Crime blotter 3/12/13 (cont.)
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.
Tuesday, March 12 (cont.)
Officers responded to 450 W. Springville Ave. regarding a residential burglary. The reporting party stated that she was relocated to the Best Western about two weeks ago due to upgrades being done to the complex. Today at about 6 p.m., she returned to move back in and found that her computer, video gaming systems, safe containing jewelry and other household items had been stolen. No forced entry was found and officers will conduct further follow up with construction management to identify possible suspects.
Officers contacted Larry Crowder, 24, walking in the area of Putnam Avenue and Pearson Drive. Crowder had one felony and two misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. He was arrested without incident and later booked at the substation.
Felony Warrant / Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
Officers responded to the 600 block of West Brown Avenue regarding a suspicious subject in the reporting party’s yard. When officers arrived, they contacted Arturo Lopez, 29, who had a felony warrant for his arrest. While speaking with Arturo, he said he had a fight with his brother, Armando Lopez, 31, and left to cool off. Officers contacted Armando Lopez in the 400 block of West Poplar Avenue and he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Both subjects were arrested and processed.
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