INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER
LOCATION:  EARLIMART CA          DATE:  05-14-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6081         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Cesilio Saucedo    22yrs

 On 05/16/14 at approx. 2230 hours Deputies from the Tularte County Sheriff’s Department Pixley Substation responded to the Delano Regional Medical Center in regards to a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon their arrival the deputies learned that the victim had since been transported to the Kern Regional Medical Center in Bakersfield for treatment of life threatening wounds. The victim, a 20 year old Hispanic Male, suffered a single gunshot wound to his abdomen area and succumbed to his wounds.
The Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit was called to investigate the incident. The investigation revealed the victim and suspect who were friends were drinking at the victim’s residence when the suspect mishandled a handgun when the weapon fired and struck the victim one time in the abdomen area. The victim was transported by private vehicle to Delano Regional Medical center and then to Kern Regional Medical Center by Ambulance. The suspect was contacted and taken into custody without incident. He was later booked at the Tulare County Main Jail on the listed charge.
The victim’s name is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin and the cause of death will be determined by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Coroner Division. No other information is being released at this time.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff Department Violent Crimes Unit, Detective Gary Marks or Sergeant Steve Kennedy at (559) 735-1898 or 24 hours at 733-6211 or 800-808-0488 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW





Case Agent:  Det. G. Marks        Supervisor: S. Kennedy, Sgt.

 
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CHILD ENDANGERMENT, CORPORAL INJURY TO A CHILD, RESISTING ARREST , ASSAULTING PEACE OFFICER
LOCATION:  41600 BLOCK R130          DATE:  05-17-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6105         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY: 

On 5-17-14 at approximately 1632 hours, Deputies from the Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address located in the 41600 block of Road 130, in the community of Orosi, regarding (S) Andreas Trejo who was destroying the property, had assaulted and removed a 4 year old child by force from the residence and was in possession of a weapon. 
Deputies and Detectives from the Tulare County Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrived on scene and located Trejo who elected to run.  An approximate 10 minute foot pursuit took place in which Trejo jumped through multiple fences and backyards but was subsequently apprehended.
Trejo, who received minor injuries, was transported to the Tulare County Main Jail where he was booked without further 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.  
For media requests during business hours you may call Personnel at 735-1825 and leave a detailed message including the case number or news item you are referring to.  For media requests after business hours please call our non-emergency dispatch line at 733-6218 and leave a detailed message including the case number or news item you are referring to. For booking photos please contact the on duty Sergeant at the jail facilities.

SUSPECT 1:  Trejo, Andreas. aka Trujillo, Andres Vargas 32 YOA                    CITY:  Orosi, Ca.

CHARGES:           273(a) PC    - Child endangerment               

                              273(d) PC    - Corporal injury to a child                                                                                    

 

                              591 PC         - Destroying communication devices            

                              594 PC         - Vandalism                                             

                               11550 HS     - Under the influence of a controlled substance           

                       148 PC         - Resisting arrest                                                                                                                                                           

                       69 PC           - Assaulting a Peace Officer.

                                                                                                                                               

 
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11377 H&S - Possession of a controlled substance
LOCATION:  Edison/Cypress-Visalia          DATE:  05-17-14          TIME:  1230
CASE NUMBER:  14-6096         VICTIM:           CITY: 

SUSPECT 1:  Ronald Holmes.  32 years old   CITY:  Visalia, Ca

On Saturday, 05/17/2014 at approximately 1230 hours, Deputies from the Headquarters office were conducting a follow up investigation in a Visalia City park in the area of Edison and Cypress.  Deputies contacted Holmes and discovered he had an active misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.  Upon further investigation deputies located two syringes and approximately 0.2 grams of methamphetamine which had a street value of approximately ten dollars.  Holmes was booked into the Tulare County 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.

 
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Suspicious Death
LOCATION:  1900 block of W. Prosperity Tulare Ca          DATE:  05-16-2014          TIME:  1615 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-6064         VICTIM:  26 year old female adult          CITY:  Tulare

On the above date and time Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit responded to the above location regarding a report of a suspicious death. Detectives located neighbors and family members and ascertained information regarding the victim. The case is being treated as a homicide pending an autopsy. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. No other information is being released at this time. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding the case can contact Detective Gary Marks or Sgt. Steve Kennedy 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's Plane helps stop brush fire
LOCATION:  south of avenue 416 and east of road 168          DATE:  05-16-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 5/16/2014 at 2:53 PM the Tulare County Sheriff's Department patrol aircraft spotted a small brush fire on the north base of Stokes Mountain in northern Tulare County. The aircraft, known as "Sheriff One", was on routine patrol when the tactical flight officer (TFO) noticed the smoke and requested the pilot circle back. Upon confirming the fire location south of avenue 416 and east of road 168, the TFO contacted Tulare County Fire on their frequency, and requested fire suppression equipment.


While orbiting the fire, the Sheriff One crew noticed the fire started at the edge of what appeared to be an area being prepared for the planting of marijuana. The TFO then requested deputies respond to assist the firefighters. Sheriff One remained overhead to direct the arriving fire trucks into the fire scene. The crew requested the second arriving engine drive to the top of the hill the fire was climbing, as there was a large residence under construction at that location.


The second engine, Engine 8 arrived and was able to extinguish the fire just as it reached the structure, with minimal damage to the rear stairs.


