Location: 5000 Block of Tule Road, Alpaugh

Incident Date: 03/20/2016

Incident Time: 1625 hours

Case Number: 16-03667

Victim: Confidential

City: Alpaugh

Posted by: Dispatch

On 03/20/2016, Deputies received a report of a stolen cellphone. After further investigation it was discovered S-1 took a cellphone and advised V-1 the cellphone was taken due to V-1 owing him money.

S-1 refused to return property until the demanded amount was paid. V-1 stated the amount was paid out of fear due to multiple previous violent physical altercations, which included an assault, a knife placed to his neck, and death threats upon his family.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 685-2666 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com