Location: 3200 block of West Cartmill Avenue, Tulare

Incident Date: 01/22/2016

Incident Time: 0000 hours

Case Number: 16-01164

Victim: Brian Locke

City: Tulare

Posted by: Media Relations

On 1/22/2016 at 0000 hours, Deputies responded to the 2700 Block of West Cartmill Avenue in Tulare regarding a found John Deere Gator ATV. The serial number was run through TCSO Dispatch and returned cleared. The ATV was towed to the Tulare County Road Yard, in Tulare, for safekeeping. 

On 1/27/2016 at 1500 hours, Detectives were able to locate the original owner’s information using various databases and systems. Detectives contacted the victim and confirmed that his ATV was stolen from his residence, however he was unware of the date it was taken and the incident was not reported. 

On 1/28/2016 at 0900 hours,  Detectives responded to the County Road Yard on Avenue 256, in Tulare. The victim recognized the ATV as being his. The victim estimated the value of the ATV to be approximately $10,000. The ATV was released to the victim. 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Ag Detective Armstrong and Sergeant Yandell at the Tulare County 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.