Crime Blotter Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
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, Sept. 25, 2012
Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of West Belleview Avenue regarding a disturbance. Investigation discovered there was no disturbance and the report was regarding a missing 9-year-old juvenile. Officers began canvassing the neighborhood and detectives ultimately took over the investigation. A phone system, “A Child Is Missing,” was activated twice throughout the day.
At approximately 6:30pm, a citizen in the 400 block of West Kanai Avenue contacted police after she observed the missing child in a backyard. The witness stated she was made aware of the juvenile’s disappearance after she was contacted by police officers earlier in the morning. The juvenile was located and transported to the police department. Detectives had been called in regarding the missing juvenile report. The juvenile was determined to be uninjured but was hungry. Detectives and Child Welfare Services met with the family and a safety plan was implemented. CWS will be following up on this case and the service needs for the family will be evaluated and provided.
Officers contacted Mauricio Velasquez, 49, in the lobby of the police department. Velasquez had come to the department to get his vehicle released from impound. Velasquez had a no bail warrant for his arrest, and he was taken into custody without incident and booked.
Arrest for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats
Officers were conducting patrol checks in the 100 block of North “E” Street and observed a suspicious subject walking in the area. The subject, Raul Castro Sanchez , 23, was the suspect from a domestic violence incident on North Villa Street that occurred on SEPT. 24. Sanchez was taken into custody and later booked at the TCSO Main Jail.
Public Intoxication / Trespassing
Officers responded to Save Mart regarding a male subject yelling at customers. Officers arrived and contacted Dale Jenkins, 50, who was intoxicated. Jenkins had been contacted the day prior by Officers and was given a “No Trespass” advisement. Jenkins was arrested and later booked into the TCSO Main Jail for Public Intoxication and Trespassing.
Officers responded to Super 7 regarding Holly Wilson, 30, inside the store. Wilson was known to have several warrants for her arrest. Officers arrived and Wilson taken into custody for three warrants. Tanya Pena, 27, was contacted outside in their vehicle. Pena also had a felony warrant for her arrest. She was also taken into custody without incident, and both Wilson and Pena were later booked into the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.
Warrant Arrest / Citizen’s Arrest for Petty Theft
Officers responded to Home Depot regarding a combative male subject that was detained for petty theft. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect, Ricky Short, 44, who was detained by Home Depot Security after stealing two flashlights. Short also had two warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the TCSO Main Jail.
Officers responded to the 300 block of North Indiana Street regarding a residential burglary report. The victim reported that she returned home today afternoon and discovered a suspect gained entry into her residence and stole a 46-inch television. Physical evidence was located at the scene and the case remains under investigation.
Officers contacted Candelario Valenzuela, 24, in the 700 block of North Main Street. Valenzuela had a warrant for his arrest and he was booked.
Officers responded to Save Mart regarding a theft in progress. Robert Montoya was detained by store employees for shoplifting. He was taken into custody per citizen’s arrest and booked.
Officers responded to the 2200 block of West Putnam Avenue regarding an out of control juvenile. The victim reported her son, 15, left the residence without permission and returned at 1:30 a.m. The juvenile was on probation for Possession of Stolen Property and had a 7 p.m. curfew per one of his terms of probation. When the juvenile returned home, the door was locked so he started to kick the stucco off the residence using profanities toward her. The victim stated this is an on going problem and the juvenile is out of control. Police officers arrested the juvenile for vandalism, and he was taken to the Juvenile Detention Facility.
Officers responded to 450 West Springville Avenue regarding vandalism report. Gabriel Olmos was in an argument with a neighbor when he broke the window to the apartment. Olmos was taken into custody per citizen’s arrest and booked.
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