Coroner Case - Suicide
LOCATION:  Overpass at HWY 99 and Ave 280          DATE:  09-29-2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-12163         VICTIM:  Charles Choate, age 77          CITY:  Visalia

On 9-29-10 at approximately 0825 hrs, the Tulare County Sheriff's Dispatch received numerous calls regarding a subject on an overpass. Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the overpass at Ave 280 and Hwy 99 in Visalia.  The deputy located and adult male sitting on the railing. Upon  arrival the subject jumped from the railing.  Emergency medical transported the subject to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

 
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Transportation of Marijuana
LOCATION:  Dry creek Drive/Lomitas Drive, Woodlake          DATE:  9-29-10          TIME:  0355
CASE NUMBER:  10-60803         VICTIM:  Sate of CA          CITY:  N/A

On Wednesday, 9-29-10, at 0355 Hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (STEP) initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle at the above listed location for a vehicle code violation.  The driver of the vehicle, (S) Charles Branson, consented to a search of his vehicle and during which, detectives located approximately 3.7 ounces of processed marijuana within the vehicle.  (S) Branson claimed ownership of the marijuana and also advised he did not have a medical marijuana card. (S) Branson was taken into custody for the above listed charges and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail.

 

(S) Charlse Branson, age 37 of Dinuba - In Custody

 
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**UPDATE**Home invasion burglary
LOCATION:  500 block of Conner, Porterville          DATE:  9-28-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-12108         VICTIM:  Male and Female adult          CITY:  Porterville

UPDATE: Detectives have been advised there may have been 5-8 male adult suspects invlolved.  The items stolen are listed as: 3lbs of processed marijuana, two marijuan plants, two televisions and one wallet.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.

 

PRIOR RELEASE: Tulare County Sheriff's Detectives are investigating a home invasion burglary.  Two people, an adult male and an adult female were in the home when they awoke to multiple subjects within the residence.  A weapon was brandished and items were taken from thehome. These items included processed marijuana.  The marijuana is reportedly for medicinal purposes and the location is also being checked to verify it is in compliance. 

 

Additional information may be released if it does not interfere with the investigations.  Please refer questions to the P.I.O. Sgt. Chris Douglass, cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us (preferred) or Office (559) 735-1825.

 
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261 PC, Rape
LOCATION:  Confidential Per 293 pc          DATE:  09/27/10          TIME:  1600 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-12079         VICTIM:  Confidential Per 293 pc          CITY:  Confidential Per 293 pc

Narrative:

Suspect:  Not released ongoing investigation

 

On the above date and time Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to a confidential address in the Visalia area regarding a report of a rape. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim who stated she had been raped by a known person on 9/26/10. The victim required no medical treatment at the scene. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Gary Marks at (559) 733-6218.

 
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Possession of Marijuana for Sales - Transportation for Sales - Conspiracy
LOCATION:  150 Block of North "H" St. Dinuba          DATE:  09-23-10          TIME:  2330
CASE NUMBER:  10-60789         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Dinuba

Suspects in Custody:

Castrejon, Vicente 21 yoa, Dinuba

Garduno, Jeremias 47 yoa, Sanger

On 09-23-10 the Dinuba Police Department initiated a marijuana investigation resulting from a report of a strong marijuana odor in the 150 Block of North “H” St., Dinuba. Officers located a large amount of marijuana plants and processed marijuana. The Tulare County Inter-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team consisting of personnel from the Visalia Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Exeter Police Department, Tulare County Probation Department and the Tulare County Sheriff Department, along with the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel Team assisted the Dinuba Police Department with this investigation. Detectives served a narcotic search warrant on two residences located in the 150 Block of North “H” St., Dinuba. Detectives also located a large trailer containing a large amount of marijuana behind one of the residences. Marijuana plants were also located in a storage shed and were hung on ropes to dry the plants. Detectives located two small scales in the residence. Detectives seized approximately 1,600 pounds of marijuana plants and approximately 16 pounds of processed marijuana. Detectives towed two vehicles and seized one trailer.
Suspect Castrejon, Vicente Jonathon and Suspect Garduno, Jeremias Espino were arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for the following charges.  

11359 H&S = Possession of marijuana for sales.
11360 H&S = Possession of marijuana for transportation and sales.
182 P.C. = Conspriracy

Suspect Castrejon and Suspect Garduno’s bail was set at $100,000.00.
 
This case is still under investigation.

 
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Marijuana Cultivation Investigation
LOCATION:  Lewis Creek (East of Lindsay)          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-60729         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 9/24/10 at 1400 hrs. Detectives of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, S.T.E.P. Unit concluded a three month investigation into the illegal cultivation of marijuana in Lewis Creek, east of Lindsay. During the entry and securing of the garden site suspect Antonio Ramirez (26 yoa) from Lindsay was detained after he attempted to flee the area.  A camp with bedding, stove and food was located within the grow site.

Approx. 1203 mature marijuana plants were eradicated from the location. The plants were ready for harvest, the estimated street value of the processed marijuana from this site would be approx. $4,812,000. This investigation is on-going.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Jim Franks or Det. Gabe Macias from the S.T.E.P. unit at 713-2990

 

 
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Incident
LOCATION:  Akers/Riggin          DATE:  09-23-10          TIME:  1813 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-11871         VICTIM:  Roland Longpre          CITY:  Visalia

Tulare county deputies were dispatched to the area of N. Akers St. and Riggin Ave. for a reported plane crash.

Deputies arrived on scene and located a downed Ultralight aircraft with a solo occupant, Roland Longpre. The aircraft had been flying west along Riggin Ave when it struck overhead power lines causing it to crash land into an empty field west of Akers St. Longpre walked away from the crash with only minor injuries and was treated and released on scene.

