possession of a Controlled Substance/3056 PC Violation of Parole

 

5) Name: Villa, Ismael                 Age: 19 years       Residence: Orange Cove

Charges: 1203.2 PC Violation of Probation

 

6) Name: Reyes, Bulmaro           Age: 24 years       Residence: Orosi

Charges: 11377 HS Possession of a Controlled Substance      

 

 

This case remains under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office 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)

 
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245PC, Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Rd 84 /Ave 208 Tulare          DATE:  04-25-10          TIME:  1600
CASE NUMBER:  10-4797         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293PC          CITY:  N/A

Narrative:

 

On 4/25/10 at approximately 1638 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the area of Rd 84 and Ave 208 in Tulare regarding a report of an assault.

 

Violent Crimes Detectives responded and the investigation revealed the Victim had been physically assaulted while in the area of Rd 84 and Ave 208 in Tulare. The victim was in stable condition and transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect, Jose Granados was later located and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence.

                       

 

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

 

 
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PC 273.5, 245, 451(d)
LOCATION:  Strathmore          DATE:  4-24-10          TIME:  1825 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-4766         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293 PC          CITY:  Strathmore

     On 4-24-10, at 1825 hours, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department along with Tulare County Fire Dept. responded to an address in Strathmore regarding a report of a fire. Upon arrival it was discovered that a victim of a spousal abuse case escaped the home and the suspect lit the vehicles that were parked in the driveway on fire.  The suspect then barricaded himself inside the residence and refused to cooperate with Law Enforcement.  After several hours of negotiations the Tulare County S.T.E.P. Unit entered the home and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
     


Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

 
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245PC/Assualt with Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  400 Block E Date-Porterville          DATE:  04-24-2010          TIME:  2144
CASE NUMBER:  10-4762         VICTIM:  Martinez, Olivia          CITY:  Porterville

On the above date and time Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriffs Office were dispatched to the above location regarding a report of an assault. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim who stated she was inside of the residence when an unknown person(s) fired an unknown caliber weapon into the residence striking her in the abdomen. The victim was transported to Sierra Kings Hospital in Porterville where she was treated for her injuries. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriffs Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to contacted Detective Gary Marks at (559) 733-6218 or (559) 735-1853.

 
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PC 459(b), PC 594(b) Burglary and Vandalism
LOCATION:  Rd 222/Ave 340          DATE:  04-24-2010          TIME:  1248 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-04736         VICTIM:  Ozanich, Andrew          CITY:  Woodlake

Property Taken:
    (1) stainless steel 1000 gallon vat
    (2) honey uncappers
    (2) honey extractors
    (1) heater processor   
    Copper wiring, Alarm system
Sheriff Deputies responded to the above listed location regarding a report of burglary.  The victim Andrew Ozanich stated between 10-1-09 and 4-24-10/1313 hours, unknown subject(s) entered his workshop and took the above listed property.  The victim advised the shop had also been vandalized during the incident.  The victim estimated his total loss at $49500.00.

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

 
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Poss. Methamphetamine; Poss. Drug Paraphernalia; Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance; Chil
LOCATION:  Poplar          DATE:  4/21/10          TIME:  2049 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-04622         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Poplar

Crime:  11377(A) H&S / 11364(A) H&S / 11550(A) H&S / 273(a)(b) PC

Poss. Methamphetamine; Poss. Drug Paraphernalia; Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance; Child Endangerment

 

 

 

Narrative:

On the above date and time deputies responded to the above location regarding a check the welfare. Upon arrival at the residence, deputies contacted a confidential male (27 years) and a confidential female (25 Years) and found them to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Deputies also located a small amount of methamphetamine as well as a methamphetamine pipe inside the residence. The male and female were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia as well as child endangerment due to a small child being inside the residence. The male was booked at the Porterville substation and the female was booked at Bob Wiley Detention Facility on above charges.

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

 
...posted by DISPATCH
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11377(A) H&S / 4060 B&P Poss. Of a Controlled Substance / Poss. Of Prescription Medication
LOCATION:  1000 block E. Success Drive Porterville 93257          DATE:  4/21/10          TIME:  1729 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  10-04613         VICTIM:  California, State of          CITY:  Porterville

Narrative:

Suspect:   Morgan, Jimmy

 

On the above date and time deputies responded to the above location to serve a warrant. Upon arrival, deputies contacted a male who identified himself as Jimmy Morgan (53 Years). A records check revealed Jimmy had an active felony warrant, which he was arrested for. Jimmy was then found to be in possession of prescription medication he did not have a prescription for. Jimmy was transported to the Porterville substation and booked for the above charges.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
...posted by DISPATCH
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H&S 11377(a) Possession of Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  W.Beacon/Canal Tulare          DATE:  4-19-2010          TIME:  1313 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-04521         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

SUSPECT:    Baltazar Gaytan Vega,(36), Tulare    DOB:    36

    On Monday 4/19/10 at approximately 1313 hrs a Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputy investigating a suspicious circumstance in the are of W.Beacon and Canal in Tulare.   Subsequent to investigation Baltazar Gaytan Vega, 36, from Tulare was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.  Baltazar was transported and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail for violating H&S 11377(a), possession of a controlled substance.

