Animal Cruelty
LOCATION:  Rd 192/ Ave 56 Ducor          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  0900
CASE NUMBER:  15-6117         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Deputies responded to a rooster fight in the area of Rd 192 and Ave 56. A white van came out of an orchard recklessly onto Rd 192. A traffic stop was conducted. Upon contact with the occupants it was determined they were involved in the rooster fight as they had 6 roosters, cages, and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. After further investigation the three suspects were arrested for animal cruelty. They were transported and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

Arrested: Eugenio Agapay (3-13-60)

                Nestor Somera (3-15-58)

                Edgard Fagaragan (11-12-63)    

 
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Criminal threats/Vandalism
LOCATION:  9500 blk of Rd 234 Terra Bella          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  0900
CASE NUMBER:  15-6121         VICTIM:  Hispanic Female Adult          CITY: 

Deputies responded to the 9500 blk of Rd 234 on a disturbance. When Deputies arrived they contacted the victim, who said during an argument the suspect damaged her vehicle, causing about $1,000.00 in damage. The victim said the suspect threatened her with great bodily injury. The suspect was located and arrested. The suspect was booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.

 

Arrested: Brianna Roman (6-30-95)

 
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Battery with bodily injury
LOCATION:  27700 blk of Ave 146 Porterville          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  1516
CASE NUMBER:  15-6134         VICTIM:  White Male Adult          CITY: 

Deputies responded to the 27700 block of Ave 146, Porterville on a disturbance. Deputies contacted the victim, who said the suspect during an altercation choked him, causing injury. The suspect was still on scene and was arrested for battery. The suspect was transported and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

Arrested: Nate Paullin (1-20-96) 

 
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Battery with bodily injury
LOCATION:  27700 blk of Ave 146 Porterville          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Deputies responded to the 27700 block of Ave 146, Porterville on a disturbance. Deputies contacted the victim, who said the suspect during an altercation choked him, causing injury. The suspect was still on scene and was arrested for battery. The suspect was transported and booked at the Porterville Substation.

 

Arrested: Nate Paullin (1-20-96) 

 
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Possession of a hidden compartment in a vehicle
LOCATION:  Hwy 99 north of Ave 72 - Earlimart          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  1209
CASE NUMBER:  15-6125         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 5-16-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a semi-truck in the Earlimart area.

Upon contacting the driver and obtaining consent, a hidden compartment was located inside the vehicle along with a large amount of cash.  Both the driver and passenger were arrested on the above charges.  The vehicle and US currency was seized as evidence.

 

Suspect:   Daniel Sanchez, 28 year old male from Tipton
                Guillermo Rodriguez-Pompa, 29 year old male from Tipton

 
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  1200 BLOCK OF SOUTH MAIN STREET , PORTERVILLE          DATE:  05-17-2015          TIME:  1923 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6175         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 05-17-2015 Deputies responded to a trailer park located on the 1200 block of South Main Street regarding an assault.  Upon their arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered the suspect; Jose Barajas 06-04-67 had assaulted the victim with a blunt object.  The victim was not injured and Jose was arrested for the indicated charge.

 
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ROBBERY
LOCATION:  1200 BLOCK OF SOUTH MAIN STREET , PORTERVILLE          DATE:  05-18-2015          TIME:  0130 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6183         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Deputies were dispatched to Sierra View Hospital regarding a robbery that had occurred at a parking lot located on the 1200 block of South Main Street.  Upon their arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered that an unknown number of subjects had attacked the victim and taken his wallet and cell-phone.  The victim sustained minor injuries during the assault and robbery. 

This case is currently under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department.

