Crime Blotter 11/16/12
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.
Friday, Nov. 16
Officers responded to 554 West Morton Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary that occurred sometime Friday. The victim stated that a suspect shattered the rear window of her 1997 Ford Ranger and stole an amplifier and a 12 inch Pioneer subwoofer in a custom speaker box.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Olive Avenue at Villa Street. Officer Sanchez contacted the driver, Tricia Duke, 39, who was unlicensed and also had two warrants for her arrest. Duke was arrested and later issued citations for her warrant and released.
Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of north Crestview Street regarding a shooting that had just occurred with two gunshot victims. Officers arrived on scene and discovered the two victims had been transported to SVDH by private vehicle. Officers contacted the victims at SVDH, and learned one was shot in the right forearm and the other was shot in the upper back. The victim shot in the arm was transported to Fresno Regional Medical Center. The investigation was turned over to detectives at the scene.
Officers responded to a residential burglary. Officer Sanchez contacted the victim, who stated that sometime Friday, suspect(s) gained entry to her residence by forcing the front dining room window open. The suspect(s) ransacked the residence and stole a television, and miscellaneous jewelry. Physical evidence was located at the scene.
Officers responded to the 300 block of North Pearson Street regarding a vehicle burglary. Officers contacted the victim who stated that sometime during the night between midnight and 7:55 a.m., a suspect smashed out the driver’s side window and stole the faceplate from her in-dash Pioneer stereo.
Officer Vargas responded to the 2000 block of West Orange Avenue regarding a residential burglary that occurred sometime during the day. Officers contacted the victims who reported that suspect(s) forced their way into their residence while they were at work and stole miscellaneous jewelry, a Dell Inspiron Laptop computer, an iPod and two firearms. Officers located and collected evidence at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Officers Investigated a residential burglary in the 300 block of West Fairhaven Avenue. The residence was entered through a back slider. Items taken included jewelry, television and a colt .38 revolver.
Vandalism, Assault with Deadly Weapon, Indecent Exposure
Officers responded to the area of the Porterville Recorder regarding a subject who was running around breaking windows with a metal bar, exposing himself to the public and trying to get into vehicles. Officers attempted to detain Luis Miranda, 24, who fled from officers and was combative. Miranda threw a metal bar at an officer and it struck the patrol vehicle causing damage to the driver side. Miranda was eventually apprehended after a three block chase. Miranda was under the influence of controlled substance and he was completely delusional and beyond reason. Miranda had cuts and scrapes on his feet and legs as a result of his behavior. Miranda was medically cleared for incarceration at SVDH and he was booked and housed at the Main Jail in Visalia.
Officers investigated a verbal disturbance in the 300 block of north Third Street. Catalin Ramirez was contacted and arrested on two warrants. Ramirez was booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.
Galen McCall was contacted at McDonalds as an unwanted subject. McCall had an active warrant out of Santa Monica. McCall was arrested, booked and cited to appear.