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

Suspect In Custody:

Furgerson, Jeffery L.  35 years from Ducor

 

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

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

Narrative:

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

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

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

Narrative:

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

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

 

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

 

Francine Muniz (25 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant.

 

Floriberto Torres (29 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Taken into custody were:

 

1)    William Meza               27 Yrs.                      Goshen  resident       

 

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

 

2)  Kaylen Regan                  22 Yrs                        Goshen resident

 

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

 

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

Suspect: Fields, Susan

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

 

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

 

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

Suspect : Carrillo, Andrew

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

 

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

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

South End Gang Violence Suppression Unit

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

Location: Earlimart/Tipton/Goshen

Suspects: See below narrative

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

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

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

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

Jeremy Willis (34 years) arrested for parole violation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alonzo Morales (28 years) violation of parole

Susan Sanchez (38 years) two misdemeanor arrest warrants

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

Maria Olvera (31 years) two felony arrest warrants

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

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

Christopher Walker (30 years) two misdemeanor arrest warrants

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Narrative:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

UPDATE: 01-19-2010

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

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

 

Earlimart Homicide:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

On 01-13-2011 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Farmersville Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Tulare County Probation and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department concluded a three week narcotic investigation by serving a search warrant in the 300 block of West Oakland St. in the City of Farmersville. Suspect Larry Sommersett was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for the following charges:

This case is still under investigation.

11377 H&S        Possession of methamphetamine

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

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

                           school.

11364 H&S        Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

             

 

 

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

 

 

 
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Assault w/a deadly weapon. Robbery. Carrying a concealed weapon during a felony
LOCATION:  14500 block Kilroy, Poplar          DATE:  12-4-10          TIME:  2033 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-15280         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Poplar

UPDATED INFORMATION:

On 12-4-10 at approximately 2033 hours, Deputies received a 911 call regarding a victim who had been robbed and shot in the community of Poplar. Deputies responded to the crime scene and to a local area hospital where they made contact with the victim, Efrain Cisneros Valdovinos, 41, from Poplar. Valdovinos had suffered several gun shot wounds.

During the investigation it was discovered that the suspect approached the victim and several other subjects who were gathered at a residence. The suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and brandishing a handgun. The suspect stole approximately $100 from the subjects and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the suspect shot the victim in the face, torso and arm. The victim was hospitalized as a result of the incident.

The suspect was later identified as Eric Gil-Contreras, 22 years, from Tipton.

On 1/13/2011 Gil-Contreras was contacted and arrested as he was leaving work in the 600 block of N. Burnett Rd., Tipton. He was booked in the Tulare County Main Jail. His charges included attempted murder 664/187 PC, robbery 211 PC, and carrying a concealed firearm during the commission of a felony 12025 PC. Bail is set at $500,000.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Det. Zaragoza of the Violent Crimes Unit at 1-800-808-0488.

 
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Homicide Update
LOCATION:  408 / Rd. 140 - Orosi          DATE:  1-7-11          TIME:  2127 hours
CASE NUMBER:  11-0308          VICTIM:  Dionisio Garcia Cruz, 23 years          CITY:  Orosi

UPDATED INFORMATION:
An autopsy was performed on Tuesday, 1/11/2011. The victim was identified as Dionisio Garcia Cruz, 23 years old, from Seville. The cause of death was determined to be a gun shot wound to the torso.

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

 
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Possession of a Dangerous Weapon Felon in Possession of Ammunition Possession of Marijuana
LOCATION:  16700 Road 167 Woodville, CA 93258          DATE:  01-11-11          TIME:  2011 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  11-464         VICTIM:  California, State of          CITY:  Woodville

Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance                                

               Possession of a Dangerous Weapon

               Felon in Possession of Ammunition

               Possession of Prescription Medication without a Prescription

               Possession of Marijuana

Narrative:

 

            On the above date and time, deputies contacted a male who identified himself as Timothy Hoey (33 Years) at the above location while investigating a suspicious vehicle.  Hoey, a previously convicted felon, was found to have non-prescribed prescription medication and ammunition on his person.  A search of Hoey’s vehicle revealed a dangerous weapon as well as a small amount of marijuana inside.  Hoey was arrested without incident and booked at the Porterville substation for the above charges. 