 

 
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Grand theft
LOCATION:  11400 block of Ave.432 in Orosi, CA          DATE:  5-16-15          TIME:  1250
CASE NUMBER:  15-6127         VICTIM:  Hydro Resources          CITY: 

Suspect: Unknown

 

Victim: Hydro Resources

 

Narrative: On Saturday 5-16-15 at 1250 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a field located in the 11400 block of Ave.432 in Orosi, regarding a report of a theft. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated unknown person(s) removed tools and equipment from a Diesel Truck equipped for drilling wells which was parked overnight. The estimated loss is $1,820.00. 

 

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW. Reference TCSO case 15-6127.

 
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Suspicious Death
LOCATION:  Ave 436 / Rd 140, Orosi          DATE:  05-15-2015          TIME:  1351 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-05820         VICTIM:  Unknown at this time          CITY:  Unknown

On 05-15-2015 at 1351 hours, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Ave 436 and Rd 140 in Orosi, to assist the California Highway Patrol with a vehicle submerged in the Friant Kern Canal. After the vehicle was removed, a deceased male was located inside the vehicle. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and this investigation is now being treated as a suspicious death. The cause of death has not been determined and more information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Detective Christopher Gezzer of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  12700 block of Avenue 240, Tulare CA 93274          DATE:  05-15-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6062         VICTIM:  Ron          CITY: 

On 05-15-15 Deputies responded to a residence regarding a burglary. Upon further investigation it was discovered that an unknown subject forced entry into the residence through the front door while no one was home. Multiple bedrooms were ransacked and $600.00 worth of electronics was taken from the residence. The scene was processed.

 

The case is currently under active investigation, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. (559)733-6218.

 
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GRAND THEFT
LOCATION:  200 BLOCK OF R152, EARLIMART          DATE:  05-14-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6059         VICTIM:           CITY:  EARLIMART

On 5-14-15 at approximately 1742 hours Deputies from Pixley Substation responded to a grand theft of personal property in the 200 block of Road 152 in Earlimart CA. Upon arrival Deputies spoke with the homeowner who said someone accessed his back yard by breaking panels off a wooden fence, and then entered an unlocked C-Train. The suspect(s) stole one air compressor, two 40 gallon water heaters, and a yellow dirt trencher worth an estimated loss of $5,068.  

 

The case remains under investigation, and community assistance in identifying the perpetrator(s) would be greatly appreciated.  Anyone with knowledge or information about this crime is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488. In addition, citizens can request to speak with Deputy W. MacElvaine who can be reached at the Pixley Sheriff’s Substation #559-685-2666 or anonymously provide details at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.  

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

Victim: Pena, Alfonso Rodriguez   24 years 

****UPDATE****

On 5-14-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives positively identified Alfonso Rodriguez Pena 24 years as the above homicide victim.

Violent Crimes Detectives also attended an autopsy on 5-14-15 where the cause of death was ruled to be numerous fatal gunshot wounds.

 

Original News Release:

At approximately 1795 hours, a county employee who was in the area of 1200 block of Linda Vista observed two vehicles pull up and stop on the south side of the road. The driver got out of one vehicle quickly and entered the second vehicle which left the scene. 

 

The person immediately reported the suspicious activity and deputies responded to the area. 

The vehicle left behind was reported stolen and a Hispanic male adult was located in the backseat deceased with visible trauma. 

 

Detectives are currently on scene investigating the case. As additional information is available for release an update will be posted.

Anyone with any information on the above crime is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez at 

 

559-735-1873

559-733-6218   Dispatch

1-800-808-0488

559-725-4194    TIP NOW

 
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Commercial Burglary
LOCATION:  18000 block of Rd. 212, Tulare          DATE:  5-13-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-6009         VICTIM:  Boneso Brothers Construction/ Frazier Corporation and Skyline Steel.          CITY: 

On 5-13-15 Deputies responded to the 18000 block of Rd. 212, Tulare in regards to the report of the theft of a tool and other building materials. Upon arrival they were advised unknown suspects(s) entered a secured fenced area containing several storage containers and removed various tools, copper pipe and heat exchanger coils worth an estimated $80,000.       

