Location: 700 block of North Front-Earlimart

Incident Date: 07-03-15

Case Number: 15-8287

Victim: Carmen Mendez

Posted by: Media Relations

On 07-03-15 at 2000 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of North Front in Earlimart regarding an argument. 

Deputies arrived and observed the suspect near a mattress which was on fire in the front yard of the residence. The suspect was arguing with family and set fire to the mattress which was just feet away from the main structure. He was arrested and booked for 451 PC without incident.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com

Suspect: Arnulfo Mendez  45 years from Earlimart