Location: 12700 block of Ave 416

Incident Date: 11-7-14

Incident Time: 0100

Case Number: 14-14127

Victim: Modesto Garcia. 48 years old

Posted by: Media Relations

On 11-7-14 at approx. 0100 hours, Deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Cutler/Orosi Substation were dispatched to an address located in the 12700 block of Ave 416, in the community of Orosi, regarding Vicente Cruz who had threatened Modesto Garcia with a deadly weapon after a verbal argument.  Garcia, who feared for his life, dialed 911 as Cruz attempted to gain entry into his room.  

Upon Deputies arrival, they made contact with Garcia who was not injured and directed Deputies to Cruz’s location.  After numerous call-outs, Cruz refused to exit his room so Deputies breached his door and took him into custody without further incident. Cruz was then booked into the adult Pre-Trial facility on the listed criminal charges. 

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Department at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.