 

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

 
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North End Gang Violence Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  Northern Tulare County          DATE:  1/5-1/8/20          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit made enforcement efforts throughout northern Tulare County and arrested eight subjects for the below charges.  They also conducted 19 Field Interviews;

1.    Male Juvenile (16 years) arrested for providing false information to a peace officer and disobeying lawful orders from a peace officer

2.    Raymond Villarreal (30 years) arrested for a violation of probation / possession of ammunition and a misdemeanor arrest warrant

3.    Jose Ledesma (20 years) arrested for felony and misdemeanor arrest warrants

4.    Jonathan Dimas (20 years) arrested on a felony arrest warrant

5.    Ernesto Orosco (21 years) arrested for a misdemeanor violation of court order – gang injunction

6.    Juan Valdez (23 years) arrested for a misdemeanor violation of court order – gang injunction

7.    Sabrina Yanez (34 years) arrested for misdemeanor possession of narcotic paraphernalia and under the influence of a controlled substance

8.    Amado Leal (40 years) arrested for felony resisting arrest with violence, absconding parole and driving on a suspended license.










Prepared by: Sgt. Gist  #G1943

 
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Homicide
LOCATION:  Ave. 408 / Rd. 140 - Orosi          DATE:  1-7-11          TIME:  2127 hours
CASE NUMBER:  11-0308         VICTIM:  23yr old Male          CITY: 

On 1/7/11 at approximately 2127 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the area of Rd 140 and Ave 408 in Orosi in regards to shots heard in the area. Upon arrival Deputies located a 23 year old deceased male, who had sustained a gun shot wound to his upper torso. Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation. 
  

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

 
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LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department is currently recruiting volunteers and explorers. Volunteer units consist of Volunteers in Patrol and Search and Rescue. The Search and Rescue team consists of ground team, technical team, mounted team and a vehicle team. Anyone interested is asked to attend one of the two informational meetings.

Tuesday, January 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm at the Sheriff's Department Headquarters, 2404 West Burrel, Visalia

Wednesday, January 12 at 6:00 pm at the Sheriff's Porterville Sub-station, 379 North 3rd, Porterville

 
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At Risk - Missing Adult
LOCATION:  Badger Area          DATE:  01-05-2011          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  11-221         VICTIM:  Kira Lenae Fenske          CITY:  Pinehurst, CA

***UPDATE***

At approximately 0730 hours, January 7, 2011.  Deputies from the Sheriff's Office located Kira Fenske in the Bagder area in the area being searched by Search and Rescue.

Fenske was transported to KDDH as a precaution to be checked for exposure.  Fenske is currently in good condition.

 

 

Kira Lenae Fenske
11/26/75
 
White, Female Adult
5-7, 110lbs.
Blonde hair, Green eyes
 
On 1-5-11 at approximately 1700 hours Patrol units from the Tulare County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the area of Dry Creek and Mile Marker 10 near Badger for a female that was screaming for help, units contacted the female who ran away form the Deputoes, toward the creek and would not come out.  Deputies searched for the female with negative results.  At approximately 0200 hours, on 1-6-11 deputies had verbal communication with the female who told them to go away and she would come out, however they were not able to make visual contact with her.  Search and Rescue was called and the search is continuing.  Female is possibly at risk and last seen wearing red sweat pants with white stripes, a green jacket and flip flops. 

 

A photograph is available at: http://www.tularesheriff.info/missingperson_fenske.html.

 

Anyone who has any information and or who has had contact is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 559 733-6218.

 
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Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Under the Influence of a Controlled S
LOCATION:  A95/R236 TERRA BELLA          DATE:  01-03-11          TIME:  2138 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  11- 00122         VICTIM:  CALIFORNIA STATE OF          CITY:  Porterville

On the above date and time, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the above location for an equipment violation.  During a search of the vehicle, a methamphetamine pipe containing a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was located inside.  The vehicles driver, Francisco Astorga (35 Years), was evaluated and found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  Astorga was placed under arrest and booked at the Porterville substation on the above charges.

