Incident Date: 03-03-2015

Incident Time: 1310

Case Number: 15-2723

City: Porterville

Posted by: Media Relations

On 03-03-15 at approximately 1315 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of S. Westwood Street in regards to a burglary in progress. The victim advised a Hispanic male subject was breaking into his locked barn. The victim advised he contacted the suspect who stated he was looking for his lost dog. The victim advised the suspect that he had contacted the Sheriff’s Department. The suspect then fled on foot into the river bottom. 

The victim advised he checked his barn and noticed several items missing. The victim’s loss totaled approximately $1300.00. Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area but were unable to locate the suspect. 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male approximately 5’6” tall weighing about 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The victim stated the suspect was wearing a dark blue hat, light colored pants and a black tank top. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559) 733-6218.