Crime Blotter Tuesday, Nov. 27, 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.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
An officer observed a female run from the store at Morton Avenue and Sunnyside Street and acting suspicious. Additional officers arrived and contacted Cindy Malone, 47. Malone had a parole warrant issued out of the Hanford Unit. She was arrested and booked at Bob Wiley.
Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of North Balmoral Street regarding a vehicle theft. The victim reported that her 2004 Toyota 4 Runner was stolen from their driveway.
Officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of North Villa Street regarding Kimberly Arroyo, 41, who had an active warrant for her arrest. She was arrested and transported to Bob Wiley.
Carjacking / Roberry
Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of South B Street regarding a carjacking that had just occurred. Officers contacted the victim who reported that he was walking to his 2009 Volkswagen Bug when he was approached by three Hispanic males. One of the suspects brandished a firearm and told the victim to get on the ground and demanded his car keys. The victim got down on the ground and gave the suspects his car keys. One of the suspects then removed the victim’s wallet from his pocket. All three suspects got into the victim’s vehicle and fled southbound on B Street. The victim also advised the car was nearly out of gas. Officers began checking gas stations when CHP located the vehicle at the Xpress Mart, 1060 W. Olive Avenue. The suspects observed the CHP officer and fled northbound on foot. One of the suspects, a 15-year-old juvenile was located inside the store and arrested. A perimeter was set up for the other two suspects but it appeared they fled east across the highway before the perimeter was secured. The firearm was located on a shelf inside the store. The investigation went on into the early morning hours.
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