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  Press Releases - Archive  
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  2016
 
       
 
12/16/16

Tulare County Grand Jury Indicts 11 Red Sol Defendants

 
 
12/14/16

Two Charged in Case of Missing Farmersville Woman

 
 
12/2/16

O'Reilly Auto Parts to Pay $9.86 Million Settlement in Hazardous Waste Disposal Case

 
 
11/28/16

Allensworth Woman Sentenced to State Prison for DUI Murder

 
 
11/9/16

Visalia Man Found Guilty of Murder of Stepson

 
 
11/9/16

Tulare Man Sentenced for Human Trafficking

11/3/16

Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Child Molestation

 
 
11/1/16

Visalia Man Sentenced in Arson of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 
 
10/31/16

Porterville Man Denied Parole for 1991 Murders

 
 
10/28/16

Cutler Gang Member Sentenced to 50 Years to Life in Prison for Murder

 
 
10/27/16

Visalia Man Sentenced to Life in State Prison for Rape of Disabled Woman

 
 
10/26/16

Hanford Man Sentenced to State Prison for Stealing Wire and Antiques

 
 
10/19/16

Farmersville Woman Sentenced for Homicide of Her Newborn Infant

 
 
10/11/16

Tulare Man Sentenced to 28 Years in State Prison for Attempted Murder of Mother

 
 
10/03/16

Tulare County Law Enforcement, Victim Service Agencies Awarded Federal Human Trafficking Grant

 
 
9/27/16

Guilty Verdict in South County Attempted Murder

 
 
9/26/16

Tulare Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of Mother

 
 
9/20/16

Cutler Gang Members Plead, Found Guilty of Murder

 
 
9/19/16

Woodlake Man Sentenced to State Prison for Multiple DUI's

 
 
9/15/16

Porterville Man Sentenced 30 Years State Prison for Child Molestation

 
 
9/14/16

Fresno Man Sentenced to Prison for Human Trafficking of a Minor

 
 
9/1/16

Visalia Man Arrested for Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud

 
 
8/31/16

Dinuba Man Found Guilty of Petty Theft While Being a Sex Offender

 
 
8/26/16

Tulare Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Child Molestation

 
 
8/25/16

Tulare Man Sentenced to 38 Years to Life for Stabbing Woman

 
 
8/22/16

District Attorney Promotes Prosecutor to Supervising Attorney

 
 
8/16/16

Three Charged with Human Trafficking in Tulare County

 
 
7/29/16

Jury Finds Farmersville Woman Guilty of Welfare Fraud and 12 Counts of Perjury

7/25/16

Visalia Man Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Child Molestation

 
 
7/22/16

Visalia Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping to Commit Rape of Disabled Woman

 
 
7/21/16

Parole Denied for 1991 Attempted Murder of Tulare County Superior Court Judge

 
 
7/19/16

Allensworth Woman Found Guilty of Murder

 
 
7/18/16

Porterville Woman Pleads No Contest to Attempted Murder

 
 
7/1/16

Visalia Man Sentenced to 242 Years to Life in Prison for Child Molestation

 
 
6/28/16

Tulare Man Sentenced to State Prison for Domestic Violence

 
 
6/23/16

Visalia Man Sentenced to State Prison for Animal Cruelty

 
 
6/21/16

Woodlake Man Sentenced to State Prison for Packing House Arson

 
 
6/20/16

Dinuba Man Sentenced to 155 Years to Life in Prison for Child Molestation

 
 
6/16/16

Visalia Man Sentenced to 31 Years to Life in Prison for Child Molestation

 
 
6/15/16

District Attorney's Office Observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 
 
6/9/16

Visalia Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Attempted Murder

 
 
6/3/16

Tulare Man Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking of Minors for a Sex Act, Pimping, And Firearm Charges

 
 
6/3/16

Orange Cove Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Shooting at a Vehicle in Sultana

 
 
5/26/16

Visalia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Attempted Murder of Two Police Officers

 
 
5/23/16

Woodlake Man Pleads No Contest to Packing House Arson

 
 
5/19/16

Visalia Man Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

 
 
5/13/16

Dinuba Man Found Guilty on 13 Counts of Child Molestation

 
 
5/13/16

Visalia Man Pleads No Contest to Two Counts of Child Molestation

 
 