 

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

 
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Homicide, Robbery, Kidnaping, Assault with Deadly Weapon, Gang Crime
LOCATION:  Rd 244 / Ave 216 Lindsay          DATE:  12-29-10          TIME:  2200
CASE NUMBER:  10-11455         VICTIM:  v1 Gustavo Gonzalez 21 years , v2 Justin Jolly 22 yoa, v3 Geoustin Craven 21 yoa          CITY:  LINDSAY

UPDATED INFORMATION

On 12-29-2010 at 2200 hours, Detectives from the South County Gang Unit we conducting an investigation on an unrelated gang shooting in Tipton (TCSO Case number 10-16427). They contacted suspect Carlos "Chucks" Cervantes at a residence in the 300 block of south Adams in Tipton. Cervantes gave a false name, but was recognized by detectives and was arrested on an unrelated outstanding felony arrest warrant for carrying a concealed firearm.

 

During the Tipton investigation, it was discovered Cervantes was also wanted in this Robbery, Kidnapping, and Homicide investigation that occurred in Lindsay on 9/14/2010. After being booked in on the Concealed weapon warrant, Cervantes was also booked in for Robbery, Kidnaping, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon in regards to the Lindsay case. Cervantes was not arrested in relation to the Tipton shooting. For details of the Lindsay case, see the information previously reported, listed below.

 

The cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Det. Joe Torres at the Violent Crimes Office at 559-735-1898 or 800-808-0488

 

AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Deputies responded to the area of Rd 244 and Ave 216, Lindsay in regards to report of shots heard and located a juvenile male who was bleeding from the head. The juvenile, Jaime Sanchez, provided some information prior to becoming unconscious and being transported to the hospital. Sanchez, died on 9/21/10 as a result of the injuries he received during this incident.

 

During the investigation, Violent Crimes detectives discovered Sanchez; along with 3 other suspects, arrived in the area of Road 144 and Ave 216 and contacted victims Jacinto Gomez and Justin Jolly. The suspects were armed with handguns and the stole marijuana from Gomez’ legal marijuana garden.

 

At one point during the robbery the suspects fled on foot with stolen marijuana. During the robbery, Geoustin Craven, a neighbor received a call and was told his neighbors were being robbed. Craven came outside armed with a handgun to assist Jolly and Gomez.

 

Craven came across the suspects who were still armed. Sanchez, while armed, grabbed Craven and Craven fired one round resulting in the juvenile’s injury.

 

Victim Gomez received an abrasion to his elbow during the incident. One of the handguns the suspects were using was recovered near the scene. Craven’s handgun was also turned over to detectives.

 

On Monday, 9/20/10, S-1: Gustavo Gonzalez 21 years from Porterville and S-2: Jorge Mendoza 32 years, out of Poplar, were both arrested and charged with Robbery and kidnapping. Gonzalez was already in custody at the Tulare County Main Jail on unrelated charges. Mendoza was arrested at his residence without incident. A search warrant was served at Mendoza’s residence and gang indicia were located. This did appear to be a gang crime.

 

S- Carlos “Chucks” Hernandez was outstanding and was wanted for questioning.

 

 
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South County Gang Violence Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  South County          DATE:  See below          TIME:  N/A
CASE NUMBER:  N/A         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

During the week of 12-28-10 through 12-31-10, personnel from the South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit made enforcement efforts throughout the southern Tulare County and arrested and/or cited the following subjects for the below charges.  They also conducted numerous traffic stops, subject checks and 21 Field Interviews;  
1.    Juvenile Male (15 years) Felony arrest warrant, who is also wanted for questioning on a recent homicide case.

