Crime Blotter Saturday, Sept. 29, 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.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
Officers responded to Target Department Store regarding a report of a stolen Chevrolet pick-up truck. The victim reported the vehicle was stolen from the parking lot in the area of Tokyo Bowl. The investigation remains ongoing.
Officers responded to the Porterville city library regarding a report of a subject drinking alcohol in front of the library. Officers arrived and contacted Lucas Drak (29 yrs) who was heavily intoxicated. He was arrested and booked.
Officers responded to Save Mart regarding a female detained for theft. Officers arrived and contacted Save Mart Loss Prevention officers. It was reported that Chelsea Davis, 18, stole liquor and left the store. Davis was detained and the liquor was recovered. Officers were familiar with Davis form prior incidents and aware she had prior theft convictions. Davis was arrested for Petty Theft with a Prior Conviction and later booked.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle
Officers responded to the 200 block of North Henrahan Street regarding a vehicle theft. The reporting party stated that sometime in the last 20 minutes, suspect(s) took his Toyota Camry from the street in front of his residence. During the report, the California Highway Patrol responded to Main Street and Gibbons Avenue regarding a hit and run traffic collision. The victim’s vehicle was located abandoned at the scene and recovered. The investigation is ongoing to locate the suspects.
Officers contacted Alisha Padron, 29, at Laurel Avenue and Lime Street. She had five “no cite” warrants for her arrest and was booked.
Public Intoxication / Resist Arrest / Vandalism
Officers assisted the sheriff’s department with a report of a large party in the 1500 block of West Chelsea Way. The deputies that initially responded encountered approximately 200+ intoxicated minors, all of whom were belligerent and non-compliant. Officers contacted Nathan Ryan, 18, and Shawn Day, 18, both of whom were in possession of alcohol, intoxicated and resisted arrest. After the scene was under control, TCSO conducted an investigation into the homeowner providing alcohol to minors. While at the scene, unknown suspect(s) had broken out the left rear window to a patrol car and scratched the passenger side. The arrests and vandalism were documented and cross-referenced to TCSO’s case.