5/13/16

Visalia Man Pleads No Contest to Three Counts of Child Molestation

 
 
5/11/16

Earlimart Gang Member Sentenced for Attempted Murder, Carjacking

 
 
5/4/16

Visalia Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder

 
 
5/2/16

Visalia Man Convicted on 14 Counts of Child Molestation

 
 
5/2/16

Witness Receives Justice Award During Law Day Celebration

 
 
4/25/16

Family Dollar Stores to Pay $307,000 Settlement for Environmental Violations

 
 
4/21/16

London Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Rape, Robbery and Dissuading a Witness by Force and Violence from Reporting a Crime

4/21/16

District Attorney Promotes Two Prosecutors to Supervisor Positions

 
 
4/15/16

District Attorney Promotes Chief Deputy, Assistant District Attorney

 
 
4/13/16

District Attorney Investigators Serve 14 Arrest Warrants Related to Welfare Fraud

 
 
4/11/16

Murder Charges Filed in March DUI Crash

 
 
4/7/16

Pleas Entered in 2015 Cattle Thefts

 
 
4/1/16

District Attorney Swears In New Prosecutors, Investigators

 
 
3/29/16

Tulare Gang Member Sentenced for Attempted Murder

 
 
3/25/16

Former Music Teacher Pleads to Child Molestation

 
 
3/23/16

Visalia Man Sentenced to State Prison for the Possession and Use of Stolen Police Firearm

 
 
3/22/16

District Attorney's Office to Host Community Art Exhibit

 
 
3/19/16

London Man Found Guilty of Forcible Rape and Other Violent Felonies

 
 
3/16/16

Visalia Man Sentenced to Prison for Providing Drugs to a Minor

 
 
3/9/16

Torrance Man Sentenced for Wire Theft and Vandalism of Agricultural Equipment

 
 
3/2/16

Earlimart Gang Member Found Guilty of Attempted Murder, Carjacking

 
 
3/1/16

Tulare Man Charged with Murder, Attempted Murder in Fatal Shooting

 
 
2/29/16 Husband and Wife Indicted for Murder of Child
 
 
2/23/16 District Attorney Tim Ward Appoints David Alavezos as New Assistant District Attorney
 
 
2/19/16 Cutler Woman Sentenced for Voluntary Manslaughter
 
 
2/11/16 Porterville Gang Members Found Guilty of Attempted Murder and Assault with a Deadly Weapon
 
 
2/6/16 Tulare Man Found Guilty on 5 Counts of Child Molestation
 
 
1/26/16 Tulare Gang Member Found Guilty of Attempted Murder
 
 
1/25/16 Visalia Gang Member Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder
 
