BURGLARY
LOCATION:  13100 BLOCK OF A24, DELANO          DATE:  01-13-15          TIME:  1800 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-537         VICTIM:           CITY:  DELANO

On 1-13-15 at approximately 2000 hours, Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in the Delano area. Upon arrival, the victim advised unknown suspect(s) used no force to enter a structure and steal items from within.  The total loss was approximately $3390.  The case is under investigation.    

 
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON , DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CHILD ABUSE
LOCATION:  5100 BLOCK OF A309 , GOSHEN          DATE:  01-14-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-582         VICTIM:           CITY:  GOSHEN

Suspect: Rodriguez, Ryan  

 

On above date and time Deputies responded to a residence in the area of 5100 Avenue 309 in Goshen due to a 911 call. Upon arrival it was determined the suspect had assaulted three family members as well as his live-in girlfriend. The suspect also inflicted injuries to himself and left the residence prior to the Deputies arrival. He was located a short time later and taken into custody. The suspect and family members were transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where they were treated for their injuries. The suspect was later booked into the Tulare County Jail on the above charges.

 
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SHOOTING AT AN INHABITED DWELLING, ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  1200 BLOCK N FRONT, EARLIMART          DATE:  1-14-2015          TIME:  2209 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-580         VICTIM:  1)MALE ADULT, 2)FEMALE ADULT          CITY: 

On 1-14-15 at approximately 2209 hours, Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in Earlimart.  Upon arrival, a 30 year old male and 33 year old female were located and found to have sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported and treated at a local hospital.  An additional male adult was present and escaped unharmed.  The suspect fled from the scene.  The crime is still under investigation at this time.  

 
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Carjacking
LOCATION:  Teapot Dome and Plano in Porterville          DATE:  1-13-15          TIME:  2057 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-00542         VICTIM:  Adult male / Adult female          CITY:  Residents of Tulare County

On 1-13-15 at 2057 hrs the victims contacted Deputies in the city of Porterville, advising they had been robbed at Plano and Teapot Dome.

 

The victims reported having been parked near Teapot Dome and Plano, when a white compact four door vehicle pulled alongside their vehicle.  Several Hispanic males, one armed with an assault weapon, exited the suspect vehicle and ordered the victims out of their vehicle and demanded their personal property.  The suspects fled in the white compact and the victim’s vehicle.  The victims reported one shot was fired from the vehicle as the suspects fled the area.

 

Deputies responded to the crime scene and collected some evidence.

 

The victim’s vehicle was recovered in the city of Porterville on 1-14-15, near Olive and “A” St.

 

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments South County Investigations Unit.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Joe Rodriguez or Sgt. John Dow at 559-782-9674 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com /

 (559) 725-4194.

 
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UPDATE: MISSING **AT RISK** PERSON
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Juan Ramirez Gonzales was located in the East Orosi area. 

 

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:

FOR A PICTURE PLEASE SEE facebook.com/TulareSheriff

Juan Ramirez Gonzalez, DOB: 07-01-1931

Height: 5’07, Weight: 180 lbs, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black /Gray

 

On 01-14-2015 at approximately 0853 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in the community of Cutler regarding a missing person adult.  Upon arrival, Deputies learned missing adult was considered “AT RISK” and was last seen on 01-14-2015 at 0700 hours. Gonzalez suffers from a medical condition and needs his medication.     

Gonzalez was last seen walking in the area of Nancy Rd and Cannon Ave in Cutler and may possibly be en-route to the Dinuba area. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt, and gray cowboy hat. 

Anyone with information in regard to this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Det. Sgt. Parker at (559) 733-6218 - in reference to TCSO Case # 15-00550.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  32200 block of Sierra Drive, Lemon Cove          DATE:  6/14-1/15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-00522         VICTIM:  Davison, Barbara          CITY: 

On 1-13-14 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the above address in Lemon Cove regarding a burglary. The victim stated that an unknown suspect or suspects took property from the vacant residence with an estimated value of $2,000. 

This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department by the following:

TipNow:

call or text 559-725-4194

email tcso@tipnow.com

1-800-808-0488

 

Non-Emergency Dispatch:

559-733-6218

 
...posted by media relations
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MISSING **AT RISK** PERSON
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-00550         VICTIM:           CITY: 

FOR A PICTURE PLEASE SEE facebook.com/TulareSheriff

Juan Ramirez Gonzalez, DOB: 07-01-1931
Height: 5’07, Weight: 180 lbs, Eyes: Brown, Hair: Black /Gray

On 01-14-2015 at approximately 0853 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a residence in the community of Cutler regarding a missing person adult.  Upon arrival, Deputies learned missing adult was considered “AT RISK” and was last seen on 01-14-2015 at 0700 hours. Gonzalez suffers from a medical condition and needs his medication.     