2.    Juvenile Male (17 years) Violation of Probation.
 
3.    Jose Barrios (30 years) Misdemeanor arrest warrant.
 
4.    Sammy Tapo (28 years) cited for misdemeanor violation of driving on a suspended license.
 
5.    Male Juvenile (15 years) Violation of Probation.
 
6.    Male Juvenile (16 years) Violation of Probation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prepared by: Sgt. R. Moore #M1386  

 
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Warrants/ Drug possessions/ Vehicle code violations
LOCATION:  Northern Tulare County          DATE:  12-28/31          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

During the week of 12-28-10 through 12-31-10, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit made enforcement efforts throughout northern Tulare County and arrested and/or cited the following subjects for the below charges. They also made five probation checks, two parole checks and 16 Field Interviews;

1. George Lua (42 years) violation of parole / parole hold

2. Edward Estrada (34 years) three misdemeanor arrest warrants

3. Concepcion Rangel (33 years) possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor arrest warrant

4. Julian Espitia (26 years) cited for misdemeanor violation of driving while unlicensed.

5. Male Juvenile (14 years) felony arrest warrant

6. Isabel Sanchez (22 years) possession of cocaine and driving while on a suspended license.

7. Elaine Cortinas (36 years) possession of cocaine

 
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11377 H&S, 11378 H&S
LOCATION:  13000 block of Ave. 80, Pixley          DATE:  12/30/10          TIME:  1400 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-70142         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect # 1 - Lomeli, Pilar, Pixley Ca. 45 yoa

 

 

On 12/30/10 the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Clandestine Unit (C.L.E.U.), with the assistance of the I.N.E.T and S.T.E.P. Units concluded a three week investigation by serving a search warrant in the 13000 block of Ave. 80, near Pixley. Upon detaining the occupants and securing the residence detectives located several small plastic baggies containing methamphetamine. Additionally detectives found packaging materials and scales consistant with sales of narcotics.

Suspect Pilar Lomeli was arrested and booked on the following charges:

11377 H&S Possession of a controlled substance. 11378 H&S Possession of a controlled substance for sales.

This Case is still under investigation.

 
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Posession For Sales
LOCATION:  13000 block of Ave 80, Pixley          DATE:  12-30-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-70142         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Pixley

Suspect: Pilar Lomeli, age 45 of Pixley

On 12/30/10 the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Clandestine Unit (C.L.E.U.), with the assistance of the I.N.E.T and S.T.E.P. Units concluded a three week investigation by serving a search warrant in the 13000 block of Ave. 80, near Pixley. Upon detaining the occupants and securing the residence detectives located several small plastic baggies containing methamphetamine. Additionally detectives found packaging materials and scales consistant with sales of narcotics.

Suspect Pilar Lomeli was arrested and booked on the following charges:
11377 H&S  Possession of a controlled substance
11378 H&S  Possession of a controlled substance for sales

This Case is still under investigation.

 
...posted by media relations
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Update to Terra Bella Homicide
LOCATION:  9600 Block of Avenue 96          DATE:  12-27-2010          TIME:  1715 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-16337         VICTIM:  Victor Lopez, age 14          CITY:  Terra Bella

On Wednesday, December 29, 2010 an autospy was performed on the 14 year old male that was located deceased at the 9600 block of Avenue 96 in Terra Bella.  Teh juvenile was identified as Victor Lopez.  Cause of death was determined to be exsanguination due to gun shot wound.

 

The case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit.  Anyone with information in regards tot his incident is encouraged to contact Detective Maria Garcia or Sergeant Harold Liles at (800) 808-0488.

 

(Prior news release is listed on page.)

 
...posted by media relations
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496PC Possession of Stolen property
LOCATION:  1200 Block of E Joann          DATE:  12-26-2010          TIME:  0640
CASE NUMBER:  10-16259         VICTIM:  4 Bail Agents for Aladdin Bail Bonds          CITY:  Bakersfield

Narrative:

Suspect: Ramirez, Jose Francisco

On 12-26-10 at 0640 hrs, Bail Enforcement Agents reported being fired upon, by unknown occupants of a residence, while attempting to take a fugitive into custody in the 12000 Block of E. Joanne, Pixley.

 

A subsequent investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff Department resulted in the apprehension of a felony warrant suspect and seizure of several firearms.

 

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

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 
 
...posted by dispatch
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Burglary, Kidnapping
LOCATION:  500 block of S. Conner, Porterville          DATE:  12-28-2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-16362         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Porterville

 

On 12-28-2010 at approximately 0800 hrs, the victims reported an unknown suspect entered their residence and held them at gunpoint while he removed cash and other items from the residence.  The suspect left the residence withour harming the victims.  The case is currently under investigation.

