Location: 1200 Block of East Terra Bella

Incident Date: 10-24-15

Incident Time: 2100

Case Number: 15-13379

Victim: Jazmine Alvarez

Posted by: Media Relations


On 10-29-15 at approx. 1800 hours, Investigators with the Gang Violence Suppression Unit located the suspect vehicle in the 700 of South Main St., Pixley .  G.V.S.U. Investigators attempted to contact (S) Sanchez with the assistance of Pixley Patrol Deputies.  (S) Sanchez was located and was subsequently taken into custody for the above listed charges.  (S) Sanchez is a known Southern Gang member from the Pixley area.  

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are pending. No other information is being released at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit Detective Miguel Franco or Sergeant Steve Sanchez at (559) 733-6218 or (800) 808-0488.

Anonymous information about this crime can be reported via Tipnow  

email tcso@tipnow.net  txt or voicemail at 559-725-4194 or download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.


Suspect In Custody:

Mark Sanchez   Age: 21 yrs.


On 10/24/2015 Deputies responded to the 1200 Block of Terra Bella, Pixley regarding a reported shooting in the area. During the investigation it was discovered that unknown suspects fired multiple shots from a truck in the area.  Upon further investigation by Pixley Patrol Deputies, one of the suspects was identified as Mark Sanchez along with his vehicle. An 836/246.3 was issued for (S) Sanchez.