Location: 30800 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers

Incident Date: 7-16-16

Incident Time: 2230 hours

Case Number: 16-08972

Victim: State of California

City: Three Rivers

Posted by: Media Relations

On 7/16/16 at 2230 hours, Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Sierra Drive near Mehrten Drive. During the stop, the driver was identified as Ruben Pinon, Age 41, from Three Rivers. Was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. While attempting to arrest the Pinon for the misdemeanor offense, Pinon attempted to destroy evidence and resisted arrest.

Pinon was taken into custody and booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trail Facility.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 / 559-733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 and download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.