PC 4573- Narcotics in a Jail Facility
LOCATION:  Honolulu/Mirage          DATE:  2-6-15          TIME:  2329 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1607         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Lindsay

On 2/6/15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a subject, later identified as Carlos Aguilera (20 years of age), in the Lindsay Area, for vehicle code violation 21201(d)(1) riding a bicycle at night without an equipped light. It was determined that Carlos was under the influence of a controlled substance. Carlos was later transported and booked at the Porterville Substation.

While booking Carlos at the Porterville Substation, narcotics were discovered in his possession. Carlos was charged for PC 4573, possession of a controlled substance in a jail facility.

 

 
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Sheriff One Helps Nab 2 Felony Suspects
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

February 6, 2015

 

Sheriff One Helps Nab 2 Felony Suspects

Sheriff One, the Sheriff’s patrol airplane helped located two fleeing felony suspects in the last seven days. The fuel efficient light sport aircraft is equipped with a Forward Looking Infra- Red (FLIR) camera system, which produces an image based on temperature differentials. This enables the observer to virtually see in the dark.

 On January 30th at 6:30 pm It was that FLIR capability which enabled the crew to spot 33 year old Gary Turner, who was wanted on a felony warrant, as he fled his residence as deputies arrived to arrest him. The observer (called the TFO or tactical flight officer), Deputy Ballantyne, was able to follow Turner  with the camera as he fled the residence in the 1300 block of Tomah in Porterville, then jumped fences through neighboring back yards. Turner eventually hid in a carport near Putnam and Beverly. Dep. Ballantyne was able to direct Deputy England and his canine partner Rosco to that location where Rosco help subdue Turner who was booked on the warrant and for resisting arrest.

On February 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm Sheriff One responded with Patrol to a “shots fired” call in the Woodville Labor Camp. TFO Ballantyne spotted the suspect, later identified as 19 year old Alejandro Espinosa, running from the vehicle. Using the FLIR, the TFO followed Espinosa, relaying his movements to the patrol deputies on the ground. The TFO directed the deputies to a storage room where Espinosa was found hiding.  Espinosa was taken into custody for Illegal Discharge of a firearm, Burglary and Illegal possession of ammunition.

 

Sgt. David Williams

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  600 Block of East Joanne Avenue, Pixley          DATE:  2/6/15          TIME:  1125 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-1573         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 2/6/15 at 1125 hours Deputies contacted a resident in the 600 block of East Joanne Avenue in the Community of Pixley who reported arriving home, and finding the back door of the residence open.  The resident visually inspected the house, and discovered someone had stolen several items from within.  The property loss was estimated at approximately $6,550 dollars. 

 

 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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Felon in Possession of a Firearm
LOCATION:  400 blk of South Page / Porterville 93257          DATE:  2-6-15          TIME:  0845
CASE NUMBER:  15-1566         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect:

Wilson, Ralph (48 Years Old) from Porterville.

 

Narrative:

On 2/06/14 at 0845 hours, Deputies served a search warrant at the 400 block of South Page in Porterville.   

During a search Deputies located a firearm, white crystal substance, and Marijuana plants. The above suspect was arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail without incident. 

 
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25400 (a)(1) Possession of a loaded firearm
LOCATION:  Road 228/Citrus          DATE:  2-5-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-1544         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Lindsay

Deputies made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Rd 228 and Citrus, Lindsay. During the stop, the deputies contacted the driver. After a search of his vehicle the Deputies located a loaded firearm. The suspect was arrest for possession of a loaded, concealed firearm.

Arrested; Genaro Villanueva (age 25) 

 
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PC 246.3/459/30305-Illegal firing of a fire arm/Burglary/Illegal possesion of ammunition
LOCATION:  16100 block of Road 192          DATE:  2-5-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-1549         VICTIM:  Hispanic male and female          CITY:  Woodville

Deputies responded to the Woodville Labor Camp on shots being fired. Upon arrival Deputies along with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Airplane (Sheriff One) circulated and found a subject running in the Camp. Sheriff One, using the FLIR unit directed Deputies to a storage room, where the suspect illegally entered and hid. Deputies took the suspect the suspect into custody.