 
1/22/16 Tulare Man Sentenced to 66 Years to Life for Murder
 
 
1/15/16 Visalia Man Sentenced to State Prison for Home Invasion Robbery
 
 
1/13/16 Former Deputy Sheriff Sentenced to 5 Years in State Prison
 
 
1/13/16 Delano Man Sentenced for Downtown Visalia Crime Spree
 
       
  2015
 
       
  12/23/15 Visalia Gang Member Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder  
  12/22/15 Tulare Man Pleads Guilty to Murder  
  12/16/15 El Centro Man Found Guilty of Forcible Child Molestation  
  12/09/15 Porterville Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Voluntary Manslaughter  
  11/30/15 Visalia Man Sentenced to 98 Years to Life in Prison for Child Molestation  
  11/20/15 Sexually Violent Predator Committed to State Hospital for Life  
  11/18/15 Visalia Man Sentenced to 31 Years in State Prison for Child Molestation  
  11/06/15 Tulare Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder of Neighbor  
  10/28/15 Porterville Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Forcible Rape, Robbery, and Dissuading a Witness  
  10/07/15 Largest Criminal Complaint in County History Filed Against Violent Gang Members  
  10/06/15 Contract Killer Pleads to Life Without Parole for California Murders  
  09/28/15 Tulare Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder  
  09/23/15 Tulare Man Sentenced to Prison for Murder  
  09/09/15 Earlimart Man Sentenced to 109 Years to Life for Child Molestation  
  09/09/15 District Attorney's Office to Host 5th Annual Justice Run to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence  
  09/04/15 Alpaugh Man Found Guilty on Six Counts of Child Molestation  
  08/26/15 Convicted Sex Offender Found Guilty of Forcible Rape and Other Violent Crimes  
  08/26/15 Porterville Teacher Sentenced for Driving Under the Influence  
  08/21/15 Tipton Man Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison for Child Molestation  
  08/20/15 Porterville Gang Member Found Guilty of Attempted Murder  
  08/17/15 Visalia Man Found Guilty on 12 Counts of Child Molestation and 2 Other Sex Crimes  
  08/14/15 Springville Man Found Guilty on 14 Counts of Child Molestation  
  08/03/15 Tulare Man Pleads No Contest for Detonating Destructive Device in Visalia Department Store  
  07/31/15 Tulare Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Violent Sex Crimes  
  07/28/15 Visalia Gang Member Convicted for the Attempted Murder of Two Police Officers  
  07/24/15 Porterville Man Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Murder  
  07/23/15 Visalia Man Sentenced to 7 Years in State Prison for First-Degree Burglary, Stalking, and Resisting Arrest  
  07/17/15 Visalia Man Convicted of Felony Domestic Violence  
  07/08/15 Earlimart Man Sentenced in 1994 Shooting Death  
  07/01/15 School Teacher to Serve One Year for Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor, Possession of Child Pornography, and Annoying or Molesting a Child  
  07/01/15 Lindsay Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder  
  06/30/15 Porterville Man to Receive 20 Years for Domestic Violence and Attempting to Dissuade a Witness  
  06/26/15 Visalia Gang Member to Receive 24+ Years for String of Robberies  
  06/19/15 Exeter Gang Members Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Rob Undercover DEA Agent  
  06/18/15 District Attorney's Office Swears In New Prosecutors and Supervising Investigators  
  06/11/15 Visalia Man Guilty of Home Invasion Robbery at a Residence in Visalia  
  06/03/15 Orange Cove Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Role in 2008 Shooting of Orosi Man  
  06/02/15 Visalia Man Sentenced to 11 Years in State Prison in Child Scalding Case  
  06/01/15 Strathmore Man Found Guilty on 30 Counts of Child Molestation  
  05/21/15 Wal-Mart to Pay $820,000 in Consumer Protection Settlement  
  05/19/15 High School Teacher Sentenced for Annoying or Molesting a Child  
  05/18/15 District Attorney Investigator Honored by United States Department of Justice  
  05/04/15 Arizona Man Sentenced for Burglary and Financial Elder Abuse in Tulare County  
  05/01/15 Veterans Advocate Recognized with Justice Award During Law Day Celebration  
  04/29/15 Dollar Tree Stores to Pay $2.72 Million Settlement for Environmental Violations  
  04/27/15 Felony Charges Filed in Large Scale Marijuana Bust  
  04/23/15 Farmersville Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder  
  04/20/15 Visalia Man Sentenced for Domestic Violence  
  04/17/15 Earlimart Man Found Guilty on 18 Counts of Child Molestation  
  04/17/15 Murder Charges Filed in Dinuba Hit and Run  
  04/14/15 Visalia Man Found Guilty of Domestic Violence  
  04/13/15 Tulare County Veterans Court Celebrates Fourth Graduating Class  
  04/10/15 District Attorney Investigators Serve 13 Arrest Warrants Related to Welfare Fraud  
  04/09/15 Visalia Woman Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Murder in Child Scalding Case  
  04/08/15 Visalia Man Convicted of Elder Abuse  
  03/26/15 Visalia Music Teacher Arrested and Charged for Crimes Against Children  
  03/19/15 Two Teachers Arrested and Charged for Crimes against Children  
  03/19/15 Gross Vehicular Manslaughter Defendant Sentenced to 11 Years in
State Prison
 
  03/18/15 Father and Two Sons Sentenced to State Prison for Child Molestation  
  03/12/15 Tulare Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Residential Burglary  
  03/04/15 Visalia Couple Enter Pleas in Child Scalding Case  
  03/04/15 Former Tulare County Employee Arrested for Theft of Public Funds
and Welfare Fraud
 
  02/17/15 Cutler Gang Member Sentenced to 39 Years in State Prison for 2011 Shooting  
  02/11/15 Lindsay Man Sentenced to Life in State Prison  
  02/11/15 Visalia Man Pleads No Contest to Five Counts of Forcible Child Molestation  
  02/10/15 Charges Filed in the Murder of Exeter Police Officer Daniel Green  
  02/06/15 Tulare Man Convicted of First-Degree Residential Burglary and Auto Theft
of Ex-Girlfriend
 
