Crime Blotter 10/21/12
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.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Officers responded to the 1800 block of West Monache Avenue regarding warrant service. Officers contacted Lino Sanchez, 33, who had two active warrants for his arrest. Sanchez was arrested and booked at the TCSO Porterville Substation.
Officers responded to Walmart regarding a theft that just occurred. While en-route, officers observed a subject in the 1000 block of West Henderson Avenue that matched the description of the suspect. Officers contacted the subject, later identified as David McCombie, 29, who was subsequently positively identified by Walmart Loss Prevention as the suspect. McCombie was in possession of the stolen property. McCombie is on Post Release Community Supervision for theft. He was arrested and later booked at the TCSO Porterville Substation.
Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of North Mathew Street regarding a physical fight between a male and female. Officers arrived and contacted both parties, Raul Lorta, 40, and a female victim. The victim complained of pain to her right shoulder and had injuries in the same area. She stated that during an argument with Lorta, who is her live-in boyfriend, pushed her into a wall causing her injuries. Lorta was arrested and later booked at the TCSO Porterville Substation.
Officers responded to 90 West Morton regarding altercation. William Ramirez, 57, was contacted and subsequently taken into custody for public intoxication. He was transported to TCSO where he was booked and housed.
Officers contacted Lisa Duran at Putnam Avenue and Cottage Street during a pedestrian contact. She had an active warrant for her arrest and was booked at PPD.
Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision
Officers responded to the 1200 block of West Tomah Avenue regarding a hit and run traffic collision report. CHP attempted to make a traffic stop of a black Acura; however, the vehicle fled the scene after backing into a fence at the Tomah address. CHP pursued the vehicle and lost it in the area of Jaye Street and Highway 190. CHP later located the vehicle abandoned in the Strathmore area, and it was determined to be stolen from Delano. The case remains under investigation.
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