PC 245- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  41500 Block of Road 128          DATE:  7-7-15          TIME:  0120 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-8428         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY:  Orosi

On 7-7-15 at approximately 0120 hrs. Deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to the 41500 Block of Rd 128 regarding reports of a gunshot wound victim.

Upon arrival deputies located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was shot at by suspects in a Blue colored 4 Door Honda Station wagon. The first suspect was described as being thin build, with a thin goatee, wearing a “Chicago Bulls” red and white jersey. The second suspect was described as being a light skinned Hispanic female, with blonde colored hair.

This case is still under investigation anyone with information regarding this case please contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559)591-3939 or leave an anonymous tip at tcso@tipnow.com.

 

 
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CULTIVATION OF MARIJUANA, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA FOR SALES, POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
LOCATION:  1800 BLOCK OF SIERRA, EARLIMART          DATE:  07/07/2015          TIME:  0700 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-60726         VICTIM:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA          CITY: 

Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives conducted a two day operation regarding the unlawful cultivation of marijuana.  This operation was the result of a two month long investigation regarding several large marijuana grows that had been identified in the Earlimart area.  During the operation Tulare County Detectives served 14 search warrants in the 1800 block of Sierra in Earlimart.  Over a two day period Detectives eradicated 2,172 marijuana plants from 14 different locations.  Detectives also seized $81,238 in U.S. currency associated with the sale of marijuana.  Six firearms were located and recovered, three of which were reported as stolen.  11 adults and 1 juvenile were taken into custody on various charges related the cultivation and sales of marijuana.  

If the marijuana plants would have been allowed to marture and yielded at minimum one pound of processed marijuana, the estimated street value of the marijuana would be $2,172,000.

An Average outdoor marijuana plant can consume approximately 5 gallons of water per day. Considering California’s current water crisis, the total marijuana plants seized were consuming approximately 10,860 gallons of water per day.  

Suspects / Charges:

Jacob Ojeda (33 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana

Moises Ramos (43 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana,Possession of stolen firearm

Roberto Barbosa (62 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana 

Juan Ramos (56 years old/ Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana

Gregeorio Valencia (43 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana, Possession of a stolen firearm

Martin Alvarez (50 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana 

Eduardo Perez Hernandez (66 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana

Francisco Garnica (48 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana 

Alanzo Zavala (64 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana

Glades Rivera (24 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana 

Ignacio Guillen (43 years old / Earlimart) Cultivation and sales of marijuana 

Male Juvenile (17 years old / Earlimart) Possession of a stolen firearm

This Case is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel.

Anonymous information regarding these cases can be provided at 1-800-808-0488 or at TCSO@tipnow.com , by text or email at (559) 752-4194

 
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HOME INVASION
LOCATION:  REEDLEY AREA OF TULARE COUNTY          DATE:  07-07-2015          TIME:  0134 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8429         VICTIM:           CITY:  REEDLEY AREA OF TULARE COUNTY

Suspects – four unknown Hispanic, male, adults

On the above date and time four suspect entered the residence armed with guns and posing as law enforcement.  The suspects tied up the occupants of the home and proceeded to remove several items from the residence.  The amount and value of property has not been officially determined.

 

Case being investigated by TCSO.  Any information please contact Detective Rodney Klassen of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 733-6218 or leave an anonymous tip at tcso@tipnow.com or by calling 559-725-4194. 

 

 
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UPDATE: Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  17400 block of Rd. 224, Porterville          DATE:  6-30-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-8128         VICTIM:  Andres Solis Torres          CITY: 

On 6-30-15 at approx. 0601 hrs. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Rd. 224 and Ave. 174, Porterville regarding a gunshot wound victim.

Upon arrival they located the victim on the side of the road suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

 

***Update****

(V) Andres Solis Torres 32 years

(S1) Humberto Camacho Gonzalez 33 years, Porterville

(S2) Jesus Alcaraz  28 years, Porterville

(S3) Hispanic male adult 30 years, Porterville (deceased

        ****confidential pending notification of next of kin****

On 7-1-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Detectives continued their investigation on the above crime. During the extensive investigation Detectives were able to positively identify the above suspects and the vehicle used in the crime.

