Location: 1200 Block of Mariposa Avenue, Visalia

Incident Date: 9-2-21

Incident Time: 1845HRS

City: Visalia

Posted by: Media Relations

Just after 6:45 p.m Thursday, TCSO Deputies were called to the 1200 block of Mariposa Avenue in Visalia for a stabbing. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered two men had been stabbed. Both victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment.  One victim was listed as critical, but is in stable condition.     


Detectives identified 21-Year-Old Esperanza Cisneros and a 15-Year-Old boy, both from Woodlake, as suspects in the Stabbings. 18-Year-Old Jaime Tapia of Farmersville and a 16-Year-Old boy from Visalia, were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.


Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Sergeant Clower or Detective Jose Melendez with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at (559) 733-6218. Or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559)725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com.