Arrested; Alejandro Espinosa (age 19) 

 
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SHOOTING AT AN OCCUPPIED VEHICLE
LOCATION:  17600 BLOCK OF RD 224, PORTERVILLE          DATE:  02-05-2015          TIME:  1955 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-1552         VICTIM:  ADULT MALE          CITY:  PORTERVILLE

On 2/5/15 at 2206 hrs Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to Head Quarters Patrol regarding a report of a shooting at an occupied vehicle. The incident occurred on the 17600 block of Road 224 in Porterville. Upon arrival the victim told Deputies that at approximately 1956hrs he was traveling through Porterville on Road 224 when an unknown suspect shot at his vehicle. The victim stated the suspect’s vehicle was a tan or gold colored Dodge Caravan and it continued traveling northbound on Road 224. No one was injured during the incident. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding the case can contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office  at (559)733-6218

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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UPDATE: Man down, Southeast Porterville - Now considered homicide, Cause of Death
LOCATION:  12400 block of Rd 252, Porterville          DATE:  2-4-15          TIME:  0738
CASE NUMBER:  15-01466         VICTIM:  Noe Martinez          CITY:  Porterville

UPDATE:

On 02-05-2015, an autopsy was performed on Noe Perez Martinez at the Tulare County Coroner’s Office. The cause of death was determined to be from multiple gunshot wounds.  

UPDATE:

Victim: Noe Martinez age 22, Porterville 

On 02-03-2015 1200 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department identified the victim as Missing Adult male Noe Martinez from Porterville.   

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

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is responding to a call a man down located South of Avenue 124 and Road 252, Southeast of Porterville city. Upon arrival, deputies located the man down and determined him to be deceased, at which point detectives and Crime Lab were called out. The reporting party called it in between 0730 and 0800 this morning. Cause of death and identification of the individual are not known at this time, and more information will be provided as it becomes available. 

 
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Felon in Possession of Firearm
LOCATION:  30600 block of Ivy Rd, Goshen Ca          DATE:  2-4-15          TIME:  0750
CASE NUMBER:  15-1471         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect #1: Cesar Sandoval 31 years old from Armona was booked for PC 29800(a)(1), PC 29815(a), PC 30305(a)(1), H&S 11377 and H&S 11350. 

 

Suspect #2: Robert Sotelo from Hanford was cited and released for H&S 11364

 

 

On 2/04/15 at 0800 hours Deputies from the TCSO HQ Division contacted two individuals in the 30600 block on Ivy Rd in Goshen, which matched the vehicle description the suspects were in, from a previous shooting in the area the night before.  After making contact with the suspects it was determined they both were found to be on active probation with a search clause, at which time a search of their persons and vehicle was conducted.   During the search Deputies located ammunition, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and a firearm from the vehicle and there persons.  Suspect Sandoval was booked at a local booking facility and his vehicle towed.  Suspect Sotelo was cited and released.  

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department by the following:

 

TipNow:

call or text 559-725-4194

email tcso@tipnow.com 

 

1-800-808-0488

 
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UPDATE: Grand Theft
LOCATION:           DATE:  1-29-15          TIME:  1300
CASE NUMBER:  15-1377         VICTIM:  H&R Citrus          CITY: 

UPDATE:

On 02/04/15 at approximately 1030 hrs, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit received information regarding a tractor located in an olive grove in the Lindsay area. Detectives responded to the location and confirmed the found tractor was a tractor that had been recently reported stolen. The victim was contacted regarding the found tractor and requested to respond to the location. The victim was able to identify the found New Holland tractor as his property.

The estimated recovery totaled $8000.00 for the New Holland tractor.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On 02/02/15 at approximately 1300 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department received a report of theft involving of two New Holland tractors and two citrus bin trailers.  

The Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit responded to the area of Rd 216 and Ave 245 and located one of the stolen tractors and both of the stolen citrus bin trailers. The victim was contacted regarding the discovery and responded to the location. The victim was able to identify the New Holland tractor and the citrus bin trailers as his property. 

The estimated recovery totaled $10,000.00, the tractor and the citrus bin trailers were released to the victim.

 
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OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN GOSHEN
LOCATION:  30600 BLOCK OF R72, GOSHEN          DATE:  02-04-2015          TIME:  1709 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-80009         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: David J Abilia, transient from Goshen, 41

Violation of probation, resisting arrest

On 2-4-15 at approximately 1700, Tulare County Sheriff's Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit Detectives were conducting a probation and compliance check in the 30600 Block of Road 72 when a male subject was contacted by detectives.  The subject fled from officers, and Gang Unit detectives pursued the subject on foot for a short distance. They confronted him a second time in the 7200 Block of Avenue 308 where he was located hiding beneath a tree and attempting to concealing himself and his hands. Detectives ordered the subject several times to show them his hands and comply with their instructions, and during this time a single shot was fired at the subject by a detective. Neither the subject nor detectives were injured as a result of the shot being fired and the subject was taken into custody without further incident. 

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux has requested the Visalia Police Department to investigate the officer involved shooting. Per department policy, the involved detective was placed on administrative leave.

 

A detective who was responding to this call and driving northbound on Lovers Lane, became involved in a traffic collision in the intersection of Lovers Lane and Caldwell. The deputy is uninjured and the parties in the second vehicle sustained minor injuries and were taken to a local area hospital for treatment. Sheriff Boudreaux has asked the California Highway Patrol to investigate this incident.

More information will be released as it becomes available. 

 
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** UPDATE** HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIED
LOCATION:  AVE 124 & RD 252 , PORTERVILLE          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-1466         VICTIM:  NOE MARTINEZ 22 YOA          CITY:  PORTERVILLE

Victim: Noe Martinez age 22, Porterville 

On 02-03-2015 1200 hours, Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department identified the victim as Missing Adult male Noe Martinez from Porterville.   

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

 
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UPDATE: Man down, Southeast Porterville - Now considered homicide
LOCATION:           DATE:  2-4-15          TIME:  0730-0800
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

UPDATE;

This investigation is now being treated as a homicide. The decedent as well as cause of death have not been determined. More information will be released as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is responding to a call a man down located South of Avenue 124 and Road 252, Southeast of Porterville city. Upon arrival, deputies located the man down and determined him to be deceased, at which point detectives and Crime Lab were called out. The reporting party called it in between 0730 and 0800 this morning. Cause of death and identification of the individual are not known at this time, and more information will be provided as it becomes available. 

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Road 216 and Avenue 245, Lindsay          DATE:  1-29-15          TIME:  1300
CASE NUMBER:  15-1377         VICTIM:  H&R Citrus          CITY: 

On 02/02/15 at approximately 1300 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department received a report of theft involving of two New Holland tractors and two citrus bin trailers.  

The Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit responded to the area of Rd 216 and Ave 245 and located one of the stolen tractors and both of the stolen citrus bin trailers. The victim was contacted regarding the discovery and responded to the location. The victim was able to identify the New Holland tractor and the citrus bin trailers as his property. 

The estimated recovery totaled $10,000.00, the tractor and the citrus bin trailers were released to the victim.

 

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to call Det. C. Fernandez, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Agricultural Crimes Unit:

(800) 808-0488

Tip now line: 

(559) 725-4194, 

Or by e-mail

tcso@tipnow.com

 
...posted by media relations
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Man down, Southeast of Porterville
LOCATION:  Avenue 124 and Road 252          DATE:  2-4-15          TIME:  0730-0800
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is responding to a call a man down located South of Avenue 124 and Road 252, Southeast of Porterville city. Upon arrival, deputies located the man down and determined him to be deceased, at which point detectives and Crime Lab were called out. The reporting party called it in between 0730 and 0800 this morning. Cause of death and identification of the individual are not known at this time, and more information will be provided as it becomes available. 

