Crime blotter 11/28/12
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, Nov. 28
Officers got behind a stolen white Ford Explorer in the area of Westwood Street and Henderson Avenue. The vehicle turned westbound on Henderson Avenue and accelerated at a high rate of speed into Westwood Estates. A perimeter was established in an attempt to locate the vehicle and driver. Further investigation determined that the driver had driven through adjoining wood fences of residences and continued west through Changala’s Pumpkin Patch. The investigation was taken over by the Special Enforcement Team.
Officers responded to Porterville College regarding a theft of musical instruments from the music room. The reporting party, campus security, said that the teacher reported that he noticed them missing today, but had not visually seen them since sometime last week.
Auto Theft Recovery
Officers responded to the sub-100 block of West Danner Avenue regarding a located stolen vehicle. The reporting person said that a Green Jeep Cherokee had been parked on the street for a few days. The vehicle was reported stolen out of a county jurisdiction. The vehicle was partially stripped of parts. The registered owner responded and the vehicle was returned to him.
Officers responded to the 500 block of West Olive Avenue regarding an indecent exposure report. The victim, a 20-year-old female, was walking eastbound on Olive Avenue at Cottage Street when she observed a Hispanic male adult in a silver vehicle. She said that the male subject motioned her to come over to his vehicle where she could see him exposing himself. The female kept walking and he drove out of the area.
Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of West Morton Avenue for a vehicle burglary report. The victim reported that suspect(s) broke the side window to her vehicle and removed her purse containing her debit card, Social Security card, California driver license, and checkbook. The burglary occurred between 5:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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