11377 H&S,11364 H&S,11550 H&S , and 148 PC - Resisting arrest
LOCATION:  30700 block of Kame          DATE:  4-24-14          TIME:  1241 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-5069          VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Goshen

SUSPECT 1:  Villarreal, Carlos. 35 YOA        CITY:  Goshen, Ca.

SUSPECT 2: Pena, Federico. 43 YOA

CHARGES:    11377 H&S – Possession of a controlled substance 11364 H&S – Possession of narcotic paraphernalia 11550 H&S – Under the influence of a controlled substance 148 PC - Resisting arrest
3 Misdemeanor warrants for Villarreal’s arrest with a total bail of $45,000 dollars.
On 4/24/14 at approx. 1241 hours, Deputies from the TCSO HQ Division were patrolling the community of Goshen and observed Carlos Villarreal walking in the area of Camp and A308.  Villarreal, who had three active warrants for his arrest, with a bail totaling $45,000 dollars, ran from Deputies. Deputies tracked and subsequently apprehended Villarreal in the 30700 block of Kame - a residence belonging to (S2) Federico Pena. After receiving consent to enter the property for Villarreal, Deputies observed in plain sight a white plastic baggie containing approximately 0.2 grams of methamphetamine with associated paraphernalia. The methamphetamine had an estimated street value of $20 dollars. Both Villarreal and Pena were observed to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Pena and Villarreal were booked into the TCSO Main Jail without incident.The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.

 
...posted by dispatch
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 2014 TULARE COUNTY PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL CEREMONY
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2014 TULARE COUNTY PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL CEREMONY

WHO: Members of the public and press

WHAT: 2014 Tulare County Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 9 AM

WHERE: Tulare County Peace Officer Memorial, corner of Woodland and Burrel, Visalia

WHY: Remembering and honoring fallen law enforcement of years past and adding the name of Deputy Jeremy Meyst (End of Watch: December 24, 2013).

DETAILS:

Every year, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department hosts the Tulare County Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony. This year holds particular significance for our department and county as we are adding the name of Deputy Jeremy Meyst (End of Watch: December 24, 2013). Representatives from local government, law enforcement, and members of the public gather together to remember and honor the fallen law enforcement of years past, family, friends, and to remember that those who paid the ultimate sacrifice did not do so in vain, and that they will not be forgotten. 

This year’s program includes Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux as Master of Ceremonies, Merrily Rapozo-Wilson – 1998 surviving spouse – as Guest Speaker, and Megan Rapozo reading the End of Watch Roll Call, as well as performances by the El Diamante High School Choir and bagpiping by Mark Little. 

 

It is requested that media interested in attending contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer at sheriffpio@co.tulare.ca.us or at 559-636-4695. If you call outside of regular business hours or when the PIO is out of the office, you may be forwarded to her voicemail or another phone line.  You will be provided with information regarding the event including arrival time, designated media area (if applicable) and location.

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary at Lawrence Tractor
LOCATION:  30 Block of N. Burnett, Tipton          DATE:  4-24-14          TIME:  0745
CASE NUMBER:  14-5061         VICTIM:  Lawrence Tractor          CITY:  Tipton

On 04/24/14, deputies were dispatched to Lawrence Tractor regarding a burglary.  On arrival deputies were advised unknown suspects cut through the fence which surrounds the property and stole several John Deere generators and air compressors.  The loss was estimated at approximately $6,700.   The case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department (559) 733-6218; or send anonymous information by sending a text message; or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW. 

 
...posted by media relations
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487 Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Tipton          DATE:  04/24/14          TIME:  14:13
CASE NUMBER:  14-5061          VICTIM:  Lawrence Tractor          CITY:  Tipton

On 04/24/14, deputies were dispatched to Lawrence Tractor regarding a burglary. On arrival deputies were advised unknown suspects cut through the fence which surrounds the property and stole several John Deere generators and air compressors. The loss was estimated at approximately $6,700. The case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department (559) 733-6218; or send anonymous information by sending a text message; or email to

 

TCSO@tipnow.com

or call 1-800-TIPNOW.

 
...posted by dispatch
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K-9 Trials This Weekend
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

The 29th Annual Sierra K9 Trials will be held Saturday April 26th from 8am-4pm at Plaza Park Raceway, just south of Highway 198 off Plaza Park Drive in Visalia next to the Visalia Airport. The event is sponsored by the K9 Teams of the Tulare County Sheriff's Office and Visalia Police Department. Admission and parking is free. Food and beverages will be sold, including tri tip sandwiches and hot dogs. Bring a blanket and umbrella and stay all day. Officers from the Central Valley and throughout the state from as far north as the Bay Area and from the south in Riverside, come to compete in a great friendly competition with their canine partners. Please come support your favorite team and have a great day at Plaza Park. 

