Location: 3900 Block of Park Avenue, Alpaugh

Incident Date: 06-26-19

Incident Time: 1500HRS

Case Number: 19-7816

City: Alpaugh, Ca

Posted by: Media Relations




On June 26th at around 3 p.m, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office AG Crimes Detectives were conducting follow up investigation into a series  of agricultural related thefts from the rural community of Alpaugh. Detectives located evidence which led them to a house in the 3900 Block of Park Avenue, Alpaugh. Detectives located the suspect vehicle and the stolen property at the residence.
The stolen property was marked with CSI Smart Water, which is invisible. The suspect was contacted at the residence and was arrested. Detectives checked the suspect’s hands and clothing for the presence of Smart Water using an ultra violet smart water light. The suspect’s hands, face and clothing emitted a bright yellow glow under the light indicating positive contact with the Smart Water.
36 year old Orlando Gonzales from Alpaugh was arrested and booked into the Pre Trial Facility for Grand Theft.
Anyone wishing to provide information on this case is encouraged to contact Sgt Bobby Rader or Detective Bryan De Haan with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office AG Crimes Unit, via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194