Crime blotter 2/9/13
Information below is provided to The Recorder by the Porterville Police Department. It should be noted that only arrests are reported, and the suspects have not been found guilty of any crime.
Sunday, Feb 9, 2013
Officers responded to 1500 North Prospect Street regarding a residential burglary report. The victim reported that suspect(s) kicked in the back door to her residence and stole her 42” VIZIO television.
Officers contacted a 17-year-old at a residence in the 200 block East Presidio Avenue. The juvenile had a no-bail warrant for his arrest. He was booked at the juvenile detention facility.
Police responded to Corona Drive and Park Street regarding a DUI traffic collision. Damaso Hernandez, 29, drove his vehicle off the roadway into a tree. He was the only occupant and there were no injuries. He was DUI and taken into custody. He was later transported to TCSO, where he was booked.
Stolen Vehicle Located
Officers responded to the 800 block of East Poplar Avenue regarding a recovered stolen vehicle from Lindsay. The vehicle, a 2005 Chevy Silverado, was located in the riverbed near the area.
Domestic Violence / False Imprisonment / Destroy a Phone Line
Officers were dispatched to the police department regarding a victim who reported her boyfriend, Santos Estorga, hit her at a residence on North 3rd Street. The victim reported she went to Santos’ residence and while she was there, he kept her from leaving. She attempted to call 911 with her cell phone, but Santos took the phone and broke it to prevent her from contacting the police. The victim said Santos threw her on the bed and bit her causing visible injury. Santos was contacted at his residence, arrested and booked at the substation.
Officers were dispatched to St. Anne’s Catholic Church regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim reported that suspect(s) entered her locked vehicle by breaking the front passenger window and stole her purse.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Olive Avenue and Mathew Street regarding a report of a possible DUI driver. Officers located the vehicle and a traffic stop was made at Olive Avenue and Prospect Street. Officers determined the driver, Joseph Acoba, 27, was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and booked at PPD.
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