Location: Road 132 area

Incident Date: 11-14-14

Incident Time: 1545

Case Number: 14-14335

Posted by: Media Relations

On 11-14-14, 1545hrs. the Tulare County Sheriff Department responded to the area of Rd 132 south of Ave 320 in Visalia regarding an attempted kidnapping investigation.  Upon arrival the victim reported she was walking along the side of road 132 when an unknown male attempted to get her into his vehicle. The suspect began yelling at the victim demanding she get into his vehicle. 

The victim became frightened and ran away in the opposite direction. The victim was able to wave down three separate witnesses who were passing by. They also witnessed the incident and stopped to help the victim. The witnesses detained the suspect until Sheriff Deputies arrived. Investigation revealed the suspect attempted to kidnap the victim.

Deputies arrested  61 year old Patricio Fierro Juarez on suspicion of attempted kidnapping. 

He is from the Visalia area. 

The Case remains under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff Department.