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.

 
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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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Armed Home Invasion - Orosi area
LOCATION:  42400 block of Road 140, Orosi          DATE:  05-27-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6557         VICTIM:           CITY:  Orosi

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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Farmersville PD Homicide News Release
LOCATION:  500 block of N. Brundage, Farmersville          DATE:  5-25-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-715         VICTIM:  Angelica Haro          CITY:  Farmersville

Farmersville Police Department
News Release
UPDATE 05/26/2014 1600 Hrs

Case #:  14-0715
Date / Time:  May 25th, 2014 / Approx. 8:30 P.M.
Crime:   187 P.C. (Homicide)
Location:  500 Block of N. Brundage Farmersville
Suspect(s): (See information below)
Suspect Vehicle: Described as a black Hummer. (Believed to have been located in the City of Lindsay)

Victim:  Angelica Haro, 02/19/1979, of Farmersville


Through the course of the investigation Detectives have identified four subjects as persons of interest in this homicide case and are currently seeking them for questioning. The subjects are as follows:

1. Juan Valencia  DOB 08-28-1981 Hispanic male 5’7” 160 lbs. black hair brown eyes (Photo Provided)
2. Manual Valencia DOB 05-27-1987 Hispanic male 5’10” 175 lbs. black hair brown eyes (Photo Not Available)
3. Jorge Valencia DOB 08-15-1992 Hispanic male 5’8” 130 lbs. black hair brown eyes (Photo Provided)
4. Josue Miranda DOB 05-27-1991 Hispanic male 5’11” 180 lbs. black hair brown eyes (No Photo Available)
 
The subjects should be considered armed and dangerous. The weapon in this case has not been recovered. Anyone with information regarding these subjects should not attempt to apprehend or detain the subjects and are encouraged to contact authorities immediately. The black Hummer believed to have been used has been located in the City of Lindsay and seized as evidence. Anyone with information related to this case can contact Corp. Tony Mosqueda or Lt. Jay Brock of the Farmersville Police Department 559-747-0321.

 Photos:

https://www.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.666837246720644/666836913387344/?type=1&theater
https://www.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.666837246720644/666836960054006/?type=1&theater
https://www.facebook.com/TulareSheriff/photos/pcb.666837246720644/666837003387335/?type=1&theater

 
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273.5 PC, 245 PC- Domestic Violence/Assault w/a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  19500 Block of Road 230          DATE:  5-25-14          TIME:  2200 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-6494         VICTIM:  Confidential per 293 PC          CITY:  Strathmore

Taken into custody were:  Aguilar, Arman 52 Yrs, Strathmore                                       

Charges: Domestic Battery, Assault with a deadly weapon

On 05-25-14 at approximately 2200 hours, a deputy responded to the 19500 block of Road 230 Strathmore, in regards to a domestic violence report. Upon contacting the victim, she reported she received a cut to the face after the suspect struck her with a 2”x2”x4’ long piece of wood during an argument outside of their residence. The victim received first aid by paramedics at the scene.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and booked at the Porterville Substation for the above listed charges.  

 
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11377 HS-Possession of a controlled substance
LOCATION:  Road 124/Amethyst          DATE:  5-24-14          TIME:  1753 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-6424         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Cutler

Suspect: Gutierrez, Andres (21), Cutler

On above date and time Deputies from Orosi Substation conducted a traffic stop at above location for a violation of the vehicle code.  Subsequent to investigation the passenger Gutierrez was found to have an active Felony Tulare County Warrant.  Incident to arrest Gutierrez was also found to have a small baggie of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his possession.  Gutierrez was transported and booked at the Adult Pre Trial Facility.  

Jose Melendez

Deputy II 

Goshen Community Based Officer 

 

Tulare County Sheriff's Department

County Civic Center

2404 W. Burrel

Visalia Ca, 93291-4580

559-636-4625 Office 

559-733-6218 24 Hours

559-974-9491 Cell Phone

JMelendez@Co.Tulare.Ca.Us 

 
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See Below
LOCATION:  Hwy 65/Linda Vista          DATE:  5-24-14          TIME:  1908 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-6431         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY:  Porterville

Taken into custody were:  Watkins, Jennifer 41 Yrs, Bakersfield                                           

Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine and previously convicted felon in possession of ammunition.

