Crime blotter 1/10/13
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.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1200 block of North Beverly Street regarding a burglary. The victim stated subject(s) forced entry into her residence. Once inside, the subject(s) took a white Apple iPad 32GB, a black Xbox 360 with white controllers, miscellaneous jewelry and a weed eater. Physical evidence was located at the scene and detectives were informed of the incident.
Possession of a Controlled
Substance in a Jail
Officers contacted Devina Longoria in the area of Fairhaven Avenue and Mathew Street. During the contact, officers were informed that Devina had two misdemeanor warrants for her arrest. Devina was arrested and transported to the police station. Once in the PPD Jail, officers located a bindle of methamphetamine and a glass pipe in her property. Devina was later booked into the Tulare County Bob Wiley Detention Facility.
The traffic unit conducted extra patrol in the areas of Sequoia Middle, Westfield Elementary, Roche Elementary, Porterville High and Monache high schools today. Traffic officers also conducted extra enforcement at Pioneer/Highway 65, Henderson/Newcomb, and Henderson/Indiana today.
Non-Injury Traffic Collision
Officers responded to Poplar Avenue and Prospect Street regarding a non-injury traffic collision. Driver-1 was eastbound on Poplar Avenue when Driver-2 pulled out of a parking lot at the Family HealthCare Network clinic and struck Driver-1’s vehicle. Driver-2’s vehicle then struck a vehicle parked nearby before coming to a stop.
Minor Injury Traffic Collision
Officers responded to the area of Main Street near Olive Avenue regarding a minor injury collision. Driver-1 was stopped northbound on Main Street when Driver-2, who was northbound behind Driver-1, struck him from behind. Driver-1 complained of neck pain but declined medical attention.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Officers were patrolling the area of Plano Street and the Tule River. He contacted Gilbert Gonzalez riding a bicycle. Gonzalez was under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested. Gonzalez was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and booked at PPD.
Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of West Putnam Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. The registered owner reported her black Chevy Cobalt was stolen from the parking lot at the apartment complex. The owner reported she was ill and inside her apartment but witnesses reported seeing the vehicle parked today. The investigation is ongoing.
Burglary / Possession of
a Controlled Substance Arrest
Officers continued efforts to locate Richard Kindle, 20, who was a suspect in a burglary that occurred on Monday. Kindle was located at a residence in the 2500 block of West Henderson Avenue. After further investigation, Kindle was arrested without incident and transported to the police department and he was in possession of 42 Norco pills. He was later booked at the substation on the above listed charges.
Possession of Stolen Property /
Possession of Ammunition by
a Convicted Felon
Officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of West White Chapel Avenue regarding the location of a white 1996 Pontiac Grand Am that was reported stolen to CHP on Dec. 31. When officers arrived, they contacted four people, one of whom was Christopher Hunter, 45. The vehicle was located in the garage and all occupants detained. Detectives were summoned to the scene and while waiting for them, Hunter was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested. Three live bullets were tucked in his belt. Hunter is a convicted felon; therefore, he was also charged with the illegal possession of the ammunition.
Injury Traffic Collision /
Battery / Vandalism
Officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Target regarding vehicle-versus-pedestrian injury traffic collision. When they arrived, they found a 23-year-old female who had been struck by a Ford F-150. According to the driver, he was westbound on the north side of the lot near McDonald’s when he struck the female, who was walking northbound across the designated driveway. The victim’s 16-year-old brother, who was with her when the crash occurred, became irate and vandalized the driver’s truck and assaulted him as he tried to get out. The juvenile was still irate and uncooperative when officers arrived and had to be secured in a patrol vehicle until he calmed down. The pedestrian who was struck by the vehicle was transported to Sierra View District Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Video was obtained from Target which depicted the entire incident. The female was subsequently determined to have a fractured pelvis and no other significant injuries.
Officers responded to Olive Street School regarding a vehicle burglary. The reporting party reported she parked her vehicle on the east side of the school around 4 p.m. She went inside to visit a friend and returned around 7 p.m. to find her vehicle burglarized. The suspect(s) had smashed the window to her Mitsubishi Galant and took her purse.
Officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of Rio Bonito regarding a residential burglary. The reporting party had been gone since 5 p.m. and returned home to find that suspect(s) forced entry by prying the front door and ransacked the residence, taking jewelry. Physical evidence was located at the scene.
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