Kidnapping
LOCATION:  1000 block of Laurel, Lindsay          DATE:  06/18/2014          TIME:  2100 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-07575         VICTIM:  Confidential Per 293          CITY: 

On 06/18/2014 at approximately 2100 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the Lindsay Police Department regarding a report of a kidnapping.

 

Upon arrival, detectives contacted the victim who stated she was contacted by three HMA and feared great bodily injury, when she was told to get into their vehicle she complied. 

 

The victim was able to flee and call Law Enforcement when the primary suspect stopped at a store in the Lindsay area.   

 

Detectives located Javier De La Trinidad Picasso, at his residence where he was taken into custody.   

 

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Cotton or Sgt. Parker at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 

Suspect In Custody:

Javier De La Trinidad Picasso, 31 YOA

700 block of Homassel, Lindsay

Charges: 207 PC, 182 PC

 

Detectives conducted a background check on Picasso and learned he was currently wanted on an active ICE HOLD.

 
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11358/11359/11378/11379 11366 H&S 273A PC
LOCATION:  Farmersville          DATE:  6-19-14          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  14-40056         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate two (2) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Farmersville area, Investigators from the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., Exeter P.D and the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 240 blk. of Farmersville Blvd. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately three grams (3) grams of Methamphetamine, marijuana with a street value of $500.00, glass smoking pipes, packaging materials, and scales.   Five children ages 13,12, 9,4 and 1 were located in the residence and were exposed an able to access the narcotics. Narcotics were located in one of the children back pack. The children were turned over to Child Protective Service.

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

 

Taken into custody were:

1) Rudy Issac               34Yrs.             Farmersville resident          Date of arrest: 06-19-14

Charges:11358/11359/11378/11379 11366 H&S 273A PC

Child endangerment/ Possession of Methamphetamine for sales/ marijuana/ maintaining a residence for the sales of Narcotics

2) Camille Houston     32 Yrs.             Farmersville resident          Date of arrest: 06-19-14

Charges: 11358/11359/11378/11379 11366 H&S 273A PC

Child endangerment/ Possession of Methamphetamine for sales/ marijuana/ maintaining a residence for the sales of Narcotics

 

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

 
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Cultivation of Marijuana
LOCATION:  Dry Creek, Northeastern Tulare County          DATE:  06/17/2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-60700/02         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 06/17/2014, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s STEP Unit conducted a raid on two sophisticated clandestine marijuana grow sites in a mountain area of Dry Creek in northeast Tulare County. During the operation, Detectives eradicated a total of 20,369 marijuana plants that had been located on private ranch lands adjacent to land managed by California’s BLM. Had the marijuana been processed and sold, it would have had a street value of over fifty million dollars. 

 

This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559 713 2990, 1 800 TIPNOW orTCSO@tipnow.com.  

Pictures:

https://upload.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.679397548797947/679397225464646/?type=1

https://upload.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.679397548797947/679397228797979/?type=1

 
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PC 245 Assualt with a Deadly Weapn
LOCATION:  18100 block of Road 232          DATE:  06-18-14          TIME:  1314 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-7554         VICTIM:  Jesus Rivera          CITY:  Strathmore

On above date and times, deputies responded to a report of a gunshot wound in the Strathmore area. Upon arrival the victim was contact who had sustained a single gunshot wound. The victim reported that an argument ensued with a known suspect which resulted with the suspect shooting the victim. The victim was transported for his non-life threatening injuries. The case is under investigation.

 
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487 Grand Theft
LOCATION:  40800 Block of r144          DATE:  06182014          TIME:  1012 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-7544         VICTIM:  Quinn Rental          CITY: 

(V) Quinn Rentals

Loss $130,000

On 6-18-14 at about 1100 hrs., Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies and Detectives responded to the area of Rd 144 and Ave 408 regarding a theft of equipment. Investigation revealed the suspects entered the property and removed a large fork lift from the area. As the investigation continued, the fork lift was located in another orchard and recovered. The item was returned to the victim.

The case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Ag Crimes Unit.

 
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PC459-Burglary
LOCATION:  14000 Block of Road 284          DATE:  6-17-14          TIME:  1601
CASE NUMBER:  14-7522         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Wilbur Reaves,  25 years

Loss: $400 (all recovered)

Deputies were dispatched to a suspicious subject loitering around vehicles in the Eagle Mountain Casino parking lot.  Upon arrival deputies located the subject immediately ran from deputies and was apprehended a short time later in possession of the items taken during a vehicle burglary.