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department AG Crimes Unit were contacted and took over the investigation and the case remains under active investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective R. Gunderman or Sgt. J. Campos with the Ag Crimes Unit at (559) 735-1898. They can also call 24 hours a day at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously, by accessing the TipNow page at tcso@tipnow.com.    

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats
LOCATION:  4700 block of Ave.304 in Goshen,CA          DATE:  05-13-2015          TIME:  2145
CASE NUMBER:  15-6028         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect Information

15 year old juvenile

Goshen Resident

 

On 05-13-2015 at approximately 2158 Hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 4700 block of Ave.304 in Goshen regarding an assault. The victim reported his 15 year old son had assaulted him with a pointed object causing a minor laceration to his abdomen area. The juvenile then brandished a knife and made criminal threats. The juvenile was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility for PC 245, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and PC 422, Criminal Threats.

 

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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Criminal threats, Possession of narcotics, and Possession of narcotics paraphernalia
LOCATION:  45000 Block of Sierra Drive-Three Rivers          DATE:  05-14-15          TIME:  1445
CASE NUMBER:  15-5977         VICTIM:  confidential          CITY: 

On 5.12.15 Deputies responded to the 45000 block of Sierra Drive in Three Rivers regarding threats call. Upon arrival deputies made contact with victim who reported the suspect threatened to kill him. Victim reported he feared for his safety due to the suspects’ behavior. During the investigation the suspect identified as Nicole Garcia, Age: 28 arrived back at the scene and was detained. Garcia was found to be on probation and a subsequent search found her to be in possession of narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia. Garcia was arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail for Criminal threats, Possession of narcotics, and Possession of narcotics paraphernalia.  Anyone with additional information can contact Deputy Frick 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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UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE IN CUSTODIAL FACILITY
LOCATION:  R67 AT BETTY DRIVE IN GOSHEN          DATE:  05-13-2015          TIME:  2223 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-6029         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

Suspect Information

Perez, Viviana  24 YOA

Goshen Resident

On 05-13-2015 at approximately 2223 Hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were involved in a foot pursuit with Viviana Perez in the area of Road 67 and Betty Drive in Goshen.  Perez fled from Deputies while they attempted to contact her on a patrol check of a closed business.  Perez was taken into custody shortly after the pursuit and was found to have five active warrants out of Tulare County.  Perez was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.  Once at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Pre-Trail Facility, Perez attempted to discard narcotics down the jail latrine.   Perez was booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility for violations of PC 4573.5, PC 148(a)(1), HS 11550, and her active warrants. 

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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Burglary
LOCATION:  32000 block of Reservation Road, Porterville          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-05914         VICTIM:  Parker, Robert          CITY: 

Suspect:

Unknown

 

Narrative:

On 5/1/15 at approximately 0744 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to a residence in the 32000 block of Reservation Road regarding a theft.  Upon arrival the victim, Robert Parker, informed me his truck had been broken into over the weekend.  Unknown suspects forced entry into the truck and removed property from the vehicle totaling to a $650 loss.  

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

 
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Stalking
LOCATION:  Confidential          DATE:  5-12-15          TIME:  0709
CASE NUMBER:  15-5956         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Additional Charges:

422 PC- Criminal Threats

594(b)(1) PC- Felony Vandalism

11357(b) H&S- Possession of Marijuana

Suspect:

Cervantes, Federico (29 years)

Narrative:

On 5/12/15 at approximately 0709 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to a confidential residence regarding vandalism.  Upon arrival the victim, Confidential, informed me her estranged husband, Federico Cervantes, was at her residence this morning and broke a window and deflated two car tires.  Upon further investigation, it was learned the suspect had repeatedly sent threatening voicemails and text messages to the victims’ phone for approximately a year.

Cervantes was contacted at a residence on the 24000 block of Avenue 95 in Terra Bella where he was taken into custody for this case.  Deputies also discovered Cervantes was in possession of marijuana.  Cervantes was transported to the Porterville Substation where he was booked for this case.    

