Incident Date: 07-17-2015

Incident Time: 0700


Posted by: Media Relations

On 07/17/15 the Tulare County Sheriff’s Departments Gang Violence Suppression Unit and the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team in conjunction with the Tulare County Probation Department conducted a county wide probation compliance check of known registered gang members throughout Tulare County to check that the probationers are with in compliance of their terms and conditions of probation.

Eleven compliance checks were conducted and nine were found to be in compliance.


The following subjects were found to be out of compliance by committing new crimes and arrested on the following incidents:

Case Number Charges Suspect Location

1) 15-90051 4573;148 PC Efrain Soto 29 yrs 6900 Blk Rd 136 Em

11357(c) H&S plus 2 arrest felony warrants Northern Gang Affil.

2) 15-40051 11378 H&S Pedro Lopez 18 yrs 400 Blk of S. "G" Ex

Approx. 6 grams of Methamphetamine Southern Gang Affil.


All parties were booked at the APTF.

The cases are currently under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Gang Violence Suppression Unit and no other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Gang Violence Suppression Unit at (559)735-1898 or (800) 808-0488. Photos available through the Main Jail.


Anonymous information about this incident can be reported via Tipnow


txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or (800) END-GANG

or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.