 
...posted by media relations
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459 PC- Burglary and 496 PC -Receiving Stolen Property
LOCATION:  2200 Block of E. Springville Dr          DATE:  4-23-14          TIME:  1930 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-5026         VICTIM:  Ariana Quintana          CITY:  Porterville

Suspect: Jorge Balderama-20 yrs old out of the Fresno area.

On today's date at approx. 1930 hours, Deputies responded to a residence in the 2200 block of E. Springville , Porterville, regarding a follow up to a burglary investigation.  Through investigative leads, a suspect had been developed and was believed to be at this location.  A male who matched the physical description of the suspect was located at the residence and fled on foot.  He was apprehended leaving the rear of the residence.  The suspect was found to be in possession of the stolen property from the initial burglary.  The property was positively identified by the victim, and subsequently returned to the victim. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Porterville substation.    

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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See Below
LOCATION:  27400 Block of Ave 146          DATE:  04-22-14          TIME:  1100 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-4974         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

Charges:

11378HS - Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale

11379HS - Transportation of a Controlled Substance

11358HS - Cultivation of Marijuana

29800(a)(1)PC - Felon in Possession of a Firearm

 

On 04/22/2014 at approximately 1100 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop of Antione Glasper, 51 of Porterville in the area of Worth and Road 284. During the stop, Deputies located approximately 1.4 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale. Believing that Glasper was engaged in the sales and transportation of narcotics, a search warrant was obtained for his residence in furtherance of their investigation. Deputies executed the search warrant at Glasper's residence located in the 27400 block of Avenue 146 and located a large  marijuana grow, sawed off shotgun, ammunition, numerous meth pipes and narcotics packaging material. Deputies eradicated 627 immature plants which if allowed to mature would have produced a potential estimated 1.5 million dollars worth of marijuana. Isai Barrera, 19 of Porterville was also arrested for the cultivation of marijuana during the investigation. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. 

 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Daniel Linares or Deputy Bill Wilson at 559-733-6218, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.  

 
...posted by dispatch
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UPDATE: Exeter Double Homicide
LOCATION:  Avenue 314, Exeter          DATE:  4-15-14          TIME:  2235
CASE NUMBER:  14-4707         VICTIM:           CITY: 

One victim of the double homicide that took place in Exeter on 4-15-14 have been identified.

Victim 1:
David Rico
Age: 36 of Strathmore
Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

Victim 2:
John Doe, Hispanic Male
Age: mid 20s
Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department is still seeking information regarding the identity of the second victim, as well as any information regarding the shooting. 

This case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with any information can contact the Department in the following ways:

Anonymously through TipNow by calling or texting 559-735-4194 or by emailing tcso@tipnow.com 
Or call 559-733-6218. Please ask for Detective Klassen or Detective Zamora.

 

Additional Press Release:

On 4-15-14 at 2235 the Tulare County Sheriff's Department received calls of multiple shots fired in the 22500 Block area of Avenue 314. Deputies responded to the cal and upon discovery of two deceased individuals, Detectives were called out at 2300 hours. There was evidence of multiple shots fired in the area, and the only known injuries or deaths were the two deceased individuals. There are no known gang ties at this time, and no definite motive. According to witnesses, two vehicles that were property of the residents of the house are no longer at the residence.

This case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with any information can contact the Department in the following ways:

 

Anonymously through TipNow by calling or texting 559-735-4194 or by emailing tcso@tipnow.com 

Or call 559-733-6218. Please ask for Detective Klassen or Detective Zamora.

 
...posted by media relations
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Resist arrest by force, 69PC
LOCATION:  12600 block Ave 416          DATE:  04/22/14          TIME:  2240 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-05006         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect-    Rosa Isela Aranzasu-Benavides 25 year old female

 

On 04-22-14, at approximately 2240 hours deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to an address in the 12600 block of avenue 416, regarding a report of a suspicious vehicle. Once on scene deputies contacted the driver of the vehicle, who was found to have two active warrants for her arrest.  While attempting to take the female suspect into custody, the female resisted by force.  She was eventually taken into custody with no further incident.  No injuries were reported from the deputies or the suspect.

 

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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Possession of Concealed Firearm, Negligent Discharge of Firearm
LOCATION:  13000 block of Albert Avenue          DATE:  4-21-14          TIME:  1830 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-4941          VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

CASE NUMBER:  14-4941                         DATE:  4-21-14 @ TIME:  1830 hours 

LOCATION:  13000 block of Albert Avenue             CITY:  Orosi, Ca.   

SUSPECT 1:  Villagomez, Jose   20 years old

     

           CHARGES:     5400(a)(2) PC - Possession of Concealed Firearm                 246.3 PC- Negligent Discharge of Firearm                                           166.4 PC - Violation of Gang Injunction                                  30305(b)(1) PC - Gang Injunction position of ammunition

 

On 4-21-14 at approx. 1830 hours, Deputies from the Cutler / Orosi Substation responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Avenue 412 and Road 130 on the Sand Creek Canal Bank. Upon arrival to the area suspect Jose Villagomez was contacted and found to be in possession of .22 Cal. ammunition. Jose Villagomez also has an active Norteno Gang injunction. A check of the area revealed a .22 Revolver Handgun which belonged to Villagomez. Villagomez was arrested without incident and transported to Pre-Trail for booking on the above charges. 