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

 
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H&S 11377(a),11378, 11379(a)
LOCATION:  Santa Monica/Sand Diego, Tulare          DATE:  4/14/10          TIME:  1318 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-04280         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Tulare, CA

Narrative:

On Wednesday 4/14/10 at approximately 1318 hrs a Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Santa Monica and San Diego in Tulare for a California Vehicle Code violation. Subsequent to investigation the driver identified as William John Bosma,38, from Tulare was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. William was arrested and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail for violating H&S 11377(a) possession of a controlled substance, H&S 11378 possession with intent to sell and H&S 11379(a) transportation along with a violation of parole hold.

Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

 
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12031 PC, 12021 PC, 496 PC, 186.22 PC
LOCATION:  ROBERT ROAD / SIERRA AVE, CUTLER          DATE:  04-14-2010          TIME:  1500 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-80110         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

Narrative:

Suspect: Ramiro Orozco, 21 years of age

On 04-14-2010, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit and Violent Crimes Unit, executed a search warrant at a residence near Sierra Ave and Robert Rd in Cutler. During the search warrant, Detectives located (2) firearms, ammunition, and gang indicia. A records check of the firearms revealed one was reported stolen from the City of Visalia. During the investigation, (S) Ramiro Orosco was found to be in possession of the loaded firearm. (S) Orozco is also a validated gang member from the Cutler area and a previously convicted felon.

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

Anyone with information regarding gang activity in Tulare County is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department on the Gang Hotline at 1-888-END-GANG. (1-888-363-4264)

 
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664/187 PC, 186.22 PC, 182 PC
LOCATION:  Rd 128 and Ave 424, Cutler          DATE:  4-10-2010          TIME:  2045 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-04127         VICTIM:  Jose Torres          CITY: 

Narrative:

Suspect: Salvador Mendoza - 23 years of age

On 03-10-2010, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the area of Rd 128 and Ave 424 in Orosi for a gun shot wound victim. During the investigation, it was determined the 20 year old victim had received a single gun shot wound and had sustained serious bodily injury. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

After the shooting, Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit were assigned the case for further investigation. During the investigation, Detectives with the Gang Unit were able to identify (S) Salvador Mendoza as being involved the shooting. On 04-11-10, Deputies with the Sheriff’s Department contacted (S) Mendoza in the Orosi area and he was taken into custody. Salvador Mendoza was later transported and booked at the Main Jail and is being held on $250,000 bail for the above listed charges. (S) Mendoza is also a validated gang member from the Orosi area.

 
...posted by dispatch
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PC 12316 Possession of live ammunition by a convicted felon
LOCATION:  12700 block of Ira, Orosi          DATE:  4-13-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80109         VICTIM:  State Of California          CITY:  Orosi

SUSPECT:  Male Juvenile

Narrative:   On the above date and time Detectives with the Tulare County Gang Suppression unit responded to the area of Ira/Rd 128, Orosi regarding suspicious gang activity. On arrival Detectives contacted a Hispanic Juvenile wearing gang attire. The juvenile was in possession of live ammunition. The juvenile is on active felony probation for a vandalism case. The Juvenile was taken into custody and charged with possession of live ammunition by a convicted felon. He was booked at Juvenile Hall.

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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11377, 11364, 11350 H&S
LOCATION:  300 Block of North Ashland, Lindsay          DATE:  04-13-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40088         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative:

 Suspect: Tovar, Carlos Jr.       39 Yrs.

On 04-13-10 the Tulare County Inter-Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team consisting of personnel from Lindsay Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Tulare County Sheriff Department concluded a four week narcotic investigation by serving a search warrant in the 300 Block of North Ashland, Lindsay. Detectives searched the residence and located drug paraphernalia containing methamphetamine. Detectives also located prescription medication in which the suspect did not have a prescription.

Suspect Carlos Tovar was arrested and booked in the Tulare County Jail for the following charges:

 

11377 H&S      Possession of a controlled substance.

11350 H&S      Possession of a controlled substance (prescription medication)

11364 H&S      Possession of drug paraphernalia

135 P.C            Destruction of evidence.

 

Suspect Carlos Tovar’s bail was set $ 10,000.00.

