Location: 15400 Block of Inyo Avenue in Seville.

Incident Date: 9/1/19

Case Number: 19-11035

City: Seville

Posted by: Media Relations

Not So Smart: Detectives Bust Crooks with Smart Water Still on their Hands

                           (Felix Medina)     (Juan Venegas)


On 09-01-19 around 2:30 p.m., Tulare County Sheriff’s Office AG Crimes Detectives and Tulare County District Attorney’s Investigators were called to a grand theft from an agricultural business in Seville. The stolen property was marked with CSI Smart Water, which is invisible. Detectives found evidence that led them to a home in the 15400 Block of Inyo Avenue in Seville.

Three people were at the house at the time and safely detained. Using a specific light, Detectives checked the suspects' hands and clothes for Smart Water and found the bright yellow substance on the hands of two of the people detained. 51-year-old Felix Medina and 45-year-old Juan Venegas were arrested and face charges of Grand Theft.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Sgt. Bryan Clower or Detective Bryan De Haan with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office AG Crimes Unit at 1-800-808-0488, or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com, or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.