Location: 14700 block of Road 190, Poplar
Incident Date: 05-28-15
Incident Time: 0835
Case Number: 15-6645
Posted by: Media Relations
On 05-28-2015 at 0840 hours, Deputies were dispatched to a residence located in the 14700 block of Road 190 in Poplar in regards to a burglary. Upon arrival to the area Deputies were advised by witnesses that the suspect had fled the area on foot. The victim stated the suspect was observed inside her residence as she was inside the residence during the incident. The victim and witnesses were able to provide deputies with a clothing description and direction the suspect was last seen travelling. Deputies along with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol were able to establish a perimeter around an orchard the suspect was last seen entering in the area. Deputies conducted a search of a nearby Walnut orchard inside the perimeter and located the suspect. The suspect, identified as Luis Velasco, 32 years of age, was arrested and transported to the Porterville Substation for booking.