Location: 33600 Block of Rd 248, Lemon Cove

Incident Date: 05/14/2016

Incident Time: 2000 hours

Case Number: 16-40067

Victim: State of California

City: Lemon Cove

Posted by: Dispatch


            Suspect:  Male Juvenile/ 16 Yrs  In Custody

                            Lemon Cove


            On 05/14/16 at approximately 2000 hours, Investigators from the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team and the Gang Violence Suppression Unit contacted the suspect, a known Northern gang member, at his residence in regards to an active felony warrant.

The suspect was located hiding in a bathroom. Investigators saw a .22 caliber rifle in plainview in the suspects bedroom which was adjacent to the bathroom he was hiding in. The suspect was taken into custody without incident, he was also listed as a runaway juvenile, he admitted to knowing the rifle was in the bedroom. The suspect was booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility on the listed charges.


The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office 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. Alex Salinas or Det. Josh Weatherbie  at (559) 735-1898 or (800) 808-0488.


Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow

email tcso@tipnow.net

text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG

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