 
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Media Invited to Marijuana Grow Site Eradication
LOCATION:  N/A          DATE:  9-24-2010          TIME:  0730
CASE NUMBER:  N/A         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  N/A

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office STEP Unit is allowing media to accompany them into a marijuana grow site eradication on 9-24-2010.  Any media interested in atending are requested to notify Sgt. Chris Douglass by e-mail at cdouglass@co.tulare.ca.us .  Media are requested to meet in the west parking lot at the Government Plaza in Visalia Ca at 7:30 AM.  The team will leave promplty at 7:45.  Please have your media credentials available for review. Additional information will be provided at the meeting site.  Sgt. Chris Douglass (559) 735-1825

 
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TCSO Assists Dinuba Police Department with Officer Involved Shooting
LOCATION:  Villa / Davis in Dinuba          DATE:  09-22-10          TIME:  0300
CASE NUMBER:  10-11784         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Dinuba

UPDATE

 

CRIME: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and Felony Evading.

 

SUSPECT: Ronald Allen Patala, 24 years, Dinuba, Ca.

 

DETAILS:At approximately 0300 on 9-22-10, a Sergeant with the Dinuba Police Department checked out with a suspected stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 1100 block of Villa Avenue. The Sergeant believed the vehicle to be unoccupied at the time and exited his vehicle, approaching on foot. The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen out of Fresno as the Sergeant approached the vehicle. The vehicle was found to be occupied by 24 year-old suspect Ronald Allen Patala of Dinuba, who placed the stolen vehicle in reverse and attempted to strike the Sergeant, ramming his marked patrol unit two times. The Sergeant fired one round striking the suspect vehicle.

 

The stolen vehicle then fled the area at a high rate of speed attempting to evade the Sergeant. A pursuit of the vehicle was initiated and a high speed chase ensued into Fresno County. The assistance of CHP and the Fresno County Sheriffs Department were requested as the pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the stolen vehicle eluded officers of the Dinuba Police Department north of Reedley. The Fresno County Sheriffs Department later observed the vehicle in the rear section of a mobile home park located in the 17000 block of E. Kings Canyon and a search of the area was conducted with the assistance of CHP and air support from H-40.  A search of the wilderness area where the vehicle was located was conducted and the suspect was observed crouching near a tree next to the Kings River utilizing the FLIR camera on the helicopter. A perimeter was established a search was conducted with the assistance of a Kingsburg Officer and his K-9. The suspect was apprehended a short time later utilizing the K-9 and all assisting law enforcement personnel on scene. The suspect was treated for his injuries sustained from the K-9 apprehension at a local area hospital and later booked at the Tulare County Jail on the above charges. The officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave and the investigation is being conducted by the Tulare County Sheriffs department.

 
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Operation Trident Update - Numerous Search Warrants Served
LOCATION:  Various locations throughout Tulare County          DATE:  9-22-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  Various         VICTIM:  Sate of CA          CITY:  N/A

On 9-22-2010, the Tulare County Sheriff's Tactical Enforcement Personnel Unit(STEP), Clandestine Lab Enforcement Unit (CLEU) and the Interagency Narcotic Taskforce (INET)in conjunction with our Operation Trident partners, completed a six month investigation into a drug trafficking organization (DTO) cultivating marijuana on public and private lands within Fresno, Madera and Tulare Counties. Additional public land grow sites were located within Monterey, Riverside and Santa Clara Counties. In the Tulare County area alone, this organization was responsible for illegal grow sites on public lands near Badger, Eshom, Kennedy Meadows,Three Rivers, Springville and a private land grow site in an okra field near Ivanhoe, totaling over 65,000 marijuana plants. In addition we are investigating the possibility of falsified medical marijuana referrals used to grow marijuana in backyards of residences throughout Tulare County.

 

Federal Search warrants were served at six locations around Tulare County. Federal Search warrants were also served in Fresno and Riverside Counties. Seven individuals are being sought on Federal arrest warrants, multiple additional subjects are facing state charges. It should be noted that all backyard medical marijuana grow sites associated with this group are being seized and the subjects involved will face federal charges on marijuana cultivation as this medical marijuana was being grown by an organization attempting to use the California medical marijuana laws as a cover for drug trafficking.

 
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Robbery, Kidnapping, Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  Rd 244 / Ave 216 Lindsay          DATE:  09-14-10          TIME:  2326
CASE NUMBER:  10-11455         VICTIM:  v1 Gustavo Gonzalez 21 years , v2 Justin Jolly 22 yoa, v3 Geoustin Craven 21 yoa          CITY:  Lindsay

UPDATED INFORMATION

 

The victim, a 17 year old juvenile, died on 9/21/10 as a result of the injuries he received during this incident.

 

During the investigation, Violent Crimes detectives discovered the juvenile; 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. The juvenile, 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 is still outstanding and is wanted for questioning. Anyone with information should contact Det. Joe Torres or Sgt. Gary Hunt at the Violent Crimes Office at 559-735-1898 or 800-808-0488

 

 

 
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286 pc, Sodomy
LOCATION:  26400 block of Hwy 99 Tulare Ca          DATE:  09/21/10          TIME:  0932 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-11748         VICTIM:  Confidential Per 293 pc          CITY:  Confidential

Narrative:

 

On the above date and time Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to an undisclosed location in Porterville regarding a report of Sodomy. Detectives contacted the victim who reported a known person had committed the act of Sodomy at a location in Tulare. Detectives responded to the Tulare location and took the suspect into custody without incident. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Titus at (559)733-6218

