Stolen Motor Vehicle
A red 1997 Honda Civic was reported stolen from the area of Main Street and College Avenue. It was taken in the morning hours.
Arson / Under the Influence
Detectives were notified by a City transit employee that a subject had set fire to a trash can at the bus stop in front of the Tulare County Superior Court on Olive Avenue. The transit employee extinguished the fire prior to notifying making the report. Pedro Garcia, 38, was contacted and admitted to deliberately setting the trash inside the can on fire so he could go to jail. Garcia was arrested and booked into jail.
Fail to Yield / DUI / Resisting Arrest / Possess Stolen Property
Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle on Olive Avenue at Jaye Street. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued, ending at Walnut Avenue at G Street. This vehicle and parties inside were determined to have committed a theft from Rite Aid earlier and the stolen alcoholic beverages were located inside the vehicle. Passenger Frankie Andrade, 22, was arrested and booked into jail. The remaining three occupants, all juveniles, were arrested and booked into juvenile hall.