Location: 3600 block of Avenue 232, Tulare

Incident Date: 12/22/17

Incident Time: 0625 hours

Case Number: 17-15428

City: Waukena

Posted by: Media Relations

On 12-22-17, Headquarters Patrol Deputies responded to a market near the community of Waukena in regards to the report of a carjacking. Upon arrival,  Deputies learned an unknown Hispanic male entered the victim's running vehicle and fled the area.

Deputies further learned that when the vehicle was stolen, a second victim was asleep in the back seat of the car. A short distance from the store, the second victim was forced out of the vehicle at knife point. Deputies learned no injuries were sustained by the victims. 

Deputies began canvasing the area and located the victim’s vehicle a few miles from the original crime scene.  

Detectives and Forensic Evidence Technicians responded to the scene where they processed the vehicle for evidence. Detectives also located video evidence that is in the process of being further reviewed. 

This case is active as leads are apparent.      

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective R. Gunderman or Sgt. Winslow with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Investigations Unit at (559) 735-1898. They can also call 24 hours a day at (559) 733-6218 or anonymously, by accessing the TipNow page at tcso@tipnow.com or (559) 725-4194.