 
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187 PC, Murder and 2 counts of 664/187, Attempted Murder.
LOCATION:  12255 Ave 408 Cutler, Ca          DATE:  091810          TIME:  2233 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-11643         VICTIM:  V1 Hernandez, Robert John 22 YOA,V2: Espinoza,Noel 21 yoa Orosi, V3: Villegas, Jose 41 Yoa Tul          CITY: 

 

UPDATED INFORMATION:

During the investigation, it was discovered a party was being thrown at the Cutler Latin American Club at 12255 Ave 408. The suspect, Ambriz, and V-Hernandez reportedly got into an argument. During the argument, the suspect shot V-Hernandez. After shooting V-Hernandez, he also shot V-Espinoza several times. V-3 Villegas was working as an armed security guard at the time and when he confronted S-Ambriz, S-Ambriz and V-Villegas shot each other. S-Ambriz fled, but was pursued and captured by another security guard a short distance from the party, and detained until deputies arrived.

V-Espinoza, V-Villegas and S-Ambriz were all transported to area hospitals. All are still at area hospitals and are currently in stable condition.

No photos are being released at this time for investigative purposes. Photos should be available for release at a later time.

Anyone with information in regards to this case, please contact Sgt. Hunt or Det. Garcia at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

 

AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

On 9-18-10, at approx. 2233 hours, Orosi Patrol deputies responded to the crime scene 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 contact Sgt. Hunt or Det. Garcia at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.
 

 
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Homicide
LOCATION:  12255 Ave 408 Cutler, Ca          DATE:  9-18-10          TIME:  2233 hours
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  Male Adult          CITY: 

Narrative: 

Suspect: Bolivar Ambriz (Adult).

Dinuba, Ca

 

 

On 9-18-10, at approx. 2233 hours, Orosi Patrol deputies responded to the crime scene 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 contact Sgt. Hunt or Det. Garcia at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

 
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Attempt homicide
LOCATION:  30600 block of rd 72          DATE:  09/18/10          TIME:  11 P.M.
CASE NUMBER:  10-11639          VICTIM:  Anthony Marquez          CITY: 

Narrative:

On 09/18/10, Deputies responded to the 30600 block of Rd 72 regarding a stab wound victim. Upon arriving Deputies located a male adult , later identified as Florentino Acosta, who had suffered from a laceration to his head. Information lead the deputies two a second victim who was located at Kaweah Delta Hospital. During the investigation it was later learned that Acosta was the suspect of the assault on the second victim. Through continued investigation Deputies placed Acxosta under arrest for attempt homicide. Acosta was later booked at the Tulare County Main Jail. The victim is currently listed in stable condition.

 
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Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Day
LOCATION:  N/A          DATE:  9-25-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  N/A         VICTIM:  N/A          CITY:  Tulare County

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration, local governments, community, public health and law enforcement officials in announcing a nationwide prescription drug take-back day in hopes of preventing pill abuse and theft.

 

 

Expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs will be collected for destruction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at sites throughout the country.
This is the first national organized prescription take-back day. The service is free and anonymous.

 

 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department will have four stations where unused prescription drugs can be collected. No appointment is necessary.

 

 

Participating sites are:
Sheriff’s Headquarters, 2404 W. Burrel Visalia, Ca.
Pixley Sheriff’s  Substation, 161 N. Pine Pixly, Ca.
Porterville Sheriff’s Substation,  379 N. Third Porterville, Ca.
Cutler/ Orosi Sheriff’s Substation, 41414 Road 128, Orosi, CA

 

 

For information please contact Lt. Marsh Carter  559-713-2950

 
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11377 H&S,11378 H&S, 11550 H&S, 11364 H&S
LOCATION:  800 Block of West Visalia Rd., Exeter          DATE:  09-16-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40208         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Narrative:

Suspect: Moles, Michael Troy                 Age: 38

On 09-16-10 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Exeter Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Tulare County Probation and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department concluded a three week narcotic investigation by serving a search warrant in the 800 Block of West Visalia Road, Exeter.

Detectives searched the residence and located methamphetamine, a small scale and packaging material along with drug paraphernalia. Suspect Moles, Michael was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession for sales of a controlled substance,  under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Suspect Moles was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail with his bail set at

$ 10,000.00.

 

 

 

 
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245/211 PC/ Assault with a deadly weapon/Robbery
LOCATION:  A55          DATE:  09-15-10          TIME:  2000 Hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  10-11496         VICTIM:  Alfredo Maciel          CITY:  Ducor

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigation Unit  responded to Avenue 55 in Ducor  regarding an Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  The investigation revealed known suspects began throwing bricks and bottles at each other during an altercation. This resulted in injuries in which 3 victim’s were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and later released.

    Detectives later located   5 suspects and they were booked into jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

    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.

Suspects:
(4) Juveniles between the ages of 13 years and 16 years of age.
(1) Adult 18 years of age. (Alfredo Maciel of Ducor)

 
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COUNTY TO REPLACE NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM; MOVE INMATES AND EMPLOYEES
LOCATION:  36000 Road 112, Visalai          DATE:  09-15-2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  NA         VICTIM:  Tulare County          CITY:  Visalia, CA

Inmates and Tulare County Sheriff's Department employees housed at the Tulare County Correctional Center at Sequoia Field will be moved to a nearby facility in conjunction with a capital project to replace an aging natural gas distribution system, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors announced today.

 

 

Tulare County Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Worthley said the facility was constructed in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s and the county has maintained the system and made needed repairs over the years.

 

 

"In light of the recent events in San Bruno, Tulare County has decided to take a more proactive approach by completely replacing the gas lines to ensure the safety of the inmates and county staff," Chairman Worthley said.

