Location: 600 block of Bent Ranch Avenue, Earlimart

Incident Date: 4-20-16

Incident Time: 0229 hours

Case Number: 16-04981

Victim: State of California

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Dispatch

On 04/20/2016, Deputies contacted subjects in a vehicle committing a minor traffic violation. After further investigation the driver, 34-year-old Hector Gutierrez was found operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Gutierrez’s vehicle was searched at which time a large fixed blade knife was concealed under the driver seat. A glass methamphetamine pipe was also observed in plain view on the driver seat. 

Gutierrez was taken into custody and subsequently booked at the Tulare County Sheriff's Adult Pre-Trial Facility. 

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.