Due to the wild-land potential of the fire, California Division of Forestry personnel and air tanker responded as well.


A major source of funding for the Sheriff One aircraft was State Homeland Security Grant Program monies. Sheriff One is equipped with cameras, sensors and communication equipment to assist all public safety agencies in the area, including keeping an eye out for fires in the extreme fire season.

 

Links to photo and Video:

https://www.youtube.com/user/TulareCountySheriff/videos

https://www.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pb.367515689986136.-2207520000.1400288285./661361613934874/?type=3&theater

 
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compliance detail on registered sex offenders
LOCATION:  Visalia, Cutler/Orosi, Dinuba, Reedley, Ivanhoe and Tulare areas          DATE:  5-16-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 05/16/14, Detectives from the TCSO Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team (S.A.F.E), along with agents from State Parole, conducted a compliance detail on registered sex offenders in the Visalia, Cutler/Orosi, Dinuba, Reedley, Ivanhoe and Tulare areas. The detail focused on current registrants, ensuring they are adhering to the terms and conditions of their lifelong registration.  

A total of 134 compliance checks were conducted. There were only 4 persons found to be out of compliance. Those cases will be investigated further. 

The detail is part of a comprehensive effort to monitor registered sex offenders in the unincorporated area Tulare County. Funding for the SAFE grant comes from the State of California, Enhancing Law Enforcement Activities Account.

These cases are investigated by the Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team.  If you have any information regarding a non complaint offender please call (559) 735-1905, or you can send information anonymously to tcso@tipnow.com  

 
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422PC
LOCATION:  A320 and R52          DATE:  5-13-14          TIME:  1700hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-5947         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Visalia

Narrative and Suspects:

 

On the above date and time a victim was confronted by a subject identified as Christopher Owens while conducting a farming operation. Owens made accusations and threatened to kill the victim should he come back near his property. The victim reported the incident on today’s date. An investigation was conducted and the subject was contacted and taken into custody for criminal threats.

 
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470PC
LOCATION:  A296 and R44          DATE:  4-2-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-5964          VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Visalia

Narrative and Suspects:

On the above date and time a victim sent a check by mail via a Visalia Post Office. On 4-3-14 the victim found the check that had been sent the day prior to have been cashed at unknown location by unknown subjects for a different amount that was listed on the original check.

 

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

 
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Possession of a controlled substance, H&S 11377
LOCATION:  6400 block of Ave 384          DATE:  05-13-14          TIME:  0821 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-5895         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 05-13-14 at approximately 0821 hours, deputies from the Orosi Substation checked out with a suspicious vehicle in the area of Ave 384 and Rd 64 near Dinuba.  Upon contacting the driver, identified as Brian Ballinger, he began acting strangely leading deputies to believe he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Upon attempting to place Ballinger under arrest, he physically resisted the deputies and was detained few moments later.   Upon searching Ballinger he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and heroin.  He was arrested for Health and Safety code 11377.  He was later booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility. 

 

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

 

Taken into custody were:

Ballinger, Brian

 

 

Charges:   H&S 11377, H&S 11550 and PC 148

 
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  20700 BLOCK OF A322          DATE:  05-11-2014          TIME:  0800 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-5806         VICTIM:           CITY:  WOODLAKE

On the above date and time deputies were dispatched to the 20700 block of Ave 322, Woodlake for a subject shooting a gun.  Upon arrival deputies learned that Jeffery Lukens had fired a handgun at the victim during an altercation.  The victim was not struck by the bullets but his vehicle was.  Lukens was taken into custody and booked at the Main Jail for assault with a deadly weapon without incident.

Suspect:  Jeffery Lukens
Suspect's city of residence:   Woodlake

 
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Burglary 459 PC folow-up
LOCATION:  32802 Road 92 Visalia          DATE:  05092014          TIME:  1700 hrs pdt
CASE NUMBER:  14-5785         VICTIM:  CAL AGRO Farms          CITY: 

On 05092014 deputies recceived a report of a burglary at a shop owned by Daniel Miller of Cal Agro Farms.  Taken was a DeWalt pressure washer, Dewalt table saw, a John Deere riding lawn mower and a Kawasaki Mule ATV.  Total Value was estimated at $14,500.

During the following investigation, deputies located a truck,  just south of the crime scene, that had fallen into a deep canal.  The truck contained the base plate from the stolen John Deere mower, but no actual mower was present.  The registered owner of the truck was identified as Matthew Baas of Visalia.  Evidence at the scene appeard to suggest that the suspects had loaded property from the stuck truck and taken it to another location.

In the meantime Lt.Rob Moore drove by the registered owner's address in Visalia, and saw a red pickup with a small trailer leaving the residence.  The trailer contained a John Deere riding mower. Inside the pickup was a DeWalt table saw. (later found to belong to the victim.)

Two suspects were interviewed in connection with the crime, and all the proerty was recovered.

Suspects: Matthew Baas 02151978  Randolph Mansfield 02031953

Detective Judd Hembree

Detective Jerry Hunziger

 

 

 

 
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MARIJUANA SITE ERADICATED
LOCATION:  SPRINGVILLE          DATE:  05-09-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

On Friday, May 9th, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff's Tactical Enforcement Personnel unit (S.T.E.P.) conducted a raid on a large clandestine marijuana growing operation located in the mountains above Springville. Detectives eradicated a sophisticated complex of six interconnected sites that contained a total of 23,099 viable marijuana plants. Had the marijuana been allowed to be processed, it would have had an estimated value of $5.5 Million dollars.

