Felon arrested after evading police for days
Police arrested 40-year-old Jose Luis Calderon Thursday after he led officers on a chase down the Porter Slough in East Porterville. Calderon had reportedly been evading officers for days.
The Porterville Police Department reports that on Oct. 11, detectives located a firearm, ammunition, methamphetamine, prescription medication and a large amount of marijuana after serving a search warrant at Calderon’s residence in the 1600 block of East Crabtree Avenue.
Police say Calderon was not home at the time of the search warrant.
Detectives attempted to locate Calderon at his residence for several days after the Oct. 11 incident, but the suspect was not found, police report.
On Wednesday, another attempt was made to locate Calderon and arrest him for the weapons and narcotic violations but Calderon fled from officers and he was not located.
On Thursday, detectives again responded to Calderon’s home and he again fled into the area of the Porter Slough.
Detectives established a perimeter and requested the assistance of a police dog. Calderon was located by the K-9 about half a mile away hiding in a shed.
Calderon was arrested and later booked into the custody of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.
He was booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prescription medication without a prescription, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, resisting arrest, and because Calderon is a previously deported felon, an immigration violation.