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

 
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Check Fraud
LOCATION:  200 block of South Main Street, Porterville          DATE:  03/31/2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-05004         VICTIM:  Manuel, Gaynell          CITY: 

Additional Charges:

530.5 PC – Identity Theft

459PC- Burglary

 

Suspect:

Pena, Adriana (23 Years)

Narrative:

On 4/21/2015 at approximately 1319 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to the Tule Indian Reservation Justice Center on South Reservation Road in Porterville regarding a check having been stolen from a mailbox.  Upon arrival the victim, Gaynell Manuel, reported a check had been stolen out of her mailbox and cashed at a store in the city of Porterville.  Through investigation, deputies determined the suspect to be Adriana Pena (23 years).  Further investigation also revealed Pena had an active misdemeanor warrant for her arrest.  

On 5/11/15 at 1001 hours, deputies responded to a residence on the Tule Indian Reservation and took Pena into custody for her warrant.  Pena was transported to the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility and booked for her warrant as well as this case.

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

 
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Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales
LOCATION:  100 block of North Reservation Road, Porterville          DATE:  5/11/2015          TIME:  1001
CASE NUMBER:  15-05919         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Additional Charges:

11377(A) H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine

11364.1(A) H&S – Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia

 

Suspect:

Lamas, Carlos (59 Years)

Narrative:

On 5/11/2015 at approximately 1001 Hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to a residence on the 100 block of North Reservation Road in Porterville to attempt to contact a subject with a warrant.  Lamas was contacted at the residence and several packages of methamphetamine were located on his person.  Two methamphetamine pipes were also in his possession.

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

 
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Vandalism
LOCATION:  30000 Block Grove St          DATE:  05-11-15          TIME:  2138
CASE NUMBER:  15-5949         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

05-11-15/2139 hrs. Deputies were dispatched to the 30000 Block of Grove St, in the city of Ivanhoe for a report of a vehicle vandalism.  The victim stated known juveniles had broken the rear window of her vehicle.  During the course of the investigation the juveniles were contacted and one of the juveniles was arrested for vandalism.  

 

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

 

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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Officer Involved shooting, assault on a peace officer
LOCATION:  Cartmill east of Hillman-Tulare          DATE:  05-13-15          TIME:  0312
CASE NUMBER:  15-5995         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 5/13/15 at approximately 0312 a Sheriff's Deputy observed a reckless driver on Noble near Chinowith. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop and the driver refused to stop. A pursuit ended on Cartmill east of Hillman in the city of Tulare . At approximately 0321 hours the Deputy called for assistance and shots were fired. The suspect was transported to the hospital.
The deputy is a six year veteran with the Sheriff's Department and did not sustain any injuries. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave.
Tulare Police Department is conducting the investigation.
Sgt. Garcia, Public Information Officer for the Tulare Police Department will release additional information as it becomes available.  559-684-4249

 
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Homicide
LOCATION:  1200 block of Linda Vista          DATE:  5-12-15          TIME:  1705 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-05976         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

At approximately 1705 hours, a county employee who was in the area of 1200 block of Linda Vista observed two vehicles pull up and stop on the south side of the road. The driver got out of one vehicle quickly and entered the second vehicle which left the scene. 

The person immediately reported the suspicious activity and deputies responded to the area. 

The vehicle left behind was reported stolen and a Hispanic male adult was located in the backseat deceased with visible trauma. 

Detectives are currently on scene investigating the case. As additional information is available for release an update will be posted.

Media may contact Lt. Chris Douglass at 733-6218. 

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  Rd 156/ Ave 324, Ivanhoe, Ca          DATE:  05-11-15          TIME:  1400
CASE NUMBER:  15-5926         VICTIM:  Byron Fox          CITY: 

On the above date and time Deputies responded to the above location regarding a theft of brass valves form and orchard.  The victim told Deputies unknown suspect(s) cut several pipes and took 4 brass valves from his orchard.  He estimated the loss at about $1,000.00.