The suspect was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail and the property was returned to the owner. 

 
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UPDATE- PC 187-Homicide
LOCATION:  Tule River Indian Reservation          DATE:  6-16-14          TIME:  1420 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-7476         VICTIM:  Matthew Alfonso Eredia          CITY:  Porterville

06/17/2014: The victim was identified as Matthew Alfonso Eredia. The victim was last seen at his residence in the City of Porterville, at 0900 hours, by family members. Eredia had been reported this date to the Porterville Police Department as a missing person adult. 

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On 06/16/2014 at approximately 1420 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to the Tule River Indian Reservation regarding a report of a gunshot wound victim.

Upon arrival, detectives located the victim on the side of the roadway east of the Tule River Indian Reservation. The victim was found to be deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds. 

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Cotton or Detective Marks at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

 
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25400 PC-Carrying a concealed weapon, Poss and Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
LOCATION:  33500 Mountain Road 127          DATE:  6-16-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-7490         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

On 06/16/2014 at approximately 1420 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Deputies and Officers from the Tule River Indian Reservation contacted a subject later identified as Jaime Aldaco and a Hispanic male juvenile along the roadway on Mt. Road 127. During contact, Aldaco and the Hispanic male juvenile were found to be in possession of loaded firearms.      

Both males were arrested and transported to the Porterville Substation. During the booking process, it was discovered Aldaco was in the possession and under the influence of a controlled substance. 

Aldaco was booked at the Porterville Substation for charges of P.C. 25400, H&S 11377 (e) and H&S 11550. 

The 17 year old Hispanic male juvenile was subsequently transported to the Tulare County Juvenile Detention Facility and booked for charges of P.C. 25400. 

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
...posted by dispatch
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PC 187- Homicide
LOCATION:  Tule River Indian Reservation          DATE:  6-16-2014          TIME:  1420 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-7476         VICTIM:  John Doe          CITY:  Porterville

On 06/16/2014 at approximately 1420 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives responded to the Tule River Indian Reservation regarding a report of a gunshot wound victim.

Upon arrival, detectives located the victim on the side of the roadway east of the Tule River Indian Reservation. The victim was found to be deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds.

This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Cotton or Detective Marks at 1-800-808-0488 or may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program: 

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

E-mail: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Sheriff's Department Chaplains award Scholarships
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Two scholarships to recently graduated high school seniors will be awarded in a ceremony at Sheriff’s Headquarters at three in the afternoon by the Chaplains of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. This year, the scholarship committee named Jordan Anthony Silva and Jonathan Christopher Porter as their recipients. Both will receive $250 each – the largest amount ever given per recipient by the committee. In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants were asked to submit their transcript, show that they had at least a 3.0 GPA, write a letter of consideration to the committee, be registered as a full time student, and be a dependent of a Sheriff’s Department employee. 

Silva and Porter, who will be attending Point Loma Nazarene University and College of the Sequoias respectively, are the latest in a long line of scholarship recipients – the committee has presented this scholarship for nearly ten years – and was two of four applicants this year. This year’s scholarship brought another first, as the checks will be written by the Friends of Tulare County group, and will go directly to the schools of the applicants, rather than to the applicants themselves. 

“Every little bit helps,” said Chaplain Les Lungren. Every bit of assistance makes a difference to new college students. According to scholarships.com, the national average of textbooks per semester is $550, which may be much higher in certain parts of California. 

Please join us in the lobby of Sheriff’s Headquarters on Wednesday afternoon to congratulate these two young men on their accomplishments, and wish them well in the future.

 
...posted by media relations
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Burglary
LOCATION:  14500 block Road 190, Poplar          DATE:  06/15/2014          TIME:  0700
CASE NUMBER:  14-7401         VICTIM:  Gabriel Alvarado          CITY:  Poplar

Suspect: Male Juvenile, 15 years, Poplar
Charges: 459 PC, Buglary
Booked: Juvenile Detention Facility

 

On the above date and time deputies were dispatched to the above location in regards to a prowler call. Deputies arrived on scene and noticed the garage door partially opened. As deputies approached the garage the suspect attempted to flee out the garage door but was apprehended. 

During the investigation it was discovered the suspect first approached the residence on foot and began knocking on the doors and windows, and attempting to enter the residence. The suspect then entered the garage and ransacked the victim’s vehicle but was unsuccessful in taking any property. The suspect was later booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility.   

