Animal cruelty

Location: Local dairy, Poplar

Incident Date: 01/10/18

Incident Time: 1300 hours

Case Number: 18-00531

City: Poplar

Posted by: Media Relations

During an ongoing investigation involving a local dairy which reported an employee injuring a cow, Tulare County Agricultural Detectives contacted Bernardo Barraza. 

Barraza had been identified as the suspect who had injured the animal during his employment at the dairy.  His employment had since been terminated.  During the investigation, evidence collected by Tulare County Sheriff’s Porterville Patrol Deputies led Detectives to the identity and whereabouts of Barraza who was subsequently arrested on 01-17-2018 for Animal Cruelty (Violation of California Penal Code 597).
  
If you have any information related to this case, please contact Detective Nicholson (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.  Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow, email: tcso@tipnow.net or download the Tipnow app for android or apple phones (559) 725-4194.