Location: Sierra and State, Earlimart

Incident Date: 1-28-15

Incident Time: 2208

Case Number: 15-1180

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Media Relations

On 1-28-15 Deputies from Tulare County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a disturbance in the Earlimart area.  Upon arrival deputies observed a vehicle leaving the area.  While attempting to catch the vehicle to conduct an enforcement stop, the vehicle failed to yield at posted stop signs and continued to flee at a high rate of speed.  The deputy pursued the vehicle with his lights and siren activated.  The vehicle subsequently lost control at the intersection of Sierra and State striking a power pole.  The driver fled on foot and was later apprehended.   

The case is under investigation.

Suspect: 15 year old male juvenile