Location: 4500 block of Ave 308-Goshen

Incident Date: 8-8-15

Case Number: 15-80055

Posted by: Media Relations

Suspect: Luis Penaloza   35 yrs  Goshen, Ca.  In Custody

 On 08/08/15 at approx. 1655 hours Investigators with  The Sheriff’s Department’s North County Gang Violence Suppression Unit went to an address in the 4500 Blk of Ave 308 to conduct a probation compliance check at the listed residence of Suspect Luis Penaloza.  Penaloza a known “Sureno” Gang Member is on probation for narcotics violations and had three active arrest warrants. When investigators arrived at the residence, Penlaoza ran from one part of the house into another and then barricaded himself in a bedroom. Family members came out and told the investigators that Penaloza was the only one in the residence. Investigators called out to Penaloza to surrender by voice and using a loud speaker. Penaloza refused to come out thus obstructing and delaying the officers. After an approx. 1 hour standoff Investigators entered the residence with the assistance of a TCSO K9 Unit and located Penaloza hiding in a closet. During the ensuing compliance check a loaded 9MM Semi-automatic pistol was located. Penaloza was taken into custody without incident and arrested on the listed charges. He was booked at the APTF.
The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Neil Skrinde or Sgt. Steve Kennedy at (559)735-1898 or (800) 808-0488. Booking photos available through the Main Jail.
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