 

This case is still under investigation.           

 

 

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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INET Arrests 3
LOCATION:  2800 Block of East          DATE:  4-13-2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40093         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Tulare County

On 04-13-10 the Tulare County Inter-Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team consisting of personnel from Visalia Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Tulare County Sheriff Department concluded a three week narcotic investigation by serving a narcotic search warrant in the 2800 Block of East Westcott, Visalia.

 

 

During the search of the residence, detectives located drug paraphernalia and a small amount of methamphetamine. Three subjects were detained at the residence and two of the three subjects were found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

 

 

The following is a list of suspects and charges that were arrested at the residence:

 

Suspect Keri Ramos, age 31 of Visalia, was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Bob Wiley Detention Facility for Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Under the influence of a controlled substance and (1) misdemeanor warrant for 11550 H&S and (1 ) Felony warrant for 475 (c) P.C.

 

 

Suspect Delilah Echavarria, age 25 of  Orosi was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Bob Wiley Detention Facility for Unlawful carrying and possession of weapons and Under the Influence of a controlled substance.

 

 

Suspect Anthony Poggione, age 23 of Visalia, was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for Under the Influence of a controlled substance.

 

 

This case is still under investigation.

 

 

 
...posted by media relations
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Update on Orosi Homicide
LOCATION:  First Drive & Orosi Drive          DATE:  4-11-10          TIME:  1625 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  04-04156         VICTIM:  Miguel Junior Rodriguez          CITY:  Cutler

UPDATE

On 04/11/10 at approximately 1625 hrs deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler / Orosi substation were in area of First and Orosi Drives when they heard several shots being fired in the area. The deputies were flagged down by a citizen advising of a Male Hispanic that was suffering from a gunshot wound. First Aid was rendered and the victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

 

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department’s Violent Crimes Unit were called to investigate the incident. The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim was involved in an argument with an unknown individual and was shot in the upper torso and succumbed to his wounds.

 

On 04/13/10 an autopsy by the Tulare County Coroners Office was conducted and the cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the torso that caused exsanguination.

 

No arrests have been made. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Bari Molyneux at (559) 735-1898 or (800)808-0488.

 
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496 PC / 488 PC Possession of Stolen Property / Petty Theft
LOCATION:  Teapot Dome Avenue / Prospect Road Porterville 93257          DATE:  4/12/10          TIME:  1948 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-04207         VICTIM:  Nelson, Mike          CITY:  Porterville

Narrative:

On the above date and time, deputies responded to the above location regarding a theft. Upon arrival, the victim told deputies he observed the suspect, Dale Garrett (44 years) stealing a spool of metal wire from the above location. The victim estimated the total value of the wire to be approximately $50.00.

Garrett was contacted and arrested at the scene for 488 PC and 496 PC. The spool of wire was recovered at the scene and released back to the victim. Garrett was later transported to the Porterville substation and booked for the above charges.

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

 
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Possession of a controlled substance, Possession for sales & transportation of a controlled substa
LOCATION:  400 Block of E. Tulare, Farmersville          DATE:  04-12-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40091         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Charges:   Possession of a controlled substance, Possession for sales and transportation of a controlled substance, Possession of a prescription medicine without a prescription, Possession of Paraphernalia, Under the influence of a controlled substance.   11377 H&S, 11378 H&S, 11379 H&S, 11350 H&S 11550 H&S 11364 H&S

Suspect:  Goss, William Kenneth  42 yrs.

                    Ashford, Betty Annette    57 yrs.

 Narrative:

Additional Suspects:

 

Rodriguez, Margaret         Age: 47 yrs.

Address: 200 Block of Plum, Exeter

 

04-12-10 the Tulare County Inter-Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team consisting of personnel from Farmersville Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Tulare County Sheriff Department concluded a four week investigation by serving a narcotic search warrant in the 400 Block of E. Tulare, Farmersville. Suspect William Kenneth Goss was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail for Possession of a controlled substance, possession for sales of a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance. Suspect Goss’s bail was set at $30,000.00. Suspect Betty Annette Ashford was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of a controlled substance. Suspect Ashford’s bail was set at $50,000.00. Suspect Margaret Rodriguez was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Suspect Rodriguez’s bail was set at $10,000.00.

 

This case is still under investigation.

