Location: 10000 block of Rd 270 and 1500 block of Newcomb, Porterville

Incident Date: 12-01-14

Case Number: 14-15713

Victim: Deer Creek Heights Ranch and Padula Farms

Posted by: Media Relations

On 02/21/15 at approximately 2000 hours, deputies from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department detained Jonah Jay Teal in connection with two recent copper wire thefts in the Porterville area.  

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Agricultural Crimes Unit Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.  Detectives during the investigation checked the area and located further evidence regarding the cases. The suspect was contacted and subsequently taken into custody without incident for Grand Theft and Vandalism.
Jonah Jay Teal, a male adult, 34 years old was booked at the Adult Pre Trial Facility.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to call:
Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Investigative Crimes Unit:
(800) 808-0488
Tip now line:
(559) 725-4194,
Or by e-mail