 
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459 PC, Residential Burglary
LOCATION:  3900 block of Road 104          DATE:  6/13/2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-07332         VICTIM:  Vargas, Rudolph          CITY:  Dinuba

On 06/13/14, at 1100 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies responded to the 39000 block of Road 104, Dinuba, regarding a residential burglary. Upon arrival, the victim reported that unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his residence and removed a safe and several items of personal property. The suspect(s) fled with the stolen property in an unknown direction. This case is still currently being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff’s TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

Email: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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UPDATE: Orosi Home Invasion
LOCATION:  42400 block of R140 Orosi, Ca.          DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6557         VICTIM:           CITY: 

UPDATE 6-13-14:

On Tuesday, 6-10-14 at about 9:30 am, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Office, an additional suspect from the East Orosi Home Invasion Homicide identified as Francisco Padilla (21 years) was arrested in the front yard of a residence in the 2000 block of Pictoria Drive Bakersfield, Ca.  He was transported and booked into the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility and is currently charged with homicide, attempted homicide, attempted robbery, burglary, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, criminal street gang activity enhancement and a violation of probation.  Also arrested at the same location on an unrelated charge was Jessica Magana (22 years) for a fresh parole hold, due to absconding. Magana was also booked into a Tulare County Facility. 

 

The investigation is on-going for additional suspects involved in the crime.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559) 733-6211 or tcso@tipnow.com 

 

UPDATE:

Suspect information : 

Victor Hernandez Deharo (found deceased at the scene.) 

21 years of age.

Orosi, Ca. 

Rolando Magana  (fled the scene and transported to a local hospital by accomplices.) 

18 years of age. 

Cutler, Ca. 

On todays date at approx. 1000 hours, an autopsy was performed on Victor Hernandez Deharo. It was determined that the cause of death was due to exanguination  from a single gunshot wound.

Rolando Magana is currently hospitalized at a local hospital for injuries received during the commission of this crime.  He is considered to be in critical but, stable condition.  Rolando has been booked on the following listed charges; homicide, burglary, home invasion - robbery, conspiracy and criminal street gang activity.  The complaint will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for further review and filing of charges.  The victim is still hospitalized at a different area hospital and is in stable condition.  Detectives are continuing there investigation to identify and arrest additional suspects in this case. 

On 5-27-2014 at approximately 0542 hours four siblings were in their home, ages 22, 18, 11 and 8.  The 22 year old male heard the door to their house being broken in and saw at least two people in his home.  He retrieved a handgun from a safe and approached the suspects.  Both the victim and at least one suspect exchanged gunfire inside the residence. 

The victim was struck multiple times and was transported to a Fresno area hospital.  

Two suspects were struck multiple times.  One suspect was deceased on scene.  While exiting the residence the second suspect attempted to pull the decedent back to the vehicle.  The deceased suspect was left on scene while the second injured suspect was transported by van to Kaweah Delta District Hospital and left by two subjects captured by security cameras.

The van that transported the suspect was also captured by security cameras. 

The van is described as a gray 1990 Chevy Astrovan, license number 7CHR190.

This investigation is ongoing.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff's TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

email: tcso@tipnow.com

Photos of van and suspects:

https://www.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.667198260017876/667197906684578/?type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.667198260017876/667197870017915/?type=1&theater

 

PRIOR RELEASE:

On 5-27-2014 at approximately 0542 hrs an armed home invasion occurred in the Orosi area. Gunfire was exchanged between two suspects and the victim. All parties were injured. One suspect is deceased on scene, the second suspect and victim were both transported to different area hospitals for treatment. 

As additional information is made available an update will be posted. Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux is also on scene.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 1-800-808-0488 or you may send your information anonymously through the Sheriff's TipNow program:

Text or voicemail: 559-725-4194

email: tcso@tipnow.com

 
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ATTEMPTED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON / DRIVE BY SHOOTING
LOCATION:  100 BLOCK OF N. FRONT ROAD, EARLIMART          DATE:  6-13-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-7317         VICTIM:  CONFIDENTIAL          CITY: 

On 6-13-14 at approximately 0152 hours Deputies were dispatched to a drive-by shooting in the 100 block of N. Front Road, Earlimart.  Upon arrival Deputies contacted victims who were sitting in their driveway when two unknown male suspects approached them on foot. During the incident, one of the suspect’s began shooting at them without provocation.  After the shooting both suspects fled on foot to nearby car, which was used for their quick get a way. None of the victims were injured, and both suspects remain at large. 