On 05-24-14 at approximately 1910 hours, a deputy observed a female walking on the shoulder of H65 at Linda Vista Ave, Porterville. Deputy stopped to check the welfare of the female. She was found to be in possession of .8g of methamphetamine and live ammunition which she was not allowed to have due to a previous felony conviction. She was arrested and booked at the Porterville Substation. 

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

 
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Gang Violence Suppression Detail
LOCATION:  Northern Tulare Co          DATE:  5-24-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 05-23 and 5-24-14 Detectives from the Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit were in the Dinuba, Cutler and Orosi areas conducting continuing efforts to curb gang violence in the northern portion of Tulare County. 

Arrested were:  Julian Espita (29 yrs old from Cutler) / Arrested in connection with a gang related attempted homicide that occurred in the Yettem area in 2011.

Also arrested in unrelated cases were:        

Noe Manzo (22 yrs old from Cutler) / Arrested for possession and under the influence of a controlled substance. 

Sigifzedo Magallan (21 yrs old form Orosi) / Possession of Concentrated Cannabis

These cases are still being investigated by the Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  Anyone with information regarding these cases is encouraged to contact the Gang Violence Suppression Unit (559) 735-1862 or toll free (800) 808-0488.  Also anonymous tips regarding this case or other gang related information can be left at (559) 725-4194. 

 
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487PC Grand Theft
LOCATION:  12700 block Ave 192 Tulare Ca          DATE:  05-24-14          TIME:  0916
CASE NUMBER:  14-6412         VICTIM:  Jake Degroot          CITY: 

On May 24th 2014, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area in regards to a report of a theft from a dairy.  Deputies arrived and discovered that the suspects entered the dairy barn area and stolen numerous pieces of milking equipment from the barn.

Anyone with any information regarding the theft is asked to contact Det. Travis Shaw or Sgt. J. Dow with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department AG Crimes Unit at (559)735-1858.

 
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Narcotics Arrest
LOCATION:  Exeter          DATE:  5/22/14          TIME:  0700 Hrs
CASE NUMBER:  14-40038         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

Detectives from the Inter Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) consisting of personnel from Exeter P.D., Farmersville P.D., and the Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Division were led to a residence in the 400 blk. of N. “F” street regarding illegal sales of narcotics. The ensuing investigation and search revealed approximately, 8 grams methamphetamine, 8.7 grams Heroin, 5 grams cocaine and marijuana with a street value of $2000.00, also located were packaging materials, and scales. 

 

 

Taken into custody were:

1) Kyrk Munson,  46Yrs.             Exeter resident                        Date of arrest: 05-022-14

Charges:11377/78/51/ 11366 H&S 182 PC

 Possession of Methamphetamine for sales//cocaine/heroin maintaining a residence for the sales of Narcotics/conspiracy

 

2) James Garnett Booher 50 Yrs. Exeter resident                        Date of arrest: 05-22-14

Charges:11377/78/51/ 11366 H&S 182 PC

 Possession of Methamphetamine for sales//cocaine/heroin maintaining a residence for the sales of Narcotics/conspiracy

 

3) Suzanne May Booher   39 Yrs.  Exeter resident                       Date of arrest: 05-22-14

Charges:11377/78/51/ 11366 H&S 182 PC

 Possession of Methamphetamine for sales//cocaine/heroin maintaining a residence for the sales of Narcotics/conspiracy

 

4) Diann Miller   55 Yrs.             Exeter resident                           Date of arrest: 05-22-14

Charges:11377/78/51/ 11366 H&S 182 PC

 Possession of Methamphetamine for sales//cocaine/heroin maintaining a residence for the sales of Narcotics/conspiracy

 

5) Mark Streshly   25 Yrs.            Exeter resident                           Date of arrest: 05-22-14

Charges:11377/78/51/ 11366 H&S 182 PC

 Possession of Methamphetamine for sales//cocaine/heroin maintaining a residence for the sales of Narcotics/conspiracy

 

 

 

 

6) Cathi Christensen    47 Yrs.             Exeter resident          Date of arrest: 05-22-14

Charges: Outstanding Felony warrants

 

7) Christopher Bailey    47 Yrs.             Exeter resident          Date of arrest: 05-22-14

Charges: 11550 H&S/ under the influence of a controlled substance Outstanding Felony warrants

 

 

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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BOMB THREAT
LOCATION:  EXETER CEMETERY          DATE:  05-21-14          TIME:  1412 HRS
CASE NUMBER:  14-6296         VICTIM:           CITY: 

On 5/21/14 at approximately 1412 hours Tulare County Sheriff’s Department received an anonymous tip advising there was a bomb inside the Exeter Cemetery. Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and Exeter police Department worked jointly by clearing the cemetery and securing the perimeter. Once the cemetery was cleared the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department K9 team responded with bomb detection K9. The K9 team conducted a K9 search of the area and concluded the search with negative results.