  02/04/15 Tulare Man Charged with Destructive Device and Robbery  
  02/03/15 Father and Two Sons Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  01/26/15 Man Who Set Wife on Fire Sentenced to Life in State Prison  
  01/23/15 Exeter Gang Members Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Rob Undercover
DEA Agent
 
  01/16/15 Porterville Man Found Guilty by Jury of Attempted First Degree Murder  
  01/15/15 Visalia Man Convicted of First Degree Residential Burglary  
  01/14/15 Defendant in Downtown Visalia Attack Sentenced to Probation over Objection of District Attorney and Victim of Crime  
  01/09/15 Ambrosio Gonzalez Sentenced to 32 years in State Prison for Child Molestation  
 

01/09/15  

Guilty Pleas in Fraudulent Foreclosure Scheme  
       
  2014
 
       
  12/31/14 Cutler Gang Member Pleads to 2011 Attempted Murder in Shooting at Rival Gang Member’s Home  
  12/31/14 Adrian Granados Sentenced to 30 Years in State Prison for Child Molestation  
  12/12/14 Woodlake Man Convicted of Gang Murder  
  12/12/14 Visalia Man Sentenced to Life without the Possibility of Parole  
  12/10/14 Man Who Set Wife on Fire Enters Guilty Plea to All Counts during Jury Trial  
  12/09/14 Visalia Gang Members Convicted of Assault with Deadly Weapon  
  11/18/14 Attempted Murder Charges Filed on Porterville Man Involved in 11-Hour Standoff  
  11/18/14 Visalia Resident Charged with Murder in Stabbing Death  
  11/18/14 Porterville Man Charged with Attempted Murder, Carjacking  
  11/13/14 Lindsay Man Convicted of Murder  
  11/13/14 Visalia Man Sentenced to 31 Years  
  11/12/14 Porterville Man Charged with Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated  
  10/22/14 Orosi Gang Member Convicted of First Degree Murder  
  10/17/14 Former Pastor Pleads to Child Molestation Mid-Trial  
  10/10/14 Gang Member Guilty of Shooting in Visalia  
  10/09/14 Visalia Man Found Guilty of Rape of an Intoxicated Woman  
  10/07/14 Visalia Man Convicted of First Degree Gang Murder  
  10/03/14 Jury Rejects Medical Marijuana Claim  
  09/29/14 Exeter Man Sentenced to 45 Years to Life in Prison for Child Molestation  
  09/25/14 Porterville Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Domestic Violence, Torture,
and Kidnapping
 
  09/23/14 Murder Charges Filed for Marijuana Grow Homicide  
  09/19/14 Two Poplar Men Convicted of Attempted Murder  
  09/17/14 Child Molestation Charges Filed Against Church Volunteer  
  09/17/14 Orosi Gang Member Convicted of First Degree Murder  
  09/10/14 Visalia Man Sentenced to 64 Years to Life in Prison for Wife’s Attempted Murder  
  09/10/14 2014 Justice Run, Presented by the Office of the District Attorney,
County of Tulare
 
