Crime blotter 1/18/13
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.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Transportation and Sales of Marijuana
Officers were driving in the area of Westwood Street and Kings Cross Avenue when a male subject was seen walking in the area carrying a duffle bag. The subject was contacted and he told officers there was marijuana inside the bag. Officers checked the bag and located approximately 350 grams of processed and unprocessed marijuana. The subject was identified as William Brown (33yrs). Brown was arrested without incident.
Officers responded to Family Crisis Center regarding an unwanted subject. Officers the reporting party who advised a Travis Dobson, 23, had responded to the location and was unwanted due to him making threats and acting hostile toward staff. A protective court order was obtained prohibiting Dobson from returning.
Located Stolen Vehicle
Officers responded to Crane’s Towing regarding a stolen vehicle recovery. Officers discovered a gray 1994 Honda Civic had been towed to Crane’s on 1-17-13. The vehicle was towed at the request of AAA truck repair in Lindsay, CA. The vehicle apparently had not been checked by a Law Enforcement agency prior to storing it. The report is being further investigated by the Special Enforcement Team.
Criminal Threats / Elder Abuse / Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Officers responded to the 500 block of West Center Avenue regarding a verbal argument. Officers contacted the victim, 70 years of age, who advised his son had threatened to kill him. The victim said his son had chased him with a metal pipe swinging it at him. The son was later located at a family member’s residence and he was arrested for the charges without incident. He was booked at TCSO.
Officers contacted Tim Campbel, 43, during a traffic stop at Henderson Avenue and Villa Street. He had a felony warrant for his arrest. He was booked at TCSO.
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