The crime scene was processed and items of evidence were collected for future examination. Due to the seriousness of this offense, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at #1-800-808-0488, anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.  Any community assistance in solving this case would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Carjacking (PC 215)
LOCATION:  Plano Rd, north of Reid Ave. Porterville.          DATE:  06/12/14          TIME:  0330
CASE NUMBER:  14-7272         VICTIM:  Confidential          CITY: 

On above date and time TCSO Deputies were called to the scene regarding a carjacking. Deputies arrived and contacted three adult female victims. Victims advised they were parked on the shoulder of the road way and at approximately 0330 hours this day the suspect vehicle approached and two Hispanic male adults exited. Both suspects ordered all three victims out of their vehicle at gunpoint and demanded the keys to the vehicle. One suspect drove away in the victim's vehicle and the second fled in the suspect vehicle. No injuries were reported. 

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

 

 
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Cultivation of marijuana, sale of marijuana,
LOCATION:  4700 Block of Avenue 308          DATE:  06/09/2-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Goshen

On 06/09/2014 following a series of overflights targeting illegal marijuana cultivation, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team served a search warrant on a residence in the 4700 block of Road 308 in Goshen. Detectives located a sophisticated operation which included both outdoor and indoor grows and a large THC extraction lab.

During the investigation, Detectives arrested Gage McQueen, 22 of Goshen and Emidio Arriola, 45 of Mexico who is a previously deported felon. Detectives seized five firearms, eradicated 293 live marijuana plants and seized 72 pounds of processed marijuana. McQueen and Arriola were charged with the cultivation of marijuana, sale of marijuana, the manufacturing of narcotics and weapons violations. The seizure of marijuana was estimated to be worth over one million dollars. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559-713-2990, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.

 
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Possession of a controlled substance for sales/ Possession of marijuana for sales
LOCATION:  Visalia          DATE:  6/09/14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-70047         VICTIM:  - State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate four (4) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Visalia area, Investigators from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division and the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., and Exeter P.D were led to a residence in the 4300 blk. of E. Feemster. The ensuing investigation and search revealed methamphetamine and marijuana, with a street value of $2000.00, packaging materials, and scales.  As a result of the search warrant one suspect was taken into custody on the below charges.

Taken into custody :

1) Rene Lomeli 25Yrs. Visalia resident Date of arrest: 06-09-14

Charges:

11377/11378/11379/11357/11359/11364H&S

Possession of a controlled substance for sales/ Possession of marijuana for sales

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

 
...posted by DISPATCH
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Illegal marijuana cultivation, Goshen
LOCATION:  4700 Block of Avenue 308, Goshen          DATE:  6-9-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-60689         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

On 06/09/2014 following a series of overflights targeting illegal marijuana cultivation, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team served a search warrant on a residence in the 4700 block of Road 308 in Goshen. Detectives located a sophisticated operation which included both outdoor and indoor grows and a large THC extraction lab.

 

During the investigation, Detectives arrested Gage McQueen, 22 of Goshen and Emidio Arriola, 45 of Mexico who is a previously deported felon. Detectives seized five firearms, eradicated 293 live marijuana plants and seized 72 pounds of processed marijuana. McQueen and Arriola were charged with the cultivation of marijuana, sale of marijuana, the manufacturing of narcotics and weapons violations. The seizure of marijuana was estimated to be worth over one million dollars. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559-713-2990, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.  

 
...posted by media relations
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Possession of a controlled substance for sales/ Possession of marijuana for sales
LOCATION:  Visalia          DATE:  6/09/14          TIME:  1600
CASE NUMBER:  14-70047         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

After an approximate four (4) week investigation into the sales of illegal narcotics in the Visalia area, Investigators from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division and the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Farmersville P.D., and Exeter P.D were led to a residence in the 4300 blk. of E. Feemster. The ensuing investigation and search revealed methamphetamine and marijuana, with a street value of $2000.00, packaging materials, and scales.  

As a result of the search warrant one suspect was taken into custody on the below charges.

Taken into custody :

1) Rene Lomeli 25Yrs.            Visalia resident          Date of arrest: 06-09-14

Charges: 11377/11378/11379/11357/11359/11364H&S   

 Possession of a controlled substance for sales/ Possession of marijuana for sales

 

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division (559) 713-2950.