On 7-2-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives , Gang Unit and SWAT Team served a search warrant in the 1300 block of Lowry, Porterville where they located and arrested S1 Humberto Camacho Gonzalez for 664-187 PC / 182 PC. An additional search warrant was served in the 1800 block of North Boyles, Porterville however, no other suspects or evidence was located. BOL’s for the remaining two suspects was issued to all surrounding agencies.

On 7-6-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies with the Porterville Substation made contact with individuals in the Porterville area where they developed evidence and information on the possible location of the remaining two suspects.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Lindsay Police responded to a local motel within the Lindsay city limits where Deputies made visual contact with the suspects inside a room. The suspects forced two females into the room into a bathroom at gunpoint and barricaded themselves in the room.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team was activated and while they were in route the two female victims were able to escape. They were unharmed and received no injuries from the incident.

The two female victims were identified as
Hispanic female adult 36 years
Hispanic female adult 27 years

 

The SWAT Team arrived on scene and a 4 hour standoff ensued. After continual efforts to make contact with the suspects in the room with negative response the SWAT Team made entry and took Jesus Alcarez into custody without any resistance. The third suspect was also located in the room deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Jesus Alcarez was arrested on the initial charges of 664-187 PC / 182 PC with additional charges of 207 PC / 187 PC.

This case remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488. Anyone with information can also remain anonymous by calling the TIP NOW line at 559-725-4194.

 
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288(a)- Child Molestation
LOCATION:  Confidential          DATE:  7-5-15          TIME:  Unknown
CASE NUMBER:  15-8400         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293          CITY:  Confidential

On the above date and time, a 5 year old victim reported that the suspect, Luis Nolasco 77 years of age, sexually molested her. The victim reported the molestation was an on-going occurrence. Nolasco was contacted and arrested for multiple charges of child molestation and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility.

 

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  8900 Block of R238, Terra Bella          DATE:  7-5-15          TIME:  1800
CASE NUMBER:  15-8374         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On the above date and time Deputies responded to a burglary in the 8900 Block of R238 within the community of Terra Bella. Upon arrival, Deputies learned the victim’s residence had been burglarized between 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. Physical evidence was collected and the investigation is ongoing. 

Case Under Investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department

 
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Human Trafficking, Cons
LOCATION:  Residence in Teviston, Calif          DATE:  07-05-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-8341         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Teviston area regarding a reported possible kidnapping.  The reporting party stated he was at a residence in Teviston, waiting in his vehicle in the driveway.  While waiting in the vehicle, an adult female carrying a young child, ran from the house and got into his car.  Before the driver could pull out of the driveway, another vehicle pulled into the driveway and blocked him in.  Several people exited the house and attempted to retrieve the female and child.  One of the subjects broke out a window of the R/P vehicle.  One of the subjects opened the R/P’s vehicle door, physically removed the female adult and her child from the vehicle, and escorted them back into the house.  The R/P was able to leave the property and reported this incident.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Detectives responded and contacted the involved parties.  After interviewing all parties, it was discovered the adult female and child were victims of Human Trafficking.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Maria (Elena) Huerta (51) of Teviston, Fabiola Perez (19) of Teviston, and Rigoberto Perez (23) of Teviston.  All suspects were booked into the Tulare County Jail for a violation of PC236.1 False Imprisonment and Human Trafficking, and PC182 Conspiracy.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218, or report the information utilizing the TipNow program at TCSO@tipnow.com

 
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Vehicle Burglary
LOCATION:  38200 SIERRA DRIVE, LEMON COVE          DATE:  7-4-15          TIME:  1530
CASE NUMBER:  15-8320         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 07-04-15 at 1530 hours a Deputy contacted two persons in the 38200 Block of Sierra Drive in Lemon Cove who reported returning to their vehicles, and finding their vehicles to be broken into.  The victims visually inspected their vehicles, at which time one victim discovered someone had stolen a laptop computer. The estimated property loss was approximately $600 dollars. In addition to what was taken approximately $300 of damage was done to the vehicles. 