 

 

According to the County Administrative Office, all natural gas lines will be shut off to the facilities until the project can be completed. The new distribution system will serve the site well into the future. The project is expected to take approximately six months to complete.

 

 

During the next few days, approximately 240 inmates currently housed at the site will be moved to the nearby Pre-Trail Facility. Sheriff’s Alternative Work Program and Day Reporting Center functions will also be relocated to the Pre-Trial Facility. Anyone needing specific information regarding inmate visiting or programs may call the Pre-Trial Facility 559/735-1750.

 

 

According to the Sheriff’s Department, all inmates should be moved to alternate facilities by Sunday. In addition to the detention functions, Sheriff’s staff assigned to the site, which includes detective and administrative personnel, will be relocated to alternate facilities.

 
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Marijuana Cultivation Case
LOCATION:  Area of Balch Park, Pine Creek, Bear Creek          DATE:  9-14-10          TIME:  1000
CASE NUMBER:  Numerous         VICTIM:  Sate of CA          CITY:  Tipton, Visalia, Posey

On 9/15/10 at 1200 hrs. detectives of the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (S.T.E.P.) Team completed a month long investigation of illegal marijuana gardens located in the foothill and mountain area of Tulare County near Balch Park. These investigations culminated in two days of eradication operations during which four marijuana gardens containing over 19,700 live growing marijuana plants. These plants were fully budded and ready for harvest. If harvested the marijuana would have a street value in excess of $78,808,000. In addition to the marijuana plants several firearms and ammunition were also recovered in the sites.

The grow sites were found to be using natural creeks and springs which had been dug out and dammed up to create large reservoirs, into which fertilizers were added, then distributed throughout the grow sites with a drip irrigation system. Several hundred pounds of fertilizers, pesticides and rat poisons were also found at the various sites. As part of the ongoing Operation Trident these sites will be reclaimanted in the near future in an attempt to put the land back into a natural state.

No suspects were located at the scenes, the cases are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Franks of the STEP Unit. 559-713-2990

Plants counts from individual grow sites are as follows.

Pine Creek #1 - 3227 plants eradicated
Pine Creek #2 - 6598 plants eradicated
Tracy Flat - 5399 plants eradicated
Bear Creek - 4478 plants eradicated

 
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Assault with Deadly Weapon, Lindsay Area
LOCATION:  Rd 244 / Ave 216 Lindsay          DATE:  9-14-10          TIME:  2326 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-11455         VICTIM:  Juvenile Male, age 17          CITY:  N/A

Involved parties (1) juv male, age 17 (2) Jacinto Gomez age 58 of Lindsay, (3) Geoustin Craven age 32 of Lindsay

Deputies responded to the area of Rd 244 and Ave 216 in regards to report of shots heard and located a juvenile male who was bleeding from the head. The juvenile provided some information prior to becoming unconscious and being transported to the hospital.

Detectives were called to investigate the incident. Detectives were advised a subject had contacted the Sheriff's Office stating his son was involved in an altercation where shots were fired and a second location in the area may have been involved.

Detectives had discovered residences in the area have medical marijuana grows along with documentation. These locations had not been disclosed to the Sheriff's Office prior to the incident. Detectives are investigating the incident to determine if the marijuana grows are involved.

The victim of the shooting was listed in critical condition.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes, Narcotics and Forensic Investigations units are currently working on the case.

This is a preliminary report and will provide updates as they become available.

If anyone has any information regarding the incidents please contact the Sheriff's Office at 800-808-0488.

 
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Rec Stolen Property, Poss of Controlled Substance, Child Endangerment, Poss Drug Paraphanelia
LOCATION:  34800 Block Ave 236 Lindsay Ca, 1100 Block Maple Lindsay Ca          DATE:  09-14-10          TIME:  0830 hrs
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

S-1 Redmon, Melba 53 YOA Lindsay Ca Charges Receiving Stolen Property, Child Endangerment, Possession of a controlled substance
S-2 Bankhead, Rebecca 21 YOA Lindsay Ca Charges Possession of a Controlled Substance Child Endangerment
S-3 Flynn, Bryan 38 YOA Lindsay Ca Parole Violation 

 On the above date and time Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, CLEU, INET and Farmersville PD conducted two search warrants located at the 1100 block of Maple and the 14800 block of Ave 236 in Lindsay. The search warrants were a result of a six week joint investigation. Upon serving the search warrants Detectives located an undetermined amount of stolen property ranging from antique signs, coins, tools and construction equipment.
 
 Located at the 34800 block of Ave 236 in Lindsay was an undetermined amount of Methamphetamine. The Methamphetamine was located and determined accecable to juveniles in the home.

 The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office North End Investigations Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Gary Marks at (559) 733-6218 or (559)735-1856.
    

 
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Gang Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  Visalia, Traver, Ivanhoe, Cutler, Orosi, Farmersville, Exeter and Three Rivers          DATE:  9-11-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80283          VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

NEWS ITEM

Case Number- 10-80283 to 10-80289

Crime- Possession of a Controlled Substance/Possession of Marijuana/Possession of a Controlled Substance For Sale/Possession of Marijuana For Sale/Under The Influence of a Controlled Substance/Driving Under the Influence/Felon In Possession of a Handgun/4 Felony Warrants/10 Misdemeanor Warrants

Date and Time Occurred- 9-9-10 to 9-11-10

Victim- State of California

Taken into custody were:

Narrative: Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted routine patrol in the towns of Visalia, Traver, Ivanhoe, Cutler, Orosi, Farmersville, Exeter and Three Rivers. During their contacts, detectives arrested 13 people for various Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Health & Safety Code violations. Detectives also seized a handgun, marijuana and methamphetamine.

