Location: 500 Block of South Pratt Road in Tulare

Incident Date: 3-9-21

Incident Time: 0230hrs

City: Tulare

Posted by: Media Relations

Patrol Check Leads Deputies to Stolen Car, Drug Paraphernalia & Felon on the Run

Just before 2:30 this morning, TCSO Deputies did a patrol check in the 3500 Block of South Pratt Road in Tulare in regards to past criminal activity involving stolen vehicles and drug use.

 

While in the area, Deputies noticed a stolen vehicle. Inside the car were 22-year-old Kevin Lara and 21-year-old Lisa Whaley.

 

During their investigation, Deputies learned the car was reported stolen out of Tulare in February. Lara also had both a felony and misdemeanor warrant for burglary and drug use. Whaley was on active probation and in possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were arrested and booked at the TCSO Adult Pre-Trial Facility.

 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218, or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com (text or voicemail) at 559-725-4194.