Crime blotter 11/19/12
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.
Nov. 19, 2012
Possession of Marijuana
Officers responded to Veteran’s Park regarding juveniles fighting. Upon arrival, the juveniles had dispersed with the exception of a 15-year-old who was in possession of marijuana. He was cited and released to his mother.
Officer’s responded to the area of Belleview Avenue and Cottage Street regarding a warrant suspect identified as Daniel Lucio, 24. He was arrested, transported to Main Jail and booked.
Officers contacted the victim at a residence in the 100 block of South B Street. The victim stated she started her white Dodge Avenger to warm it up and went back into the house. She came outside as a white male adult, described as being in his 40s wearing a flannel ball cap, got into the vehicle and fled. The vehicle was later located at Harrison Avenue and Second Street.
Officers were dispatched to Denny’s Restaurant on West Henderson Avenue regarding a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that a male suspect entered the restaurant, confronted an employee, and demanded the cash from the register. The employee reported that the suspect became irate and was yelling and hitting the counter. The employee advised that out of fear he opened the register and the suspect grabbed the cash and ran out of the business on foot. A witness followed the suspect on foot, and he (the suspect) was last seen running towards Safe 1 Credit Union. Officers arrived in the area of Grand Avenue and Douglas Street and observed the suspect running across the field towards Grand Avenue with the money in his hand. The suspect was caught and taken into custody without incident. The suspect was positively identified by the witnesses and victim. The suspect was uncooperative and would not provide a statement or identify himself. This suspect is believed to be the same suspect from an earlier case and appears he arrived in Porterville from Belvidere, Ill. That jurisdiction was contacted and sent a booking photo of who officers believe he is. Based on the photo and tattoo information, officers believed to have identified the suspect; however, fingerprints will confirm his identity. He was booked at TCSO for Robbery.
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