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

 
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Domestic Violence
LOCATION:  Ave 288/Rd 180, Exeter, Ca          DATE:  05-11-15          TIME:  1030
CASE NUMBER:  15-5918         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Suspect: Samuel Rivas, 22 years old.

On the above date and time Deputies received a call of a Domestic Violence report that occurred in the above area in Exeter.  Deputies were able to locate the victim who said she had been hit several times in the head by her boyfriend of 4 years and father of their child.  The victim didn’t require any medical attention.  The suspect fled the area prior to the Deputies arrival and is still outstanding.

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

 
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Warrant Arrest
LOCATION:  43000 Block of Sierra Drive, Three Rivers, CA          DATE:  05.08.2015          TIME:  1715
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On May 8, 2015 at approximately 1715 hours deputies responded to a residence in the 43000 block of Sierra Drive in Three Rivers regarding a civil matter. While speaking with the involved subjects regarding the matter one of the subjects was found to have four outstanding warrants. The subject Jerry Alvarado, Age: 28, from Tulare, was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the Tulare County Jail. 

 

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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Driving while intoxicated
LOCATION:  Horse Creek and Sierra Drive, Three Rivers          DATE:  05.09.2015          TIME:  1937
CASE NUMBER:  15-5859         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 05.09.2015 at approximately 1930 hours, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Horse Creek and Sierra Drive in Three Rivers, CA. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the driver who appeared intoxicated. The driver was identified as Jeremy Grant, Age 26, from Visalia, CA. During the investigation it was determined he had been drinking with friends in Three Rivers prior to stopping at Horse Creek. California Highway Patrol was contacted and responded to conduct a further investigation. Grant was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to Tulare County Jail and booked for DUI. If you have additional information regarding this case you can contact Deputy Frick. 

 

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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Armed Robbery
LOCATION:  12500 Block of Avenue 416, Orosi          DATE:  5/10/15          TIME:  0025
CASE NUMBER:  15-5868         VICTIM:  Kaspian Liquor          CITY: 

Deputies responded to above location regarding a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival they contacted the victim who stated that while he was preparing to close the business the unknown suspect walked in and produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim relinquished an undetermined amount of cash to the suspect who then fled the area. Case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

 
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Armed Robbery
LOCATION:  6800 Block of Avenue 416, Dinuba          DATE:  5/10/15          TIME:  0125
CASE NUMBER:  15-5871         VICTIM:  Elda Duran          CITY: 

Deputies responded to above location regarding a report of an armed robbery. Upon arrival they contacted the victim who stated that while she was working at a roadside vendor business, the unknown suspect walked up and produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim relinquished an undetermined amount of cash to the suspect who then fled the area. Case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. 

 
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Felon in possession of loaded firearm / Loaded firearm in vehicle / Loaded firearm by active Gang me
LOCATION:  200 Block of N. Elmwood, Lindsay          DATE:  5-10-15          TIME:  0115
CASE NUMBER:  15-90036         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspects in Custody:

Suspect #1: Jacob Gentry  22 yrs.
Address: Hanford, Ca

Suspect#2: Miguel Rosales 23 yrs.
Address: Hanford, Ca

Suspect#3: Anthony Mendoza  24 yrs.
Address: Hanford, Ca

Suspect#4: Martin Garcia   24 yrs.
Address: Hanford, Ca

    On 5-10-15 at approx.. 0115 hours, Detectives from TCSO Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot of the 200 block of N. Elmwood, Lindsay.  Upon contacting the subjects and further investigation, detectives located a loaded firearm inside the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed three of the four suspects were convicted Felons and suspected of being active gang members.  All suspects were booked for above listed charges. 


