Location: 1000 Block of South Church, Earlimart

Incident Date: 3-27-16

Incident Time: 11:05 a.m.

Case Number: 16-03950

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Dispatch

Suspect: Efrain Meza, 19 years old, from Earlimart


On 3-27-2016 at 1130 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Pixley Substation were dispatched to an interrupted burglary. The suspect was a known family member who fled nearby. Deputies located the suspect and arrested him after it was determined he committed the crime and was in possession of personal property that was taken from the victim several weeks ago. The suspect also had two active Tulare County warrants that he was arrested for. Evidence at the scene was collected and suspect was booked.


The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office via telephone at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.