Crime Blotter 10/10/12
Information below is provided to The Recorder by the Porterville Police Department. It is noted that only arrests are reported and the suspects have not been found guilty of any crime.
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
A victim in the 2300 block of West Henderson Avenue stated that sometime during the night a suspect broke the lock on his Honda Civic and stole the stereo.
A victim in the 2200 block of West Cleveland Avenue stated that their stereo was stolen from their 1995 Honda Civic.
A victim in the 2100 block of West Westfield Avenue stated that he last observed his vehicle at his residence at 9 a.m. The vehicle was a 1990’s model Honda. The investigation is ongoing.
Burglary / Possession of Burglary Tools
Officers responded to Home Depot regarding a female detained for theft. Loss Prevention personnel had detained Dena Tibbetts, 34 for stealing over $100 worth of items. Further investigation revealed that Tibbetts entered the business with the intent to steal the items and a subsequent search of her purse revealed she was also in possession of a set of shaved keys. Tibbetts was later booked at the substation for commercial burglary and possession of burglary tools.
Transportation of Marijuana / Failure to Yield to Police
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle at Dameron Street and Olive Avenue; however, the driver failed to yield at slow speeds and continued westbound on Olive Avenue. The vehicle then turned southbound on Atkins Street and then westbound on Slaughter. At that point, the the driver threw an item out of the window of the vehicle. The driver eventually yielded at Beverly Street and Roby Avenue and was identified as Arnold Barrios, 32. He was detained without incident, and the item thrown from the vehicle was located and determined to be about ¼ ounce of marijuana. Barrios was arrested and booked at the substation.
Officers responded to the area south of Teapot Dome for a plane that went down. The pilot of a twin engine plane set his plane down on a dirt road in an orange grove, south of the Porterville Airport, due to engine failure. There was no damage reported. The California Highway Patrol and the Sherrif’s Department responded and took over the incident as it was in their jurisdiction.
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