 

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.

 
...posted by dispatch
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See Below
LOCATION:  1800 Block of West Poplar Ave          DATE:  4-21-14          TIME:  1756 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-4934         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

Taken into custody were:

Crawford, Jennifer (35 Years) – 11350 H&S – Possession of a Controlled Substance, 529 PC – False Personating Another, 11364.1(A) H&S – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, (1) Felony and (3) Misdemeanor Warrants.

On the above date and time, Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Porterville Substation consensually contacted a female walking in the 1800 block of West Poplar Avenue in Porterville.  Upon being contacted by deputies, the female gave a name and date of birth.  The female was subsequently found to be in possession of prescription narcotic medication and drug paraphernalia.  The female was arrested and transported to the Porterville Substation for processing.  Upon arrival at the Porterville Substation, the female admitted her true name was Jennifer Crawford (35 Years).  Crawford was found to have (1) confirmed active felony warrant and (3) confirmed active misdemeanor warrants for her arrest. Crawford was later transported to the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility and booked on the above charges.This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Departm

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Possession of methamphetamine for sale, battery on a peace officer
LOCATION:  500 Block S Rut, Porterville          DATE:  4-21-14          TIME:  0605
CASE NUMBER:  14-4908         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Taken into custody were: Neal Jackson McCoy, 31 of Exeter

Charges:

11378HS Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale
30305(A)(1)PC Felon in Possession of Ammunition
243(C)(1)PC Battery on a Peace Officer
148PC Resisting Arrest
12022.1PC Commission of a Felony while released on Bail

Deputies responded to a call in the 500 block of S. Ruth in Porterville for a report of a suspicious person trespassing in a garage with a flashlight. Deputies arrived and contacted Neal Jackson McCoy, 31 of Exeter. While attempting to acquire McCoy's identifying information and conduct a pat down search for weapons, McCoy attempted to reach into his pants pocket. McCoy disregarded orders to keep his hands in view and became combative with the Deputies. McCoy was found to be in possession of approximately 20.5 grams of methamphetamine and a digital scale. During the struggle to control and arrest McCoy, a Deputy suffered a laceration in the upper thigh by a large folding knife which McCoy had in the open locked position in his right rear pants pocket.  The Deputy was later treated at Sierra View District Hospital for a one inch puncture to his thigh.  

McCoy had been released on bail with two separate bond agencies relating to two current felony cases involving the possession of narcotics, resisting arrest and domestic violence. He was arrested pursuant to charges of Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Battery on a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest and Commission of a Felony while released on Bail. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. 

 
...posted by media relations
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Search and Rescue
LOCATION:  Kaweah River near Slick Rock          DATE:  04-19-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-4872         VICTIM:  Edgar Macias          CITY:  Three Rivers

On 04-19-14 at approximately 1953 hours the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a subject that was swept away in the current of the Kaweah River near the Slick Rock boat ramp; causing him to be stranded on the north side of the river. 

Sheriff’s deputies from the Headquarters station and members of the Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue team responded and located the stranded subject along the northern bank of the Kaweah River, north of where he was last seen.  The uninjured subject was later rescued without incident.

For safety tips and more information regarding the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Search and Rescue team please visit our website at www.tcsosar.com or contact us at (559) 733-6220.

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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11377 HS-Possession of a controlled substance, 11550 HS Under the influence
LOCATION:  Hwy 190/Newcomb          DATE:  04-20-14          TIME:  0150 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-4876         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

04-20-14 at approximately 0150 hours, deputies made contact with Patrick Wynn who was parked on the side of the roadway on Highway 190 just west of Newcomb. Due to the numerous recent thefts of agricultural products, Wynn was contacted. During the contact, Wynn was not found to be involved in any type of theft, but was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and under the influence of methamphetamine. Wynn was arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation. 

 

 

Taken into custody were:

Wynn, Patrick 44 yrs. Porterville

Charges: HS 11379 & 11550

 
...posted by dispatch
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368PC/ Elder Abuse
LOCATION:  46000 block of Sierra Dr. - Three Rivers          DATE:  04-19-14          TIME:  1445
CASE NUMBER:  14-4860         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 4-19-14 at approx. 1445 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Headquarters Division, responded to a verbal dispute call for service in the 46000 block of Sierra Drive in Three Rivers. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with (S) Eugene Chun who was taken into custody for physically assaulting a 71 year old elderly person.  The victim, who had sustained non-life threatening wounds, was evaluated on scene. Chun was booked into the TCSD Main Jail without further incident.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department (559) 733-6218; or send anonymous information by sending a text message; or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.  

