Location: 6400 block of Ave 384

Incident Date: 05-13-14

Incident Time: 0821

Case Number: 14-5895

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Media Relations

On 05-13-14 at approximately 0821 hours, deputies from the Orosi Substation checked out with a suspicious vehicle in the area of Ave 384 and Rd 64 near Dinuba.  Upon contacting the driver, identified as Brian Ballinger, he began acting strangely leading deputies to believe he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Upon attempting to place Ballinger under arrest, he physically resisted the deputies and was detained few moments later.   Upon searching Ballinger he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and heroin.  He was arrested for Health and Safety code 11377.  He was later booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility. 


The case is currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.


Taken into custody were:

Ballinger, Brian

Charges:   H&S 11377, H&S 11550 and PC 148