Crime Blotter Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012
PORTERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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, Oct. 28, 2012
Officers responded to the 1000 block of North Stonegate Cove regarding a vehicle tampering that occurred at Target. Officers contacted the victim who stated that as she was walking out to her vehicle parked in the Target parking lot, an unknown subject was tampering with wires underneath the hood of her vehicle. The suspect saw the victim approaching, at which time he got into an older model Chevy truck and fled the area. Nothing was taken from the victim’s vehicle.
Officers responded to 885 East Putnam Avenue regarding a residential burglary. The victim reported that between 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., suspect(s) entered his residence by forcing open a bedroom window. The suspects stole a .22 caliber rifle, a 19-inch flat-screen television, a BB gun and a credit card. Additional investigation revealed the suspects used the credit card several times during the day. The case remains under investigation.
Attempt Residential Burglary
While investigating the residential burglary at 885 E. Putnam Ave., officers were contacted by a neighbor who stated sometime during the same time frame, suspects attempted to force their way into her apartment through a closed back window. The suspects were unable to get in; however, officers located physical evidence at the scene linking both incidents.
Late report of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of West White Chapel Avenue regarding a report of a battery that occurred three days prior. The victim reported that two Hispanic male juveniles approached him at his taco stand at 809 E. Putnam Ave. The two suspects asked the victim for his pack of cigarettes, and the victim refused. The suspects then pulled out pocket knives and demanded the cigarettes from the victim, at which time he gave them to the suspects. Both suspects then began assaulting the victim with their hands and fists. Once the victim fell down, both suspects began kicking him on his head. The victim stated that he didn’t report the incident until today because he was “going to try to handle it himself”, until a family member convinced him to report the incident. Officers will be following up on the case in an attempt to identify and locate the suspects.
Officers responded to 93 E. Date Ave., regarding a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim who reported that her husband, Eric Brooks, 45, pulled her hair, slammed her head against a wall and tried to choke her during an argument. Brooks fled the scene prior officers arriving on scene. It was also determined that the victim is nine months pregnant. Brooks is being sought by police for questioning.
Officers responded to Main Street and Vine Avenue regarding a man down. Officers arrived and contacted Jose Ceballos, 65, who was lying on the sidewalk and was extremely intoxicated. Ceballos was hardly able to stand up and had to be escorted to a patrol car. Officers arrested Ceballos for Public Intoxication and transported him to the Tulare County Main Jail.
Officers contacted Krystal Gomez, 23, at in the 1200 block of North Ohio Place regarding three active warrants for her arrest. She was booked at PPD and released on cites to appear.
Officers contacted Rebecca Ramirez, 48, during a traffic stop at Motel 6. She had an active warrant for her arrest. She was cited and released at the scene on a cite to appear.
Officers responded to Sierra View District Hospital regarding a battery report. The victim reported he was walking in the area of Third Street and Henderson Avenue when he was approached and assaulted by three male subjects. The victim suffered a superficial laceration above his left eye.
Officers contacted Ein Brown, 23, at Hockett Street and Date Avenue. He was determined to have an active warrant for his arrest and was booked at TCSO.