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  1100 block N. Spruce-Exeter          DATE:  07-04-15          TIME:  0930
CASE NUMBER:  15-8326         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On the above date and times unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the victim’s residence and took numerous items from inside. The amount of property and total loss is undetermined at this point.

This investigation is on-going and anyone with information should contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218.

 
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Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION:  12800 Blk of Ave. 404, Cutler CA          DATE:  07/01/2015          TIME:  2325 Hours
CASE NUMBER:  15-08218         VICTIM:  #1 Male Hispanic 30 yrs          CITY:  Cutler

Narrative:

            Victim #2:  Male Hispanic                  24 yrs              12800 Blk of Ave 404 Cutler, Ca.

            Victim #3:  Male Hispanic                  26 yrs              12800 Blk of Ave 404 Cutler, Ca.

 

Suspects:

            #1: Martin Perez                     24 yrs              Cutler, Ca. In Custody 07/01/15

            #2: Benito Benevente             20 yrs              Cutler, Ca. In Custody 07/03/15

            #3: Male Hispanic                   16 yrs              Cutler, Ca. In Custody 07/03/15       

            #4: Male Hispanic                   16-20 yrs         Still Outstanding                    

 

On 07/01/15 at approx. 2325 hours Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Orosi substation were dispatched to the area of 12800 Blk of Ave 404 in regards to a fight in progress involving numerous subjects with weapons involved. Upon their arrival some of the subjects had fled and the deputies contacted the remaining persons and determined they were victims. The preliminary investigation revealed that Victim #1 was approached by the four suspects, known gang members, and an argument ensued over gang affiliation. The suspects in an unprovoked attack began to strike Victim#1 with some type of metal bars. Victim # 1 fled to a residence and called for help, Victims #2 &3 came outside and helped Victim #1. Victims 2& 3 were assaulted by the suspects with the metal bars as well. The suspects, all who are known Northern Gang Members, and known by the victims and witnesses, fled the area when deputies arrived. The victims received minor to moderate injuries consisting of cuts and abrasions and refused medical attention.

Suspect Perez was contacted at a local hospital due to minor injuries he received during the fight where he was arrested by Deputies for his involvement in the fight. The other suspects were outstanding at that time.

The investigation was turned over to the North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit for follow up. The ensuing investigation further identified the suspects and located suspects #2 & 3 on 07/03/15 in the 13000 Blk of Quinto Ct. Cutler Ca. Suspects #2 & 3 were taken into custody without incident by Investigators of the Gang Unit and booked at their respective facilities on the listed charges. More arrests are anticipated.

The investigation is continuing and ongoing by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Victor Bonilla or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559)735-1898 or (800) 808-0488. Photos available through the Main Jail.

 

Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG

 

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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Arson
LOCATION:  700 block of North Front-Earlimart          DATE:  07-03-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-8287         VICTIM:  Carmen Mendez          CITY: 

On 07-03-15 at 2000 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of North Front in Earlimart regarding an argument. 

Deputies arrived and observed the suspect near a mattress which was on fire in the front yard of the residence. The suspect was arguing with family and set fire to the mattress which was just feet away from the main structure. He was arrested and booked for 451 PC without incident.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com

Suspect: Arnulfo Mendez  45 years from Earlimart

 
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ROBBERY
LOCATION:  591 N THOMPSON, TIPTON          DATE:  07-03-15          TIME:  0429 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8262         VICTIM:  TIPTON CHEVRON          CITY:  TIPTON

On 7/3/15 at 0429 hours, deputies were dispatched to the above address regarding a robbery.  The clerk at the business reported an unknown suspect, whose face was covered, entered the business and demanded money at gunpoint.  The suspect fled the business on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.  The clerk was not injured in the robbery.  Detectives were called to the scene for further investigation.  This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Titus at (559) 733-6218 or leave an anonymous tip at tcso@tipnow.com or call or text (559) 725-4194.