  09/05/14 Contract Killer Arraigned on Nine Counts of Murder  
  08/29/14 Former Correctional Sergeant Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  08/07/14 Porterville Man Found Guilty of Torture, Kidnapping During a Carjacking, and Attempt to Dissuade a Witness from Testifying  
  08/01/14 Strathmore Man Sentenced to Prison  
  07/31/14 Charges Filed in Tulare Sexual Assault Case  
  07/23/14 Visalia Man Found Guilty of Wife’s Attempted Murder  
  07/21/14 Armando Gonzalez and Jose Anguiano Sentenced for Murder  
  07/15/14 Nicole Lee Sentenced to Eight Years in State Prison  
  06/30/14 Two Arrested for Theft of an Off-Road Vehicle near Lindsay  
  06/27/14 Visalia Woman Found Guilty of Welfare Fraud  
  06/27/14 Tulare Man Charged with Special Circumstance Murder  
  06/24/14 Exeter Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  06/13/14 Man Charged in Orosi Home Invasion Murder  
  06/13/14 Tulare Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping Infant  
  06/04/14 Earlimart Man Sentenced to 27 Years State Prison for Domestic Violence  
  05/30/14 Visalia Man Charged with Possession of Drugs for Sale  
  05/30/14 Los Angeles Gang Member Sentenced to 31 Years, 4 Months in State Prison for 2012 Attempted Murder and Assault with a Firearm  
  05/23/14 Two Porterville Men Convicted of Murder  
  05/20/14 Jose Luis Molina Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  05/20/14 Lemoore Naval Petty Officer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison  
  05/16/14 Visalia Man Charged in Twenty Year Old Cold Case Murder  
  05/15/14 Two Juveniles Charged as Adults for Robbery and Assault  
  05/14/14 Man Who Set Wife on Fire Faces Trial Date  
  05/13/14 Murder Charges Filed on Visalia Man for Shooting Rival Gang Member  
  05/12/14 Los Angeles Gang Member Sentenced to 35 Years in State Prison for the 2011 Attempted Murder, Carjacking, and Robbery of an Exeter Man  
  05/09/14 Gang Member Sentenced to 29 Year Prison Term  
  05/08/14 Tulare Man Found Guilty of Felony Child Abuse  
  05/06/14 Former Deputy Sheriff to be Arraigned on New Sex Charges  
  05/02/14 Third Striker Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempted Murder  
  05/02/14 Visalia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Attempted Murder of
Peace Officer
 
  05/01/14 Exeter Man Found Guilty of Gang-Related Attempted Murder, Robbery,
and Assault with a Firearm
 
  05/01/14 Charges Filed on Jose Manuel Ortega for First Degree Residential Burglary and Other Charges  
  05/01/14 Justice Award Presented to Victims’ Advocate During Law Day Celebration  
  04/28/14 Visalia Man Sentenced to Life without Parole for Murder  
  04/23/14 Lemoore Naval Petty Officer Convicted of Sex Trafficking Charges  
  04/16/14 The Office of the District Attorney Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Denim Day, April 23, 2014  
  04/15/14 Orosi Gang Member Found Guilty of Attempted Murder  
  04/10/14 Adrian Esquer and Anthony Hansen Sentenced for Attempted Murder in
Mall Shooting
 
  04/09/14 Victims’ Rights Week 14th Annual Memorial Quilt Unveiling  
  04/09/14 Visalia Gang Member Convicted of Murder  
  04/08/14 Contract Killer Charged with Nine Counts of Murder  
  04/03/14 Sacramento Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  04/02/14 Lowe’s to Pay $18.1 Million Settlement for Environmental Violations  
  04/02/14 Elder Abuse Prevention Training Offered to Financial Institutions  
  03/21/14 Earlimart Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  03/19/14 Woodlake Man Found Guilty of Reckless Driving on Halloween Night  
  03/19/14 Terra Bella Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  03/18/14 The Office of the District Attorney Receives Donation of Supplies for Children’s Programs from Gateway Church  
  03/14/14 Emigdio Ojeda Sentenced to Life for Murder  
  03/06/14 Poplar Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Child Molestation  
  03/05/14 Third Striker Found Guilty of Premeditated Murder  
  03/05/14 Neftalia Bonilla Convicted of Gang Related Murder  
  03/04/14 District Attorney Tim Ward Announces Promotion of Brenda Broker to Supervising Deputy District Attorney  
  03/03/14 Charges Filed in Exeter Standoff Case  
  02/28/14 Statement Regarding Gun Raffle  
  02/20/14 Exeter Man Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Wire  
  02/19/14 Visalia Man Sentenced 25 Years to Life in the Beating Death of His Girlfriend’s
3-Year-Old Daughter
 
  02/14/14 Porterville Man Guilty of Murdering Former Spouse  
  02/14/14 District Attorney Tim Ward Announces High School Art Contest for Crime Victims’ Rights Week  
  02/07/14 Visalia Man Convicted: Attempted Murder of Peace Officer  
  02/05/14 Visalia Woman Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  01/21/14 Suspect Arrested for Theft of Farm Equipment near Exeter  
  01/17/14 District Attorney Completes Investigation of Allegations of Financial Abuse Relating to the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff’s Association  
  01/13/14 Dinuba Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  01/10/14 Tulare Man Sentenced for Walnut Theft and Drug Possession  
  01/09/14 Visalia Man Convicted for Lewd Conduct at Local Fast Food Restaurant  
  01/07/14 Fresno Man Sentenced to 82 Years to Life for Violent Sex Crimes  
       
