Location: 23000 Block of Mt. Whitney Avenue, Ducor

Incident Date: 9-1-21

Incident Time: 2100HRS

City: Ducor

Posted by: Media Relations

Ducor Man Arrested for Chasing Children with Knife and Attempting to Stab Multiple People

Around 9:00 p.m Wednesday, TCSO Deputies were called to the 23000 Block of Mt. Whitney Avenue in Durcor for a report of a man with a knife. Deputies were told that the suspect, 34-year-old Daniel Chavez, tried to stab several people and then chased them with a knife. Deputies detained Chavez without incident.


Throughout the investigation, Deputies found that Chavez had chased people, including children, throughout the house with the knife, coming just a few inches from some of them. Chavez was also making threatening statements. Chavez was booked at the South County Detention Facility for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Threats, and Child Endangerment.


This case remains under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy Ryan Melo or Sgt. Scott O’Neill at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com.