 
...posted by media relations
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Marijuana Suppression Raid
LOCATION:  Unincorporated areas of North East Lindsay          DATE:  06-05-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 06/05/2014, following a month long investigation, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team and Narcotics Division conducted a marijuana suppression raid on fifteen private residences in the County area of northeast Lindsay. Detectives executed five search warrants and had identified ten additional properties which were actively engaged in the cultivation of marijuana. 

During the investigations, Detectives eradicated 2,497 live marijuana plants, seized 217 pounds of packaged saleable marijuana and seized six firearms. Seven individuals were taken into custody on charges including cultivation of marijuana, sale of marijuana and weapons violations. Had the marijuana been allowed to be harvested, processed and sold, it would have been valued at an estimated 7.5 million dollars. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

 
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594(b)(1) PC Vandalism
LOCATION:  6500 Block of Ave 384          DATE:  06-09-14          TIME:  1427 hrs.
CASE NUMBER:  14-7160          VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 06-09-14 at approximately 1427 hours, deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to an address at the 6500 block of Avenue 384 regarding a report of a verbal argument.  Once on scene deputies determined that the suspect in this case, Guadalupe Alvarez, had damaged the victims vehicle by causing over $500.00 in damage to the hood from hitting and kicking it.

 

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

 

Taken into custody were: 

Guadalupe Alvarez, 19 years old.

 

Charges:   PC 594(b)(1)

 
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POSSESSION OF COCAINE & DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/NARCOTICS
LOCATION:  A416/R124 , OROSI          DATE:  06-07-14          TIME:  2250 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-07069         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Suspect: Miguel Santana Garcia (23), Orosi

On above date/time/location Deputies from the Orosi Substation conducted a traffic stop for a violation of a vehicle code.  Subsequent to investigation the driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and narcotics.  It was also discovered he was in possession of cocaine.  Miguel Santana Garcia (23) was taken into custody and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facilty. 

 
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FELONY RESISTING ARREST, VANDALISM & PUBLIC INTOXICATION
LOCATION:  4900 BLOCK A309 GOSHEN          DATE:  06-08-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-07071         VICTIM:           CITY:  STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Suspect : Jose Trejillo (26 yrs)

Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff's Dept. Headquarters Patrol Unit were dispatched to a residence in the 4900 Block of Ave 309, Goshen.  Deputies were advised family members had called the dispatch center stating a family member was intoxicated and becoming increasingly violent towards them.  Deputies arrived and noted a male Hispanic in a physical altercation with several other males.  The deputy attempted to detain this subject, but he physically resisted both control hold attempts and verbal commands.  The deputy deployed his tazer and after warnings fired it once, striking the suspect in the chest.  The suspect continued to resist, but was handcuffed with family assistance.   The suspect was placed into the rear of a marked patrol unit where the suspect proceeded to smash his head into the side window, breaking the window.   The suspect was removed from the vehicle and additional restraints were placed on him. 

The suspect was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital to be examined as the tazer had been used to arrest him.  Once cleared medically, the suspect was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail on charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest, and vandalism.   A "Hold" was placed by the California Department of Corrections as the suspect was also on CDC Parole.  

Case status: Active - pending further investigation and review  by the Tulare County DA's office.

 
...posted by dispatch
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posession of metal knuckles, possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor
LOCATION:  Slick Rock, Three Rivers, CA          DATE:  07/07/2014          TIME:  3:25 PM
CASE NUMBER:  14-7050         VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative: On Saturday, June 7th 2014 at approximately 1523 Hours, Tulare County Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by Fish and Wildlife Officers, regarding underage subjects drinking alcohol at the Slick Rock recreation area. Further investigation revealed, one subject was found to have in his possession a pair of Metal Knuckles. The suspect was arrested for the Metal Knuckles and for possession of an alcoholic beverage by a minor.

 

The suspect was booked for the listed charges at the Tulare County Main Jail.

Deputy S. Doyle

Three Rivers Resident Deputy

 
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Probation/Parole compliance check
LOCATION:  South County Probation /Parole compliance check operation          DATE:  6/5/14          TIME:  0700-1400 hr
CASE NUMBER:  14-90036         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 6/5/14, the Tulare County Sheriff Department’s South County Gang Violence Suppression Unit conducted a Probation/Parole compliance check operation targeting known active gang members. The South County unit was assisted by the Tulare County North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit, and numerous other Tulare County and Kern County agencies. 

The operation totaled (45) probation compliance checks, (9) Parole checks with a sum of (25) field interviews. Out of these contacts a felony arrest was conducted for violation of a domestic violence restraining order, (5) misdemeanor warrants served and a traffic citation written.

