Location: 51000 block Balch Park Rd-Springville

Incident Date: 10-20-15

Incident Time: 1300

Case Number: 15-13161

Victim: Blanche Malahy

Posted by: Media Relations

On 10/20/2015, 1300 hours, deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 51000 block of Balch Park Rd in the Springville area.  The burglary occurred sometime between 07/13/2015 and 10/19/2015.  The front door was forced open by unknown subject(s) and the reporting party estimates about 20 firearms total including rifles, shotguns, and handguns were stolen from the residence.  

The reporting party is the adult daughter of the victim and is taking care of the residence while her elderly mother is hospitalized.  During the investigation deputies discovered a sawed-off shotgun in the residence that belonged to the victim’s deceased husband. The shotgun was seized and booked into TCSO evidence for destruction.  

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.