Location: 800 Block of Maple

Incident Date: 09/04/2016

Incident Time: 1150-1200 hrs

Case Number: 16-11166

Victim: State of California

City: Pixley

Posted by: Dispatch

On 09/04/2016 Deputies received a report of a disturbance in progress. Upon arrival it was discovered that 28yo Monte Lester was extremely intoxicated and started a fight with numerous subjects. Multiple witnesses also reported seeing Lester with a handgun during or around the time of the altercations.


A handgun was later located and confirmed to be the one Lester was in possession of. The handgun serial numbers were observed to have been removed. Lester was transported and booked with no further incident.


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