Location: 300 Block of Market Street, Earlimart

Incident Date: 07-30-15

Incident Time: 1400

Case Number: 15-9493

Posted by: Media Relations

On 07-30-15 at 1430 hours Deputies contacted a male subject in the area of Market Street and Washington Avenue in Earlimart. During contact the subject was patted down for weapons and Deputies located an 8 inch fixed blade with a handle sticking out of the subjects front pocket. The subject advised it was for protection against local gang members and was arrested without further incident.

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation 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.