 
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Attempt vehicle theft; felon in possession of loaded handgun
LOCATION:  Woodville Labor Camp          DATE:  2/3/15          TIME:  0830 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-1412         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Suspect: Dakota Wheeler 18 years old

 

Deputies were dispatched to the Woodville Labor Camp regarding an anonymous caller advising an unknown male subject was inside a neighbor’s car.  Upon arrival, the deputy observed the suspect attempt to duck down within the car to avoid being seen. The deputy contacted the suspect in the driver seat and immediately observed the steering column freshly broken. The suspect was immediately put in handcuffs. During a pat down search the suspect was found to be in possession of a loaded revolver. He also had a “shaved key” used to steal cars.  The suspect initially gave a false name, but was later found to be Dakota Wheeler. The victim was contacted and didn’t know the suspect and advised the car’s ignition was not previously broken. The handgun’s serial number was buffed out and unreadable. Suspect booked for attempted vehicle theft, felon in possession of handgun and ammunition, possession of loaded gun during commission of a felony, possession of gun with altered serial number, concealed weapon, and other charges. The suspect also had a felony warrant out for his arrest. 

 
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Burglary of an inhabited dwelling
LOCATION:  1000 blk of Armstrong / Earlimart          DATE:  2-3-15          TIME:  2127 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-1458         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 2-3-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on Armstrong Avenue in Earlimart. 

 

Upon arrival, they contacted the victim who stated he was asleep inside the residence at the time of the incident. Unknown suspect(s) entered through an unlocked door between the hours of 2030-2115 hours, and took personal items including (TV, video games, computer) estimating an approximately loss of $3,127. 

 

Suspect(s) unknown

 
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Criminal Threats
LOCATION:  2300 Blk Ave 95 Terra Bella          DATE:  2-3-15          TIME:  1751 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-1449         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Narrative: Deputies were contacted by HMA 39 years of age, who said a customer came into the store and made threats to do great bodily injury to him. The suspect Luis Lopez was located and arrested for PC 422. He was booked at the Porterville.

 

Arrested: Luis Lopez (6-16-91)

 
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SHOOTING AT AN INHABITED DWELLING
LOCATION:  6800 BLOCK OF HARVEST AVE, GOSHEN          DATE:  02-03-2015          TIME:  2110 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-1459         VICTIM:  ROSA PARRAZ          CITY:  GOSHEN

On 2/3/15 at 2113 hrs Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6800 block of Harvest Avenue in Goshen regarding a shooting at an inhabited residence. Upon arrival the residents were contacted and advised a dark colored 4 door Honda drove past the residence and unknown suspect(s) shot towards the residence from the vehicle. No one was injured during the incident. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding the case can contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office  at (559)733-6218

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 

 
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SHERIFF BOUDREAUX RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEES
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME:  02-03-2015
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Sheriff Boudreaux recognized several outstanding staff members today.

Congratulations to all recipients of the Sheriff's Department Employee of the Month award! These individuals were recognized by their peers for going above and beyond, and were thanked by Sheriff Boudreaux and staff members this afternoon. All of those recognized are also in the running for the Tulare County Employee of the Year award.

Among those recognized are civilian staff who took life-saving measures when a co-worker was unable to breathe, deputies involved in auxiliary programs such as the Police Activities League, and deputies who have gone above and beyond expectation while on patrol, and others.

Congratulations to all, and thank you to the friends and family who joined us this afternoon to celebrate their good works.