 
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ROBBERY
LOCATION:  253 E SIERRA, EARLIMART          DATE:  07-03-15          TIME:  0356 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8261         VICTIM:  USA GAS          CITY:  EARLIMART

On 7/3/15 at 0356 hours, deputies were dispatched to the above address regarding a robbery.  The clerk at the business reported an unknown suspect, whose face was covered, entered the business and demanded money at gunpoint.  The suspect fled the business on foot with no cash.  The clerk was not injured in the robbery.  This case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Titus at (559) 733-6218 or leave an anonymous tip at tcso@tipnow.com or call or text (559) 725-4194.

 
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**UPDATE** BURGLARY, UNAUTHORIZED TAKING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE
LOCATION:  31600 BLOCK OF R132, VISALIA          DATE:  06-28-2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-8097         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Updated Press Release

Suspect Information

Esparza, Bobby 53 Years of Age   Visalia Resident

On 6/29/2015 at 1314 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a business in the 31600 block of R132 reported burglary. The victim reported his white 1995 Saturn SL 4-door car had been stolen. It was discovered the suspect(s) pealed back the metal siding on the business to gain access to the interior of the building, where they took the car keys from a desk inside. 

 

            On 7/3/15 at approximately 1350 hrs Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Headquarters Station located and arrested a 53 year old adult male identified as Bobby Esparza for the crime of burglary and unauthorized taking of a motor vehicle. During the course of the investigation it was learned Esparza had entered a locked shop located at the 31600 block of Rd 132 in Visalia and took a set of keys belonging to the vehicle, which was parked outside of the shop. The vehicle was subsequently located and Esparza was taken into custody without incident. The case is currently under investigation by Deputy Robby Hebrard with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or using the following information.

 

TCSO Dispatch 559-733-6218

Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net

 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194  or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  31900 block of Road 168 in Ivanhoe          DATE:  7/1-2/15          TIME:  1500-1900
CASE NUMBER:  15-8251         VICTIM:  Kevin Ivey          CITY: 

Suspects:
Unknown

 

Narrative: On July 2, 2015 at approximately 2044 hours Deputies were dispatched to the 31900 block of Road 168 in Ivanhoe in regards to a theft of farm equipment.  Victim advised Deputies unknown suspect(s) came on to the property and stole three tractors (1970’s John Deere, 1940’s Ford and a 1940’s unknown brand small tractor), a spring tooth implement, an 8 foot drag disc and a scraper.   Victim valued the total loss of the equipment at $3900.00.  Suspect(s) removed and transported the equipment to an unknown location.  

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 15-8251.

 
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Vehicle Burglary
LOCATION:  Rocky Hill and Yokul Valley Road          DATE:  7-2-15          TIME:  1945-2040
CASE NUMBER:  15-8257         VICTIM:  Rocio Robles          CITY: 

Suspects:
Unknown

 

Narrative: On July 2, 2015 at approximately 2210 Deputies were dispatched to the 2600 block of Prescott in Visalia in regards to a vehicle burglary that occurred at Rocky Hill in Exeter.  Victim advised Deputies unknown suspect(s) smashed the driver’s side window and opened the trunk via the release hatch inside the vehicle and removed baseball equipment valued at $1390.00.

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 15-8251.

 
...posted by media relations
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Robbery
LOCATION:  500 block of Thompson Road-Tipton          DATE:  07-03-15          TIME:  0430
CASE NUMBER:  15-8262         VICTIM:  Chevron          CITY: 

On 07/03/2015 Deputies responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Tipton Chevron. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the clerk who advised an unknown subject entered the store wearing a black hoodie with a white logo on the chest, black bandana, and brandished a weapon demanding money. Suspect fled on foot with approximately $500.00 cash.

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:  9600 block on Ave. 264, Visalia          DATE:  07-02-15          TIME:  1730
CASE NUMBER:  15-8245         VICTIM:  Fred Quintero          CITY: 

On Thursday, 07/02/15 at 1849 hours, a Deputy with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a theft in the 9600 block on Ave. 264. The victim advised, rims, speakers and hydraulic pumps were taken from inside the vehicle. The victim estimated the loss to be $2,350. Deputies contacted Jerady Hernandez in the area.

