Location: Avenue 54 and Road 22, Alpaugh

Incident Date: 3/2/16

Incident Time: 1345-1350 hours

Case Number: 16-02775

Victim: Confidential

City: Alpaugh

Posted by: Media Relations

On 3/2/16 at 1346 hours, Deputies responded to the 3000 block of Church Street in Alpaugh in regards to an assault with a deadly weapon.  Upon arrival, deputies contacted the victim who advised they had been assaulted by a Hispanic male adult while driving west bound on Avenue 54.

The victim stated they were driving west bound behind a black Toyota pickup when it slammed on its brakes, blocking the east/west lanes of Avenue 56 just east of Road 22. During this time, a stereo was thrown at the victim two times, causing lacerations to his left arm during the second throw. The suspect entered his vehicle and struck the victims vehicle before fleeing the scene.

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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