Crime blotter 11/10/12
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.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
Officers responded to Valley Oak Community Church regarding a burglary. The suspects stole a computer from the church office by breaking a window. Officers located physical evidence at the scene and the case remains under investigation.
Online Burglary Report
Officers were assigned a vehicle burglary reported online. The victim stated that on Tuesday she had been shopping inside of Save Mart on Henderson. When she arrived home, she discovered damage to the inside door handle of the driver’s door. After further investigation, she realized that her Apple Mac Book Pro had been stolen from her vehicle.
Officers responded to St. Anne’s Church regarding a vehicle burglary. The suspects gained access through the front passenger window, which was shattered. The suspects stole a purse from the front of the vehicle, which contained the victim’s wallet, CDL, credit cards, and a cell phone.
Warrant arrest / Possession of Methamphetamine
Officers responded to 415 West Poplar Avenue regarding information that John Alvarado, 23, who was wanted by Fresno Police and Fresno County Sheriff, was seen at the store. Officers located Alvarado’s car in the parking lot of 450 West Springville Avenue. Assisting officers arrived on scene and located Alvarado standing near apartment #144. Alvarado attempted to hide a bindle of methamphetamine underneath the Lincoln while officers were approaching him. Alvarado was taken Into custody without incident. Alvarado also had two local warrants, and was subsequently booked into TCSO Main Jail for his warrants and possession of methamphetamine. Fresno PD and Fresno County S.O. were notified of his apprehension.
A red, 2008 GMC Sierra truck, was stolen from the El Reventon parking lot. The incident occurred with a large crowd present at the bar between 11 p.m. and closing time.
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