 
...posted by dispatch
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459pc, Burglary
LOCATION:  900 block Scranton-Porterville          DATE:  04-18-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-4796         VICTIM:  Fruit Grower Supply          CITY: 

On 04/18/14, deputies were dispatched to Fruit Grower Supply regarding a burglary. On arrival deputies were advised unknown suspects had cut a hole in the fence which surrounds the property and then proceeded to cut hole on the side of the building entering the business. The suspects stole several Honda water pumps and motors as well as several pieces of Stihl lawn equipment. The victim estimated his loss at approximately $10,000.00 dollars.  

The case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Possession of controlled substance, marijuana, paraphernalia
LOCATION:  32800 Block of Hwy 190          DATE:  4-16-14          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  14-70037         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate one (1) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Springville area, Investigators from Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 32800 blk. of Hwy 190. The ensuing investigation and search revealed Methamphetamine, Marijuana and narcotic paraphernalia.

As a result of the search one subject was taken into custody on the below charges.

Taken into custody were:

1) Charles Danny Vanni  54Yrs.             Springville resident          Date of arrest: 04-15-14

Charges:    11377/11357/11364 H&S /

 Possession of a controlled substance / possession of marijuana/ possession of paraphernalia

 

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

 
...posted by media relations
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Narcotics Arrest
LOCATION:  AVENUE 54 & BORCHARDT DRIVE, ALPAUGH          DATE:  4-16-14          TIME:  2153 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-4739         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 4-16-14 at approximately 2153 hours Deputies noticed a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed in the area of Avenue 54 and Borchardt Drive in Alpaugh.  As Deputies attempted to catch up to the car they noticed the driver slightly veered off the roadway and stopped after getting stuck in soft dirt.  The driver quickly exited the car and Deputies immediately contacted him to ascertain why he was speeding.  The driver was seen with a knife on his waist and given verbal commands, which he refused to follow.  Deputies tried to control his movement, but the driver resisted and had to be subdued.  Incident to arrest, the driver was identified as Cesar Zazueta Campana (22 years old).  A search of his pockets revealed he was in possession of approximately .04 grams of methamphetamine, a glass pipe and a .25 caliber handgun beneath the front seat of his truck.  Campana was arrested and later transported to Main Jail in Visalia where he was booked without incident.    

 

 

The case remains under investigation by TCSO.

 
...posted by dispatch
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11377 HS-Possession of a controlled substance
LOCATION:  Front/Wilson          DATE:  4-15-14          TIME:  2205 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-4705         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Earlimart

On 4-15-14 @ 2205 hours Deputies contacted a subject identified as Antonio Estrada during a consensual encounter near the intersection of Front and Wilson streets in Earlimart.  After speaking with him for several minutes, a warrant check revealed he was on Probation with a search clause.  Based on this information, Estrada was asked if he could be search and agreed.  Deputies searched his pockets and found approximately .05 grams of methamphetamine wrapped in a clear plastic bindle.  Estrada admitted ownership of the contraband and was arrested without incident.  He was later transported and booked at Main Jail in Visalia.

The case remains under investigation by TCSO.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Double Homicide
LOCATION:  22500 Block of Avenue 314          DATE:  4-15-14          TIME:  2235
CASE NUMBER:  14-4707         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 4-15-14 at 2235 the Tulare County Sheriff's Department received calls of multiple shots fired in the 22500 Block area of Avenue 314. Deputies responded to the cal and upon discovery of two deceased individuals, Detectives were called out at 2300 hours. There was evidence of multiple shots fired in the area, and the only known injuries or deaths were the two deceased individuals. There are no known gang ties at this time, and no definite motive. According to witnesses, two vehicles that were property of the residents of the house are no longer at the residence.

 

This case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with any information can contact the Department in the following ways:

Anonymously through TipNow by calling or texting 559-735-4194 or by emailing tcso@tipnow.com 

Or call 559-733-6218. Please ask for Detective Klassen or Detective Zamora.

 
...posted by media relations
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ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  600 BLOCK OF EAST BOBBI          DATE:  4-14-14          TIME:  1645 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-4640         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY:  EARLIMART

On 4-14-14 @ 1645 hours Deputies responded to a residence in the 600 block of E. Bobbi, Earlimart in regard to a disturbance.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted a female victim (parent) who reported being involved in a verbal disturbance with her son (adult) and other family members.  During the incident, the victim tried to discipline her son for using foul language and becoming confrontational with other family members.  The disturbance escalated and her son reportedly grabbed a stick, which measured approximately 45” long and ¾” inches thick and hit his mother multiple times with it.  No serious injuries were sustained, and she refused medical attention.  Her son was gone when Deputies arrived.  An 836 PC was issued for his arrest.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department at telephone number #1-800-808-0488.

 

The case remains under investigation by TCSO.