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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Negligent discharge of firearm, Attempting to take bird of prey
LOCATION:  Orosi          DATE:  5-20-14          TIME:  1320
CASE NUMBER:  14-6241         VICTIM:  State of CA          CITY: 

On 5-20-14 Deputies were dispatched to the Orosi High School Bus Depot regarding a gunshot heard and pellets striking the Maintenance building and one employee, Billy Estrada, who was not injured. Deputies located the Orosi residence from which the gunshot originated. Deputies contacted Garcia in his back yard, as he was attempting to shoot a hawk from a large tree. Garcia was arrested and his firearm was seized as evidence. 

 

Taken into custody: James Robert Garcia.

Charges: PC 246.3(a), F&G 3503.5.

 
...posted by media relations
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Update: Identification in Suspicious Death
LOCATION:  Tulare          DATE:  5-16-14          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:  14-6064          VICTIM:  Erica Tenhet          CITY:  Tulare

On Tuesday May 20, 2014 an autopsy was performed in relation to the case mentioned below. The deceased has been identified as Erica Tenhet, age 26 of Tulare. Cause of death is still unknown, pending further action by the Coroner's Office.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

On the above date and time Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit responded to the above location regarding a report of a suspicious death. Detectives located neighbors and family members and ascertained information regarding the victim. The case is being treated as a homicide pending an autopsy. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. No other information is being released at this time. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding the case can contact Detective Gary Marks or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559)733-6218

 

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net 

txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by media relations
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Unlawful Possession
LOCATION:  400 block of West Center / Porterville          DATE:  5-20-14          TIME:  1600 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-6251         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 5-20-14 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to a 911 hang-up in the 15000 block of Magnolia in Porterville. 

 

Deputies contacted Andre Garcia at the residence. Further investigation revealed Garcia was cultivating Opium Poppy plants. He was arrested without incident and booked into Tulare County Jail for 11350 H&S.

 

Suspect:

 

(S) Andre Garcia (49) years from Porterville

 

 
...posted by dispatch
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Possession for sales
LOCATION:  1000 block of East Cleo / Porterville          DATE:  5-20-14          TIME:  0830 hours
CASE NUMBER:  14-6217         VICTIM:  State of California          CITY: 

On 5-20-14 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department were serving a warrant in the 1000 block of East Cleo in Porterville. 

 

Deputies contacted Michael Bivens at the residence. Further investigation revealed Bivens had over 11 grams of methamphetamine on his person. He was arrested without incident and booked into Tulare County Jail for 11378 H&S.

 

Suspect:

 

(S) Michael Bivens (41) years from Porterville

 
...posted by dispatch
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UPDATE: Involuntary Manslaughter
LOCATION:           DATE:           TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

The victim has been identified as 20 year old Jose Carranza. Cause of death has been determined by the Tulare County Coroner's Office to be exsanguination caused by a gunshot wound to the right abdomen.

 

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE

Suspect: Cesilio Saucedo    22yrs

 On 05/16/14 at approx. 2230 hours Deputies from the Tularte County Sheriff’s Department Pixley Substation responded to the Delano Regional Medical Center in regards to a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon their arrival the deputies learned that the victim had since been transported to the Kern Regional Medical Center in Bakersfield for treatment of life threatening wounds. The victim, a 20 year old Hispanic Male, suffered a single gunshot wound to his abdomen area and succumbed to his wounds.

The Sheriff’s Departments Violent Crimes Unit was called to investigate the incident. The investigation revealed the victim and suspect who were friends were drinking at the victim’s residence when the suspect mishandled a handgun when the weapon fired and struck the victim one time in the abdomen area. The victim was transported by private vehicle to Delano Regional Medical center and then to Kern Regional Medical Center by Ambulance. The suspect was contacted and taken into custody without incident. He was later booked at the Tulare County Main Jail on the listed charge.