The following is the arrest and investigation information: 

 

Munoz, Matthew  DOB: 10/9/92

870 N. Plano Porterville

(2) Misdemeanor warrants for 11364.1/ 11550 H&S & 20150 PC/11550 H&S

Bail amount: $50,000.00

 

Ayon, Jose  DOB: 7/10/76

Unknown address in Delano

(2) Misdemeanor warrants for 14601.1 VC & 4000(a) VC

Bail amount: $20,000.00

 

Flores, Pablo  DOB: 5/30/90

Resides in Plainview

Cited for 11357(b) H&S/ 22450 VC

 

The following communities were addressed during the operation: Tipton, Pixley, Earlimart, Allensworth, Alpaugh, Richgrove, Ducor , Terra Bella, Porterville, Poplar, Plainview, Strathmore and Lindsay.

In addition to Tulare County Sheriff Department personnel, the following agencies assisted in the operation: Tulare County Probation, Tulare County District Attorney Investigators, Tulare PD, Visalia PD, Dinuba PD, Delano PD, McFarland PD, California Department of Corrections Parole and Special Services unit, as well as California Highway Patrol TRATT unit.    

 
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Narcotics Arrest
LOCATION:  Rd 128/Emerald Ave, Cutler          DATE:  06-06-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-06994         VICTIM:  State of California, Tulare County          CITY: 

Case Number: 14-06994

Victim: State of California, Tulare County

Susp: Cruz, Bernardo 2/5/74, Orosi

Charges: H&S 11377 Poss. Controlled Substance/CVC 23152(e)driving under influence narcotics/PC 148.9 Falsely identifying himself to a peace officer.

Location: Rd 128/Emerald Ave, Cutler

 

On above date/time/location Deputies from Orosi Substation conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.  Subsequent to investigation it was discovered the driver and lone occupant Cruz, had falsely identified himself and he had two active Tulare County Warrants.  He was also discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence of narcotics.  Cruz's vehicle was towed and he was transported and booked at the Adult Pre Trial Facility.  

 
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Burglary
LOCATION:  27400 block of rd 140          DATE:  6-5-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6987         VICTIM:  JSS Enginerring          CITY: 

Case # 14-6987

Location 27400 block of rd 140

On 6-5-14 Tulare County Sheriff's deputies responded to an address near Visalia regarding a burglary.

Investigation revealed the suspects arrived and hid in a near by orchard, broke into a shop and removed several items from inside. Items of evidence were collected and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with  information please contact Detective Fulton or Sgt Dow at the Tulare County Sheriffs Department phone number 559-733-6218.

 
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Raid in Lewis Creek Area
LOCATION:  Lewis Creek          DATE:  5-32-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

On 05/31/2014 at approximately 0600 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team conducted a raid on several clandestine marijuana plantations that were being hidden along Lewis Creek in northeast Lindsay. Detectives initially located the sites during aerial overflights the week prior. Detectives found three extensive marijuana plantations along the creek and eradicated at total of 7,627 marijuana plants.  Had the plants been allowed to be harvested and processed, they would have yielded an estimated 19 million dollar street value in saleable marijuana. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team. 

 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559-713-2990, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.  

 
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POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITH ALTERED OR REMOVED SERIAL NUMBER
LOCATION:  12600 BLK OF A406 , CUTLER          DATE:  06-01-14          TIME:  2147 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-6800         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On above date and time Deputies from the Orosi Substation responded to the 12600 blk Ave 406 in Cutler regarding a shots call.  Upon arrival Deputies discovered a small gathering outside the residence.  Upon contact with the tenant a handgun was located in plain sight on the driveway.  Subsequent to investigation the tenant was identified as the owner of the handgun, which had the serial numbers altered and removed.  Salazar was transported and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility

Suspect: Fredy Santos Salazar (25)

 
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Possession of a controlled substance
LOCATION:  400 block of NW 2nd, Visalia          DATE:  06-01-14          TIME:  1531hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-6787         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Suspect: Mariana Gutierrez  26 years of age
Suspect's city of residence:  Visalia

On the above date and time deputies conducted a felony warrant service at a residence in the 400 block of NW 2nd, Visalia.   The suspect, Mariana Gutierrez, was located and taken into custody without incident.  Gutierrez was searched and found to be in possession of approx. 2 grams of an off white crystal like substance which is believed to be methamphetamine.  The street value of the substance is approx. $200.  Gutierrez was booked into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for the warrant and possession of a controlled substance.

