Location: Road 136/Avenue 72, Earlimart

Incident Date: 02/17/18

Incident Time: 0715 hours

Case Number: 18-02230

Victim: State of California

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Media Relations

On 02/17/2017, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Pixley Substation responded to the area of Teviston in an attempt to contact a suspect for an active P.C. 836 for robbery, Felony and Misdemeanor warrants. 

Responding Deputies located the suspect driving a vehicle in the area of Road 136 and Avenue 72.  Deputies attempted a vehicle traffic stop at which time the suspect fled in his vehicle.  Deputies pursued the fleeing vehicle through a rural area until the vehicle came to a stop near the intersection of Avenue 64 and Road 136.  The suspect fled on foot and was apprehended moments later. 

During the investigation, the suspect was found to have a firearm, drug paraphernalia in his possession and possession of burglary tools.

Suspect in custody: Ricardo Garcia, 30, of Pixley   

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.