1. Garcia, Michael 25 years Orosi Felony Warrant

2. Rua, Erica 22 years Cutler 11377 HS, 11550 HS/ Misdemeanor Warrant

3. Rebellero, Amador 23 years Traver 11357 HS, 14601 CVC

4. Belman, Ramiro 26 years Ivanhoe 23152 CVC/ Misdemeanor

5. Sanchez, Giovani 20 years Traver Felony Warrant

6. Mendez, Jose Manuel 36 years Orosi 2 Misdemeanor Warrants

7. Torres, Felipe 40 years Orosi 2 Misdemeanor Warrants

8. Zepeda, Roxanne 24 years Orosi Misdemeanor Warrant

9. Taylor, Isiah 23 years Visalia 11378 HS, 11359 HS, 12021 PC

10. Rivera, Clarissa 22 years Visalia 11378 HS, 11359 HS/ Misdemeanor Warrant

11. Huerta, David 21 years Visalia 11550 HS

12. Garcia, Donaciano 26 years Visalia 3 Misdemeanor Warrants

13. Gordon, Robert 53 years Exeter 2 Felony Warrants

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

 

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

 

 

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

Persons giving information can remain anonymous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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P.C 207
LOCATION:  5800 block of Denver Ave.          DATE:  09-10-10          TIME:  1916 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-11271         VICTIM:  Confidential-DV victim          CITY:  New London

Suspect: Wilson, Matthew 28Yrs.

 

On 09-10-10 at approximately 1916 hrs, Deputies responded to the 5800 block of Denver Ave. in New London, regarding a domestic violence case. Upon arrival the suspect, Matthew Wilson, fled the scene on foot, leading the Deputy in a foot pursuit. The Deputy apprehended the suspect after deploying his Taser. Upon searching the suspect, the Deputy discovered a loaded 357 Magnum revolver on his person, in addition to a bag of methamphetamine, a smoking glass pipe and marijuana. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine’s and resisting arrest. The suspect was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail.

Case Status: Active

 
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Arrest made for failure to update 290 registration
LOCATION:  Visalia area          DATE:  3-1-2010          TIME:  0915
CASE NUMBER:  10-6392         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY:  Visalia, CA

Arrested:  Richard Tamez age 38 of Visalia

 

During an approximate 5 month investigation to verify his whereabouts, Sex Registrant Richard Tamez was arrested in the Visalia area. Tamez had not been forthcoming of his new residence to authorities. He was arrested and booked on felony charges of failing to update registration and failure to register at a dual address. He was arrested and booked at Main Jail without incident.

 

Case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. If anyone has information you are encouraged to contact Detective Jason Wall with the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement @ 559-735-1888.

 

The SAFE team is grant funded by the California Emergency Management Agency.

 
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245PC/ Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Rd. 220 & Ave. 304, Woodlake          DATE:  09-05-10          TIME:  0051
CASE NUMBER:  10-10999         VICTIM:  Emanuel Espino Martinez /24yrs          CITY:  Woodlake

On 09/05/10, deputies responded to a call regarding a subject that had been assaulted during a gathering. On arrival, deputies discovered the victim had been stabbed. The victim advised he had been attacked by three to four men. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Unit responded and conducted the investigation. The victim was transported and admitted to a local hospital and is being treated for his non- life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Cesar Fernandez at the Violent Crimes Unit (559) 733-6218 or (800) 808-0488

 
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Various Penal code, Vehicle Code and Health and Safety Violations
LOCATION:  Porterville, Strathmore, Poplar, Woodville, Terra Bella, Ducor and Richgrove          DATE:  09-03-10          TIME:  1600
CASE NUMBER:  10-90175         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit, Tulare County Sheriff Department’s Community Based Officers, Tulare County Probation, Porterville Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Dinuba Police Department, Tulare Police Department, Tulare County District Attorney Investigative unit and US Marshals conducted a series of warrant, probation and parole searches in a high profile suppression operation in the South county towns of Porterville, Strathmore, Poplar, Woodville, Terra Bella, Ducor and Richgrove areas.

During the operation Porterville patrol received a service call regarding a drive by shooting that just occurred in the 20900 block of Ave 8 Ave in the town of Richgrove. Detectives were just arriving in the area and quickly responded. The suspect was located and taken into custody without an incident.

 

Agents involved in the operation attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Union and Villa for a traffic violation. The subjects discarded several plastic bags of narcotics out of the vehicle window and attempted to flee on foot. They were quickly apprehended. One of the subjects had a loaded firearm in his waistband. All the subjects were validated gang members. Also during the operation a wanted high risk sex offender was located. It was discovered that this subject had removed their electronic monitoring device.

 

As a result of the gang operation conducted, approximately forty gang members identified and thirty one people were taken into custody, on the below listed charges.

They also issued seven citations and towed four vehicles. Detectives also seized several items of gang indicia and approximately three ounces of narcotics during the operation.