Hernandez confessed to the theft and took the Deputies to the 1200 block of S. Cardoza in the City of Tulare where all the stolen items were recovered. Hernandez was transported to Pre-Trial Facility where he was booked.

Hernandez was charged with PC 487

Suspect: Jerady Hernandez  Age-32 from the City of Tulare 

 
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459 PC- Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  19600 block of Ave 194          DATE:  7-1-15          TIME:  Unknown
CASE NUMBER:  15-8213         VICTIM:  Mario Franco Jr          CITY:  Strathmore

Deputy Personnel were dispatched to the above indicated location regarding a burglary.  Upon arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took several items. 

The case is still currently under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department.

 
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*****BE ON THE LOOKOUT*****
LOCATION:           DATE:  7-1-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-90063         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Lindsay-Springville-Porterville area's

On 07/01/15, Detectives from the TCSO Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) received information on the possible whereabouts of a subject with an active Federal Indictment arrest warrant.  The warrant was a result of a 2011 joint investigation between the TCSO Narcotics Task Force and ATF under the operation name of “Red Rover.”  This operation took place in the southern portion of Tulare County and this wanted person is the last outstanding suspect from that investigation.  The Federal Indictment arrest warrant includes charges for narcotics and weapons.  The suspect also has a local, active $10,000.00 misdemeanor arrest warrant.


Detectives from the TCSO GVSU and Deputies from the US Marshal’s Office responded to the possible location of the suspect to conduct surveillance and attempt to locate him.  This surveillance detail led to positively identifying the suspect and then a vehicle pursuit in the outlying area of Lindsay. During the pursuit, the suspect was able to flee the area in the vehicle.  Approximately 45 minutes following the pursuit, the Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle on Globe Dr. in Springville.  Deputies responded to the location and it was confirmed to be the same vehicle involved in the earlier pursuit of the wanted suspect.  Assisting units responded to the Springville location in an effort to locate and apprehend the suspect.  Members of TCSO, California Highway Patrol and the US Marshal’s Office were involved in the search for the suspect.  The CHP aircraft, TCSO aircraft and TCSO K9 Unit were utilized during the vehicle pursuit and ground search for the suspect.  After an extensive search of the area the suspect is still outstanding and still wanted on the active Federal Indictment arrest warrant and local misdemeanor arrest warrant. 


Suspect Information:
Maclovio Ontiveros Palomino (aka: Mac), 34 years of age, Hispanic male adult, 5-06, 140, black hair, brown eyes, currently has a shaved head.  He was last seen wearing grey shorts and a grey shirt.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Palomino is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559)733-6218.  You can remain anonymous. 

 
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Update: Homicide in Strathmore
LOCATION:  19700 Block Rd. 231, Strathmore          DATE:  06-28-2015          TIME:  0400
CASE NUMBER:  15-08033         VICTIM:  Jose Castillo          CITY: 

UPDATE:

On 7-1-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives were able to positively identify the victim as Jose Castillo 54 years out of the Strathmore area.

On 7-1-15 an autopsy was conducted on the victim and the cause of death was ruled to be exsanguination due to a single sharp force trauma injury.    

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. J. Mayberry or Detective Luis Pineda at (559) 733-6211 or anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow email: tcso@tipnow.net text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

Victim: Jose Castillo 53 years, Strathmore

Suspect: Unknown suspect(s)

On 06-28-15 at approximately 0448 hrs. Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 19700 block of Rd. 231, Strathmore for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival Deputies located a male subject deceased inside the residence. 

Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation and found the victim obviously deceased with apparent stab wounds to his body. Detectives also found the victim’s vehicle was taken by the unknown suspect(s) and subsequently recovered.

 
...posted by media relations
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Update: Homicide in Cutler
LOCATION:  12600 block of Second Dr., Cutler          DATE:  6-27-15          TIME:  0605
CASE NUMBER:  15-8019         VICTIM:  Pedro Mateo          CITY: 

UPDATE:

Victim – Pedro Mateo 41 years out of the Cutler area

Suspect – Rogelio Barrera 24 years out of the Cutler area (IN CUSTODY)

On 7-1-15 Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Violent Crimes Detectives were able to positively identify the victim as Pedro Mateo 41 years out of the Cutler area.

