Location: 23700 block of Avenue 93, Terra Bella

Incident Date: 2/18/17

Incident Time: 1741 hours

Case Number: 17-70033

Victim: State of California, SCE

City: Terra Bella

Posted by: Media Relations

Suspect 1: Hernandez, Jose Ignacio – 23 years out of the Terra Bella area
Charges: 29800 PC, 30305 PC, 11377 H&S

Suspect 2: Ruiz, Victor – 28 years out of the Terra Bella area
Charges: 647(f) PC, active misdemeanor warrant for 647(f) PC

On 2-18-17 at approx. 1741 hours. members of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office East Side TAGNET Unit were conducting gang suppression in the community of Terra Bella. Detective’s drove by Suspect 1’s residence for a compliance check where they observed Suspect 1 standing in the parking area of the apartment complex holding a handgun standing next to Suspect 2. Detectives ordered Suspect 1 to drop the handgun and for both suspects to get on the ground. Both suspects complied with Detectives orders and were taken into custody for the above charges without incident.

Anyone with information can contact Det. Popoola at (559) 733-6218 or they can call toll free at 1-800-808-0488. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call or text TIPNOW at (559) 725-4194 or send an email to tcso@tipnow.com.