 
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ATTEMPTED VEHICLE THEFT, FELON IN POSSESSION OF LOADED HANDGUN, FELONY WARRANT
LOCATION:  WOODVILLE LABOR CAMP, WOODVILLE          DATE:  02-03-2015          TIME:  0830 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-1412         VICTIM:           CITY:  WOODVILLE

Suspect: Dakota Wheeler 18 years old

Deputies were dispatched to the Woodville Labor Camp regarding an anonymous caller advising an unknown male subject was inside a neighbor’s car.  Upon arrival, the deputy observed the suspect attempt to duck down within the car to avoid being seen. The deputy contacted the suspect in the driver seat and immediately observed the steering column freshly broken. The suspect was immediately put in handcuffs. During a pat down search the suspect was found to be in possession of a loaded revolver. He also had a “shaved key” used to steal cars.  The suspect initially gave a false name, but was later found to be Dakota Wheeler. The victim was contacted and didn’t know the suspect and advised the car’s ignition was not previously broken. The handgun’s serial number was buffed out and unreadable. Suspect booked for attempted vehicle theft, felon in possession of handgun and ammunition, possession of loaded gun during commission of a felony, possession of gun with altered serial number, concealed weapon, and other charges. The suspect also had a felony warrant out for his arrest. 

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  1500 BLOCK EAST OLIVE , PORTERVILLE          DATE:  02-02-2015          TIME:  2000
CASE NUMBER:  15-1400         VICTIM:           CITY:  PORTERVILLE

Deputies responded to the 1500 blk of E. Olive in regards to a burglary report. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim, who said sometime during the day of 2-2-15 unknown suspect(s) entered her residence and took $100.00 worth of property. Case Under Investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department 

 
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Sheriff Boudreaux Promotes Captain
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is proud to announce the promotion of Larry Micari to the position of Captain.

Larry graduated from the Tulare Union High School in 1979 and is a graduate of the 54th class  of the Tulare-Kings Basic Police Academy. In February 1984, he began his  law enforcement career  with the Farmersville Police Department.  During his time with Farmersville PD, he worked in patrol, investigations, and the Tulare County Inter-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET).

In August 1995, Larry became employed with the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. In October of 1996, he was assigned as a detective to a pilot program called the Agricultural Crimes Unit. During this time, he was involved in an investigation which resulted in the largest recovery of stolen agricultural goods in Tulare County. At the time, the value exceeded one million dollars which included property stolen from all over the state of California including 18 tractors. 

Two years later, in October of 1998, Larry promoted to Sergeant, and was assigned to the Bob Wiley Detention Facility. In 2000, he was assigned to the Orosi Substation, where he   supervised patrol and the canine team while being partnered with Bear as one of the station’s K9 Units.

Larry worked in Orosi patrol for four years before he was re-assigned to Internal Affairs, where he held this assignment two years before being promoted to Lieutenant in 2007.

As a Lieutenant, Larry has worked in Property Crimes as well as Patrol Support Services, where he oversaw the Air Unit, K9 Team, Chaplains, Sheriff’s Posse, Media Relations, Volunteers, Search and Rescue, Office of Emergency Services, Mutual Aid and other ancillary duties.

Larry Micari grew up on his family’s farm in Northwest Tulare. He grew up speaking Portuguese and learned English as a second language in school as well as in immigration education classes taught by his grandmother. He was also a regular on her Portuguese radio show, Aurora of Portugal.

Captain Micari has four children, Addie, Larry, Brooklyn and Baylee, five grand children and currently lives in Exeter with his wife Beth, and daughters Brooklyn and Bailey. He enjoys fishing and camping, is a member of the Exeter Sportsman Club, and is about to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Union Institute & University. 

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM, a formal promotional ceremony will be held in the lobby at Sheriff’s Headquarters. Department personnel, friends and family are invited to attend.

A picture can be found on our facebook page, http://facebook.com/TulareSheriff 
 
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Felon in possession of a concealed weapon.
LOCATION:  500 block of South Reservation Road          DATE:  2-2-15          TIME:  0600
CASE NUMBER:  15-1363         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of South Reservation to assist Tule River Indian Reservation Department of Public Safety (DPS) personnel.  DPS Officers had contacted a male subject, later identified as Troy Reiss, 52 years of age, who was in possession of a loaded and concealed handgun.  Reiss is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess a firearm. He was booked at the Porterville Substation. 