On 7-1-15 an autopsy was conducted on the victim and the cause of death was ruled to be exsanguination due to multiple sharp force trauma injuries.

The suspect in this case is in custody and there are no other outstanding suspects.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can call the TIP NOW line at 559725-4194.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

Victim: Hispanic Male Adult, Cutler

Suspect: Rogelio Barrera Castro, DOB: 05-05-1991

On 06-27-2015 at approximately 1839 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 12600 block of Second Drive, Cutler, for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, Deputies located a male subject deceased in the backyard of the residence. 

During the investigation, Deputies located and detained a suspect who was still on scene. The suspect was identified as Rogelio Barrera Castro and was later transported and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility for homicide.    

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. J. Mayberry or Detective Merced Zamora at (559) 733-6211 or anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow email: tcso@tipnow.net text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by media relations
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  300 block of South Main Street, Pixley          DATE:  6/29/15          TIME:  0830-1030
CASE NUMBER:  15-8146         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On 6/30/15 at 1344 hours Deputies contacted a business owner in the 300 block of south Main Street in the community of Pixley who reported arriving at his business, and finding the door to his work station open.  He visually inspected the work space, and discovered someone had stolen various tools. The estimated loss was approximately $1,000 dollars.  

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

 
...posted by media relations
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  21100 block of Road 220          DATE:  6/29-30/15          TIME:  1900-1630
CASE NUMBER:  15-8161         VICTIM:  Leona Vasquez          CITY: 

Deputy Personnel were dispatched to the above indicated location regarding a burglary.  Upon arrival, Deputy Personnel discovered unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and took several items.  

The case is still currently under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department.

 
...posted by media relations
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Attempted Homicide
LOCATION:  17400 block of Rd. 224, Porterville          DATE:  06-30-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-8128         VICTIM:  Hispanic male adult          CITY: 

On 6-30-15 at approx. 0601 hrs. Deputies were dispatched to the 17400 block of RD 224, Porterville regarding a gunshot wound victim.

Upon arrival they located the victim on the side of the road suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or 1-800-808-0488. Anyone with information can also remain anonymous by calling the TIP NOW line at 559-725-4194.

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  32700 Block of R132 Visalia          DATE:  15-08075          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-08075         VICTIM:  Elbow Creek Elementary          CITY: 

Narrative: 

On 6/29/2015 at 0700 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Elbow Creek Elementary School in Visalia for a reported burglary. It was discovered an unknown suspect(s) gained access to school grounds by cutting the chain on the perimeter gate.  The suspect(s) removed a padlock from a locked storage building and stole (1) red metal gas can. The gas can was identified as an Eagle Safety Can with a lockable cap. The total loss was valued at $100.00  

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or using the following information. 

 

TCSO Dispatch 559-733-6218

Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary
LOCATION:  1600 Block of R132 Visalia          DATE:  6/28-6/29          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-08097         VICTIM:  Louie Esparza          CITY: 

Narrative: 

On 6/29/2015 at 1314 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a business in the 31600 block of R132 reported burglary. The victim reported his white 1995 Saturn SL 4-door car had been stolen. It was discovered the suspect(s) pealed back the metal siding on the business to gain access to the interior where they took the car keys from a desk inside. 

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department or using the following information. 

 

TCSO Dispatch 559-733-6218

Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by media relations
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Theft
LOCATION:  16300 block of Ave. 264          DATE:  10/29/2015          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-8080         VICTIM:           CITY:  Visalia

On Monday 6-29-15 at 1000 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 16300 block of Ave. 264 in Visalia, regarding a report of a theft. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated unknown person(s) removed a three horse power Honda water pump from a water tank trailer. The estimated loss is $2,500.00. 

 

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 15-8080.

