Discharge of a firearm in a negligent manner

Location: Avenue 407/George Road, Cutler

Incident Date: 2/4/18

Incident Time: 1938 hours

Case Number: 18-01619, 18-01627

Victim: State of California

City: Cutler

Posted by: Media Relations

Suspect 1: Rosario Mendoza Salazar, 29, of Cutler

Suspect 2: Francisco Avila, 24, of Cutler


Deputies were dispatched to the area of Second Drive and Sante Fe Road in the community of Cutler, regarding two incidents of subjects firing a firearm from a motor vehicle. Deputies responded and investigated the reported crimes.  

The suspects were contacted a short time later during a traffic stop and an operable firearm was located.  Both of the suspects were booked into the Adult Pre-Trial Facility without incident.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 / 559-733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.