Taken into custody were:

1) Steven Viveros 18Yrs.      Strathmore resident

Charges: 246, 245, 186.22/ PC/ shooting in a dwelling/assault with a deadly weapon/gang enhancement

 

2) Robert Gomez 34Yrs.        Richgrove resident

Charges: 246, 245, 186.22/ PC/ shooting in a dwelling/assault with a deadly weapon/gang enhancement

3) Jose Alvardo 23 Yrs.          Porterville resident

 Charges: 11377 H&S/ Possession of narcotics

4) Jose Ruelas 23 Yrs.           Terra Bella resident

Charges: 11550 H&S/ under the influence

5) Tomas Juarez 45Yrs.          Terra Bella resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants

6) Karla Gudino 28 Yrs.           Porterville resident

Charges: 11377 H&S/ possession of narcotics/outstanding warrants

7) Anthony Cobarruviaz 24Yrs. Porterville resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants

8) Samuel Sierra 29Yrs.           Porterville resident

Charges: 11550 H&S/ under the influence / possession of narcotic parphernaila

9) Male Juvenile 15Yrs.            Porterville resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants

10) Michael Federighi 47 Yrs.    Strathmore resident

 Charges:14601 VC/suspended license

11) Ralph Yorba 22 Yrs.            Porterville resident

 Charges: 23152 VC/ driving under the influence

12) Anthony Ignacio 19 Yrs.       Lemoore resident

Charges: 11550 H&S/ under the influence

13) Manuel Soto 25 Yrs.            Porterville resident 

Charges: 11377 H&S, 3056 PC/ Possession of narcotics/ Parole violation

14) Johnnie Ramos 25Yrs.         Poplar resident

Charges: 647 (f)/ under the influence

15) Cindy Roberts 49Yrs.           Poplar resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants

16) Sherri Daniel 38 Yrs.            Porterville resident

Charges: 3056 PC/ Parole violation/Outstanding warrants

17) Sergio Estrda 30 Yrs.           Porterville resident

Charges: 23152 VC/ driving under the influence

18) Rene Rodriguez 21 Yrs.       Delano resident

 Charges: 11377 H&S,/ Possession of narcotics

19) Steven Rodriguez 23 Yrs.     Terra Bella resident

Charges: 11377, 11379 H&S,/ transportation and Possession of narcotics for sales

20) Guadlupe Lira 38Yrs.           Lindsay resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants 

21) Luiz Roa 30 Yrs.                 Terra Bella resident

 Charges: 23152 VC/ driving under the influence

22) Armando Ceballos 26 Yrs.   Porterville resident

Charges: 11379, 11370.1 186.22/ PC/transportation and Possession of narcotics for sales/ possession of firearm //gang enhancement

23) Christian Tapia 22 Yrs.       Porterville resident

Charges: 11379, 11370.1 186.22/ PC/transportation and Possession of narcotics for sales/ possession of firearm //gang enhancement 

24) Mason Navarro 18 Yrs.       Porterville resident

Charges: 11379, 11370.1 186.22/ PC/transportation and Possession of narcotics for sales/ possession of firearm //gang enhancement

 25) Richard Guzman 28 Yrs.   Porterville resident

Charges: 11379, 11370.1 186.22/ PC/transportation and Possession of narcotics for sales/ possession of firearm //gang enhancement

26) Male Juvenile 15Yrs.         Terra Bella resident

Charges: 148 PC/ resisting and delaying

27) Male Juvenile 16Yrs.         Terra Bella resident

Charges: 148 PC/ resisting and delaying

28) Male Juvenile 16Yrs.         Terra Bella resident

Charges: 148 PC/ resisting and delaying

29) Male Juvenile 17Yrs.         Terra Bella resident

Charges: 148 PC/ resisting and delaying

30) Male Juvenile 15Yrs.         Terra bella resident

Charges: 148 PC/ resisting and delaying

31) Male Juvenile 17Yrs.         Strathmore resident

Charges: 12101 9a)/ violation of probation/ possession of ammunition

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

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

 

1-888-END-GANG (1-888-363-4264) 

 

Persons giving information can remain anonymous

 
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Arrest for Possession and Under Influence of Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  300 block of S. Crispi, Exeter          DATE:  09-02-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-40198         VICTIM:  Sate if CA          CITY:  Exeter Ca

In Custody:
Kimberley Renee Griffin, age 39 of Exeter
Eric Jayson Walker, age 49 of Exeter

On 09-02-10 the Inter Agency Narcotic Enforcement Team (I.N.E.T.) consisting of personnel from Exeter Police Department, Visalia Police Department, Lindsay Police Department, Farmersville Police Department, Tulare County Probation and the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department concluded a three week narcotic investigation by serving a search warrant in the 300 Block of South Crispi Street, Exeter.
Detectives searched the residence and located methamphetamine, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia. Suspect Griffen, Kimberly Renee was arrested for possession of a controlled substance,  under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Suspect Walker, Eric Jayson was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of prescription pills, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Suspect Griffen was booked into the Tulare County Bob Wiley Detention Facility and Suspect Walker was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail with their bail set at
$ 10,000.00.
 

This Case is still under investigation.

 
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PC 12020 /Carrying a concealed weapon
LOCATION:  Bullard/ Church, Traver          DATE:  09-01-10          TIME:  1815hr
CASE NUMBER:  10-80278         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

SUSPECT: Carbajal, Miguel Angel 18 Yrs old

While conducting gang suppression in the Traver Area, Tulare County Sheriff Gang Detectives contacted (S) Miguel Angel Carbajal at the above listed location. Carbajal was carrying a concealed weapon in his shorts pockets. He was taken into custody and booked at the main jail.

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

 
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Burglary into an Inhabited Dwelling
LOCATION:  41900 Block of Rd. 96, Dinuba          DATE:  08/30/2010          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-10709          VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On the above date and time Deputies were contacted by the victim on Ave 416 and Rd. 104, Sultana. The victim stated an unknown person(s) entered her residence while she was sleeping and took miscellaneous items and cash.

Case is still currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department.  Anyone with any further information, contact the North End Property Detectives at (559) 735-1877.

