On Wednesday in Department 5 of the Tulare County Superior Court, the court sentenced Leland Wood, 48 of Terra Bella, to 8 years in state prison for a crime that occurred in December of 2019.

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PRESS RELEASE2/18/21PORTERVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR POSSESSING BOMB MAKING MATERIALS, ELDER ABUSEToday at the South County Justice Center, the Tulare County Superior Court sentenced Joshua Isgrigg, age 33, to 5 years in state prison after pleading no contest to the following: one cou…

At about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Tulare County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Iglesias Del Pueblo Church in the 18000 block of Ave. 144 in Poplar for felony vandalism and burglary.

The Tulare County District Attorney's Office stated on Thursday a hearing for two teens accused of setting the fire that destroyed the Porterville Library and killed two firefighters has been continued to February 25.

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, at approximately 8:12 P.M., an officer with the Porterville Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle driving with its lights off in the area of Tomah Avenue and Dameron Street. The driver, Sergio Nunez, refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. Nunez t…

An explosive devices was found just before 11 p.m on New Years Eve, the Tulare County Fire Department and EMT's were called to a home in the 300 block of South W Street in Porterville for a report of an explosion and residential fire. 38-year-old William Pearce suffered major injuries as a r…

On December 21, 2020, at approximately 8:51 P.M., officers with the Porterville Police Department contacted Yolanda Hernandez (60 years) in the 200 block of South Hockett Street.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a report of a hit and run traffic collision involving a parked vehicle on Salisbury Street just north Olive Avenue. During the investigation it was determined the suspect vehicle had been the same vehicle that was fleeing from Officers.  

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Raymond Brewer, 64, of Porterville, was arrested on a 24-count indictment charging him with wire fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. A grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 29.

PRESS RELEASE11/16/20PORTERVILLE GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO LIFEIN PRISON FOR OPERATION RED SOL CONSPIRACYOn November 4, 2020, the Tulare County Superior Court sentenced Robert Duran, age 39, to 56 years-to-life in prison for conspiracy to commit murder. On December 18, 2018, a jury convicted …

Just before 11pm last night,Tulare County Sheriff Deputies were called to a car accident in the 100 block of Reservation Road on the Tule River Reservation. When Deputies got there, they found a man in the drivers seat who had been shot. The man was dead at the scene. Detectives with the Hom…

JURY VOTES FOR DEATH SENTENCE IN VICIOUS 2009 PORTERVILLE MURDERYesterday a Tulare County jury voted for adeath sentence for Porterville man Adrian Ortiz, age 31, inthe 2009 murder of a 23-year-oldfather and husband in his own home. Around 10:30 pmon April 21, 2009, in the city of Portervill…

A pre-trial hearing for two 13-year-old boys accused of starting the fire that destroyed the Porterville Public Library and led to the deaths of two Porterville Firefighters has been continued.

In late April of 2020, the Porterville Police Department initiated an investigation of elder abuse and credit card fraud. The case was quickly assumed by Detectives after learning there were allegations that the suspect, Joshua Isgrigg, was purchasing illegal firearms and making reference to…

Just before 1:30 p.m. Monday, Tulare County Sheriff's Office Deputies were called to the 800 block of East Scranton Ave. in Porterville for the attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl. 

Just after 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, Tulare County Sheriff's Office Deputies were called to the area of Avenue 224 and Road 220 in Lindsay for a body found in an orchard by a worker.

Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward is urging residents to contact Governor Gavin Newsom asking him not to sign AB 3234, a bill that would allow for diversion programs in most misdemeanor prosecutions, even for serious misdemeanors like DUI, child abuse, and hate crimes.

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A Porterville man accused of child endangerment, contributing the the delinquency of a minor and being under the influence of a controlled substance has been arrested.

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Late Friday afternoon in Department 6 of the Tulare County Superior Court in Visalia, a jury convicted Ramiro Lemus Tapia, 48 of Porterville, of one felony count of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while having a .08 percent or higher BAC.

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Porterville Police announced a man accused of sexual assult against three juveniles has been arrested.