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.

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  40700 BLOCK OF CRYSTAL , THREE RIVERS          DATE:  05-09-2014          TIME:  1350 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14- 5755         VICTIM:           CITY:  THREE RIVERS CA

On Friday,  May 09, 2014 at approx 1358 hours, deputies responded to an interrupted burglary in the 40700 block of Crystal in Three Rivers. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the suspect was known by the victim. Deputies responded and contacted Richard Northcott where he was questioned and arrested for suspicion of burglary.  Northcott was transported and booked into the Main Jail.   This case is still under investigation by TCSO any one with information please contact The Tulare County Sheriff's Department at 559-733-6218

 

 
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Tulare County Sheriff's Department Unveiled New Training Equipment
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is proud to announce the installation of the new safety training equipment project he has been working on since October of 2012.  Captain Keith Douglass and the training unit had observed a use of force training simulator during the 2012 COPS West Conference.  The idea of utilizing a simulator for use of force options was brought back to management and the company later set up a demonstration to show its capabilities.  At that time, Assistant Sheriff Mike Boudreaux along with Sheriff Bill Wittman and the management team decided to put together a proposal for the Board to request additional funding for this type of training equipment.  This device was not intended to replace live fire weapons training.  It is meant to provide real life scenarios where critical thinking, decision making, interaction and use of force options could be deployed in a safe manner.  The concept is to expose the deputies to situations that help develop these critical thinking skills.  In addition, it also teaches them how to articulate what happened and what to expect when going through a critical incident debrief.  

"These skills are extremely perishable.  A Deputy can go through their entire career without having to go through a critical incident. We would rather have these Deputies prepared and trained to handle the situation and not need it, than be put into a situation where their life is in danger because they were not prepared.  The safety of our deputies is a priority," stated Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux.

The Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of the equipment in February and the Department took delivery and began training on the use of it in April.  Six staff members were initially trained on the use of the system for varied purposes. Use of force options range anywhere from verbal commands to use of actual weapons. The first groups of deputies to utilize the system were new correctional deputies who had just completed the Correctional Academy.  Their experience was limited to just having learned how to use their equipment and now had the resources to train with them in situations that they may likely come across and have to make decisions on.

Internal Affairs Sergeant Martin King also took part in some of the training sessions. Sergeant King remarked, "Having investigated officer involved shootings both as a detective and as a sergeant in Internal Affairs and then seeing the capabilities for training with this machine, I have no doubt this is a valuable resource and training tool.  Preparing your brain to react in various situations is priceless when it comes to saving a life that could also be your own."

The training staff is already working on a variety of ways to incorporate this training into perishable skills, use of force options and weapons training.

The media is invited to see a demonstration of this system and speak with training staff as well as acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux at the time and date listed above.

 
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PC-25400(2) Possession of a stolen firearm
LOCATION:  Yokohl Valley Drive/ Avenue 296          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-5729         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

I was dispatched to the area of Yokohl Valley Drive and mile marker 14 due to reports of a suspicious person in full camouflage walking in the roadway.

While traveling up Yokohl Valley Drive I was contacted by a motorist who advised me the individual had gotten into the passenger seat of a Toyota Prius which was traveling towards Highway 198.

I observed the vehicle parked in front of the Texaco on Avenue 296 and contacted the passenger which was later identified as Pheng Moua. Pheng was wearing a camouflage shirt and pants with a black hoodie. A search of Pheng’s backpack revealed a Hi-Point 380 semi-automatic handgun which had been reported stolen out of the City of Merced. Pheng was also found to have a Parole hold out of Fresno County. Pheng was arrested and booked at the Tulare County Main Jail.     

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

 
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Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux invites media to view new safety training equipment
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

When:  Thrusday, May 8, 2014 at 1500 hrs

Where: Sheriff's Training Room, Government Plaza Building, 5959 S. Mooney Blvd, Visalia

Attending: Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, Training Unit Staff

 

Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is proud to announce the installation of the new safety training equipment project he has been working on since October of 2012. 

This system is not intended to replace live fire weapons training.  It is meant to provide real life scenarios where critical thinking, decision making, interaction and use of force options could be deployed in a safe manner.  

The training staff is already working on a variety of ways to incorporate this training into existing training sessions currently offered by the Sheriff's Office

The media is invited to see and participate in the demonstration of this system and speak with training staff as well as acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux at the time and date listed above.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  18800 Block Rd 112          DATE:  5-5/6-14          TIME:  1530
CASE NUMBER:  14-5582         VICTIM:  Frazier Corp/Boneso Bros. Construction          CITY:  Tulare

            Suspect-1 Adilio Lopez-Salinas  34 yrs. LA area.

 

Suspect-2 Jimmy Contreras-Zuniga  28 yrs. LA area.

 

 

Narrative:

 

On 05-06-14 at about 0700 hours Deputies responded to the area of Rd 112 and Ave 184 in Tulare regarding a commercial burglary report. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the above victims.  They reported two sea trains and two office trailers had been broken into with numerous tools taken. Deputies collected evidence at the scene and a later received a call from Kern County Sheriff’s Department which led to the arrest of the two above suspects.  All of the reported stolen items were found in the suspects’ possession and ultimately recovered.