This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Richard Ramirez or Sergeant Steve Sanchez at (559)733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

Anonymous information about crimes in Tulare County areas 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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Petty theft/ Conspiracy
LOCATION:  Ave 452 East of Rd 128-Orosi          DATE:  05-09-15          TIME:  1930
CASE NUMBER:  15-5856         VICTIM:  Bailey Bros Farms          CITY:  Orosi

Suspect Info: Howard Virgen     Age: 21     Resides in Orange Cove
                      Salvador Martinez  Age: 45    Resides in Orange Cove

On above date and time, Orosi deputies received information of a theft of fuel in progress at the above location. Upon deputies arrival the suspects had fled.  Deputies photo’d the scene, tire and shoe tracks at the location where two fuel tanks servicing two wind machines were located and approximately 30 gallons of fuel stolen. After processing the scene deputies continued their investigation with information they had received. The information led them to a suspect residence in Orange Cove where they located the suspect vehicle and one of the suspects (listed). Evidence located there showed (S) Virgen’s participation in the crime and he was booked on theft charges and conspiracy. A second suspect remains outstanding. Another subject Salvador Martinez, who arrived on scene in a vehicle, was also arrested for 148.9 PC and 14601 VC. He was also found to have an active Tulare County misdemeanor warrant. The two were taken into custody on listed charges and booked into the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility. The suspect vehicle was towed as evidence.
Follow up will be conducted by Tulare County Agriculture Crimes unit

 
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Vehicle Burglary
LOCATION:  2300 block of N Newcomb-Porterville          DATE:  05-09-15          TIME:  2245
CASE NUMBER:  15-5865         VICTIM:  Lezama,Angel          CITY: 

On May 9, 2015 at approx 2245 hrs, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s office Porterville Substation were dispatched to the 2300 block of N. Newcomb in regards to a vehicle burglary. Upon arrival the victim stated he parked his vehicle on Newcomb while attending a party in the area. When he returned to his vehicle he discovered an unknown suspect had broken the vehicle’s rear passenger side window and removed a purse along with bag of clothing.

 
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TULARE COUNTY K9 TRAILS
LOCATION:           DATE:  05-08 & 05-09-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY:  VISALIA

The Tulare County Sheriff ‘s Department in conjunction with the Visalia Police Department hosted the 30th Annual Sierra K-9 Trials this past weekend May 8th & 9th  at the Visalia Plaza Park Raceway. This is a competition between trained law enforcement K-9 dogs used to apprehend criminals, detect narcotics and locate evidence. The competition consists of Narcotic Detection, Evidence Detection, Area Search, Obedience, Agility, and Protection. Several California law enforcement agencies come to compete in this competition every year. 

This year the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department had four K-9 Deputies compete. The Deputies along with their K-9 partners did exceptionally well. The Tulare County Sheriff’s K-9 Team took the Top Team award beating Visalia Police Department in team points winning back the Rival Team trophy which was won last year by the Visalia Police Department.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department K-9 team took home a total of 13 awards. Earning awards were Deputy Doug Burch and his K-9 partner Daisy. Deputy Burch took home the Top Dog award earning the most points of all competitors. He also took 1st place in the Agility portion of the trials, 2nd in area search, 5th in protection and 5th in building search. Deputy Joe England and his K-9 partner Rosco placed 1st in the overall Open Class Division, 2nd in Obedience, 2nd in Agility and 3rd in Protection. Deputy Garrett Grisbach and his K-9 partner Thunder placed 2nd overall in the Novice Division and 2nd in building searches. Deputy Corey Evans and his K-9 partner placed 4th overall in the Novice Division. 

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department is very proud of these Deputies and their K-9’s. They train very hard to be the best and provide good quality service to the citizens of Tulare County.  