 
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Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  22000 Block of Ave 320 Lin Cove          DATE:  6/26-28/15          TIME:  unk
CASE NUMBER:  15-8042         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

Narrative: 

On the above dates and times unknown suspect(s) entered onto the victim’s property and took the below items:

(1) 2001 Isuzu Pick-up - $20,000.00

(1) 2006 Wells Cargo Trailer - $15,000.00

(1) Indian Chief Motorcycle - $40,000.00

(1) Harley Davidson Motorcycle - $15,000.00

 

The Isuzu pick-up and Wells Cargo trailer have since been recovered within the City of Visalia.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information should contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218

 
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Grand Theft
LOCATION:  18000 Block of Road 80 Tulare Ca          DATE:  6/26/15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-7984         VICTIM:  Cardoza Company          CITY: 

Suspects:
Unknown 

 

Narrative: On 6/26/15 at approximately 1858 hrs, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the above location where unknown suspects took an agricultural use utility vehicle and fled the scene. 

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 15-7063.

 
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Evading a Peace Officer
LOCATION:  Mineral King and County Center-Visalia          DATE:  06-29-15          TIME:  0434
CASE NUMBER:  15-8070         VICTIM:  State of Calif.          CITY: 

On 6/29/15, at approximately 0434 hours, Deputies attempted to stop a white Chevrolet Camaro in the area of Mineral King and County Center in Visalia for a vehicle code violation.  The driver of the suspect vehicle accelerated to over 80 MPH on surface streets and continued westbound Hwy 198 at speeds over 100 MPH.  The driver was eventually apprehended at Hwy 198 and Plaza Dr. without further incident.  The driver was identified as Jesus Camacho, 21 years old.  He was subsequently booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for evading a peace officer, under the influence of a controlled substance and other vehicle code violations.

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 15-8070.

Suspect:

Camacho, Jesus Moses 21 YOA Tulare Resident

 
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Grant Theft
LOCATION:  20700 blk Ave 40-          DATE:  06-28-15          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  15-8066         VICTIM:  Zannovich Farms          CITY: 

 Deputies responded to the area of Ave 40 and Rd 208 on a theft report. Deputies contacted an employee of Zannovich Farms who said sometime on 6-28-15 unknown suspects entered property and took miscellaneous farm equipment and fled the area.

Case under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department 

 
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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY
LOCATION:  20900 BLOCK OF GUERRERO RD, RICHGROVE          DATE:  06-27-2015          TIME:  1700 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8047         VICTIM:           CITY:  RICHGROVE

On 06/28/2015 deputies responded to an address in the 20900 Block of Guerrero Rd., Richgrove regarding a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, it was discovered an unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the residence by breaking through a living room window.  An X-Box gaming system valued at approximately $350.00 was taken.

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

 

 

 
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BURGLARY
LOCATION:  31100 BLOCK OF WOLF STREET, GOSHEN          DATE:  06-27-2015          TIME:  1900 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8054         VICTIM:           CITY:  GOSHEN

On Tueday, 6/28/15, TCSO Deputies were dispatched to the 31100 block Wolf St, Goshen regarding a burglary report.  The victim reported sometime between 1900 hrs and 2230 hrs on Saturday, 6/27/15, unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and removed miscellaneous clothing and car a stereo system.  The victim estimated the total loss at approximately $2,710.00 dollars.     

 

TCSO Dispatch 559-733-6218

Anonymous information or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

about this incident can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 

 

 
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HOMICIDE
LOCATION:  19700 BLOCK OF ROAD 231, STRATHMORE          DATE:  06-28-2015          TIME:  0400 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8033         VICTIM:  HISPANIC MALE ADULT          CITY: 

Victim: Hispanic Male Adult, Strathmore

Suspect: Unknown suspect(s)

On 06-28-15 at approximately 0448 hrs. Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 19700 block of Rd. 231, Strathmore for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival Deputies located a male subject deceased inside the residence. 

Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation and found the victim obviously deceased with apparent stab wounds to his body. Detectives also found the victim’s vehicle was taken by the unknown suspect(s) and subsequently recovered.    