 
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Home Invasion/460PC
LOCATION:  1300 block E. Naranjo-Woodlake          DATE:  06-01-14          TIME:  0047
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY:  Woodlake

Suspect: Salvador Gonzalez-Mendoza age 32

On June 1st 2014, Deputies were dispatched to the area in regards to a report of a possible home invasion.  Officers from the Woodlake Police Department arrived in the area and located the suspect vehicle.  When a traffic stop was conducted, the suspect attempted to flee from Officers; however the suspect was arrested a short time later.

Investigation revealed that the suspects entered the victim’s residence and assaulted an elderly male adult.  The suspects then fled the area, one of which was caught by Officers from the Woodlake Police Department.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  (559)733-6218.

 
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Possessopm of a controlled substance, Possession of narcotic parapehalia
LOCATION:  Pearl and Court Streets, Visalia, CA          DATE:  05302014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6692         VICTIM:           CITY: 

 

 

 

SUSPECT 1: KARSTEN, KARL 59 YOA CITY: VISALIA, CA

CHARGES: 11377 H&S

Possession of a controlled substance

11364 H&S

 

Possession of narcotic paraphernalia

On 05/30/14 at approximately 1012 hours, Deputies from the TCSO HQ Division contacted a subject within Village Park in the city of Visalia. Deputies contacted Karl Karsten who was sitting in the park with a glass methamphetamine pipe in his hand. Approximately .01 grams of methamphetamine was located inside the glass pipe. Karsten was transported to Tulare County Main Jail where an additional .6 grams of methamphetamine was located. Karsten was booked into the TCSO Main Jail without incident.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to

TCSO@tipnow.com

or call 1-800-TIPNOW. For booking photos, please contact the on duty Sergeant at the jail facilities.

 

 

 
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Elder Abuse, Petty Theft, Possession of a controled substance and narcotic paraphenalia
LOCATION:  18000 block Ave 256          DATE:  05312014          TIME:  0940 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-6741         VICTIM:  Confidential (87 Years Old)          CITY:  Exeter,CA

On 5-31-14 at approx. 0938 hours, Deputies from the Head Quarters Division were dispatched to a residence regarding a theft of credit cards, miscellaneous documents and a vehicle. Upon arrival, they made contact with the 87 year old victim who claimed the theft was committed by (S1) Dan Lawson. An investigation commenced. Lawson was subsequently located while in possession of all the stolen items to include the vehicle.

Lawson was in the company of his wife (S2) Vanessa Lawson who was in possession of narcotic paraphernalia and approximately 4.0 grams of methamphetamine. The street value of the drug was estimated at $400.00 dollars. (S1) Dan Lawson was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail, while (S2) Vanessa Lawson was booked at the Tulare County 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 

 

 
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***UPDATE***Overdue Hiker
LOCATION:  Kennedy Meadows          DATE:  05-31-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6709         VICTIM:  Turner, Paul age-78          CITY:  Red Mountain, CA

****Updated Informatiopn****

Inyo County has confirmed that overdue hiker Paul Turner age 78 has been located. Paul safely navigated his way to safety after accidentaly diverting from his intended course. 

 

****Updated Information****

Tulare County Sheriff's department Search and Rescue Team working with the Inyo County Sheriff department have called off the search for overdue hiker Paul Turner age 78. Subject can not be located.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.  (559)733-6218.

 

**Original Press Release**

The Tulare County Sheriff's department Search and Rescue Team is currently searching for a 78 year old hiker in the Kennedy Meadows area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. No further information is available at this time. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. 

 
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Possession of Methamphetamine
LOCATION:  Rd 128/Ave 403, Cutler          DATE:  5/30/14          TIME:  1938 hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-6717         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Cutler

On above date and time TCSO Deputies from the Orosi Substation conducted a traffic stop at above location regarding a vehicle code violation. Subsequent to investigation the driver (Angel Cisneros) was found to be driving unlicensed. Upon further investigation Cisneros was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was transported and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.

