Location: 500 Block of South Elm, Earlimart

Incident Date: 02-07-2016

Incident Time: 1545 hours

Case Number: 16-01647

Victim: State of California

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Dispatch

On 2-7-16 Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department-Pixley Substation were dispatched to the 500 Block South Elm Road in Earlimart regarding a suspicious subject brandishing a knife.  During the investigation, Deputies checked the area and eventually spotted him.  A foot chase ensued as the suspect ran through several residential properties to avoid detention. 

The suspect, a 17-year-old male juvenile was apprehended a short time later.

During the course of the investigation, Deputies discovered he was canvassing the neighborhood to steal items from unlocked vehicles.  They also learned the suspect possessed a fixed blade knife for protection, but lost it during the foot chase. The minor was medically cleared and booked into custody at the Juvenile Detention Facility in Visalia.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact 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.