  2013
 
       
  12/19/13 Seattle Man Sentenced to 34 Years and 4 Months for Attempted Murder, Carjacking, and Domestic Violence in Visalia  
  12/18/13 Los Angeles Gang Member Found Guilty of Attempted Murder, Carjacking, and Robbery with a Firearm  
  12/16/13 Jury Finds Tulare Man to be a Sexually Violent Predator  
  12/09/13 Jury Convicts Reedley Man of Criminal Threats, Sexual Battery, Stalking, and Assault with a Firearm  
  11/26/13 District Attorney Investigators Serve 12 Arrest Warrants Related to Welfare Fraud  
  11/25/13 Seattle Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder, Carjacking, and Domestic Violence in Visalia  
  11/20/13 Rafael Mendoza Sentenced to 50 Years to Life  
  11/19/13 Auto Theft Arrest  
  11/19/13 Farmersville Man Sentenced to 80 Years to Life in State Prison for
Child Molestation
 
  11/19/13 Lindsay Man Sentenced to 630 Years to Life in State Prison for Child Molestation  
  11/14/13 Tipton Man Convicted of Attempted Murder  
  11/01/13 Suspect Charged in Elder Abuse Case  
  10/29/13 Three Suspects Charged in String of Visalia Gang Burglaries  
  10/24/13 Exeter Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison  
  10/22/13 Man Sentenced for Metal Theft and Vandalism  
  10/22/13 Visalia Man Sentenced for Pallet Theft  
  10/22/13 Red Ribbon Week  
  10/11/13 Teviston Man Sentenced to 34 Years in Prison for Child Molestation  
  10/01/13 Farmersville Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  09/27/13 Lindsay Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation Against Multiple Victims and Displaying Harmful Matter to Minors  
  09/26/13 Rite Aid Corporation to Pay $12,324,000.00 Settlement for Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste  
  09/19/13 Visalia Man Sentenced to 21 Years 8 Months in Prison for Kidnap, Sex Crime, and Attempted Murder  
  09/18/13 Joe Dominguez Sentenced for Criminal Street Gang Activity  
  09/12/13 Porterville Man Sentenced for Felony Theft of Pistachios  
  09/10/13 District Attorney Tim Ward to Introduce “Enhanced Violence Against Women Prosecution Unit” to Board of Supervisors  
  09/04/13 Tulare Man Sentenced to Nine Years Prison for Domestic Violence  
  08/27/13 Felix Cura Jr. Sentenced to Life in Prison for Child Molestation  
  08/27/13 Former Employee of Cypress Mental Health Center Sentenced to 25 Years in State Prison  
  08/21/13 Visalia Man Charged with Grand Theft from the City of Farmersville  
  08/09/13 Jury Convicts Three Defendants of Willful Deliberate and Premeditated
Attempted Murder
 
  08/02/13 Richgrove Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation Against Multiple Victims  
  07/19/13 Felix Cura Jr. Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  06/25/13 Gang Member Sentenced to 16 Years, 4 Months in State Prison  
  06/13/13 Porterville Man Sentenced for Theft of Irrigation Pipes  
  06/12/13 Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in “Medical Marijuana” Case  
  06/12/13 Eleazar Alcantar Sentenced to 69 Years to Life for Murder  
  06/11/13 Woman Sentenced to Prison for Grand Theft and Elder Abuse on Embezzlement Case  
  05/31/13 Three Ivanhoe Gang Members Convicted of First Degree Murder  
  05/24/13 Visalia Man Sentenced to Jail for Check Fraud  
  05/20/13 Former Teacher Sentenced to One Year in Jail for Unlawful Sex with
17-Year-Old Student
 
  05/10/13 Woman Pleads to Grand Theft, Elder Abuse in Embezzlement Case  
  05/10/13 Poplar Man Faces Jail Sentence for Stealing Farm Supplies, Copper Wire  
  05/07/13 Former Exeter Police Chaplain Sentenced to 25 Years State Prison for
Child Molestation
 