 

 

 

Case currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.       

 
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Under the influence of a controlled substance
LOCATION:  41000 Block of Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA          DATE:  5-6-14          TIME:  1358
CASE NUMBER:  14-5598          VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Three Rivers

On May 6, 2014, at approximately 1358 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 41000 Block of Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA. During the stop deputies determined the suspect, Joseph Mestaz, age 70, was under the influence of a controlled substance. Mestaz was arrested and booked into Tulare County Main Jail for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

 
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ACTING SHERIFF MIKE BOUDREAUX TO PROMOTE THREE NEW SERGEANTS
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Today, Tuesday May 6th, at 1 PM in the lobby of Sheriff's Headquarters, Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux will promote three new Sergeants. Pelase join us for the promotion of the following:

Gilbert Rodriguez was raised in Lindsay by parents Debra and Robert Rodriguez. He graduated from Lindsay High School in 2000, and was hired as a Sheriff’s Trainee four years later. In 2005 he graduated from the College of the Sequoias Correctional Academy and was made a Correctional Deputy in October of 2006. Gilbert has worked at both the Men’s Correctional Facility as well as the Adult Pre-Trial Facility, and worked as the Lead Intake Deputy in the teams he was assigned to at both facilities. 

As someone who has been a leader and involved with leadership his whole life, Gilbert became involved with the Correctional Deputy Advisory Committee. This stems from his experience of helping others in leadership classes, student government, church group leader, camp counselor, and tutor. 

Gilbert is supported in this promotion as he is in all things by his wife Edessa of seven years, and his two little girls Emma and Hayley Ann, 5 and 2 respectively. 

 

Richard Scotti was born in Glendale and raised in Selma, where he graduated from Selma High School. In his 17 years in law enforcement, he has worked with not only the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department but also the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Corrections. 

After being hired in November of 2006 with our department, Scotti became involved in the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT), and is also a member of the Strategic Response Unit (SRU) which is an investigative unit. His training includes specialized tactical training through a specific SERT academy.

Richard is supported in his career by his family, including his wife and two children.

 

Stephanie Negrete, raised by parents Arthur and Jenny Negrete, attended Fresno State to pursue a major in Criminology. She was hired with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department in 2007 and has been with our department since then.  We are proud to welcome her to the rank of Sergeant, and look forward to her future in law enforcement.

 

 
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Possession of drug paraphernalia & possession of methamphetamine.
LOCATION:  600 Block Reservation Road, Porterville          DATE:  5-1-14          TIME:  1105
CASE NUMBER:  14-5380         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

Taken into custody were:  Oscar Rosales, 38 Yrs, Bakersfield                                          

Charges: Possession of drug paraphernalia & possession of methamphetamine.

 

On 05-01-14 at approximately 1105 hours, a deputy responded to the 600 block of Reservation Road, for a report of a subject being detained by Tule River Tribal Police. The suspect, Oscar Rosales was found parked on the side of the roadway in his vehicle in possession of a baggie of methamphetamine for personal use and a glass pipe. Rosales was turned over to deputy from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and booked at the Porterville Substation. 

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

 
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Water and personal safety education for lakes and rivers in Tulare Co
LOCATION:           DATE:  5-5-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office, is wanting to remind those visiting our beautiful lakes and rivers this summer to be careful. Not only for the hidden dangers in the waters but also for personal belongings left in vehicles. Each year, hundreds of valley residents, flock to the area lakes and rivers to cool off in the water and enjoy the day with family. The Tulare County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to remember while they are enjoying the water, to be sure and wear a life jacket, as the water may have sudden drop offs and the bottom can have hidden hazards. Also we are asking everyone to be vigilant and keep all valuables out of sight. If possible, take personal belongings with you to your destination, but if you can't, then we are asking that you lock those valuables in the trunk of the vehicle. Every year, after people have had an enjoyable day with family, some return to their vehicles to find a broken window and their purse, wallet and or cell phones taken.  We want to educate the public and help them have a great time and also return to their vehicles and still have their valuables locked securely in the trunk. Each summer, deputies are called to the popular swimming areas along Highway 190, Highway 198 and other popular locations, for stolen items that were left locked in the vehicle, but left laying on the front seat in plain view.  We are also asking everyone to be vigilant and if you see a suspicious vehicle driving in the area or persons looking into vehicles, please call the Sheriff's Office at 733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488 and report the suspicious vehicles and persons. Be ready to provide a description of the person or persons and vehicle with a license plate number if possible. We want everyone to have an enjoyable day and not have it ruined, by a few who prey on those who may have forgotten to lock there valuables in the trunk of the vehicle. 

 
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PC 459- Burglary
LOCATION:  6400 block on Ave. 308          DATE:           TIME:  5/4 to 5/5
CASE NUMBER:  14-5534         VICTIM:  PC 293          CITY:  Goshen, Ca

Date of Occurrence: 5/04/14 to 5/05/14

Time of Occurrence: 0900 to 0600 hours

On 5/05/14 at 1004 hours, Deputies from the TCSO HQ Division were dispatched to a residential burglary. Deputies contacted the victim who advised between 5/04/14 0900 hours and 05/05/15 0600 hours unknown suspect(s) enter his attached garage, attached shop and residence. The victim advised miscellaneous hand tools were taken from the shop and garage. The victim also advised garden tools and a vacuum cleaner was taken from the attached shop. The victim estimated the total loss to be $6,450 and $300 damage to the doors.