Gonzalez was last seen walking in the area of Nancy Rd and Cannon Ave in Cutler and may possibly be en-route to the Dinuba area. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray sweatshirt, and gray cowboy hat. 

Anyone with information in regard to this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Steve Sanchez or Det. Sgt. Parker at (559) 733-6218 - in reference to TCSO Case # 15-00550.

 
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460 PC- Home Invasion
LOCATION:  41300 block of Road 124          DATE:  01-09-15          TIME:  1310 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-00350         VICTIM:  Male Adult          CITY:  Orosi

On the above date and time, Deputies from the Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address on the 41300 block of Rd 124 regarding a home invasion robbery which had occurred at approximately 1030 hours. 3 Suspects entered the residence armed with semi-automatic handguns and bound the residents by their hands and legs and searched the residence for money and jewelry. The suspects assaulted the victims and then stole their black Cadillac Escalade.

At approximately 1550 hours: Deputies located and recovered the stolen Cadillac Escalade which was abandoned in the area of Ave 416 and Rd 120.

Suspects were described as 3 HMA’s.

This case is still under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department if you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Geezer.   

 

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  36400 block of Rd 52, Traver Ca          DATE:  1-7-14          TIME:  0830
CASE NUMBER:  15-00190         VICTIM:  Sun Pacific Farms          CITY: 

On January 7th 2015, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of the 36400 block of Rd 52 Traver, in regards to a report of theft of copper wire.  Deputies arrived and discovered the suspects entered onto the property and removed six forty foot long strands of 4/0 electrical cables, which had been connected to an irrigation pump and a generator unit.  The suspects then removed an additional set of electrical cables from the interior of a  generator unit.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is ask to contact Detective Travis Shaw or Sgt. M. Giefer with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Agricultural Crimes Unit at (559)735-1898.

 
...posted by media relations
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Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  Westfield and Howland, Porterville          DATE:  01-06-2015          TIME:  1530 hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-00217         VICTIM:  35 year old male          CITY:  Porterville

On 1-6-15 at 1530 hrs, Deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting in the area of Westfield and Howland in Porterville.

Deputies located a male victim suffering from two gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery.

The victim and witnesses stated the victim was riding his bicycle on Westfield at Howland, when the suspects approached from south of the victim’s location firing multiple gunshots.  The suspect fled back south on Howland and the victim continued east on Westfield.   The victim stopped at a nearby residence, where aid was rendered.

Witnesses and victim stated a brown Chevrolet extended or crew cab truck was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments South County Investigations Unit.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Joe Rodriguez or Sgt. John Dow at 559-782-9674 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com /
 (559) 725-4194.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Burglary
LOCATION:  2500 block of Rd 136, Delano          DATE:  01-05-2015          TIME:  1041am
CASE NUMBER:  15-00152         VICTIM:  Alta Vista Cold Storage          CITY:  Delano

On 1-5-15 Pixley Patrol Deputies responded to the 2500 block of Rd. 136, Delano in regards to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival they were advised approximately $41,272 worth of grape packing materials were stolen from 2 separate secure warehouses.

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department AG Crimes Unit were contacted and took over the investigation. Several leads are apparent and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact detective R. Gunderman or Sgt. M. Giefer 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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Theft, Vandalism
LOCATION:  14000 Block Ave 256          DATE:  1-4-15          TIME:  0745
CASE NUMBER:  15-146         VICTIM:  Tulare County Animal Control          CITY: 

On the above date and time deputies responded to the Tulare County Animal Control regarding the theft of a canine (Pit-Bull).  Further investigation revealed the suspect(s) cut through several chain-link fences to gain access to the canine then removed the canine from a chain-link fenced kennel.  This canine was the only item known to be missing, and was scheduled to be euthanized.  This case is currently being investigated. 

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon / Shooting into an inhabited dwelling
LOCATION:  900 block of N. Reservation Rd.          DATE:  1-4-14          TIME:  2230
CASE NUMBER:  15-0124         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Suspect: Dick, Alex 18 Years of age

On January 4, 2015 at about 2230 Hrs deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Porterville Substation were dispatched to an address in the 900 Block of N. Reservation Road in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival deputies learned the suspect, Alex Dick, had struck the victim with the butt of a shotgun. When the victims ran into their residence, Dick began firing into the dwelling. 