 
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11358H&S/Marijuana Cultivation
LOCATION:  37400 Block of Rd 156-Visalia          DATE:  08-27-10          TIME:  1130hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-60745         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On Friday, 8-27-10 at 1130hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff's Tactical Enforcement Personnel were at a residence in the 37400 block of Road 156, Visalia investigating the cultivation of marijuana. Detectives came in contact with the suspect identified as Abel Murillo Morales, who was tending to 68 marijuana plants. The suspect was taken into custody and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail.

 
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246PC/Shooting into an occupied dwelling
LOCATION:  36300 block, Burke Street, Traver          DATE:  08/29/10          TIME:  0240
CASE NUMBER:  10-10636         VICTIM:  Aguirre, Mary          CITY:  Traver

On Saturday 8-28-10 at approximately 0240 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 36300 block of Burke Street in Traver regarding a report of a shooting. Upon arrival Deputies contacted Mary Agurrie who advised she observed an unknown male suspect in her back yard who fled the scene. She advised moments later, she heard approximately 3 gunshots which struck her residence causing no injuries.

Case remains active with TCSO Gang Unit.

 
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Various Penal code and Vehicle Code violation
LOCATION:  Earlimart. Pixley, and Tipton          DATE:  08/27/10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-90169         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Community Base Officers, Tulare County Probation, Visalia Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Dinuba Police Department, College of Sequoias Police Department, Tulare County District Attorney Investigative unit and US Marshals conducted a series of warrant service, probation, parole searches and high profile suppression operation in the South county towns of Pixley, Earlimart, and Tipton area. As a result of the gang operation conducted, approximately twenty six gang members identified, ten people were taken into custody, on the below listed charges.

They also issued four citations and towed three vehicles. Detectives also seized several items of gang indicia during the operation.

Taken into custody were:

1) Saul Esparza 26Yrs. Earlimart resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants

 

2) Maria Ruiz 40Yrs. Tipton resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants

3) Armando Padilla 29 Yrs. Earlimart resident

Charges:14601 VC/suspended license

4) Christopher Reeder 19 Yrs. Pixley resident

Charges: 11550 H&S/ under the influence

5) Carlos Eudave 19 Yrs. Tipton resident

Charges: 647(f)PC/ under the influence

6) Male Juvenile 17 Yrs. Pixley resident

Charges: 11550 H&S/ under the influence

7) Pedro Soto 22Yrs. Pixley resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants

8)Ambruce Sierra 29Yrs. Tipton resident

Charges: 148/273A, PC / resisting arrest/ child endangerment/ Outstanding warrants

9) Jamone Williams 31Yrs. Pixley resident

Charges: Outstanding warrants

10) Danny Rodriguez 21 Yrs. Earlimart resident

Charges:14601 VC/suspended license

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

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

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

Persons giving information can remain anonymous.

 

 
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Possession of a Loaded Firearm/Negligent Discharge of a Firearm/Transportation of a Controlled Subst
LOCATION:  Orosi, Cutler, Ivanhoe, Traver and London          DATE:  8/26-8/28          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80270          VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit patrolled the towns of Orosi, Cutler, Ivanhoe, Traver and London. Detectives arrested 9 people for various Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Health & Safety Cade violations. Detectives also seized an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and three handguns. They also towed 4 vehicles and served a felony and misdemeanor arrest warrant. All arrested subjects were booked at the Tulare County Main Jail or the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

In-custody;

1. Canela, Francisco 21 years Visalia 647(f) PC

2. Dimas, Johnathan 18 years Orosi 12553 PC

3. Ortiz, Amador 23 years Orosi 246.3 PC, 12031 PC

4. Ortiz, Nathan 21 years Visalia 246.3 PC, 12031 PC

5. Guzman, Roman 28 years Orosi 246.3 PC, 12031 PC

6. Rodriguez, Augustine 19 years Tulare Felony Warrant

7. Carrillo, Christine 45 years Orosi 11379 HS

8. Alcala, Antonio 25 years Orosi Misdemeanor Warrant

9. Garcia, Cesar 26 years Reedley 2800.2 VC, 3056 PC, 148 PC, 23152 VC

 

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

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

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

.

Persons giving information can remain anonymous.

 
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187 PC Murder, 186.22 PC Gang Crime.
LOCATION:  McNeely & Church, Alpaugh          DATE:  08/22/10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-10327          VICTIM:  Francisco Campana Zazueta,          CITY:  Alpaugh

AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

 

On 08/22/10 at 0255 hrs Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Pixley Substation were dispatched to the area of McNeely and Church for a report of a man down. Upon their arrival the deputies found the victim bleeding from a wound from the upper torso area. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital where he was admitted for treatment of his injuries. The Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit was called to investigate the incident.

 

 

NEW INFORMATION

 

The victim died of his injuries and was pronounced dead on Tuesday, 08/24/2010. He has been identified as Francisco Campana Zazueta, 20 years old, from Alpaugh.

 

During the investigation, it was discovered the victim and suspect Humberto “Junior” Vasquez had been at a party together in Alpaugh earlier in the evening. They left together with several other subjects. At one point they got out of the vehicle and Vasquez shot Zazueta because of a disagreement.

 

On 08/26/10 at approximately 0900 hours, Detectives located Vasquez at his residence in Alpaugh and detained him without incident for investigation of murder. 3 search warrants were then served in the Alpaugh area and evidence was seized that was related to the case.

 

Vasquez was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail on the above listed charges.

  

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Francisco Zaragoza or Sgt. Gary Hunt at (800) 808-0488 or (559) 735-1898

 

 

Autopsy results:
On Friday, August 27, 2010, an autopsy was conducted. The cause of death was determined exanguination due to penetrating gun shot wound to the head.