The victim’s name is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin and the cause of death will be determined by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Coroner Division. No other information is being released at this time. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff Department Violent Crimes Unit, Detective Gary Marks or Sergeant Steve Kennedy at (559) 735-1898 or 24 hours at 733-6211 or 800-808-0488 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW

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

 
...posted by media relations
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GANG RELATED NARCOTICS ARREST
LOCATION:  DINUBA/CUTLER/OROSI AREAS          DATE:  05-14-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

Narrative: On 05-16 and 5-17-14 Detectives from the Sheriff’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit were in the Dinuba, Cutler and Orosi areas conducting continuing efforts to curb gang violence in the northern portion of Tulare County. While in the city limits of Dinuba, Detectives contacted several known Norteno gang members. Subsequent investigation found three subjects in possession of controlled substances and substances packaged in a manner consistent with the sales of a controlled substance.

Arrested were:    Jose Reyes (54 years old from Dinuba)
                           Alex Nevarez (26 years old from Dinuba)
                           Lawrence Alvarado (35 years old from Dinuba)

In three unrelated incidents, Detectives arrested 4 subjects for narcotics related offenses.

Arrested were:

    Sergio Trejo (27 years old from New London) / Possession of a controlled substance
    John Camarillo (41 yrs. old from Monson) / Under the influence of a controlled substance and             possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Mario Salamanca (54 yrs. old from Dinuba) / Possession of a controlled substance and                        resisting arrest
    Stevan Aguilaria (31 yrs. old from Dinuba) / Possession of a controlled substance and an                     active felony warrant    


These cases are still being investigated by the Gang Violence Suppression Unit.  Anyone with information regarding these cases is encouraged to contact the Gang Violence Suppression Unit (559) 735-1862 or toll free (800) 808-0488.  Also anonymous tips regarding this case or other gang related information can be left at (559) 725-4194.

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

Suspect: Cesilio Saucedo    22yrs

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





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

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

On 5-17-14 at approximately 1632 hours, Deputies from the Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address located in the 41600 block of Road 130, in the community of Orosi, regarding (S) Andreas Trejo who was destroying the property, had assaulted and removed a 4 year old child by force from the residence and was in possession of a weapon. 
Deputies and Detectives from the Tulare County Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrived on scene and located Trejo who elected to run.  An approximate 10 minute foot pursuit took place in which Trejo jumped through multiple fences and backyards but was subsequently apprehended.
Trejo, who received minor injuries, was transported to the Tulare County Main Jail where he was booked without further incident.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.  
For media requests during business hours you may call Personnel at 735-1825 and leave a detailed message including the case number or news item you are referring to.  For media requests after business hours please call our non-emergency dispatch line at 733-6218 and leave a detailed message including the case number or news item you are referring to. For booking photos please contact the on duty Sergeant at the jail facilities.

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

CHARGES:           273(a) PC    - Child endangerment               

                              273(d) PC    - Corporal injury to a child                                                                                    

 

                              591 PC         - Destroying communication devices            

                              594 PC         - Vandalism                                             

                               11550 HS     - Under the influence of a controlled substance           

                       148 PC         - Resisting arrest                                                                                                                                                           

                       69 PC           - Assaulting a Peace Officer.

                                                                                                                                               

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

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

On Saturday, 05/17/2014 at approximately 1230 hours, Deputies from the Headquarters office were conducting a follow up investigation in a Visalia City park in the area of Edison and Cypress.  Deputies contacted Holmes and discovered he had an active misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.  Upon further investigation deputies located two syringes and approximately 0.2 grams of methamphetamine which had a street value of approximately ten dollars.  Holmes was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail without incident.

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

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

On the above date and time Detectives from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit responded to the above location regarding a report of a suspicious death. Detectives located neighbors and family members and ascertained information regarding the victim. The case is being treated as a homicide pending an autopsy. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. No other information is being released at this time. The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information regarding the case can contact Detective Gary Marks or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559)733-6218

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow
email tcso@tipnow.net
txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194
or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.

 
...posted by dispatch
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Sheriff's Plane helps stop brush fire
LOCATION:  south of avenue 416 and east of road 168          DATE:  05-16-2014          TIME: 
CASE NUMBER:           VICTIM:           CITY: 

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


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


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


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


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

 

Links to photo and Video:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Narrative and Suspects:

 

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

 
...posted by dispatch
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