 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is incouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (800) 808-0488. 

 
...posted by dispatch
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245 PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Klindera/Smith          DATE:  12-28-10          TIME:  2349 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-16350         VICTIM:  Adult Male          CITY:  Tipton

12/27/2010 2349 Hrs

Deputies from the Pixley substation were dispatched to a shots fired call in the area of Klindera and Smith in Tipton.  Upon arrival and investigation the victim was located near by with a gun shot wound.   The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment for a non life threatening injury.

Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michael Rubalcaba at (559) 733-6218 or (559) 735-1853

    

 
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187, 664/187 PC- Homicide and Attempted Murder
LOCATION:  9600 block of A96          DATE:  12-27-10          TIME:  1715 Hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  10-16337         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293 PC-Juveniles          CITY:  Terra Bella

On 12/27/10 at approximately 1715 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the 9600 block of Avenue 96 in the town of Terra Bella for a report of shots fired in the area.

Upon Detectives arrival, they found one male juvenile deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.  A second male juvenile was also located at the scene and found to have sustained a gunshot wound and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

The case is 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 or Sgt. Harold Liles at (559)733-6218.        

 
...posted by dispatch
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245 PC/Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  400 Block of E Date-Porterville          DATE:  12-26-10          TIME:  1330
CASE NUMBER:  10-16271         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Porterville

On 12/26/10, at approximately 1330 hours, Deputies responded to an address in the 400 block of east Date in Porterville in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival it was discovered (2) adult subjects were shot at and struck while they were in the front yard of the residence by an unknown subject(s). The unknown subject(s) drove off in a dark colored sedan. Both victims’ injuries were not life threatening and they were treated and released the same night.

There have been no arrests in this case and an investigation is on-going. Anyone with information should contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
...posted by dispatch
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460/245/212.5 PC- Home Invasion Robbery, 1st Degree Burglary, Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  19100 block of Ave 96          DATE:  12-19-2010          TIME:  0010 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-15931         VICTIM:  Jose Barajas          CITY:  Pixley

Items Taken: Wallet, several hundred dollars cash, cell-phone, 1-pound of medical marijuana, and a rifle.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 0010 hours, Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 19100 bloc-k of Ave 95, Pixley for a home invasion robbery that just occurred. When Deputies arrived they contacted victim, Jose Barajas who was bleeding from the head.
Medical aide also arrived and assisted the victim at the scene.

Detectives from the Investigations Bureau responded to assist. During the investigation, it was discovered that the victim was in his residence when approximately 4 male subjects kicked in his back door and entered his residence, wearing ski masks carrying guns. The victim was tackled to the ground and struck in the head with a firearm. The suspects took a rifle, a wallet, several hundred dollars in cash, his cell-phone, and a pound of medical marijuana, and then fled the scene, possibly in a dark colored sedan.

Subsequent investigation revealed three females were on scene when the robbery occurred. Investigation indicated females were implicated with the suspects for supplying information. Two of the females were taken into custody and booked into the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.   The third female is outstanding.

Suspects:
Evaro, Olivia 11-19-87 HFA
Pixley, Ca.

Beltran, Irasema “Sema” 4-28-84 HFA
Earlimart, Ca.

 
...posted by dispatch
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PC 460/245/212.5
LOCATION:  19100 block Ave 96 Pixley          DATE:  12-19-10          TIME:  0010 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-15931          VICTIM:  Jose Barajas          CITY:  Pixley

CRIME:

Home Invasion Robbery, First Degree Burglary, Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Items Taken: Wallet, several hundred dollars cash, cell-phone, 1-pound of medical marijuana, and a rifle.

 

Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 0010 hours, Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 19100 block of Ave 95, Pixley for a home invasion robbery that just occurred. When Deputies arrived they contacted victim, Jose Barajas who was bleeding from the head.

Medical aide also arrived and assisted the victim at the scene.

 

Detectives from the Investigations Bureau responded to assist. During the investigation, it was discovered that the victim was in his residence when approximately 4 male subjects kicked in his back door and entered his residence, wearing ski masks carrying guns. The victim was tackled to the ground and struck in the head with a firearm. The suspects took a rifle, a wallet, several hundred dollars in cash, his cell-phone, and a pound of medical marijuana, and then fled the scene, possibly in a dark colored sedan.