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.

 

 
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Endangering Health of a Child
LOCATION:  32600 block of Road 124-Visalia          DATE:  05-03-14          TIME:  1049
CASE NUMBER:  14-5474         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect 1: 16 year old juvenile
Suspect 2: 14 year old juvenile   

Deputies responded to the 32600 block of road 124 for two brothers who had been in a physical altercation.  During the course of the investigation deputies determined two juvenile brothers had assaulted each other in the residence in the presence of three additional younger siblings.  Both juvenile suspects were taken into custody for endangering the health and safety of their younger siblings and booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Center.  Child Welfare Services were contacted regarding this 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.

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Road 148 / Avenue 313 -Visalia          DATE:  05-02-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-5473         VICTIM:           CITY:  Visalia

Deputies responded to an orchard in the area of Road 148 and Avenue 313 for copper wire theft.  Copper wire was removed from two water pumps between 05/02/2014 and 05/03/2014. 
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.

 
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Threats and brandishing a weapon
LOCATION:  Plainview          DATE:  05-03-14          TIME:  0240
CASE NUMBER:  14-5464         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 05-03-14, deputies were dispatched to the 19600 block of Oklahoma Avenue in Plainview in regards to a male pointing a handgun at his ex-girlfriend. The male was contacted during a traffic stop in the same area and was positively identified by the victim. The male was arrested for threats and brandishing a weapon. The male was booked at the Porterville Substation.


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

 
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Cultivation of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, maintaining a residence for narcotic use, pos
LOCATION:  Pixley          DATE:  050214          TIME:  1530
CASE NUMBER:  14-5436         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Taken into custody were:  Octavio Castaneda, 36 yrs Pixley & Benjamin Villanueva, 50 yrs of Pixley

On 05-02-14 at approximately 1530 hours, deputies responded to a residence in the 2800 block of North School in Pixley to investigate reports of possible narcotics activity and an illegal marijuana grow. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the suspects who both reside on the property and discovered Castaneda to have an illegal marijuana cultivation operation. Upon contact with Villanueva, he was found to be in possession of a pipe and .7grams of methamphetamine. 178 immature marijuana plants were eradicated at the grow site. Both suspects were arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation.

Both cases are under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

 
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K9 Trials Results
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On Friday, April 25th began the first day of the 29th annual Sierra K9 Trials. The event is co-hosted by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department and the Visalia City Police Department K9 Units. K9 teams from all over California are invited, and this year attendees included teams from Fresno City, Coalinga State Hospital Police, Bakersfield City, and many other areas totaling more than 20 teams competing in most of the categories.

The first day had competition in narcotic and evidence detection. This included searching a vehicle for narcotics, and evidence search. This part of the competition was held in another area outside of the Plaza Park Raceway, while on the second day the “main events” – obedience, agility, and protection – took place in the Raceway on Saturday. Other events also featured on Saturday were building search, area search, protection, open class, novice class, top team and top dog. 

During the obedience, agility, and protection events the stands held friends and family of the competitors, as well as co-workers when not competing and members of the public. While there had been inclement weather the day before, Saturday’s competition started off cold and grey, and while people nursed warm tri-tip sandwiches and huddled in sweatshirts and blankets, handlers and dogs lined up to show the judges how well they worked together as a team. 

The first section of competition, obedience, consisted of a facilitator giving directions to the handler to walk, run, turn certain directions, or order their canine to sit, stay, and come back to their side at different intervals. Agility, the second section, showed handlers leading their dog around an obstacle course that included jumping over fences, walking on tall platforms like wooden beams, climbing up stairs, and walking over a “teeter totter”. After agility was area search, which included an Explorer hiding in one of several wooden boxes on the field, and the dog was ordered to find them. This event was timed, and the dog had to find the Explorer in a certain amount of time, and either bark repeatedly or lay down to indicate that they had found them. 

Canines and handlers were taken off site to compete in building search and returned for what may be considered the “main event” of the trials – protection. Volunteers were fitted in “bite suits” that would protect them from the canine’s bite, and were set up into scenarios. The canines and handlers were introduced to those scenarios with specific directions that included ordering a dog to chase after and stop a suspect in a stabbing, and to let a “jogger” run by before stopping a gunman – who, for this situation, had a gun with blanks, or fake bullets. 

Below you will find the results for the two days of competition. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department & Visalia City Police Department, co- hosted this year’s event, would like to thank all those who contributed, attended, and participated. Without those people and groups, the K9 Trials would not be what they are today, and they are very much appreciated. 

 

In the narcotics building search category the top five teams were;

(20 teams competed)

1st place Geoff Tushnet & Kubo, Fresno City Police Department.

2nd place Brian Freer & Cash, Fresno City Police Department

3rd place Adrian Enriquez & Arco, Colinga State Hospital Police

4th place Wayne Brabant & Drago, Kings County Sheriff's Office

5th place Molly Hessler & Carson, Bakersfield City Police Department.