Deputies along with personnel from the Tule River Tribal Department of Public Safety responded to Dick’s residence where he was located and taken into custody without incident. 

The case remains under investigation by TCSO.  

 
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Possession of narcotics, paraphernalia
LOCATION:  12400 Block of Ash Ave, Orosi          DATE:  15-0092          TIME:  0026
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

CHARGES:    P.C. 273a(a), H&S 11377, H&S 11364(a), and P.C. 415/837

On 1-3-15 at approximately 0026 hours, Deputies, from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Cutler/Orosi Substation, responded to a residence located in the 12400 block of Ash Avenue, in the community of Orosi, regarding a family disturbance.  The suspect, Aichu Saesee, was found to be on Tulare County Probation. Through further investigation, Saesee was found to have been in possession of illegal narcotics and drug Paraphernalia.  It was also determined that the suspect attempted to hide the narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside a juvenile’s bedroom, which was easily accessible to the minor. Saesee was arrested on the above charges and booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility without further incident. 

The estimated street value of the drug was $120 dollars.

Taken into custody was:  Aichu Saesee

Charges: P.C. 273a(a), H&S 11377, H&S 11364(a), and P.C. 415/837

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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**Update to Attempt Homicide**
LOCATION:  13000 block of Ave 416          DATE:  4-28-13          TIME:  2150 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  13-5424         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293          CITY:  Orosi

Suspect:
Miguel Rodriguez, 20 years old, Dinuba
Charges: Attempted Homicide, Gang Enhancement, and Prohibited person possessing a firearm. 

Narrative:
04-28-2013 at 2150 hours:
Deputies with the Orosi Substation responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Rd 130 and Ave 416 in Orosi. After responding to the area, Deputies learned subjects yelled out gang slurs and fired several rounds at multiple victims in front of the residence. The suspects then fled the area in a Lexus sedan.

Deputies responded to the area and located a Lexus sedan fleeing at a high rate of speed. Deputies followed the vehicle to the area of Rd 152 and Ave 416 and eventually located it abandoned. Detectives followed up with the investigation and identified Diego Segura and Miguel Rodriguez as the suspects involved. Segura was arrested on 05-02-2013 and an arrest warrant was issued for Rodriguez.

****UPDATE**** 
On 01-04-2014, Detectives contacted Rodriguez during a traffic stop in the area of Rd 64 and Ave 426 in Dinuba and arrested him on his outstanding warrant for attempted homicide. Detectives also conducted a search of Rodriguez’ residence in Dinuba and located a rifle and live ammunition. Rodriguez was found to be prohibited from possessing a firearm and was transported and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility for the above listed charges.


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

 
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POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED WEAPON, FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
LOCATION:  MILLER/R128          DATE:  01-01-2015          TIME:  1615 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-038         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY:  OROSI

On 01/01/2015 at approx. 1615 hours, A Deputy from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler/Orosi Substation was on patrol in the area of Miller Ave and Rd 128, in the community of Orosi. The Deputy observed a female driving a silver Honda who appeared to be speaking on her cell phone and was swerving within her lane. 

The Deputy performed a traffic stop and upon contacting the subject found she was driving on a suspended/revoked California Driver’s License. The subject was asked to step out of the vehicle and the Deputy received permission to search the vehicle. Subsequent to the search a loaded handgun was located in the center console along with a methamphetamine pipe which was located in the back seat of the vehicle. The driver was arrested on the afore mentioned charges and booked at the Adult Pre Trail Facility. 

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.   

SUSPECT:  Melissa Gutierrez, 37 years old
 
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CARRYING A CONCEALED HANDGUN
LOCATION:  300 BLOCK OF SUTTER , EARLIMART          DATE:  1-1-2015          TIME:  0001 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-003         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 1-1-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a suspicious person on Sutter Avenue in Earlimart. 

Upon arrival they observed the suspect standing in front of the Reporting Parties residence. The suspect retrieved a Glock 9mm handgun from his front pocket as the Deputies pulled up to the residence. The suspect then placed the handgun on the ground and was arrested without incident. He was booked into Tulare County Jail.

