Location: 200 Block of East Sierra, Earlimart

Incident Date: 02/21/16

Incident Time: 1905 hours

Case Number: 16-02276

Victim: State of California

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Dispatch

On 02/21/2016, Deputies observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through a populated commercial zone.  A traffic stop was conducted at which time the driver pulled into a gas station and exited his vehicle. The driver was detained, and after further investigation it was discovered the driver, Cesar Diaz, 33 years of age, was in possession of a concealed .45 caliber firearm in his vehicle. During the investigation, a Sheriff’s K-9 was used and a small bindle of suspected cocaine was also found in the vehicle.   


Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 685-2666 or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559) 725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com