Crime Blotter Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
PORTERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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, Oct. 17, 2012
Officers responded to the 2000 block of West White Chapel Avenue regarding domestic violence that occurred the night before. The victim reported that she was struck two times by her boyfriend, Brandon Shoop, 29, last night while they were parked in front of the residence. Shoop left last night and hasn’t returned since. Shoop is being sought by police for questioning.
Injury Traffic Collision
Officers responded to an injury collision at North Grand Avenue and Wilson Street. The first driver was westbound on North Grand Avenue, preparing to turn into Ranch Market. Rigoberto Covarrubias was westbound behind the first vehicle and struck the first vehicle from behind. The driver of the first vehicle suffered a head injury and was transported to Sierra View District Hospital by ambulance for treatment with non life threatening injuries.
Use / Possession of Toluene
Officers located Karen Gryzbek, 44, passed out in a vehicle at Murry Park. Gryzbek had residue and paraphernalia indicating she had been huffing some type of cleaner. Gryzbek was arrested, medically cleared, and booked at Bob Wiley.
Under the Influence of Controlled Substance
Officers responded to a verbal disturbance in the area of Morton Avenue and Patsy Street. Upon arrival, officers contacted Destiny Luna, 24, who was involved in the disturbance. She was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested and booked.
Officers responded to a report of a motorcycle collision at the OHV Park. It was determined that an 11-year-old was riding a dirt bike on the closed park and lost control. He suffered a possible broken leg and was transported to Tulare District Hospital by ambulance.
Possession of Marijuana on school grounds.
Tulare County Probation Officers caught a 17-year-old juvenile with a small amount of marijuana at Citrus High School. The juvenile was contacted and cited to the Porterville Police Juvenile Diversion Program.
Possession of Marijuana on school grounds
School staff at Granite Hills High School caught a 15-year-old juvenile with a small amount of marijuana on campus. The juvenile was cited to the Porterville Police Juvenile Diversion Program.
Detectives were contacted by Adult Protective Services regarding a possible case of elder abuse. It was reported that an elderly female had been transported to Fresno Community Regional Medical Center on Oct. 6 after ambulance personnel responded to her residence. Initially, it had been reported that the victim’s injuries were result of her falling and causing an injury to her head. Upon arriving in Fresno, the victim stated that her son, who resides with her, had struck her in the face and choked her. Detectives contacted the victim and upon further investigation, it was determined that the victim’s son, Bryan Benavides, had struck her and choked her resulting in her injuries. Detectives responded to the residence and Bryan Benavides was taken into custody and booked for elder abuse.
Officers responded to the 1700 block of West Henderson Avenue regarding a residential burglary. The reporting party stated suspect(s) entered her residence through a window and took jewelry. Physical evidence was left at the scene and the case remains under investigation.
Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Violation of Probation
Officers were in the area of a burglar alarm call when they contacted Simon Torres, 45, in the 100 block of West Thurman Avenue. A records check revealed that Torres was on felony probation for drug possession. Torres was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a shuriken knife (prohibited weapon), both of which violated the terms and conditions of his probation. Torres was arrested without incident and later booked at the substation.
Officers contacted Michael Robertson, 31, at Olive Avenue and Dameron Street. Robertson had a felony warrant for his arrest and was booked at the substation.
Porterville Police Officers responded to the area of Springville Avenue and W Street to assist the sheriff’s office during a felony traffic stop in which one of the occupants had fled the vehicle on foot. TCSO had originally responded to the 600 block of South Sunset Street regarding subjects loading marijuana into three trucks. When the deputy attempted to stop two of the trucks leaving the area, occupants of the truck jumped out and fled. Deputies were able to apprehend the driver of that truck as other deputies stopped the second truck nearby. Both trucks were loaded with marijuana that had just been harvested and all suspects were detained. Porterville Police officers assisted searching the area of the fleeing subjects and located one of the suspects hiding in a backyard.
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