 

The case is actively being investigated at this time. Anyone with information related to this case should contact Det. Joe Rodriguez at 1-800-808-0488.

 

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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187PC/Homicide
LOCATION:  Brich/Ash-Orosi          DATE:  12-18-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-15928         VICTIM:           CITY: 

UPDATE 12-10-10:
Victim identified as Vincent Clevenger, age 17 from Orosi.
Autopsy is being conducted this afternoon, news release to follow.
Victim was on foot at the time of shooting.  Detectives are looking into the possibility of incident being gang related.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-808-0488

 

PRIOR:
On 12-18-10, at approx. 2120 hours, Orosi Patrol deputies responded to the corner of Birch and Ash in the town of Orosi, regarding a subject suffering from a gun shot wound. Upon arrival, deputies located a subject that was non-responsive and was confirmed deceased. Members of the Tulare County Violent Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation.

The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of the next of kin. The Tulare County Coroners Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

The Tulare County Violent Crimes Unit is asking anyone with information in regards to this case, please

 

call

(559) 735-1970 or (800) 808-0488.

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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, 11377, 11550 HS, 148 PC, 23152 VC, 647(f) PC, 12022.1 PC and Warrants
LOCATION:  North Tulare County: New London, Traver, Ivanhoe, Goshen, Cutler and Orosi.          DATE:  12/15-18          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80365 -         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

During the week of December 15th through December 18th 2010, personnel from the North End Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted suppression patrol in the North County communities of New London, Traver, Ivanhoe, Goshen, Cutler and Orosi. A parole and arrest warrant detail was also done during the week with assistance from State Parole.

During the detail, there were 11 parolee locations checked and 29 arrest warrant attempts. Personnel also made numerous traffic stops and completed 24 field identifications. In all, 15 subjects were arrested and booked into the Tulare County main jail and Bob Wiley detention facility for the following charges and/or warrants;

1. Juan Monje (49 years) felony and misdemeanor arrest warrants

2. Diego Martinez (22 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant

3. Sergio Meras (33 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant

4. Amanda O’Bannon (21 years) under the influence of a controlled substance

5. Kristie Grigsby (39 years) public intoxication / release

6. Male juvenile (16 years) misdemeanor arrest warrant

7. Male juvenile (17 years) felony arrest warrant

8. Margaret Castro (30 years) two misdemeanor arrest warrants

9. Salvador Pacheco (22 years) possession of a controlled substance and a felony warrant

10. Alvaro Rojas (31 years) driving while under the influence of alcohol

11. Eric Zepeda (18 years) public intoxication / release

12. Brittany Souza (24 years) possession of a controlled substance and a felony warrant

13. Oscar Contreras (52 years) felony arrest warrant

14. Jimmy Analla (43 years) transportation, possession, under the influence of a controlled substance and committing a crime while released on bail.

15. Michael Acosta (19 years) disobeying / resisting lawful orders from a peace officer

 
...posted by dispatch
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c counts 11351 HS-Possession of a controlled substance for sales
LOCATION:  800 block of North Court St.          DATE:  12-15-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40244         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Visalia

On 12-15-10 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Visalia Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Tulare County Probation and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department concluded a six month narcotic investigation at the Lincoln Oval Park in Visalia. During the six month narcotic investigation, undercover officers on several occasions had purchased tar heroin from an individual that was identified as Miguel Angel Madrigal. Today, undercover detectives purchased tar heroin from Suspect Madrigal and uniform officers approached Suspect Madrigal and arrested him without incident.

Suspect Miguel Angel Madrigal was transported and booked into the Tulare County Jail for three counts of 11351 H&S, Possession for sales of a controlled substance. Suspect Madrigal’s bail was set at $ 30,000.00.  

During the detail officers also made several other arrests on unrelated charges.

(3) Misdemeanor warrant arrests
(1) Public Intoxication
(1) Under the Influence of a controlled substance.

 
...posted by dispatch
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