 

 

 

 
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187 PC
LOCATION:  First Dr. & Orosi Dr.- Cutler          DATE:  04-11-10          TIME:  1625
CASE NUMBER:  10-4156         VICTIM:  male          CITY: 

On 04/11/10 at approximately 1625 hrs deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler / Orosi substation were in area of First and Orosi Drives when they heard several shots being fired in the area. The deputies were flagged down by a citizen advising of a Male Hispanic that was suffering from a gunshot wound. First Aid was rendered and the victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department’s Violent Crimes Unit were called to investigate the incident. The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim was involved in an argument with an unknown individual and was shot in the upper torso and succumbed to his wounds.

The investigation is in its early stages and no other information is being released at this time. Cause of death is pending an autopsy by the Tulare County Coroners Office. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Bari Molyneux at (559) 735-1898 or (800)808-0488.

 
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245PC/Assualt with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  12700 Block Ave 424-Orosi          DATE:  04-10-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-4127         VICTIM:  male 19yrs          CITY:  Orosi

 

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff's Gang Violence Supperssion Unit responded to th 12700 Block of Avenue 424 for a report of a gunshot vicitm.  Orosi Patrol deputies and Gang Unit detectives discovered a 19 year old male with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to Kaweah Delta District Hospital for treatment.  The victim was treated and released for a non-life threatening wound to his leg.

 

Detectives are conducting an investigation into this case, but at this time do not have anyone in custody. Detectives are asking if anyone has information concerning this case, please contact Detective Sanchez at 1-888-363-4264.

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 Conty 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.

 

 

 

 

 
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Tulare Co Sheriff Dept. along with Dinuba PD- Gang Suppression Search Warrant Detail
LOCATION:  Dinuba          DATE:  04-09-2010          TIME:  0700-1500
CASE NUMBER:  See below         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Tulare Co/Dinuba City

NEWS  ITEM
Case Number- 10-80101, 10-80106, 10-80107
Crime- Felon in Possession of a Firearm/Possession of Stolen Property/Committing a Felony While Out on Bail/Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance/Possession of a Controlled Substance/Possession of a Dangerous Weapon/Armed With a Firearm While Possessing a Controlled Substance/Possession of a Controlled Substance For Sales/Maintaining a Place for Sales or Use of a Controlled Substance/Armed With a Firearm While Selling Controlled Substance/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Possession of an Unlawful Assault Weapon/Warrants
Area Occurred- Dinuba
Date and Time Occurred- 4-9-10/0700-1500
Victim- State of California

Taken into custody were:
1)  Name: Delgado, Salvador           Age: 34 yrs          Resident: Dinuba        Date of arrest: 4-9-10
Charges: 12020(A) PC, 12022© PC, 496 PC, 11378 HS, 11366 HS, 12022(A)(1) PC, 11364 HS, 12280(A)(1) PC

2) Name: Martinez, Victoria            Age: 23 yrs          Resident: Dinuba          Date of arrest: 4-9-10
Charges: 11550 HS   

3) Name: Fries, Curt                        Age: 28 yrs           Resident: Dinuba      Date of arrest: 4-9-10
Charges: 12021 PC, 496 PC, 12022.1 PC, 11377 HS

4) Name: Villareal, Tina                 Age: 43 yrs           Resident: Reedley      Date of Arrest: 4-9-10
Charges: 2 Misdemeanor Warrants

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit and Detectives with the Dinuba Police Department served two search warrants in Dinuba today. The search warrants were the culmination of an ongoing investigation, by the Sheriff’s Department Gang Unit, into allegations of illegal weapons and narcotic activity being conducted in the county and city areas of Dinuba.

 
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Possession of a controlled substance, Possession for sales, Maintaining a location for sales/use, Po
LOCATION:  200 Block of West Cedar, Exeter          DATE:  04-07-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  09-40150          VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative:

 Suspect: Godinez, Adrian Rodrigo  31 Years

On 03-15-10 the Tulare County Inter-Agency Narcotic Enforcement Unit consisting of personnel from Farmersville Police department, Exeter Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Tulare County Sheriff Department concluded a four month long narcotic investigation by serving a narcotic search warrant in the 200 block of W. Cedar in the city of Exeter. Upon searching the residence detectives located approximately 18 grams of methamphetamine and approximately one pound of marijuana. Suspect Adrian Godinez was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail for the following charges:

11377 H&S. Possession of a controlled substance

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

11366 H&S. Maintaining a location for sales/use

11358 H&S Possession of marijuana

12022 (c) P.C. Possession of a firearm in a commission of a felony.

496 P.C. Possession of stolen property.

273 (a) P.C. Child Endangerment.

Suspect Adrian Godinez’s bail was set at $500,000.