 
...posted by dispatch
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459 PC- Burglary
LOCATION:           DATE:  4-12-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-4537         VICTIM:  Beresford Ranches          CITY:  Woodlake

On 04/12/14, deputies were dispatched to Beresford Ranches regarding a burglary. On arrival deputies were advised unknown suspects had cut the lock to the shop and entered the shop area. While on the property, the suspects, stole two Honda quads, a welder and varies air tools and hand tools. The victim estimated his loss at approximately $17,850.00 dollars.   

 

The case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Burglary
LOCATION:  Visalia Area          DATE:  04-11-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-04408         VICTIM:  Peltzer Groves          CITY:  Visalia

Narrative:

On 04/11/14, deputies were dispatched to Peltzer Groves regarding a burglary. On arrival deputies were advised unknown suspects had cut a chain link fence and entered the property. While on the property, the suspects cut a hole in a metal building and stole several hand tools and welders. The victim estimated his loss at approximately $4485.00 dollars.  

The case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary
LOCATION:  Visalia Area          DATE:  04-11-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-04478         VICTIM:  Willitts Pumps          CITY:  Visalia

Narrative:

On 04/11/14, deputies were dispatched to Willitts Pumps regarding a burglary. On arrival deputies were advised unknown suspects had cut a chain link fence and entered the property. While on the property, the suspects cut two locks on two sea trains and stole an undetermined amount of copper wire. The victim estimated his loss at approximately $10,000.00 dollars.  

The case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

 
...posted by media relations
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664-187PC- Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  Reid Ave/Main Street          DATE:  4-9-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-4422         VICTIM:  55 Yr old male          CITY:  Porterville

Victim: 55 year-old male - Porterville

Suspect: Kurtis Bernard Sanchez, 41 years old

 

On 04-09-14 at 2125 Hours, Officers with the Porterville Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 block on North Cottage in the City of Porterville for a report of an assault victim. Upon arrival, Officers located a 55 year old male suffering from severe injuries from blunt force trauma to his head. Further investigation revealed the victim had been assaulted in the county jurisdiction of Porterville, near Main Street and Reid Avenue. 

 

The victim was airlifted to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition with life threatening injuries as a result of the blunt force trauma. Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department responded and assumed the investigation. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit identified Kurtis Sanchez through the investigation as being the suspect involved in the assault. 

 

On 04-10-2014 at 1230 hours, Detectives with the Porterville Police Department assisted the Sheriff's Department and located Kurtis Sanchez in the City of Porterville. Sanchez was apprehended after a short struggle and taken into custody. Detectives with the Sheriff's Department responded to Porterville PD and arrested Sanchez for his involvement in the attempt homicide. Sanchez was also found to have three active warrants out of Tulare County and a parole hold with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was later transported and booked at the Main Jail. 

 

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Steve Sanchez at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Sheriff Boudreaux presents departments first S.T.A.R Awards
LOCATION:  Porterville Substation          DATE:  04-11-14          TIME:  0800 hours
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

Sheriff Boudreaux presents departments first S.T.A.R Awards

When:  Friday April 11, 2014 – 0800 hours

Where:  Porterville Substation

 

On Friday morning, Sheriff Boudreaux will present the first two STAR (Sheriff of Tulare County Action Recognition) Awards to brothers, Robert and Ernest Sauceda of Woodville, CA.

 

In November 2013, a deputy from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was involved in a physical confrontation with a male suspect.  During the struggle, the suspect continued to resist and the deputy was not able to place the suspect into handcuffs.

 

The Sauceda Brothers were nearby, observing the confrontation.  They came to the aid of the deputy by securing the arms and legs of the suspect allowing the deputy to put the handcuffs on and put an end to the confrontation.  With the assistance of the Robert and Ernest Sauceda, the suspect was transported from the scene and no one was injured.

 

The Sheriff of Tulare County Action Recognition (STAR) Award was created to recognize and thank the men and women of Tulare County that go above and beyond to assist the men and women of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department without obligation. 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Narcotics Arrest
LOCATION:  400 Block of West Center Avenue          DATE:  4/9/14          TIME:  2212 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-04414         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Taken into custody were:

 

Hines, Jennifer (33 Years) – 11378 H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine For Sale

      11377(A) H&S – Possession of a Controlled Substance

      33210 PC – Possession of a Short Barreled Shotgun

      11370.1 H&S – Possession of  Firearm While Committing a 

        Felony

      21810 PC – Possession of Metal Knuckles

      273a PC – Child Endangerment

      11550(A) H&S – Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

      Felony Warrant

 

Jesus Alcarez (28 Years) – 11550(A) H&S – Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

 

Rodriguez, Denise (21 Years) – 11550(A) H&S – Under the Influence of a Controlled 

    Substance

 

Samaras, Jacqueline (48 Years) – 11550(A) H&S – Under the Influence of a Controlled 

       Substance

 

Knight, Paul (47 Years) -  11550(A) H&S – Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance

   3056 PC Parole Hold.

 

On the above date and time, Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Porterville Substation responded to a residence on the 400 block of West Center Avenue in Porterville to contact Jennifer Hines regarding a confirmed active warrant for her arrest.  

