Location: 22600 BLOCK OF ROAD 130, TULARE

Incident Date: 07/13/2015

Incident Time: 2005

Case Number: 15-8722


Posted by: Media Relations


Lorenzo Mendoza – 29 year old male adult    Tulare Resident

Narrative: On 07-13-15 at approximately 2005 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 22600 Block of Rd 130 in Tulare regarding a burglary in progress at an abandoned residence. Deputies responded and apprehended an adult male later identified as Lorenzo Mendoza. Mendoza was found to be in possession of a swamp cooler from the residence and burglary tools. The swamp cooler was valued at approximately $500.00. There was a broken window located at the residence, which led to the kitchen. The estimated damage to the kitchen window was valued at $60.00. Mendoza was taken into custody and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for the crime of 459 pc (Burglary), 594 pc, (Vandalism) and 466 pc, (Possession of Burglary Tools).

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW. Reference TCSO case 15-8722.