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Saturday, Nov. 17

At 4:09 p.m., Salvador Sanchez Franco Jr., 24, of Exeter, was arrested for domestic violence and resisting arrest. He was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Officers took a report of two stolen firearms that were taken from the back of a vehicle between Thursday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 17.

In the 600 block of Davis, officers responded regarding a residential burglary. The victim stated the only missing property was a fanny pack containing $2,700.

Officer were dispatched to RB Recycling in the 500 block of W. Visalia Rd., regarding a burglary. Two male suspect ran into the building while employees were outside and took the cashbox. The suspects fled the area on foot east bound through the alley.

In the 500 block of S. D St., Brigido Anguiano, 35, was arrested for cultivation of marijuana and possession for sales. He was booked into the Tulare County Main Jail.

Friday, Nov. 23

At 11:30 p.m., in the 400 block of W. Visalia Rd., officers responded in regards to a fight in progress. Upon arrival officers arrested Natalie Gurrero, 32, for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Guerrero was transported to the Exeter Police Department where she was processed, cited and released to a responsible party.

Sunday, Nov. 25

At 1:45 p.m., officers responded to the Exeter Police Department in regards to a Domestic Battery suspect turning himself in. Upon arrival, officers arrested Thomas Kick Vanes, 31, for felony Domestic Battery. Vanes was processed and transported to the Tulare County Main Jail where he was booked without incident. His bail amount is approximately $50,000.

Monday, Nov. 26

A person reported being the victim of a theft. If was reported, a female suspect used her daughter to collect money for a school fundraiser. The money was never given to the school and was retained by the suspect. This case is still under investigation and additional victims are urged to contact the Exeter Police Department

Crime Lindsay

Wednesday, Nov. 21

At 7:45 p.m., police were contacted at the police department by a victim regarding a domestic battery which had just occurred. The victim advised that she had been struck by her juvenile boyfriend, while at a confidential address. Officers gathered the necessary information for a report and responded to the subjects residence and took him into custody. The subject was transported to the police department for processing and later booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility. A restraining order was also obtained and the subject was served with the paperwork.

Thursday, Nov. 22

At 9:10 p.m., dispatch advised they received a report of a subject attempting to break into an occupied residence in the 200 block of N. Gale Hill and that Steven Herrera, 35, of Strathmore, was attempting to force his way into his ex-girlfriend’s residence by breaking the front windows to the residence. Dispatch further advised that Herrera had made entry into the residence and that two females and an infant had locked themselves in the bathroom. Police responded and located Herrera vehicle, which was parked in front of the residence. When officers attempted to contact him, he exited the vehicle and began walking towards the front door of the above residence. He was found to be bleeding from several cuts on his hands and refused to comply with commands and was taken into custody after a short struggle. The victim was contacted and advised that Herrera had not lived at the residence for approximately six months, had been leaving her sexually harassing messages on her phone, and had climbed into her bed while she was sleeping. Witnesses advised that Herrera was intoxicated and had struck a neighbor in the face after the neighbor tried to stop him from causing additional damage to the residence. Herrera was transported to the police department for processing and later booked at Porterville Sub-Station.

Friday, Nov. 23

At 12:31 p.m., in the area of Homassel and Hermosa, officers attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a black Kia Optima. The vehicle failed to yield and pursuit ensued. The pursuit ultimately ended in the 500 block ofW. Hermosawhen the driver and passenger abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.  The driver, Michael Earl Milam, Jr., 29, of Poplar, was apprehended in the 300 block of N. Eastwood after a foot chase and Taser deployment. The passenger, Refugio Corey Ortega IV, was not pursued or located. The vehicle was removed from the scene. Milam was transported to the police department for processing and was later cleared at KDMC and booked at Visalia Main Jail.

Saturday, Nov. 24

At 8:22 p.m., in the 500 block of Denver Ct., police responded to a report of violation of a domestic violence restraining order. The victim advised that her estranged husband, Armando Viramontes, 45, had violated the order by coming to her place of employment, attempting to contact her via another person, passing by her residence, and following her. Lindsay units responded to an address and contacted Viramontes, who was arrested, transported to the police department for processing, then transported, booked, and lodged at Porterville Sub-Station.

At 10:12 p.m., officers responded to a report of domestic violence at a confidential address. The victim advised that after a verbal dispute, he had been physically assaulted by the mother of his children, Brandy Salgado. The victim had abrasions to his face, neck, and body. Salgado was arrested, transported to the police department for processing, then transported, booked, and lodged at Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

At 7:57 a.m., officers responded to a confidential address regarding domestic violence. Upon arrival, the victim advised her boyfriend Gerardo Guzman Tello, 26,  physically assaulted her. Officer checked the area for Tello with negative results.

At 12:01 p.m., while on general patrol in the area of Parkside and Hickory, police observed Gerardo Guzman Tello, the suspect in an earlier report of domestic battery, in the his vehicle. Police initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and arrested Tello without incident. Also contacted was Mike Manzo, 24, of Lindsay and Elijio Ceballos, 29 of Strathmore. Manzo was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and Ceballos was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of drug paraphernalia.  TELLO was also found to be transporting and in possession of several bindles of a controlled substance. All parties were arrested and transported to the police department. Manzo and Ceballos were cited and later released on a signed promise to appear. Tello was transported and booked into the Porterville Sub-Station. The vehicle was towed and stored

At 7:53 p.m., in the area of Tulare Rd. and Westwood, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and contacted the driver Rufino Samuel Maduena III, 22 of Lindsay, who was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was also found to have brass knuckles and active warrants with a total bail amount of $75,000. He was also charged with driving under the influence of drugs and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Maduena was transported to the police department for processing and later booked into Porterville Sub-Station.

Crime Sheriff’s

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, at approximately 5:40 a.m., an unknown male broke a widow at the R-N Market in Orosi and stole merchandise from the store. The business was closed during this burglary.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at approximately 5:30 p.m., an unknown male robbed the R-N Market in Orosi. The masked robber enter the store, threatened employees with a handgun, and demanded cash. The robber left the store with an unannounced amount of US Currency. No one was physically assaulted or injured, and no shots were fired during the robbery. The business was open for business during this robbery.

On Thursday, Nov. 29, members of the North End Tulare County Gang Task Force developed leads that lead them to believe that Anthony Garcia, 32, of Farmersville and Orange Cove, was responsible for both thefts. Garcia is on active parole. Members of the Tulare County Gang Task Force and the parole Agent located Garcia and conducted a parole search of his residence. Evidence was discovered at Garcia’s residence that tied him to both thefts. Garcia was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Main Jail for the parole violation, burglary, armed robbery and possession of approximately two grams of methamphetamine. This case is under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

Tuesday, Dec. 04

In the 15700 block of Ave. 329 in Ivanhoe, sometime between 7-8 a.m., one or two unknown suspects knocked on a residential door. An undisclosed 38-year-old female answered the door and was immediately assaulted with physical force and a possible stabbing/cutting instrument. The female lost consciousness for a period of time and upon wakening she summoned a neighbor for help. A short time later, she was taken to an area hospital and treated for non life-threatening injuries.

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