 

Upon arrival at the residence, a male, who identified himself as Paul Knight, was located outside and detained.  Knight was found to be a wanted parolee with an active 3056 PC Parole Hold and determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance.

 

Hines, along with Jesus Alcarez, Denise Rodriguez and Jacqueline Samaras were located inside the residence and detained.  While detaining the above individuals, deputies observed narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia and an illegal sawed off shotgun in plain view. 

A search warrant was obtained and served on the residence.  As a result of the search warrant, approximately 8.9 grams of methamphetamine, narcotics paraphernalia, items consistent with the sales of narcotics, illegally possessed prescription medication and the sawed off shotgun were located.

 

Alcarez and Knight were arrested on the above charges and booked at the Porterville Substation.  Hines, Rodriguez and Samaras were arrested on the above charges and booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility.

 

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

 
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THREATING A VICTIM / POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR SALE
LOCATION:  700 BLOCK OF E. SCHOOL, EARLIMART          DATE:  4-8-14          TIME:  1835
CASE NUMBER:  14-4346         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY:  CONFIDENTIAL

On 4-8-14 @ 1835 hours Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of E. School Avenue in Earlimart for a disturbance in progress.  Upon arrival they contacted the Reporting Party who said a subject named Christian Hernandez (18 years old) vandalized a vehicle belonging to a family friend.  During the investigation, the suspect drove past Deputies on his bike.  He was then contacted and openly admitted having drugs in his possession.  A search revealed he had (5) individually packaged bindles of methamphetamine in his pocket.  While at the scene, the suspect threatened to burn down the Reporting Parties house with her in it.  Hernandez was later transported and booked at main jail without incident.

 

The case remains under investigation by TCSO.

 
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Vandalism
LOCATION:  13600 block or Avenue 72          DATE:  04-08-14          TIME:  1330 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-4328         VICTIM:  Jennifer Savoie          CITY:  Pixley

On 4-08-14 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department arrested Joel Savoie for Vandalism to a residence in Pixley. The suspect damaged walls and doors to the residence causing $1000 in damage. Deputies located the suspect at the residence.  He was arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail without incident.

 

Suspect:

Joel Savoie 23 years

 
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2130 PC Possession of a Dirk/Dagger, 11377(A) Poss of Meth, 11550(A) Under the influence
LOCATION:  700 Block of East Isham          DATE:  4-8-14          TIME:  2030 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-4309         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

Taken into custody were:

 

Bermudez, James (50 Years)

 

On the above date and time, Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies from the Porterville Substation contacted a suspicious male in the 700 block of East Isham Avenue in Porterville.  Upon contacting the male, deputies observed him discard an object, which was found to be a homemade dirk/dagger.  Bermudez was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of approximately 0.3 grams of methamphetamine.  Bermudez was arrested on the above charges and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

 

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

 

 
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Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Dirk or Dagger
LOCATION:  Road 192 / Avenue 144          DATE:  04-06-14          TIME:  2041 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-4246         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

04-07-2014 at approximately 2041 hours, deputies made contact with the occupants of a vehicle for driving recklessly within the community of Poplar. The driver displayed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol, and was subsequently taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol. One of the passengers was found to be in possession of a small useable amount of cocaine, and also had an unsheathed fix blade knife concealed on his person.  An additional passenger was also arrested for an outstanding warrant.

 
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POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
LOCATION:  29930 H190 (LAKE SUCCESS)          DATE:  04-06-14          TIME:  1930 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-4240         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

04-06-2014 at approximately 1930 hours, deputies responded to the Rocky Hill side of Lake Success regarding a subject annoying other guests at the dock area.  Upon contact with the subject, identified as Reeves, he was found to be intoxicated and in possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. 
Subject was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Porterville Substation.
Taken into custody were:
Reeves, Ryan 22 year old Porterville resident
Charges: H&S 11377 Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 
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Possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamines) & under the influence of a controlled subs
LOCATION:  341 N. Reservation Road, Porterville, Ca. 93257          DATE:  04-04-14          TIME:  1758 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-4154         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

04-04-2014 at approximately 1758 hours, Porterville Deputy was dispatched to 341 N. Reservations Rd, in regards to a male subject in possession of a controlled substance. The deputy contacted the male suspect and he located approximately 0.2 grams of Methamphetamines on the person. The male suspect was also under the influence of a controlled substance.

Suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Porterville Substation.

Taken into custody were:

Contreras, Juan 37 yrs.