Suspect: Zalentin Quintero (22) years from Earlimart

 

 
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Recent Increase in Wire Thefts
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has received a rise in reported thefts of copper wire. Sheriff Boudreaux would like to remind everyone to remain alert and report suspicious activity and persons to law enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Department at the following:

559-733-6218
info@tularesheriff.info
1-800-808-0488

or anonymously through TipNow:

tcso@tipnow.com 
559-725-4194

 
...posted by media relations
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**Update to Homicide**
LOCATION:  18800 block of Ave 204          DATE:  12-18-14          TIME:  1900 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-15720         VICTIM:  Juan Rios          CITY:  Strathmore

Suspect: Unknown

The following is an update to the Homicide that occurred on 12/18/14, with the information current as of today 12/22/14.

On 12/18/14 at 1900 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Porterville Patrol Deputies and Detectives responded to the 18800 block of Avenue 204 in Strathmore; regarding a gunshot wound victim. The victim was airlifted to an area hospital and subsequently died days later, due to his injuries. The victim was identified as Juan Carlos Rios (36 years old).

     Update

On 12/29/14 an autopsy was performed on the decedent and the cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshots to the upper torso area. The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Luis Pineda, Sergeant Rodney Parker or the Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Unit at 559-735-1898 or 1-800-808-0488.  You may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TIPNOW program: text or voice mail 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com   

 
...posted by dispatch
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459 PC- Burglary
LOCATION:  3400 block of W Prosperity          DATE:  12-26-14          TIME:  1630 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-16010         VICTIM:  Anette Benavides          CITY:  Tulare

Suspect:  Male Juvenile, 16 years old, Tulare – In Custody

Narrative: The victim advised that she left her residence at 1500 hours and arrived back at 1630 hours to find her front door kicked open.  The victim advised her bedroom and office were ransacked.  There were several tablets and a computer missing from the residence. 
A wallet was found on the driveway in front of the residence.  The wallet had ID showing it belonged to the suspect.  Other evidence was located at the crime scene. 

The suspect was contacted at his residence and a probation check was conducted.  He is on probation for narcotics sales.  During the investigation, the suspect was linked to the crime and the stolen property was recovered from a field outside of Tulare. The items were returned to the victim after processing.

The suspect was booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility for burglary.  This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Bari Molyneux or the Duty Officer at 559-733-6211. Information can also be left anonymously by calling, texting or emailing the department’s TIP NOW line.

Loss: $3,500.00
Recovery: $3,500.00
Case status:  Active

 
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Unlawful transfer of recorded videos
LOCATION:  41400 block of El Rod          DATE:  12-26-14          TIME:  2133
CASE NUMBER:  14-16018         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 12-26-14 at approx. 2133 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address located in the 41400 block of El Rod, in the community of Orosi, regarding a door to door vendor.  Upon arrival, Deputies contacted (S) Samuel C. Reyes who was in possession of numerous pirated movies with intent to sell.  

Reyes was subsequently booked, on the above listed charges, into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility 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.   

 
...posted by media relations
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4573.5 PC-Importing a narcotic into a county jail
LOCATION:  Tulare County Adult Pretrial Faciity          DATE:  12-28-14          TIME:  1930 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-16086         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Visalia

On 12-28-14 at approx. 1930 hours, a Deputy from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Cutler/Orosi Substation, performed a consensual contact upon Bonnie Geary who was discovered to have three active and confirmed drug related misdemeanor warrants.  Upon booking Geary, but prior to entering the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility, Geary was asked and warned to turn over any illegal contraband or face a greater charge.  Geary denied possessing any contraband or narcotic.  Upon a secondary in-custody search of her person, the Deputy located a small bindle of narcotic in her possession. 
According to the new Proposition 47 State law, simple narcotic possession is now a misdemeanor offense; however, importing narcotics into a County Jail or Prison still remains a felonious offense. Geary was subsequently booked on the above listed charges 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.  

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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******************UPDATE TO ATTEMPT HOMICIDE******************************
LOCATION:  800 Block of Armstrong          DATE:  12-18-14          TIME:  0042 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-15695         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293          CITY:  Earlimart

On 12/18/20/2014 at approximately 0042 hours, Tulare County Sheriffs Deputies responded to the 800 block of Armstrong, Earlimart regarding a report of a man down.  Upon arrival, detectives located the victim in a car wash stall with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is in critical condition. The victim could not provide any information.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Merced Zamora or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program:
Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194 or E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

****UPDATE**** 
SUSPECT: Manuel Chavez,  27 Years old, Earlimart
Booked for: Attempted Homicide, Evading, Resisting Arrest, Felon in Possession of Ammunition
 
On 12/19/2014, Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit identified Manuel Chavez as one of the suspects involved in the shooting. Detectives also identified Chavez’ vehicle as being used during the shooting and fleeing the scene. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Chavez for Attempted Homicide and the bail was set at 1 million dollars. Detectives requested assistance from the United States Marshals Service with tracking and apprehending Chavez.

