Location: Avenue 144 near Road 191, Poplar

Incident Date: 6/7/17

Incident Time: 2334 hours

Case Number: 17-06870

Victim: Confidential

City: Poplar

Posted by: Media Relations

On June 07, 2017, at approximately 2334 hours, Deputies were dispatched to report of shots heard in the area.

Upon arrival, Deputies observed debris on Avenue 144 near Road 191. Deputies attempted to contact several subjects standing near the roadway. Deputies attempted to contact the subject(s).  

The subject(s) fled the area on foot eastbound on Avenue 144 and south on Road 192. Deputies contacted the subjects. Deputies observed a male subject hide an item behind a newspaper stand. Subjects were detained.

Upon detention of the subjects, Deputies conducted an area check and located a loaded firearm. Suspect William Bowen Sanchez, 23, was later transported to the Porterville Substation for booking.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at (559)733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.