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY INHABITED DEWLING/ ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  1200 BLOCK OF EAST CANNON AVE, EARLIMART          DATE:  2-2-15          TIME:  0205
CASE NUMBER:  15-1361         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY: 

On 02-02-15 Deputies responded to the 1200 block of East Cannon Ave, Earlimart regarding a fight in progress.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victim suffering from several facial lacerations.  During the investigation it was determined two suspects forcibly entered the residence and assaulted the victim inside the residence.  The victim was also threatened with a knife.  Both suspects fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival.

The case is being actively investigated by the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  100 block of N LaFond Rd-Tipton          DATE:  02-01-15          TIME:  1940
CASE NUMBER:  15-1351         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 02-01-15 Deputies responded to the 100 block of North La Fond Road, Tipton regarding a residential burglary.  During the investigation it was determined unknown suspects forcibly entered the residence and took valuables estimated at $5400.
 
The case is being actively investigated by the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 
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459 PC- Burglary of a Business
LOCATION:  3000 block of Ave 54          DATE:  2-1-15          TIME:  0748 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1334         VICTIM:  Sacred Heart Mission Church          CITY:  Alpaugh

On 2-1-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call for service regarding a burglary to the Sacred Heart Missions Church in the Community of Alpaugh. On 2/1/15 an unknown individual(s) unlawfully entered the Sacred Heart Church and stole miscellaneous U.S. Currency.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso.tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Attempted Burglary
LOCATION:  2500 blk Marinette-Exeter          DATE:  01-31-15          TIME:  1030
CASE NUMBER:  15-1304         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Deputies responded to the 2500 Block of Marinette regarding a residential burglary. Once on scene Deputies located an open door and broken window on the southwest portion of the residence.

A search of the surrounding area for physical evidence and investigative leads revealed a Ford Ranger parked in an orange orchard north of the residence. A male subject was located in an orange orchard north of the vehicle. The male subject was identified as Phillip Easley.

After further investigation it was confirmed Easley was involved in the attempted burglary. Easley was found in possession of evidence which confirmed his participation.

A second male subject was identified as Jake Randolph was identified as being at the scene and had fled prior to Deputies arrival. Randolph was later contacted in the City of Exeter.

Easley and Randolph were subsequently taken into custody for the attempted burglary and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility for attempted burglary and conspiracy.


 
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Homicide***UPDATED***
LOCATION:  12700 blk of Alta Dr-Cutler          DATE:  01-31-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-01329         VICTIM:  Confidential pending notification          CITY: 

**Update**

The victim’s wife (age 25) witnessed the assault and attempted to intervene.  She received a stab wound to the hand and was treated at KDDH and released.    

 

Original:

Suspect in custody
Jose Luis Mata 

On 1/31/2015 at 2330 hours Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing victim on Alta Dr. in Cutler.  Deputies located a male victim that had been stabbed multiple times and was unconscious.  A female victim suffered a single stab wound to the hand and she directed deputies to the suspect who was still hiding at the scene.  The suspect was arrested without further incident.  The male victim was transported by ambulance to KDDH where he succumbed to his injuries and died.   


Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow
email tcso@tipnow.net
txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194
or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.


 
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273.5 PC- Domestic Violence/Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  11700 block of Ave 56          DATE:  1-31-15          TIME:  1817 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1321         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293          CITY:  Earlimart

SUSPECT, ROBERTO CRUZ PEREZ

On 1-31-2015 Deputies were dispatched to the above listed address for a physical altercation. Upon arrival, the suspect fled and the victim was contacted. She suffered physical injuries after being chased with a knife and being punched in the face several times.

Suspect in this case remains outstanding. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218.
 