On 12/28/2014, Detectives learned Chavez was staying at a residence in the 100 block of H Street in Porterville. Detectives responded to the residence and located Chavez’ vehicle. The vehicle eventually left the residence and Deputies attempted a traffic stop. A short pursuit ensued and Chavez abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Chavez was subsequently detained after a short foot chase and was taken into custody on the attempted homicide warrant.

Detectives responded back to the residence where Chavez was staying and executed a search warrant. During the search warrant, Detectives located live ammunition.

Chavez was booked into the Tulare County Porterville Substation on his warrant and fresh charges.
    

 
...posted by dispatch
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Unlawful transfer of recorded videos
LOCATION:  41400 block of El Rod-Orosi          DATE:  12-26-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-16018         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Samuel C. Reyes, 26 years old     CITY: Orosi, Ca.

653h(a)(1) PC – Unlawful transfer of recorded videos   

653h(c) PC – Unlawful transfer of recorded videos w/ priors

On 12-26-14 at approx. 2133 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address located in the 41400 block of El Rod, in the community of Orosi, regarding a door to door vendor.  Upon arrival, Deputies contacted (S) Samuel C. Reyes who was in possession of numerous pirated movies with intent to sell.  Reyes was subsequently booked, on the above listed charges, into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility 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.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Burlary- Occupied
LOCATION:  29900 block of Road 88          DATE:  12-24-14          TIME:  0540
CASE NUMBER:  14-15929         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On Dec. 24th, 2014 at 5:40am unknown suspects forced entry into the victims residence while they were sleeping. The victims told the suspects they were calling 911 and the suspects fled the area in an awaiting vehicle. The victims were not injured during the incident and no property was reported missing although they estimated $1500.00 in damage to the doors.

The suspects are still outstanding and the case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Det. Webb at 559-735-1882 or 559-733-6218.

 
...posted by media relations
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**UPDATE** TO HOMICIDE CASE
LOCATION:  18800 BLOCK OF AVE 204, STRATHMORE          DATE:  12-18-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-15720         VICTIM:  JUAN RIOS          CITY:  STRATHMORE

Update

The following is an update to the Attempted Homicide that occurred on 12/18/14, with the information current as of today 12/22/14. 

On 12/18/14 at 1900 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Porterville Deputies and Detectives responded to the 18800 block of Avenue 204 in Strathmore; regarding a gunshot wound victim. The victim was airlifted to an area hospital and subsequently died days later, due to his injuries. The victim was identified as Juan Carlos Rios (36 years old).

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Luis Pineda, Sergeant Rodney Parker or the Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Unit at 559-735-1898 or 1-800-808-0488.  You may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TIPNOW program: text or voice mail 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com    

 

Update

The following is an update to the Homicide that occurred on 12/18/14, with the information current as of today 12/22/14. 

 

On 12/18/14 at 1900 hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Porterville Patrol Deputies and Detectives responded to the 18800 block of Avenue 204 in Strathmore; regarding a gunshot wound victim. The victim was airlifted to an area hospital and subsequently died days later, due to his injuries. The victim was identified as Juan Carlos Rios (36 years old).

 

Update

 

On 12/29/14 an autopsy was performed on the decedent and the cause of death was determined to be multiple gunshots to the upper torso area. The case is still under investigation. 

 

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Luis Pineda, Sergeant Rodney Parker or the Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Unit at 559-735-1898 or 1-800-808-0488.  You may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TIPNOW program: text or voice mail 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com 

Suspect: Unknown

 

 
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Assault With a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  700 Block Reservation Road, Porterville          DATE:  12-21-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-15838         VICTIM:  Alfonso Avila          CITY: 

(V1) Alfonso Avila

(V2) Kenneth Quair, age 22, Porterville

(S1) Evander Peyron, age 23, Porterville (in custody)

(S2) Dustin Aries 

On 12-21-14 at 11:50 PM, Deputies responded to a report of gunshots with multiple persons injured. While en route to the residence, deputies were advised that there was only one victim. It was learned that earlier that day several individuals were at the residence drinking, an argument ensued, and they left. They returned later, fighting ensued, and an unidentified individual produced a gun and began to fire. One of the individuals returned fire, shooting at the residence and the individuals outside. Another suspect retrieved a firearm from inside the residence and opened fire. One individual was injured and the suspects fled the area in a vehicle. 

