Crime blotter 1/7/13
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.
Monday Jan. 7, 2013
Officers were dispatched to Wal Mart regarding a stolen vehicle. The victim reported unknown subject(s) took his white 2000 Chevy Silverado.
Located Stolen Vehicle
Officers were dispatched to the Palm Tree regarding a suspicious vehicle. Officers located a white Toyota Tacoma which had been reported stolen on Saturday. The vehicle was processed and physical evidence was located. The vehicle was then released to the victim at the scene.
Officers were dispatched to Porterville High School regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim stated unknown subject(s) forced entry into the school’s 2001 Ford Excursion by smashing the rear window with an object. The subject(s) took a car stereo.
Officers were dispatched to 65 North Salisbury Street regarding a burglary. The victim stated subject(s) forced entry into the Evergreen Apartments office. Entry was made through the main office door with a pry tool. The subjects took checks and a broadband wireless router.
The traffic unit conducted extra patrol in the areas of Bartlett Middle and Belleview Elementary Schools. There were no reported traffic collisions today.
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
Officers were dispatched to the area of JJ’s on West Henderson Avenue regarding two juveniles who came into the store stating they were being chased by subjects with guns. As officers were checking the area, they contacted two subjects who matched the description of the suspects. They were both documented Southern gang members. Neither were in possession of a gun; however, the 17-year-old was in possession of a pair of brass knuckles. He was arrested and later booked at JDF.
Attempt Commercial Burglary
Officers were dispatched to United Staffing on North E Street regarding an audible alarm. When officers arrived, it was determined that suspect(s) had tried to force open the basement door but were unsuccessful.
Felony Warrant / DUI / Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
An officer stopped a vehicle on Villa Street, south of Morton Avenue. The driver, Steve Muno, 45,, had a felony warrant for his arrest. He was also under the influence of a controlled substance and DUI. The passenger in the vehicle, Jaemi Beaty, 24, was also under the influence and arrested. Both were processed at the PD, where Beaty was cited / released. Munoz was later booked at the TCSO substation.
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