Location: 300 block of North Front Street, Earlimart

Incident Date: 01/21/2016-01/22/2016

Incident Time: 1800-0830 hours

Case Number: 16-00916

Victim: Mejia Auto Repair

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Media Relations

On 01/22/2016 Deputies were dispatched to Mejia Auto Sales at the 300 block of North Front in Earlimart. The reporting party advised unknown suspects entered his auto repair shop and stole a car stereo from the tool room valued at $330. The theft occurred between 1-21-16 at 1800 hours and 1-22-16 at 0830 hours.

Upon further investigation Deputies located a suspect trying to sell the stereo. The suspect, Lucio Mesa, 19, of Earlimart, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and booked into Tulare County Jail without incident. 

Deputies continue to search for the suspect of the burglary.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information 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.

Lucio Mesa 19 years from Earlimart