Charges: HS 11377 and HS 11550

 
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Felonious evading, reckless driving, excess speeding
LOCATION:  Avenue 95/ Road 256, Terra Bella          DATE:  04-04-14          TIME:  2300 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-4170         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

04-04-2014 at approximately 2300 hours, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop for excessive speeding on Shawn Ward’s motorcycle. Shawn continued to drive westbound on Avenue 95 at a high rate of speed in the town of Terra Bella, failing to yield to the deputy. Shawn turned south Bound on Road 244, in an attempt to avoid the deputy. Shawn continued to drive south bound on Road 244, on a dirt extension. Shawn drove through an open dirt field, where the deputy could not follow.
The deputy lost visual of the suspect for a short time. Reporting parties in the area advised they had visual of the motorcycle driving westbound on Avenue 88. Shawn was contacted by deputes at the intersection of Avenue 88 and Road 240. Shawn was detained and he was subsequently arrested for the charges listed above.
Shawn was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Porterville Substation.
Taken into custody were:
Ward, Shawn 40yrs
Charges: VC 2800.2, VC 12500(b), VC 22350, VC 23103(a) and VC 21461

 
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RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL IN ALERT TC; TEST TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Tulare County Media Contact: 

Andrew Lockman, OES Manager

559/624-7498

 

RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL IN ALERT TC; TEST TO BE CONDUCTED TUESDAY

 

Tulare County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) will test the Countywide emergency notification system, AlertTC, on Tuesday, April 8 as part of Healthy Tulare County Week.  The test will be sent to landlines within the County, as well as to all registered users.

Prior to the test, OES is encouraging everyone who works or lives in Tulare County to register for Alert TC.  Anyone can register at www.alerttc.com.  AlertTC is used during an emergency to deliver important safety information to impacted or threatened areas.  Types of information could include shelter-in-place instructions during a hazardous materials leak or law enforcement action nearby, or evacuation routes in the event of a wildfire.

Tulare County Administrative Officer Jean Rousseau explained the importance of registering, especially for residents who only use cell phones. Alert TC currently utilizes a 9-1-1 database which is made up of landline information.  

People are going mobile and getting rid of those landlines, and there's no '9-1-1 database' for cell phones, Rousseau said. So, the only way we'll know how and where to reach you is if you register and tell us."

AlertTC has the ability to contact thousands of people instantly via voice call.  If a person registers, AlertTC can also send text messages, emails, faxes, and telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDD) messages to any compatible device.

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Phil Cox said registering for Alert TC is just one way to prepare for an emergency.  

"The recent earthquakes in Southern California and giant landslide in Washington should serve as a reminder that a disaster can strike at any time," Chairman Cox said. Being registered for Alert TC is important because, in the event of a disaster, it is a vital source of critical information from local public safety officials.  Depending on where you are when an emergency happens, AlertTC may be the first or only source of information to reach you before you find yourself in harm's way.

By registering with AlertTC, you control how messages from Tulare County your city may be sent to you, including preferences for voice, text, email, fax, and TDD messages.  You may also opt in to non-emergency messages and select multiple locations for which to receive alerts.  Each city within Tulare County - Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Lindsay, Porterville, Tulare, Visalia, and Woodlake - uses the AlertTC system for emergency notifications.

For more information, please visit www.alerttc.com, or call the Tulare County Office of Emergency Services at 559/624-7495.

 

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  1000 Block N Jaye          DATE:  4-3-14          TIME:  2200
CASE NUMBER:  14-4075         VICTIM:  Marlene Medina          CITY:  Porterville

0645 hrs/ 4-3-14, Deputies responded to the 1000 block of North Jaye St, Porterville regarding a possible burglary in progress.  The caller advised the suspect vehicle was still on-scene at the residence.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted three suspects inside the residence and detained them for further investigation.  Detectives from the South End Detectives unit were assigned this case. During the investigation the three suspects were booked for the residential burglary. 

(S-1) Torrez, Roberto, 39 yrs old, Lindsay CA

(S-2) Duran, Mario, 35 yrs old, Lindsay CA

(S-3) Gomez, Graciano, 39 yrs old, Lindsay CA

 

Case Status:  Active

 

 

 
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11377/11378/11366/11370.1H&S/273A/496 PC
LOCATION:  Lindsay/Porterville          DATE:  4-3-14          TIME:  0900
CASE NUMBER:  14-60015         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

On the above date Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Porterville patrol division responded to a report of a burglary in the 1050 Blk. of Jayne Street in Porterville. Deputies contacted and detained three suspects inside the residence. Ensuing investigation lead them to the 1290 blk. of E. Hermosa in the City of Lindsay. Deputies noted narcotics in the residence and requested Tulare County Sheriff’s narcotics detectives. A search was obtained for the residence. The search warrant revealed that the suspects were in possession of approximately eighty three (83) grams of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine was located in a false compartment of a soda can and a Miracle Grow box. The Methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $8300.00. Detectives located several firearms, scales, packaging materials and large sum of US currency. Also located were several items taken during recent burglaries.  A four (4) year old minor was located in the residence an exposed and was able to access the narcotics and firearms. The Child was turned over to Child Protective Service.