 

 

 

 
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Assault with Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Ave 93 in Terra Bella          DATE:  8-23-10          TIME:  2223 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-10403         VICTIM:  Victor Ruiz          CITY:  NA

On 8-23-10, detectives from the Tulare County South End Investigation Unit were assigned a case involving Assault with a Deadly Weapon. During the investigation, it was determined unknown suspects shot a gun from a moving vehicle and struck the victim. He was transported to the hospital with non life threatening wounds.

 

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

 
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Possession of Illegal Firearm
LOCATION:  Lynch Road / Porterville          DATE:  08-23-10          TIME:  0300 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  10-10366         VICTIM:  Sate of CA          CITY:  Porterville

On 8-23-10, detectives from the Tulare County South End Investigation Unit were assigned a case involving Possession of Illegal Firearms. During the investigation, a search warrant  was served in the 17000 block of Lynch Road in Porterville.  Detectives assisted patrol deputies with the recovery of several illegal firearms. 

Daniel Jose Arias was arrested for 12020 PC and later booked into Tulare County Jail.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.


Suspect Information:
Daniel Jose Arias (51 Years old)
Porterville

 
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Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale/Transportation of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  Cutler, Orosi, Ivanhoe, Visalia, Yettem, Sultana and Woodlake.          DATE:  8-22-10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  10-80257         VICTIM:  Victim-State of California          CITY: 

NEWS ITEM

Case Number-10-80257 to 10-80269

Crime- Possession of a Controlled Substance/ Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale/Transportation of a Controlled Substance/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance/Driving Under The Influence/Resisting a Peace Officer by Force/Resisting Arrest/ False Information to a Peace Officer/Public Intoxication

Date and Time Occurred- 8-19-10 to 8-22-10

Victim-State of California

 Narrative:

 

Over the past four days, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted area patrols in the towns of Cutler, Orosi, Ivanhoe, Visalia, Yettem, Sultana and Woodlake. Detectives arrested 22 people for various Penal Code, Vehicle Code and Health & Safety Code violations. They also seized an undisclosed amount of Methamphetamine, towed 3 vehicles, contacted and identified 15 suspected gang members and served 15 arrest warrants. All those arrested were booked at the Tulare County Main Jail or the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

 

 

In-Custody:

1. Aguirre, Alberto 19 years Orosi 11550 HS, 11364 HS

2. Pinedo, Pedro 28 years Yettem Felony Warrant, Misdemeanor Warrant

3. Ploneda, Rosa 32 years Yettem Misdemeanor Warrant

4. Barajas, Lorenzo 27 years Orosi 11377 HS

5. Cerda, Armando 27 years Cutler 11378 HS, 11377 HS

6. Martinez, Guadalupe 19 years Ivanhoe 23152 CVC

7. Ramirez, Maria Ritchie 52 years Ivanhoe Misdemeanor Warrant

8. Parra-Martinez, Antonio 22 years Orosi 23152 CVC

9. Martinez, Maria 41 years Orosi 69 PC

10. Racicot, James 51 years Cutler 11377 HS

11. Ledesma-Amezquita, Jose 20 years Orosi 647 (f) PC

12. Ceballos-Martinez, Leonel 24 years Orosi 647 (f) PC

13. Razo, David 20 years Orosi 647 (f) PC

14. Hernandez de la Cruz, Silverio 21 years Orosi 647 (f) PC

15. Garza, Desiree Monique 22 years Sultana Misdemeanor Warrant

16. Villagomez, Armando 40 years Orosi 11378 HS, 11379 HS

17. Moreno, Miguel 35 years Cutler 11550 HS, 11364 HS

18. Wilson, Emilia 51 years Woodlake 11377 HS & Misdemeanor Warrant

19. Ramos, George 44 years Woodlake 3056 PC, 148 PC, 148.9 PC

20. Whited, Christina 28 years Visalia Misdemeanor Warrant

21. Florez, Sylvia 28 years Woodlake 6 Misdemeanor Warrants

22. McDaniels, Lewis 60 years Ivanhoe 2 Misdemeanor Warrants

 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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664/187 PC / Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  McNeely & Church, Alpaugh          DATE:  08/22/10          TIME:  0255
CASE NUMBER:  10-10327         VICTIM:  Male Hispanic          CITY:  Alpaugh

On 08/22/10 at 0255 hrs Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Pixley Substation were dispatched to the area of McNeely and Church for a report of a man down. Upon their arrival at 0300 hrs the deputies found the victim bleeding from a wound from the upper torso area. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital where he was admitted for treatment of his injuries. The Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit were called to investigate the incident.

The ensuing investigation determined the victim had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso area. The victim is in critical condition at the undisclosed hospital. The victims name is not being release pending contact with his relatives. The investigation is continuing, no suspects are in custody and no other information is being released at this time.

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

 
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Marijuana Cultivation, 11358 H&S
LOCATION:  Three Rivers, Posey, Kennedy Meadows          DATE:  8/20/10          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY:  State of California

Narrative:

On 8/20/10 at 1700 hrs. detectives of the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel (S.T.E.P.) Team completed a month long investigation of illegal marijuana gardens located in wilderness areas near Three Rivers, Posey and in the Giant Sequoia National Monument near Kennedy Meadows These cases were tied to ongoing investigations from Operation Trident. Operation Trident is a three county, multi-agency operation, aimed at investigation and eradication of marijuana from public lands

No suspects were located at the scenes, the cases are under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Franks of the STEP Unit. 559-713-2990

Plants counts are

Posey Garden - 2,661 plants eradicated

Three Rivers Garden - 3,603 plants eradicated

9 mile Rd/Kennedy Meadows - 9,963 plants eradicated

 

 
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