Crime Blotter 10/22/12
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.
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
Officers responded to the area of Thurman Avenue and D Street regarding a report of a suspicious subject. Arturo Cordero, 45, was contacted and had three warrants for his arrest. He was booked at the substation.
Officers made a traffic stop on Morton Avenue and Fourth Street. The driver, Matthew Pedroza, 20, was determined to be driving under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and booked at PPD.
Officers responded to a disturbance in the sub-100 block of East Date Avenue and contacted Ashley Raymond, 22. She had a felony warrant and was arrested and booked at Bob Wiley Detention Facility.
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
Officers responded to the 1000 block of East Mountain View regarding an out of control subject. Lucas Drak, 30, was contacted, and he was under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and booked at Main Jail.
Officers contacted Monica Camacho Herrera, 39, at a residence in the 1100 block of West Orange Avenue regarding an arrest warrant. She was detained and cited in the field.
Officers made a traffic stop on Olive Avenue at Jaye Street. The driver, Robert Menchaca, 40, had a misdemeanor warrant. He was arrested and cited from the police department.
Officers responded to the 1600 block of West Mulberry Avenue regarding a stolen motorcycle. The reporting party stated that suspect(s) stole her gray and black Kawasaki Enduro motorcycle from the driveway.
Domestic Violence Arrest, Embezzlement, Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person
Officers located the gray 2002 Oldsmobile Alero that was reported embezzled on Oct. 16. It was parked / unoccupied at 200 N. E St. Officers set up surveillance and the vehicle was seen driving away. Officers conducted a traffic stop and the driver, Brandon Shoop, 29, was arrested for a felony warrant and the domestic violence that was reported on the 16th. A search of the vehicle revealed a replica .357 BB gun, a shoulder holster, several rubber gloves, a Halloween mask, and a large container of live ammunition. Shoop’s criminal history revealed he was a convicted felon therefore he was additionally charged with the possession of the live ammunition. He was later booked at the substation.