  04/29/13 Law Day is Wednesday, May 1  
  04/26/13 Tulare County Bar Association’s Annual Barrister’s Banquet Thursday, May 2  
  04/26/13 Tulare County Bar Association Presents the Second Annual Paper Chase
5k Run/2k Walk Saturday, April 27th
 
  04/19/13 Victims Memorial Quilt Unveiling  
  04/17/13 Eleazar Alcantar Found Guilty of First Degree Murder  
  04/12/13 Grand Jury Indicts Eight Local Businessmen on Workers’ Compensation and Payroll Tax Fraud  
  04/09/13 Tulare County Veterans Court to Celebrate Second Graduating Class  
  04/05/13 Michael Risenhoover Sentenced to Life in Prison for Child Molestation  
  04/05/13 42-Year-Old Woman Convicted of Armed Robbery  
  04/04/13 Two Visalia Men Sentenced to State Prison in Robbery Case  
  04/04/13 Linda Floriano Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  04/03/13 Leonardo Zuniga Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  03/29/13 Mouseng See Sentenced for Attempted Murder on a Police Officer  
  03/27/13 District Attorney Tim Ward Establishes a Clothesline Project Display for Abused Women and Children  
  03/25/13 District Attorney Investigators Serve 34 Arrest Warrants Related to Welfare Fraud  
  03/25/13 Multi-Agency Gang Intervention Task Force Committee  
  03/20/13 Orange Cove Man Sentenced for Theft of Water Truck  
  03/12/13 Alma Flores Sentenced  
  03/11/13 Office of the District Attorney, County of Tulare Staff Raises Money for Special Olympics  
  02/27/13 Berkeley Man Sentenced to Two Years State Prison for Possession of Child Pornography in Dinuba  
  02/26/13 Visalia Man Sentenced to 40 Years State Prison for Child Molesting  
  02/04/13 Office of the District Attorney’s Rural Crime Prevention Program  
  01/30/13 Tulare Man Sentenced for Theft of Tractors  
  01/23/13 District Attorney Tim Ward Presents $5962.00 to Family Services of Tulare County  
  01/18/13 Lindsay Man Found Guilty of First Degree Murder with Gun Enhancement  
  01/18/13 District Attorney Tim Ward Presents $6,000 to the Central California Family Crisis Center  
  01/17/13 Porterville Man Sentenced to Five Years and Eight Months Prison for Violating Probation on Stalking Case  
  01/17/13 Porterville Man Sentenced for Taking Southern California Edison Wire for Recycling  
  01/14/13 Porterville Man Sentenced to 784 Years and 8 Months to Life for Child Molestation  
  01/08/13 Tulare Man Sentenced to Four Years State Prison for Stalking and Violating Court Orders  
  01/08/13 Denise Vargas Sentenced  
  01/07/13 District Attorney Investigators Serve Arrest Warrant  
  01/04/13 Twenty-Year-Old Tulare Man Sentenced to 94 Years to Life in State Prison  
     
  2012
 
       
  12/18/12 Visalia Man Sentenced to 6 Years and 8 Months for Child Molestation  
  12/17/12 Tim Ward Sworn in as New District Attorney of Tulare County  
  12/14/12 Tim Ward to be Sworn in as New District Attorney of Tulare County  
  12/10/12 Ivanhoe Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of TCSO Detective  
  12/07/12 Visalia Gang Member Sentenced to Life without the Possibility of Parole  
  12/05/12 Porterville Man Sentenced for Receiving Stolen Copper Wire for Recycling  
  11/30/12 Richgrove Man Sentenced to 34 Years 8 Months State Prison for Child Molest  
  11/26/12 Porterville Man Sentenced to Six Years State Prison for Lewd Acts with a Child  
  11/26/12 Tulare Man Sentenced to One Year in Jail for Elder Abuse  
  11/16/12 Exeter Man Pled, Sentenced to 12 Years in State Prison for Child Molest  
  11/16/12 Woodville Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation Sentenced to 84 Years to Life in State Prison  
  11/14/12 Fraud Alert: Sweepstakes and Lottery Scams  
  11/08/12 Make a Difference Day Results  
  11/08/12 Three Men Sentenced for Packing House Burglary  
  11/06/12 Dinuba Man Sentenced to 10 Years State Prison for Child Molest  
  11/06/12 Murderer Sentenced to 16 to Life  
  11/06/12 Porterville Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  10/31/12 Pixley Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  10/18/12 Gang Member Sentenced for Murder  
  10/09/12 County Announcement: Tulare County District Attorney Formally
Announces Retirement
 