 

 

As a result of the search warrant four people were taken into custody on the below charges.

 

 

Taken into custody were:

1) Roberto Torrez       41Yrs.               Lindsay resident         Date of arrest: 04-03-14

Charges: 11377/11378/11366/11370.1H&S/273A/496 PC possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics /sales of narcotics/child endangerment/possession of stolen property/burglary

 

2) Patricia Jimenez      43Yrs.            Lindsay resident          Date of arrest:     04-03-14

Charges: 11377/11378/11366/11370.1H&S/273A/496 PC possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics /sales of narcotics/child endangerment/possession of stolen property/burglary

 

3) Mario Duran             35 Yrs.            Lindsay resident          Date of arrest:    04-03-14

Charges: 459/496 PC /possession of stolen property/burglary

 

4) Granacio Gomez       34 Yrs.            Lindsay resident          Date of arrest:    04-03-14

Charges: 459/496 PC /possession of stolen property/burglary

 
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11359/11379.6 11366 H&S 273A PC
LOCATION:  Exeter          DATE:  4-2-14          TIME:  1700
CASE NUMBER:  14-40030         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

Detectives from the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Exeter P.D., Farmersville P.D., and the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 300 blk. of Jacob regarding illegal marijuana activity. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately one pound of Marijuana, with a street value of $700.00, packaging materials, and scales. A Butane Clandestine Extraction Lab was seized as well. Three children ages 12, 10 and 4 resides at the residence and were exposed an able to access the narcotics.  Child Protective Service was notified.

 

Taken into custody were:

1) Ross Vincet Laro  31Yrs.             Exeter resident          Date of arrest: 04-02-14

Charges: 11377/11378/11366/11379.6/273A PC  H&S   possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics /Butane Extraction Clandestine Lab/ Child endangerment

 

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

 
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211 PC
LOCATION:  100 Block of Hwy 99          DATE:  4-3-14          TIME:  2110
CASE NUMBER:  14-4120         VICTIM:  Ramona Pasillas, Tyronne Ebaniz          CITY:  Delano

4-13-14/ 2110 hrs:  Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Hwy 99 regarding a robbery in progress.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victims and witnesses.  The suspects are described as wearing blue hooded sweatshirts, blue jeans; one suspect covered his face with a light blue bandanna.  Suspects appeared to have been in late 20’s early 30’s.  This case is currently under investigation with the Tulare County S/E Detective’s Unit.  If anyone has any information please contact Det Hunziger or Sgt Wheeler at 1-800-808-0488 or TCSO@tipnow.com, by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

 

Case Status:  Active 

 

 
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Probation / Parole Compliance Detail
LOCATION:  Exeter, Farmersville, Woodlake, Ivanhoe areas          DATE:  04-03-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative:   On 04-03-14 Detectives from the Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a multi- agency Probation and Parole compliance detail in the Exeter, Farmersville, Woodlake and Ivanhoe areas.  This detail was part of the continuing efforts to curb gang violence in the northern portion of Tulare County.  Gang Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Exeter, Farmersville, Visalia, Tulare and Dinuba Police Departments, Agents from California State Parole and Tulare County Probation as well as Investigators from the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office participated in this detail.  This detail focused on those individuals’ currently on probation or parole to ensure the terms and conditions of their parole or probation were being adhered to.  

 

A total of 41 compliance checks were conducted resulting in the arrest of 10 persons. 

 

Arrested were:

       1)  Robert Huerta (21 yrs old from Farmersville)  Weapons related charges

       2)  Luis Ramirez  (29 yrs old from Ivanhoe)   Weapons related charges / Parole violation

       3)  Marcos Alonzo (26 yrs old from Farmersville)   Narcotics related charges

       4)  Juardo Gonzalez (31 yrs old from Exeter)  Narcotics related charges

       5)  Juan Osegura (27 years old from Farmersville)  Parole Violation / resisting arrest charges

       6)  Jose Luna  (22 yrs old from Farmersville)  Probation Violation

       7)  Kayla Hatfield  (18 yrs old from Farmersville)  Narcotics related charges

       8)  Abraham Madrigal (19 yrs old from Exeter)  Weapons related charges / Auto Theft

       9)  Rudy Conteras  (54 years old from Farmersville)  Probation Violation 

     10)   17 year old male juvenile (Farmersville area)  Narcotics related charges. 

 

Detectives recovered three hand guns, narcotics, one stolen off road vehicle, and conducted 21 gang field interviews. 

 

These cases are still being investigated by the Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  Anyone with information regarding these cases is encouraged to contact the Gang Violence Suppression Unit (559) 735-1862 or toll free (800) 808-0488.  Also anonymous tips regarding this case or other gang related information can be left at (559) 725-4194.

 
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