 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  41600 BLOCK OF RD 125 OROSI          DATE:  05-08-15          TIME:  1145
CASE NUMBER:  15-5806         VICTIM:  Juana Garcia Hinososa          CITY: 

On 05-08-2015 Deputies were dispatched to the 41600 block of Road 125 in regards to a burglary. It was determined the residence had been burglarized. The suspects managed to steal approximately $250.00 dollars in cash. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Tulare County Sheriff Department (559)733-6218

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Under the influence and possession of a narcotics pipe
LOCATION:  800 Block Encina, Visalia          DATE:  5-7-15          TIME:  1500
CASE NUMBER:  15-5762         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On May 7, 2015, Tulare County Probation and Tulare County Sheriff’s Department conducted a Probation Search at a home in located in the 800 Block of Encina in Visalia, CA. Deputies were attempting to located two suspects wanted for the commission of a felony crime in the Three Rivers Area. Upon arrival the two suspects were arrested and a third subject was detained. The detained subject was found to be on probation and identified himself as Cameron Ware, Age 22, from Visalia. Cameron was found to be in possession of a narcotics smoking device and suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Cameron was arrested and later booked into the Tulare County Pre-trail facility for the aforementioned charges. 

Anyone with additional information should contact Deputy Frick at (559) 733-6218. 

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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  500 Block South Market, Earlimart          DATE:  05-07-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5770         VICTIM:  Chris Garcia          CITY: 

On 05/07/2015 Deputies responded to a residence regarding a burglary. Upon further investigation it was discovered that an unknown subject forced entry into the residence through the front door. Multiple bedrooms were ransacked and $200.00 worth of electronics. The scene was processed. 

The case is currently under active investigation, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. (559)733-6218.

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  500 BLOCK OF SOUTH MARKET ST , EARLIMART          DATE:  05-07-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5770         VICTIM:           CITY:  EARLIMART

On 05/07/2015 Deputies responded to a residence regarding a burglary. Upon further investigation it was discovered that an unknown subject forced entry into the residence through the front door. Multiple bedrooms were ransacked and $200.00 worth of items. The scene was processed. 

 

The case is currently under active investigation, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. (559)733-6218.

 

 

 

 
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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT/ROBBERY
LOCATION:  40800 BLOCK OF BLOSSOM , THREE RIVERS          DATE:  05-06-2015          TIME:  1330 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-5713         VICTIM:           CITY:  THREE RIVERS

On May 6, 2015 deputies made contact with a victim who reported he had been assaulted on the night of May 2, 2015 while at a residence in Three Rivers. Victim stated after the assault the suspect and his girlfriend took the victims cell phone when they left the residence. Victim identified the suspects as Jason Castiglione, Age 41 and Katie Hollister, Age 33 both from Three Rivers. With the assistance of the Tulare County Probation Department both suspects were located at a residence in Visalia and taken into custody without incident. Jason Castiglione was charges with Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy, and Robbery. Katie Hollister was charged with Conspiracy and Robbery. Both suspects were booked into the Tulare County Jail. Anyone with additional information should contact Deputy Frick at (559) 733-6218. 

 

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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  3900 BLOCK OF KITCHNER DRIVE, TRAVER          DATE:  05-07-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-5738         VICTIM:  TRAVER COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES          CITY:  TRAVER

On 05-07-2015 Deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Kitchner Drive in regards to a burglar alarm sounding. It was determined the business had been burglarized. The suspects managed to steal approximately $150.00 of miscellaneous items. The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Tulare County Sheriff Department (559)733-6218

 

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Felony vandalism/resisting arrest/malicious mischief
LOCATION:  14500 block of Road 274, Porterville          DATE:  05-06-2015          TIME:  1920
CASE NUMBER:  15-5726         VICTIM:  Veronica Reyes          CITY: 

On 05-06-2015 Deputies were dispatched to a residence located on the 14500 block of Road 274 regarding a disturbance in progress.  Upon their arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered the suspect, Jorge Reyes (19), had damaged the victim’s vehicle with a golf club, resisted arrest and challenged Deputies to a fight.  Jorge was arrested for the indicated charges and booked at the Porterville substation.

 
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