Location: R100/A256, TERRA BELLA

Incident Date: 12-1-2015

Incident Time: 1900

Case Number: 15-14868

Posted by: Media Relations

Suspect: Crystal Hernandez, 26 years of age, Terra Bella, Ca  (In-Custody)

On 12-2-15 at 0035 hours, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an area in Porterville and contacted a female victim.  The victim stated on 12-1-15 at approximately 1900 hours, she went to the suspect’s residence regarding a dispute between the two of them.  The victim stated the suspect held her against her will at gunpoint and would not let her leave.  The victim stated the suspect threatened her with great bodily harm during the incident.

Sheriff’s Deputies began an investigation and contacted witnesses with corroborating information.  A search of the crime scene was conducted and a firearm was recovered and collected as evidence.   The female suspect was taken into custody for Criminal Threats and Brandishing a Weapon. She was booked without incident at the Porterville Sheriff’s Substation.

This case is still under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.