Location: Sierra/Front

Incident Date: 3-9-15

Incident Time: 0023

Case Number: 15-2993

Victim: State of California

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Media Relations

On 3-9-2015, approximately 0023 hours, Deputies attempted a traffic stop on 2001 Ford Expedition for a minor traffic violation (no license plate light).  The driver failed to yield, and a short pursuit ensued, which was less than one minute.  The vehicle was occupied by an unknown male driver.  A follow up with the registered owner was made, and we discovered the vehicle had been loaned to a friend sometime in October and never returned.  The registered owner had not reported the vehicle stolen or embezzled. However, after he was told about this pursuit he immediately filed a report with the Delano Police Department.  According to the registered owner, the vehicle was taken by Cherie Lazo who remains outstanding at this time. 

Anyone with more information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488, Pixley Substation at 559-685-2666 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at #559-725-4194.