 
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Search Warrant
LOCATION:  31000 Block of Reservation Road          DATE:  05/30/2014          TIME:  0500 Hours
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY:  Porterville

On 05/30/2014 at approximately 0500 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team served a search warrant on private property located in the 31500 block of Reservation Road in the foothills above Porterville. Detectives located an extensive clandestine marijuana growing operation covering approximately three acres. Detectives eradicated 1,109 mature marijuana plants. Had the plants been allowed to be harvested and processed, they would have yielded an estimated 3.3 million dollar street value in saleable marijuana. There were no permanent structures or residences on the property and no suspects were located within the grow site. Evidence did show the plants were being regularly irrigated and tended to. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact STEP Detectives at 559-713-2990, 1-800-TIPNOW or TCSO@tipnow.com.

 
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273(A)PC - Child Endangerment,11379.6HS - Manufacturing of Narcotics,11358HS - Cultivation of Mariju
LOCATION:  24500 Block of Avenue 220, Lindsay          DATE:  05/29/2014          TIME:  0700 Hours
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY:  Lindsay

Taken into custody were:

S1: Craven, Robert 48 of Lindsay

S2: Craven, Geostin, 25 of Lindsay

Charges:

11358HS - Cultivation of Marijuana

11379.6HS - Manufacturing of Narcotics

273(A)PC - Child Endangerment

On 05/29/2014 at approximately 0700 hours, Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff Department's STEP Team served a search warrant at a residence in the 24500 block of Avenue 220 in Lindsay. Detectives located a sophisticated outdoor marijuana growing operation, a working honey oil lab and four additional clandestine marijuana grow sites that were linked to the property owner and suspect, Robert Craven. During the investigation, Detectives located two small children who were living in the residence. Due to deplorable and unsafe living conditions, Child Welfare Services were called along with the Tulare County Resource Management Agency. The property was later deemed uninhabitable by RMA and the children were removed form the home by CWS. Detectives eradicated 1,069 marijuana plants from the property. Had the plants been allowed to mature and be harvested, they would have yielded an estimated 2.6 million dollar street value in saleable marijuana. Craven was arrested pursuant to charges of marijuana cultivation and the manufacturing of narcotics. The children's father, Geoustin Craven of Lindsay was arrested for child endangerment. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff's Department STEP Team.

 
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Under the influence and Cultivation of Marijuana
LOCATION:  40800 block of Old Three Rivers Drive, Three Rivers, CA          DATE:  05.29.2014          TIME:  0700-1600 ho
CASE NUMBER:  14-6657/6649         VICTIM:  State Of California          CITY:  Three Rivers

Narrative and Suspects:

Deputies assisted probation with a search of a home in Three Rivers. During the search deputies contacted a female identified as Katie Hollister and she had an active warrant and that she was under the influence of a controlled substance. Hollister was subsequently arrested in booked into Tulare County Pre-trial facility. Deputies also located a marijuana grow in a green house on the property. During the investigation Eric Burger was found to be cultivating marijuana illegally and was arrested.

 
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Shooting in Porterville area
LOCATION:  Success / Springville intersection in Porterville          DATE:  05-27-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6573         VICTIM:  2, caucasian male adults          CITY: 

On 05-27-14 at approximately 1411 hrs, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department received a call of a possible shooting that occurred near the intersection of Success and Springville roads in Porterville.  Deputies responded and found two Caucasian male adults suffering from injuries.  Deputies learned that a vehicle described as a green Blazer had driven by, made a u-turn and stopped near the victims.  The passenger and driver exited the vehicle and began shooting toward the victims.  The suspects then returned to their vehicle and drove away. 

The Deputy was able to put out the information on the vehicle and Porterville Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a green Blazer in the area of Poplar and Ester.  Four subjects got out of the vehicle and ran.  The subjects were described as Hispanic male adults.

Both victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.

If anyone has information regarding this incident please call the Sheriff’s Department at 1-800-808-0488.

You can also send your information anonymously through the TipNow program
Text/voicemail to 559-725-4194
Email tcso@tipnow.com

 
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Resiential Burglary
LOCATION:  4300 block of Dinely Drive          DATE:  5-24-14          TIME:  1530-1800 hr
CASE NUMBER:  14-6439         VICTIM:  Requested Confidential per 293 PC          CITY:  Three rivers area

Date of Occurrence: 05.24.2014  
Time of Occurrence: 1530-1800 hours  
  
Narrative and Suspects: Deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary at a home located on Dinely Drive. Victim reported unknown suspect(s) entered the residence and stole jewelry and a Hare Krishna picture from the residence while the victim was gone from the home. Victim reported the estimated loss of all the items taken was approximately $7,000. Investigation is still on-going. Anyone with any information can contact the Tulare County Sheriff Department.

 
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