Location: 1700 block of Highway 99

Incident Date: 3-5-17

Incident Time: 1941 hours

Case Number: 17-02691

Victim: Sally Simental

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Dispatch


Painter-Weber, Bryan (28 Year old) Tucson, AZ

On 03-05-17, Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Akal Travel Center on Avenue 16 at Highway 99 in regards to an attempted carjacking in progress. Deputies detained the suspect who was involved in a confrontation with witnesses when Deputies arrived on scene. 

Upon further investigation, it was determined the suspect attempted to steal the victim’s vehicle while the victim attempted to exit her vehicle at the travel center.  An altercation took place between the suspect and victim and other witnesses came to the assistance of the victim.  Witnesses attempted to detain the suspect awaiting the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies.  

Deputies conducted an investigation at the scene. The suspect was ultimately taken into custody and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility on charges of attempted carjacking and being under the influence of narcotics.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 685-2666 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com.