 

 
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Thirteen Arrested in South County Gang Detail
LOCATION:  Various locations throughout Tulare County          DATE:  4-8-2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  Various         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  County of Tulare

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit, Tulare County Sheriff’s Community Based Deputies, US Marshals Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Investigations, California Highway Patrol, Lindsay Police Department, TRATT Auto Theft unit, Porterville Police Department, Tulare County  Probation, State Parole, and State Investigative Unit conducted a series of warrant service, probation, parole searches and a high profile suppression operation in the south county including Strathmore, Lindsay, Planview, Woodville, Poplar, Porterville, Terra Bella, Ducor and Richgrove areas. As a result of the gang operation conducted, approximately thirty one gang members were identified and thirteen people were taken into custody on the charges listed below.  An assault rifle, two other firearms, narcotics and gang indicia were also recovered during the operation.

 

Taken into custody were:

 

Torres, Israel: age 24Yrs, Plainview resident
Charges: 12021PC / possession of a firearm & 186.22PC / Gang Enhancement/ 3056 PC Parole Violation


Male Juvenile:  Porterville resident                               
Charges: 11377H&S/ possession of narcotics


Ruiz,Tarcisio: age 23 Yrs, Richgrove resident                    
Charges: Federal Violation


Cisneros, Javier : age 18 Yrs, Strathmore resident
Charges: Federal Violation


Rivera, Jose: Pixley resident                 
Charges: 11550 H&S/ under the influence of a controlled substance


Fiqueroa, Joel: age 19 Yrs, Strathmore   resident                
Charges: Federal Violation


Male Juvenile:    Richgrove resident                               
Charges: 148 PC/ resisting arrest/ Probation violation


Benevides, Carlos :    age 21 Yrs, Richgrove resident   
Charges: 11550 H&S/under the influence of a controlled substance


Munoz, Eduardo Munoz: 20 Yrs: Woodville resident      
Charges: 11550 H&S/ under the influence of controlled substance/Federal Violation


Jimenez, Victor 20 Yrs, Ducor resident                             
Charges: Federal violation


Ramos, Johnny 25 Yrs, Poplar resident                          
Charges:14601 VC/ suspended license


Santiago, Tomas: 42 Yrs, Terra Bella resident                  
Charges: Outstanding Felony Warrants


Santiago, Jose: 34 Yrs, Terra Bella resident                 
Charge: Outstanding Felony Warrant


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

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

Persons giving information can remain anonymous

 
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Possession of a controlled substance/Under the influence of a controlled substance/Parole Violation
LOCATION:  Exeter          DATE:  4-7-10          TIME:  1700 HOURS
CASE NUMBER:  10-80102, 10         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  N/A

Narrative

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 21600 block of Avenue 296 in the county area of Exeter. The stop was for a minor traffic violation, but upon contacting the three occupants, detectives located an undisclosed amount of a controlled substance on two adult females. The adult male passenger was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in violation of his parole. All three subjects were booked at the Main Jail and the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

Taken into custody were:

1) Name: Rivas, Angalique Age: 31 yrs Resident: Exeter Date of arrest:4-7-10Charges: 11350 HS2) Name: Williams, Tiffany Age: 34 yrs Resident: Exeter Date of arrest: 4-7-10 Charges: 11350 HS 3) Name: Reynolds, James Age: 29 yrs Resident: Farmersville Date of arrest: 4-7-10Charges: 11550 HS, 3056 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)

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Persons giving information can remain anonymous.

 

 
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236 PC,243.4(a) PC, False Imprisonment, Sexual Battery
LOCATION:  Earlimart Area          DATE:  04-06-10          TIME:  12:55 pm
CASE NUMBER:  10-1079         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293PC          CITY:  N/A

Narrative:

SUSPECT: Guzman, Jerome

 

 

ARRESTED & BOOKED: At Porterville Substation

 

 

 

PHYSICAL DESC (if applicable): Filipino adult male, 5-10, 160, Black hair, Brown eyes

 

 On 4-6-10, at 1255 hours, Detectives responded to a call of a subject in a white vehicle in the Earlimart area attempting to pick up children. A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle matching the description. During the investigation (S) Guzman was contacted in the vehicle and admitted to picking up a 17 year old male in late January, Falsely Imprisoning him in his vehicle and committing Sexual Battery upon him. (S) Guzman was arrested and later booked at the Porterville Substation

 
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215 PC Carjacking
LOCATION:  Plano / Teapot Dome Porterville          DATE:  10-3912          TIME:  0000 hours
CASE NUMBER:  10-3912         VICTIM:  964 PC          CITY:  Porterville

Narrative:Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit responded to the area of Plano and Teapot Dome in Porterville regarding a Carjacking. The investigation revealed the victim was standing next to his vehicle in Porterville when the suspects struck him and took his vehicle without permission. The victim had minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.

 

 

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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