 

In the narcotics vehicle search category the top five teams were;

(20 teams competed)

1st place Ryan Lasalde & Mack, Visalia City Police Department

2nd place Scott Mackey & Rocket, Tulare County Sheriff's Department

3rd place Brian Freer & Cash, Fresno City Police Department 

4th place James Jones & Rico, Bakersfield City Police Department

5th place Thomas Hernandez & Kane, Bakersfield City Police Department

 

In the evidence area search category the top four teams were;

(19 teams competed)

1st place Geoff Tushnet & Kubo, Fresno City Police Department

2nd place Mark Sotelo & Tico, Fresno City Police Department 

3rd place Matt Vincent & Turbo, Fresno City Police Department

4th place Brian Freer & Cash, Fresno City Police Department

 

The second day had competition in obedience, agility, building search, area search, protection, open class, novice class, top team and top dog:

In the obedience category the top five teams were;

(26 teams competed)

1st place Daniel Roberts & Xero, Visalia City Police Department

2nd place Matthew Vincent & Turbo, Fresno City Police Department

3rd place Jerry Hunter & Jax, Kings County Sheriff's Office

4th place Wayne Brabant & Drago, Kings County Sheriff's Office

5th place Rick Johnson & Duece, Visalia City Police Department

 

In the agility category the top five teams were;

(26 teams competed)

1st place Matt Cramer & Rudy, Riverside County Sheriff's Department

2nd place Mark Sotelo & Tico, Fresno City Police Department

3rd place Joe England & Roscoe, Tulare County Sheriff's Department

4th place Geoff Tushnet & Kubo, Fresno City Police Department

5th place Scott Mackey & Rocket, Tulare County Sheriff's Department

 

In the building search category the top five teams were;

(26 teams competed)

1st place Daniel Roberts & Xero, Visalia City Police Department

2nd place Ryan Lasalde & Mack, Visalia City Police Department

3rd place Mark Sotelo & Tico, Fresno City Police Department

4th place James Jones & Rico, Bakersfield City Police Department

5th place Rick Johnson & Duece, Visalia City Police Department

 

In the area search category the top five teams were;

(26 teams competed)

1st place Matthew Vincent & Turbo, Fresno City Police Department

2nd place Daniel Roberts & Xero, Visalia City Police Department

3rd place Mark Sotelo & Tico, Fresno City Police Department

4th place Ryan Lasalde & Mack, Visalia City Police Department

5th place Chad Haskins & Rex, Bakersfield City Police Department

 

In the protection category the top five teams were;

(26 teams competed)

1st place Brian Sturgeon & Jack, Fresno City Police Department

2nd place Ryan Lasalde & Mack, Visalia City Police Department

3rd place Tony Rodriguez & Blade, Tulare County Sheriff's Department

4th place Daniel Roberts & Xero, Visalia City Police Department

5th place Mark Sotelo & Tico, Fresno City Police Department

 

In the open category the top five teams were;

(17 teams competed)

1st place Daniel Roberts & Xero, Visalia City Police Department

2nd place Mark Sotelo & Tico, Fresno City Police Department

3rd place Geoff Tushnet & Kubo, Fresno City Police Department

4th place Matthew Vincent & Turbo, Fresno City Police Department

5th place Wayne Brabant & Drago, Kings County Sheriff's Office

 

In the novice category the top five teams were;

(8 teams competed)

1st place Dan Scott & Loki, Tulare City Police Department

2nd place Josh Lowry & Aries, Exeter City Police Department

3rd place Jerry Hunter & Jax, Kings County Sheriff's Office

4th place Eric Johnson & Bos, Kings County Sheriff's Office

5th place Doug Burch & Daisy, Tulare County Sheriff's Department

 

The top team pair competition winners were;

Ryan Lasalde & Mack / Daniel Roberts & Xero, Visalia City Police Department

 

The overall Top Dog winner;

(26 teams competed)
Ryan Lasalde & Mack, Visalia City Police Department

 

And this year the host agency competition perpetual trophy was awarded to the Visalia City Police Department.

Both agencies would like to thank the agencies who competed in the 29th Sierra K9 Trials as well as the public who attended the event.

 
...posted by media relations
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FRAUD ALERT
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It has been brought to the attention of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department that there is an individual who is claiming to be a member of the office of The Assessor/Clerk-Recorder. The individual is contacting members of the public over the phone, claiming that they have missed jury duty and that if they don’t pay a fine, a warrant will be issed for their arrest.

 

The Assessor/Clerk-Recorder’s office does not collect monies for missed jury duty. Any phone calls of this nature should be reported to your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible. 

 
...posted by media relations
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11377/11364 H&S- Possession of a Controlled Substance/Possession of Marijuana
LOCATION:  Road 130/Ave 224          DATE:  05-1-14          TIME:  1130
CASE NUMBER:  14-5379         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Tulare

Suspect: Tony Oliveira (06-15-77)

 

Deputies made contact with the above suspect regarding two Warrants for his arrest.  A subsequent search located a small bag containing Methamphetamine, and a bag of marijuana. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail for the warrants and the two possession charges.  