The victim was later transported to an area hospital.

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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Possession of dirk/dagger, false ID, false resident alien cards, Resisting a Peace Officer
LOCATION:  40400 Block Muller, Cutler          DATE:  12-20-14          TIME:  2215
CASE NUMBER:  14-15798         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

CHARGES:   21310 PC – Possession dirk or dagger                                                                                                                                                                     4502 PC – Possession of dangerous weapon inside a jail                                                                                                                                         148 PC – Resisting/Delaying a Peace Officer                                                                                                                                                             529.7 PC – Possession of a false California Identification Card                                                                                                                                 114 PC – Possession of false resident alien cards                                                                                                                                                            

On 12-20-14 at approx. 2215 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address located in the 40400 block of Muller, in the community of Cutler, regarding a disturbance.  Upon arrival, Deputies contacted (S) Samuel Lozano who was intoxicated, was in possession of a large concealed knife, a false California Identification Card and false Citizenship cards.  

Upon booking Lozano into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility, and during a second search of his person, Lozano struggled with Deputies at which time a second dirk or dagger was located inside his shoe.  Lozano was subsequently booked on the above listed charges into the Jail and 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.   

 
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Various Offenses (see Below)
LOCATION:  North County Area of Tulare County          DATE:  12-19-14          TIME:  1945
CASE NUMBER:  14-80110         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On Friday & Saturday 12/19/2014 and 12/20/2014 the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, North County Area conducted gang suppression activities in an effort to combat gang violence with a zero tolerance for gang activities and made the following arrests:

14- 80111    12/19/14        1845 hours            33100 Blk of Manzanita Ivanhoe, Ca.  
Suspect #1: Walter Chavez    MH/ 24 Yrs                  Ivanhoe, Ca

On listed date and time Walter Chavez was contacted by gang investigators during a Probation Compliance check and was not in compliance with his terms and conditions of Probation.  Chavez, a known Gang member, was taken into custody without incident and booked at the APTF.

14-80110     12/19/14        1945 hours        15800 Blk of Jasmine, Ivanhoe, Ca

Suspect # 1       Charles Andrade  MH/ 33 yrs                            Ivanhoe, Ca

On the listed date and time Charles Andrade was contacted by Gang Investigators during a Probation Compliance check and found to be in possession of 1/2 gram of methamphetamine, scales and packaging material indicating sales of a controlled substance and firearm ammunition. The Andrade, a known gang member, was taken into custody without incident and booked at the APTF on the following charges, 11377(a)/ 11378 H&S Possession/ sales of a controlled substance/ Methamphetamine, 30305(a)(1) PC Felon in possession of ammunition.

14-80113    12/20/14    1430 hours            Ave 272/ Rd 100 Visalia, Ca
Suspect #1    Jeffery D. Jordan  MW/ 34 yrs         Tulare, Ca. 

On the listed date and time the suspect was contacted by Gang Investigators in regards to a traffic stop for vehicle code violations. The ensuing investigation revealed that Jordan was in possession of narcotic paraphernalia, .15 gram of methamphetamine and stolen property. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked at the APTF on the following charges: 11377(a) H&S Possession of a controlled substance/ Methamphetamine, 11364 H&S Possession of narcotic paraphernalia and 496 PC Possession of stolen property.

Photographs of the adult suspects can be obtained from the Main Jail.               

Anonymous information about these incidents or to report Gang activity can be reported via Tipnow, email tcso@tipnow.net text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (888) ENDGANG or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  Rural residence near Strathmore          DATE:  12-18-14          TIME:  1900
CASE NUMBER:  14-15720         VICTIM:  Juan Rios          CITY: 

 On 12/18/2014 @ 1900 hours unknown suspects shot the victim multiple times.   The victim was airlifted to CRMC Fresno and remains in critical condition.  Case under investigation by TCSO Violent Crimes Unit.