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. J. Mayberry or Detective Luis Pineda at (559) 733-6211 or anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow email: tcso@tipnow.net text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by dispatch
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ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
LOCATION:  1600 BLOCK OF SOUTH LEGGETT, PORTERVILLE          DATE:  06-28-2015          TIME:  2050 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8031         VICTIM:  ADULT MALE          CITY: 

On 06-28-15 at 0240 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 1600 block of S. Leggett, Porterville in regards to an assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was located a short distance away from the area. The victim was transported to an undisclosed hospital for treatment in regards to his injury which was sustained from an unknown sharp bladed weapon. 

During the investigation deputies located a second male victim at a residence in the 1600 block of S. Leggett, Porterville. The second victim was transported to an undisclosed hospital for treatment of his injuries. At this time no suspects have been identified or located.

The case is still currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Justin Pipkin or Sgt. Mike Giefer of the Sheriff’s Departments @ (559) 782-9675 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.     

 
...posted by dispatch
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HOMICIDE
LOCATION:  12600 BLOCK OF SECOND DRIVE, CUTLER          DATE:  06-27-2015          TIME:  1835 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8019         VICTIM:  HISPANIC MALE ADULT          CITY: 

Victim: Hispanic Male Adult, Cutler

Suspect: Rogelio Barrera Castro, DOB: 05-05-1991

HMA from Cutler

On 06-27-2015 at approximately 1839 hours, Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence in the 12600 block of Second Drive, Cutler, for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, Deputies located a male subject deceased in the backyard of the residence. 

During the investigation, Deputies located and detained a suspect who was still on scene. The suspect was identified as Rogelio Barrera Castro and was later transported and booked at the Pre-Trial Facility for homicide.    

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. J. Mayberry or Detective Merced Zamora at (559) 733-6211 or anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow email: tcso@tipnow.net text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by dispatch
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CARRYING A LOADED FIREARM IN A VEHICLE
LOCATION:  24500 BLOCK OF AVE 92 , TERRA BELLA          DATE:  06-28-2015          TIME:  0011 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  15-8029         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Male juvenile, 16

           Male juvenile, 15

  Eduardo Mata, 19

  Anthony Avila, 18

 Freddy Maciel, 21

Victim: The people of California.

On 06-28-15 at approximately 0011 hours, deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 24500 block of Avenue 92 in the community of Terra Bella regarding gunfire coming from the residence. 

Upon arrival deputies located a vehicle leaving the residence. A traffic enforcement stop was performed on the vehicle. Deputies contacted the passengers in the vehicle and recognized the passengers to be Norteno gang members. During the contact with the passengers deputies located a loaded rifle with in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. All the passengers were arrested on violation of California Penal Code 25850(A) (Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.)

 

 

 
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VC 10851-Stolen Vehicle (Trailer)
LOCATION:  200 Block of South Main          DATE:  6-27-15          TIME:  0000 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-8012         VICTIM:  David Harris          CITY:  Pixley

On 6-27-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to an address in the 200 Block of S. Main regarding a stolen utility trailer that had been located. 

During the investigation, Deputies obtained information the trailer had been stolen approximately six weeks ago in the Earlimart area and on today’s date, the owner of the trailer located it in Pixley. Upon further investigation, Deputies were able locate a suspect through sales paperwork to a local business. The suspect was located, detained and subsequently arrested for VC 10851. The suspect was booked into the Tulare County Jail.  The trailer was processed and returned to the victim. 


(S) Angela Gutierrez (38) years from Earlimart

Case Status: Active

 

 
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PC 245, PC 246- Assault w/a Deadly Weapon and Shooting into an Inhabited Dwelling
LOCATION:  42800 Block of R140          DATE:  6-27-15          TIME:  1546 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  15-8009         VICTIM:  17 yr old male          CITY:  Orosi

Suspects: 4 unknown males

Suspect vehicle:  white sedan

Victim: 17 year old male 

On 6-27-15 at 1546 hours, Deputies responded to the 42800 block of Rd.140 in Orosi,CA regarding a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the victim stated four males in a white four door sedan stopped in front of the house and fired several gunshots in his direction. The suspects then fled the scene south bound at a high rate of speed. No injuries were reported.

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.

 
...posted by dispatch
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