Crime blotter 3/10/13
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.
Sunday, March 10
Officers discovered a broken window at a business in the 1300 block of West Olive Avenue. Further investigation revealed an open back door. The owner responded and reported items missing including an ATM machine containing cash. The business was closed and in the process of moving. At 1:09 p.m., a citizen reported seeing someone trying to open an ATM machine under the Highway 65 bridge at the Tule River. Officers responded and caught a suspect trying to pry into the machine. The suspect, Marc McGhee, 41, was on parole for burglary. He was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and a parole violation and was booked at the TCSD Substation.
Officers contacted a victim who reported criminal threats. The victim stated that on March 9, her ex-boyfriend Rigoberto Suarez responded to her store at on North Main Street and stated that two people are going to die on his birthday, March 19. The victim said today Suarez was texting her photographs and telephoned her stating that he was going to kill her. Officers responded to Suarez’s residence and he was not located. Officers are continuing to seek Suarez regarding this investigation.
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