 
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Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  800 block of Armstrong, Earlimart          DATE:  12-18-14          TIME:  0042
CASE NUMBER:  14-15695         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 12/18/20/2014 at approximately 0042 hours, Tulare County Sheriffs Deputies responded to the 800 block of Armstrong, Earlimart regarding a report of a man down.  Upon arrival, detectives located the victim in a car wash stall with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he is in critical condition. The victim could not provide any information.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Merced Zamora or Sgt. Rodney Parker of the Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit @ (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488 or 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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Shots Fired Near Residences
LOCATION:  35500 Cramer, Springville          DATE:  12-16-14          TIME:  2100
CASE NUMBER:  14-15660         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 12-16-14 at 2100 hours deputies responded to the above location regarding numerous shots heard in the area of the El Tapatio Restaurant on Highway 190 in Springville. No shots were heard after the deputies arrived, and residents in the area asked to leave the area for their safety, which they did. 

Deputies cleared residences and backyards, and residents were allowed to return to their homes. A short while later the suspect was located in the area of Highway 190 and Cramer. Deputies contacted the suspect who appeared to be intoxicated and he complied. The suspect’s residence was cleared and there was no sign of a gunshot wound victim present. There was evidence of a small child living in the residence, as well as evidence of firearms in areas easily accessible by a child. 

The suspect was arrested for 246.3 PC and deputies also requested follow up by Child Welfare Services and/or charges of 273(a) PC, considering the evidence of firearms within the reach of a child. The suspect was transported to the Porterville Substation where he was booked. 

This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at 559-733-6218 or by using our anonymous tip program, Tip Now. Call or text 559-725-4194 or email tcso@tipnow.com
 
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Cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sales
LOCATION:  2100 Block of Cochran Avenue, Tulare          DATE:  12-17-14          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  14-60842         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

S1: Nicolas Pileno Hernandez (30yrs)

Charges: 11358HS, 11359HS, 498(b)PC

 

On December 17th after a multi-week investigation, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s STEP Team served a narcotics search warrant in the 2100 block of Cochran Avenue in Tulare. Detectives contacted Nicolas Pileno Hernandez, 30 of Tulare who had set up a sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation. Detectives located 181 marijuana plants which were being grown within the converted garage. Detectives also located 35 pounds of fully processed marijuana packaged for sale and over $6,000.00 in US currency. During the investigation, it was discovered that Hernandez had also been stealing electricity. The theft of electricity was estimated by Edison to be in excess of $18,000.00.  

Had the marijuana been allowed to be harvested, it would have had a street value of over $370,000.00. Hernandez was taken into custody pursuant to the cultivation of marijuana for sales, possession of marijuana for sales and theft of utilities.

The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff Department’s STEP Team.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective B. VanCuren at (559) 733-6218. Information can also be given and will remain anonymous through tcso@tipnow.com.

 
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Farmersville Police Department News Release
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Case #: 14-1520

Crime: Enter Dwelling Unlawfully (602.5 PC)

Date: December 14, 2014

Location: 500 Block of north Stevens, Farmersville, California 

Victim: Confidential

Suspect: Mario Peneda, 27 years old, Farmersville resident

 

On December 14, 2014 at 2005 hours officers of the Farmersville Police Department were dispatched to a residence regarding an adult male being detained by the homeowner for trespassing into their garage. Officers arrived at 2009 hours and entered the garage finding Mario Peneda inside.  An investigation at the scene revealed that no apparent forced entry was made and no property appeared to be taken. Officers arrested Peneda for trespassing and transported him to the Farmersville Police Department where he was processed and subsequently released on an agreement to appear.                                 

 
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Sheriff Boudreaux Promotes Four Sergeants
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Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is proud to announce the promotion of four Sergeants, two in Detentions, and two in Operations. Gary Marks, Francisco Robles, Ron Smith, and William West will be promoted in a ceremony Monday December 15th 2014 at 11 AM in the lobby of Sheriff’s Headquarters.  

Sergeant Marks began his career with the department in November 1999 as a Deputy Sheriff I. He has worked in Detentions, Patrol, Ag Unit, North End Property and Violent Crimes. 

Sergeant Robles began his career with the department in August 2006 as a Correctional Deputy. He has worked at the Main Jail and the Bob Wiley Detention Facility. 

Sergeant Smith began his career with the department in January 2000 as Lateral Deputy Sheriff from the Porterville Police Department. He has worked Patrol, FTO and trained over 30 officers for TCSD. 

Sergeant West began his career with the department in March 2006 as a Correctional Deputy. He has worked at the Men’s Correctional Facility. 

Please join us in the lobby of Sheriff's Headquarters on Monday, December 15th at 11 AM for the promotion ceremony of Sergeants Marks, Robles, Smith, and West.