 

This case is being forwarded to the Tulare County DA’s Office for review

 
...posted by dispatch
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11358HS - Cultivation of Marijuana,11366HS Maintaining a residence for narcotics use
LOCATION:  9900 Block of Road 246, Terra Bella          DATE:  04/29/2014          TIME:  0644 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-05261         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Taken into custody were:

S1: Chanthadouangsy, Somsanit, 69 of Terra Bella

S2: Khaithianthong, Phouthone, 51 of Terra Bella

On 04/29/2014 at approximately 0644 hours, Deputies received a call from the Tulare County Fire Department regarding an illegal burn at a residence in the 9900 block of Road 256 in Terra Bella. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted the suspects who both reside at the residence and discovered they were operating an illegal marijuana cultivation operation. Deputies received permission to check the residence with the suspects for their Medical Marijuana License paperwork at which time they discovered approximately twenty five (25) pounds of processed marijuana packaged for sales in one (1) pound bags. The estimated street value of the marijuana is approximately $76,000.00. Ten (10) immature plants were eradicated at the grow site as well. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Bill Wilson at

559-733-6218, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Full Press Release from Today's Press Conference
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

14-4796   459PC   

Victims:   Fruit Growers Supply   Porterville

Location of occurrence:   934 W. Scranton

Porterville   Date & Time occurred:    04/17/14 to 04/18/14 @ 2100 hrs.  

Date & Time assigned: 04/18/14 @ 0800 hrs.

Date & Time of call out:  Same as above

 

Suspects: (S1) Rafael Gomez 58 yrs.   City of Hawthorne

                (S2) Israel Garcia   23yrs.  City of Hawthorne  

 

Over the past several months, The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has been investigating numerous agricultural related commercial burglaries with similar MO's.  As a result of these investigations, Investigators contacted surrounding allied agencies which consisted of Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Kings County, Fresno County, Kern County, Hanford PD, Visalia PD and Farmersville PD, who advised that they were also investigating thefts similar to those experienced in Tulare County. As a result, TCSD investigators teamed up with investigators from those agencies in an effort to exchange information and develop leads regarding the thefts in our area as well as their areas.

On Friday, 4-25-14, investigators from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Agricultural Crimes Unit received information from investigators with the Kern County Sheriff's Department Agricultural Crimes Unit regarding a subject in the City of Hawthorne California, who was in possession of possible stolen property taken as a result of the recent thefts. Based on this information, TCSD Investigators reached out to investigators with the Hawthorne Police Department who responded to the subject’s residence and ultimately found stolen property belonging to Fruit Growers Supply out of Porterville.  Based on Hawthorne PD's preliminary findings, Investigators from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department responded to the City of Hawthorne where they met with Hawthorne PD investigators and continued a joint investigation where further leads were developed over a 3 day period.  As a result of this joint investigation, Investigators with the Hawthorne Police Department and the Tulare County Sheriff's Department served search warrants on the suspects residence in the City of Hawthorne and 4 storage units in the City of Gardena resulting in the recovery of numerous items belonging to victims in Tulare County as well as victims from up and down the State of California and as far East as the State of Ohio.  During investigation, the two above suspects, Rafael Gomez, age 58, and Israel Garcia, age 23, both residents of Hawthorne, were contacted at their residence and taken into custody for PC 496 possession of stolen property by Hawthorne Police Department.  

During the time investigators were in Southern California, Over 1100 items of suspected stolen property consisting primarily of new Stihl brand power tools / yard and farm equipment as well as other items were seized during the execution of the search warrants. 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department recovered an approximate total of $59,000 of property with a large amount of additional items being left with Hawthorne Police for additional investigation.  Home Depot was identified by Hawthorne PD as being the victim of over $41,000 of equipment located. Of 172 items returned to Tulare County, 42 of them were positively identified as belonging to Fruit Growers Supply out of Porterville. These items are worth $300 each, totaling $12,600.

The approximate total value of recovered property is $320,000. This includes items that have yet to be identified and returned. 

Some Items recovered were identified as being reported stolen from Madera County, Colusa County, Hanford Police Department, San Luis Obispo County and numerous other locations throughout the United States. 

These investigations are ongoing and investigators are working to identify any additional suspects involved. 

 

 
...posted by media relations
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211PC/Robbery
LOCATION:  22300 block of Ave 196, Strathmore          DATE:  04-29-14          TIME:  1321
CASE NUMBER:  14-5286         VICTIM:  Orange Works          CITY: 

4-29-14 hrs:  Deputies responded to the 22300 block of Ave 196, Strathmore regarding a report of an armed robbery that just occurred.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted the victims and witnesses.  No injuries occurred during the robbery.   

The suspect entered the café, pointed a handgun at the clerk and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register.  The suspect then fled the scene in an awaiting dark blue or black Volvo 4 door sedan.  The vehicle was last seen traveling north on Rd 216 from Ave 208. 

The suspect is described as being a Hispanic male wearing a black t-shirt, khaki shorts, black shoes and a black hat.  The suspect appeared to be in the late teens to early 20’s. 

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office South End Detective’s Unit.  If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact Det Hunziger or Sgt Wheeler at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at TCSO@tipnow.com, by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

Case Status:  Active

 
...posted by dispatch
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MEDIA ADVISORY: ACTING SHERIFF MIKE BOUDREAUX TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE AT FRUIT GROWERS SUPPLY
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

WHO: Members of the press

WHAT: Press Conference held by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

WHEN: Wednesday April 30, 2014, 10 AM

WHERE: Fruit Growers Supply, 934 W. Scranton

DETAILS: Over the past several months, The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has been investigating numerous agricultural related commercial burglaries with similar MO's.  As a result of these investigations, Investigators contacted surrounding allied agencies which consisted of Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Kings County, Fresno County, Kern County, Hanford PD, Visalia PD and Farmersville PD, who advised that they were also investigating thefts similar to those experienced in Tulare County. Information regarding these investigations, as well as property returned, will be presented at this conference.