 
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PC 245- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Road 158/Wisteria          DATE:  01-31-15          TIME:  0240 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1296         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Ivanhoe

On above date and time, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded to the area of Wisteria and Rd 158, in the unincorporated city of Ivanhoe, for subjects suffering from (GSW) Gun Shot Wounds. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted two victims, one an 18 year old male suffering from two gunshot wounds to the lower body, the second a 20 year old female suffering from a gunshot wound to her lower body. The area was checked numerous shell casings were located, witnesses were interviewed. Witnesses stated a suspect exited a compact vehicle and shot at the victims. Both subjects were treated at KDH and the injuries are considered non-life threatening. The motive of the crime is considered Gang related, and is currently under investigation.

Anyone with any information can contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218.

 

 
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Probation/Parole compliance check
LOCATION:  South County Probation /Parole compliance check operation          DATE:  01/30/2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-90002         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 1/30/15, the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a Probation/Parole compliance check operation targeting known active gang members. The South County unit was assisted by Tulare Police Department detectives from their Gang Suppression Unit and Crimes Specific Unit.  

The operation totaled (11) probation/Parole compliance checks, The Probation/ Parole checks achieved a sum of (15) field interviews. Out of these contacts a felony arrest was conducted on a subject on probation for Threatening a Law Enforcement Officer while in performance of his duties, Resisting/Obstructing arrest, under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of probation.  

After the compliance checks were completed the detectives conducted suppression in the area and made numerous traffic stops. One of the vehicles stopped was driven by a juvenile found to be in possession of marijuana packaged for sales. Packaging material and monies generated by the illegal sales of the substance was confiscated also. Both subjects arrested were booked and housed at Tulare county detention facilities.

 

 

The following is the arrest and investigation information: 

 

(Suspect): Gonzalez, Jose    21 YOA                 Resides in Tipton

CHARGES: 69 PC/148 PC, 11550 H&S and 1203.2 PC

 

(Suspect- Male Juvenile):        17 YOA                 Resides in Delano

 

CHARGES: 11359/11360 H&S 

 

 

The following communities were addressed during the operation: Tipton, Pixley, Earlimart, and Tulare.

 
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459 PC- Burglary
LOCATION:  3900 Block of Center Dr          DATE:  01-31-2015          TIME:  0310 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1297         VICTIM:  County of Tulare          CITY:  Alpaugh

On 1-31-2015 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a burglary. Upon arrival it was found that while Firefighters were on a call, fighting a fire, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the firehouse taking items.  Approx. $750.00 worth of electronics and misc. coins were taken.  Physical evidence was located and collected. 
This case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 

 
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148 PC- Resisting Arrest
LOCATION:  1300 Block of West Tomah          DATE:  1-30-15          TIME:  1833 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-1279         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

Suspect: Gary Turner 33 Year old, Resident of Porterville  

On 1-30-15 at approximately 1830 hours Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Porterville Substation responded to the 1300 Block of West Tomah in the City of Porterville in an attempt to contact Gary Turner a wanted felon.
 
Once Deputies arrived on the scene the suspect, Gary Turner immediately fled on foot. Deputies managed to quickly set up a perimeter in the area of Beverly and Tomah in the City of Porterville. With the assistance of the Tulare County Sheriff Department Airplane’s (Sheriff 1) sophisticated camera equipment, deputies managed to narrow the search to a carport at a residence on North Beverly. Sheriff 1 directed deputies to the location of the suspect where the search continued. The suspect again refused to surrender and after repeated commands, Rosco (Tulare County Sheriff Department K9 Dog) was deployed and assisted in the capture of the suspect. The suspect was arrested and later treated at a local area hospital for a minor injury. The suspect was subsequently booked at the Porterville Substation for resisting arrest and a felony warrant. 

 

 

 
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Felon in possession of a Firearm and ammunition / Possession of Methamphetamine and Methamphetamine
LOCATION:  6500 Blk of Betty Dr. Visalia, Ca.          DATE:  01-30-15          TIME:  0900
CASE NUMBER:  15-80008         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect: Parraz, Elario Jr.   MH/ 44 yrs       Goshen, Ca.

