Location: 14800 Block of Road 216, Porterville

Incident Date: 01/26/2016

Incident Time: 0935 Hrs

Case Number: 16-01076

City: Porterville

Posted by: Dispatch

Deputies responded to a report of an interrupted burglary.  Upon arrival it was learned that the home owner observed forced entry to his residence and suspects fleeing on foot.  Deputies were able to detain Fernando Sandoval Gomez 21 years old.  Evidence, including items taken from within the home being with him, linked him to the crime and he was taken in to custody. The suspects fled leaving behind over $3,700.00 worth of the victim’s property that they had gathered up and stacked up at the doorway.  The suspects were able to take over $1,000.00 worth of property. Other suspects are still outstanding. 

This case is being investigated by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department South End Investigations Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Porterville Substation or the Anonymous Tip Line at 559-725-4194.