Approximately 1100 items worth $300,000 were recovered.

 

Any press interested in attending the conference must contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department PIO. You will be provided with additional information regarding the press conference. Please contact the PIO via email, at sheriffpio@co.tulare.ca.us , or call 559-636-4695. If you are directed to voicemail, leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. 

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary - Three Rivers
LOCATION:  Three Rivers Cemetery          DATE:  4-28-14          TIME:  1200
CASE NUMBER:  14-5230         VICTIM:  Three Rivers Cemetery          CITY:  Three Rivers

Suspects:
Janine Salisbury, age 52
Jessica Funk, age 32
Wesley Epler, age 18

On 4-28-14 at 1200 hours, Deputies responded to the address 41841 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers for a report of a burglary. Upon arrival, Deputies were told that sometime between 4-22 and 4-28, unknown suspect(s) entered a storage shed and took a backpack blower, extension cord, battery charger, gas can, and weed eater. There was no information regarding the identity of the suspect(s).

A witness later identified a vehicle that had been seen at the cemetery. Deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, contacting two individuals in the vehicle. All of the stolen items except for the weed eater were located inside the vehicle and returned. 

This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with information regarding this or other cases should contact 559-733-6218 or leave a tip anonymously using TipNow by calling or texting 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com

 

 
...posted by media relations
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245 PC, 460 PC, 273.6 PC, 594(b)(1) PC
LOCATION:  700 block of N. Reservation Rd.          DATE:  04/26/14          TIME:  0420 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-05147          VICTIM:  Confidential- Hispanic male adult, Confidential-Hispanic female adult          CITY:  Porterville

 

 

Suspect: Pedro Christman

 

 

LOCATION: 700 block of N. Reservation Rd. DATE:04/26/2014        

TIME: 0420 Hours

VICTIM:  Confidential- Hispanic male adult

Confidential-Hispanic female adult          CITY:  Porterville

On 04/26/2014 at 0420 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Reservation Rd, Porterville in regards to an assault w/ deadly weapon. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party -V1 who advised the suspect had arrived at the residence vandalized his vehicle and then forced entry into the residence. V1 stated the suspect attacked him with a metal pipe. V1 stated he struck the suspect with a blunt object in self- defense.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. The suspect is currently being detained for the above listed charges. The Sheriff's Departments detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

The Case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 559-735-1862.

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.

 

 
...posted by DISPATCH
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ACTING SHERIFF MIKE BOUDREAUX TO PROMOTE NEW SERGEANT
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Sergeant Bobby Saldana was born in Bakersfield, to Sophia and Ralph Saldana, the fourth of five children. He spent most of his youth in Texas, living there for twelve years before returning to the Central Valley. He attended Fresno High School, where he graduated with the class of 1989, and later attended the Academy at Fresno City College. 

In January of 1999, he was hired as a Deputy I with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and began a long and varied career that spanned two years as a Deputy I and thirteen years as a Deputy II. 

Early in his career he worked in the Jail facilities, quickly moving up from a floor deputy to a leading intake deputy. Later on, working in Transport he earned his Class B license, which allowed him to drive any and all transport vehicles for the department. In Property Crimes, he was the lead investigator in a multi-jurisdictional investigation which led to the largest amount of recovered stolen property a single investigation has yielded in Tulare County - $150,000 in property. These are just a few highlights of the time he has spent with our department.

Saldana carries with him the unique perspective that comes with having worked in nearly every area or unit the Sheriff’s Department has to offer, including taking extra shifts as a bailiff at every courthouse in the County and the newly formed Cyber Crimes unit. When asked where he has worked, it’s easier to list where he hasn’t – STEP, Narcotics, Gangs, and Violent Crimes. 

While working in the Crime Lab, Saldana received extensive training in technological advances. When he was first assigned to that unit, he became the only certified Video Clarification Technician in the department. Other trainings included Crime Scene Investigations, Fingerprint Analysis, Forensic Computer and Cell Phone Analysis, as well as training in Investigations, Interrogations, and Crimes Against Children.

He is the type of person who shows up every day willing to do whatever he is asked to the best of his ability, and often takes that work above and beyond expectations. That attitude has brought not only the attention of supervisors in the department, but also of people who have worked with the Sheriff’s Department. Saldana received a commendation from the Recording Industry Association in a letter to then-Lieutenant Scott Logue for his assistance in an investigation into pirated music in Orosi. He is also mentioned in a commendation letter from FEMA to Sheriff Wittman in reference to his assistance executing Federal arrest and search warrants in Poplar. Saldana was commended for his expertise, professionalism, and was called “a credit to the law enforcement community”.

Outside of the work he has put in with the Sheriff’s Department, Bobby Saldana has spent many hours working in the community, including forming and leading youth sports programs. Over the years he has been involved in running many programs whose reach extends even outside of Tulare County.

Bobby is supported in his promotion, as he has been during the course of his career, by his family - including his wife Lilian, and children Alex, Reuben, Natalie and Nathan.

Please join us on Monday, April 28, 2014 for the promotion ceremony for Bobby Saldana. The ceremony will be held in the lobby of Sheriff’s Headquarters and will start at 11 AM.

 
...posted by media relations
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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: 
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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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