On 01/30/2015 at approx 0900 hours Investigators from the Sheriff’s Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit/ North County were conducting a follow up investigation in regards to a shooting that occurred in Goshen, Friday night 01/23/15 (15-000964).
The ensuing investigations lead investigators to a residence in the 6500 Blk of Betty Dr. where a search warrant was served. Investigators located a handgun and approx. ½ ounce of Methamphetamine.
The suspect, Elario Parraz, who is a southern gang member, was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Tulare County APTF.

Booking Photo available.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. J. Burciaga or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559)735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.

Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow
email tcso@tipnow.net
txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG
or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.


 
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Possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics / Chil
LOCATION:  Exeter/Lindsay          DATE:  01-30-15          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  15-70005         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

After an approximate two (2) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Exeter and Lindsay area, Investigators from The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division served two narcotics related search warrants in the 300 blk. of N. Quince, Exeter and 20800 block of road 228, Lindsay. 

The ensuing investigations and searches revealed approximately forty one grams (41) grams of cocaine, ten grams (10) Methamphetamine, one gram of heroin with a total street value of $5100.00, packaging materials, scales and large sum of currency related to the sales of narcotics at the residence in Exeter.  A 3 year old child was located in the residence as well.  The child was turned over to Child Protective Services and charges of child endangerment will be sought due to the narcotics at the residence.

The search warrant at the Lindsay residence yielded four illegal assault rifles that were seized. 


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

Taken into custody were:
1) Moses Rivera   31Yrs.             Exeter  resident               Date of arrest: 01-30-15
Charges: 11377/11378/11366/11351H&S   /273A PC possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics / Child endangerment

2) Mindy Guinn      25Yrs.           Exeter resident                Date of arrest: 01-30-15
Charges: 11377/11378/11366/11351 H&S   /273A PC possession of a controlled substance for sales/maintaining a place for the sales of narcotics / 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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Burglary
LOCATION:  14600 Block Avenue 264, Visalia          DATE:  1-29-15          TIME:  0900-1500
CASE NUMBER:  15-1213         VICTIM:  Lloyd Wright          CITY: 

Deputies responded to the 14600 Block of Avenue 264 regarding a residential burglary. Upon further investigation it was determined unknown suspects gained entry into the residence and took various items including a firearm, costume jewelry, and a Yorkshire female dog. This case is currently under investigation.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department by the following:

TipNow:

call or text 559-725-4194

email tcso@tipnow.com 

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  100 Block of W. Beacon, Tulare, Ca          DATE:  1-29-15          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  15-1187         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On the above date and time Deputies were dispatched to the above address regarding a theft of a trailer containing a welder, air compressor, and several hand tools.  Deputies located several items of evidence at the scene.

This case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

 
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Possession of Controlled Substance/Under the Influence
LOCATION:  20000 Block of Rd 140, Tulare, Ca          DATE:  1-29-14          TIME:  0830
CASE NUMBER:  15-1190         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect:  Nicholas Mullins  32 years old.

 

On the above date and time Deputies were called to the above address regarding a DRC Inmate. Deputies contacted the above suspect and found him to be in possession of a controlled substance and arrested him.  He was subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Under the Influence, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

 

 

This case is being forwarded to the DA’s Office

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  22400 Block of Ave 12, Richgrove          DATE:  12-10-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-15392         VICTIM:  High Mountain Apiaries          CITY: 

On 01/23/15 at approximately 1810 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 22800 Block of Avenue 184, Porterville regarding the location of 48 stolen bee hives. 

Upon arrival, the victim advised deputies that on 12/10/14 he had a total of 96 bee hives stolen from the Richgrove area. The victim advised he had located 48 bee hives that belonged to him and was able to identify the bee hives by his brand.  

The estimated recovery of the 48 bee hives totaled $19,200.00 the bee hives were returned to the victim.

 

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to call: 

Det. Cesar Fernandez, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Agricultural Crimes Unit:

(800) - 808-0488
Tip now line: 559 725-4194,
or by e-mail
tcso@tipnow.com

 
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