Crime blotter 11/14/12
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. 14
Possession of Methamphetamine / Felony Warrant
Officers conducted a traffic stop on Olga Cantu, 37, for speeding. She had a felony warrant for her arrest. During the search after her arrest, officers located a small amount of methamphetamine, a digital scale and .22 caliber ammunition. She was arrested and booked at TCSO Bob Wiley.
Negligent Discharge of a Firearm / Child Endangerment / Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
Officers responded to the 1900 block of West White Chapel Lane regarding a subject who shot a gun inside the house. The reporting person said that his brother, David Garcia, 19, had discharged a gun in his room. It was also reported that Garcia had a history of drug use and had been acting strange for a few days. After a brief standoff and phone negotiations, Garcia came to the door; however, he would not come all of the way outside. A team went into the residence and utilized a Taser and K9 to take him into custody. He was transported to Sierra View District Hospital for clearance and later booked.
Child Endangerment / Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
Officers responded to the 200 block of South Leggett Street regarding a welfare check of children in the residence reportedly with no food or water. Upon arrival, officers contacted Maria Herrera, 35. Herrera had 6 children in the residence that had no electricity, heat or food. During the contact, it was determined that she was under the influence of a controlled substance. She was arrested and Child Welfare Services took custody of the children. Herrera was later booked at Bob Wiley.
Possession of Methamphetamine / Possess Drug Paraphernalia
Officers stopped a vehicle in the 900 block of West Henderson Avenue and contacted Vanchay Inthaongsa, 33. During the contact, Inthaongsa was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Inthaongsa was arrested and later booked at the substation.
DUI / Violation of Probation
Officers responded to 870 N. Plano Street regarding an intoxicated subject who left the apartment complex in a red truck. Minutes later, officers located the vehicle southbound on Plano Street from Henderson Avenue and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to yield at a very slow speed (5-10 mph). The vehicle finally stopped on Plano Street just north of Putnam Avenue and the driver, Anthony Baga, 48, was taken into custody without incident. Baga was extremely intoxicated and was also on probation for DUI. Baga was booked at the substation.
Arrest of Wanted Domestic Battery Suspect
Officers contacted Destiny Luna, 24, who turned herself in regarding the previously reported domestic battery case. Luna was interviewed and later booked at the substation.
Officers responded to the 1500 block of West Date Avenue regarding Jeremy Guillermo, 22, who was out of control and tearing up the residence. When officers arrived, they encountered Guillermo inside who was very belligerent and would not comply with lawful orders. Officers had to use physical force to subdue Guillermo who was taken into custody. Neither Guillermo nor the officers were injured and he was later booked at the substation.
Officers responded to the 400 block of South Beverly Street regarding a possible interrupted residential burglary. The reporting party had left at 1 p.m. and arrived home when she saw property strewn about the living room. She also believed she saw suspect(s) fleeing westbound through yards. The residence was checked by officers and property was found inside and outside the residence. Officers Ward recovered several flat screen TV’s and misc jewelry inside and outside; however, there were still a jewelry box and miscellaneous jewelry missing.
Reckless Driving / Resist Arrest
While officers were investigating the above-mentioned burglary, an officer was standing behind his legally parked patrol vehicle in front of the victim’s residence. A vehicle travelling at about 50 mph almost rear ended the patrol vehicle. The officer was able to get the attention of the driver, Amando Correa, 61, who stopped just south of him. Upon contact with Correa, he was extremely belligerent, refused to obey lawful orders, and had to be wrestled to the ground to maintain control of him. Correa was arrested and booked at PPD.
Officers stopped a vehicle at Mathew Street and Putnam Avenue and contacted the driver, Ebony Fisher, 26. Fisher had a felony warrant for auto theft and was arrested without incident. Fisher booked at the substation.
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