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  27000 block of Highway 190, Porterville          DATE:  12-13-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-15524         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On Saturday December 13, 2014 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Porterville Substation responded to the above listed location in regards to the report of a gunshot wound victim. Upon arrival it was determined unknown suspects drove a white sedan near the victim’s residence and fired numerous gunshots. A 6 year old female was struck by gunfire and sustained a non-life threatening injury. She was subsequently transported to an area hospital where she was treated for her injuries. 

Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded and took over the investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Det. R. Gunderman or Sgt. M. Cavazos with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Investigations Unit at (559)735-1858. Information can also be left anonymously by accessing the TipNow page at tcso@tipnow.com.
    

 
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Possession of Methamphetamine for sales and transportation/ Possession of Marijuana for sales.
LOCATION:  Kamm Ave/ Alta Dinuba, Ca.          DATE:  12-12-14          TIME:  1715
CASE NUMBER:  14-80108         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On Friday 12/12/14/2014 the Gang Violence Suppression Unit, North County conducted gang suppression activities in an effort to combat gang violence with a zero tolerance for gang activities and made the following arrests:

12/12/14        1715 hours            Kamm Ave/ Alta Dinuba, Ca.       Suspect #1: Matthew Scott Lowry        MW/ 31 Yrs                 Dinuba, Ca

On listed date and time Matthew Lowry was contacted by gang investigators during a traffic stop for vehicle code violations and found to be in possession of approx. ½ ounce of methamphetamine and eight (8) grams of marijuana. Both the Methamphetamine and marijuana were packaged individually for sales. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked at the APTF on the above listed charges.
 

Photographs of the suspect(s) can be obtained from the APTF.               

Anonymous information about these incidents or to report Gang activity can be via Tipnow, email tcso@tipnow.net text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (888) ENDGANG or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  41200 Block of Road 124, Orosi          DATE:  12-8-14          TIME:  0810
CASE NUMBER:  14-5277         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 12-8-14/0810hrs unknown suspects entered the victim’s residence through an unlocked rear door. The suspects contacted the victim’s in the residence and held them at gun point. The suspect briefly searched the residence and located approximately $4,500.00 cash. The suspects fled the residence with the cash on foot but are believed to have gotten into an awaiting vehicle and fled the area. The victims were not injured during the incident.

The suspects are still outstanding and the case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident are urged to contact Det. Webb at 559-735-1882 or 559-733-6218.

 
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459Pc burglary
LOCATION:  900 Block Elm St.          DATE:  12-08-2014          TIME:  1602 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-15307         VICTIM:  Marshall, carrie          CITY:  Pixley, Ca

 On 12-8-14 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a Burglary in progress. Upon arrival they observed the suspect hiding near the crime scene. The suspect ran from Deputies and hid in a nearby vineyard. A perimeter was set and a Tulare County K-9 Deputy responded from Porterville. The suspect was located in the vineyard and arrested without incident. Several of the victim’s rifles and shotguns were located on his property and returned. The suspect was arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail without incident.

Suspect:   (S) Roderick Garcia (26) years from Earlimart

 
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Sheriff's Department PAL program holds annual Christmas Event
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On 12-06-14 from about 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, members from the Tulare County Sheriff's Police Activities League hosted it's annual Christmas  Event at the Tulare County Fairgrounds.  

This event served children from the rural areas throughout the county by providing round trip transportation for the kids, in addition to food, games,  DJ music from Friday Night Lights for dancing, and a very special visit from Santa Claus who spoke to each and every child.  During Santa's visit,  approximately 200 toys were handed out as gifts to the children aged 8-12 years.

The event was extremely beneficial to the children, as well as the PAL program.  The Sheriff and the members of this PAL organization were excited to have the children and will continue to make this event as well as others in the future even bigger by reaching out to the rural communities of Tulare County to make a lasting difference with its youth. 

This event couldn't have been made possible without the assistance from our Sheriff's Explorer Program, the department's Community Based Officers, donations and fund raisers.  PAL would also like to give a special thanks to the youth who assisted us today from the Tulare County Farm Bureau Leadership Program.  Their motivation and participation was much appreciated by the children in attendance and PAL personnel.  PAL will continue it's efforts to empower the children in its rural communities with opportunities, choices, guidance, education, friendship and assistance. 

Lieutenant Mark Gist
Executive Director
Tulare County Sheriff's P.A.L.

 
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