Incident Date: 3-15-15
Incident Time: 0412
Case Number: 15-3306
Victim: State of California
Posted by: Media Relations
On March 15, 2015 at about 0412 Hrs deputies for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Porterville Substation were on patrol in the area of Date Avenue and Leggett Street when they observed a vehicle driving recklessly in the area. When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver, later identified as Christian Rodriguez, failed to stop leading deputies on a short vehicle pursuit. The pursuit concluded when Rodriguez and his passenger, later identified as Jose Zendejas, abandoned the vehicle in the 1500 block of E. Crabtree Avenue. Deputies gave chase and both suspects were apprehended. Christain Rodriguez was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and subsequently turned over to CHP for investigation.
Rodriguez, Christian 23 year old resident of Porterville
Zendejas, Jose 22 year old resident of Indio