  10/08/12 District Attorney Phil Cline to Announce his Retirement  
  10/05/12 Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to Fifteen Years in State Prison  
  09/27/12 Man Convicted of Recklessly Causing Forest Fire in Kernville  
  09/26/12 Man Convicted of Attempted Murder and Dissuading Witnesses  
  09/21/12 Porterville Man Convicted of First Degree Murder  
  09/17/12 2012 Tulare County District Attorney Justice Run  
  09/06/12 Jorge Banda Found Legally Sane in Murder of TCSO Detective Kent Haws  
  09/05/12 Tulare Man Sentenced for Battery on a Sports Official  
  08/29/12 Marco Navarro Sentenced for First Degree Murder  
  08/23/12 Gang Member Convicted of First Degree Murder  
  08/17/12 Franscisco Luna Sentenced to Seven Years Prison for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated  
  08/08/12 Gang Member Sentenced to Nine Years State Prison for Assault with a Knife  
  08/02/12 Visalia Man Sentenced to 18 Years State Prison for Carjacking  
  07/31/12 Norteno Gang Member Sentenced to 9 Years 8 Months in State Prison  
  07/26/12 Visalia Man Sentenced to 45 Years State Prison for Child Molestation  
  06/21/12 Goshen Man Found Guilty of First Degree Murder  
  06/08/12 Visalia Man Sentenced to Nine Years Prison for Domestic Violence  
  05/02/12 Lindsay Woman Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  05/02/12 Tulare Woman Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  05/02/12 Massage Parlor Worker Sentenced for Solicitation of Prostitution  
  04/27/12 District Attorney Investigators Serve Six Arrest Warrants During Two Day Welfare Fraud Sweep  
  04/27/12 Tulare Woman Convicted of Workers' Compensation Fraud  
  04/27/12 Tulare Couple Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  04/24/12 Laguna Hills Man Found Guilty of Illegal Possession of Slot Machine  
  03/19/12 Porterville Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Violence, Theft, Forgery, and Drug Charges  
  02/09/12 Tulare Man Sentenced to State Prison for Armed Robbery  
  01/27/12 Visalia Man Sentenced to Life without Parole for Murder  
  01/23/12 Visalia Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Child Molestation  
  01/23/12 Man Receives Prison Sentence for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and
Criminal Threats
 
  01/19/12 Southern Gang Member Miguel Carisalas Sentenced to Multiple Life Terms for Two 2006 Murders  
  01/13/12 Visalia Woman Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison for Embezzlement  
       
  2011
 
       
  12/21/11 Visalia Man Sentenced to 230 Years for Child Molestation  
  11/15/11 Dinuba man sentenced to 27 years to life for 2009 robbery  
  11/07/11 Final Defendant Sentenced in Crime Spree Targeting Seniors  
  11/02/11 Aaron Kizer Sentenced to 20 Years in State Prison on Molest and
Gang Charges
 
  10/27/11 Embezzler Sentenced to Eleven Years in Prison  
  10/19/11 Victor Marquez Sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole for First-Degree Murder  
  10/18/11 Nuestra Familia Gang Leader Sentenced to Prison  
  10/13/11 Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder  
  09/29/11 FRAUD ALERT: Phone Scam from “Publishers Clearing House”  
  09/29/11 Pixley Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Child Molest  
  09/28/11 Visalia Man Sentenced to 120 Years to Life in Prison for Gang Shooting  
  09/28/11 Former Tulare County Man Sent to Prison for Life for Child Molest  
  09/26/11 Porterville Man Sentenced to 255 years to Life in State Prison for
Child Molestation
 
  09/21/11 District Attorney’s Office Launches Inaugural Justice Run  
  09/14/11 Strathmore Man Sentenced to Multiple Life Terms in State Prison for
Child Molestation
 
  08/31/11 Visalia Gang Member Found Guilty of Murder  
  08/22/11 Tulare Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation  
  08/19/11 Dinuba Man Sentenced to 45 Years to Life in State Prison  
  08/19/11 Man Sentenced to Seven Years Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine  
  08/18/11 Terra Bella Man Sentenced to 15 Years in State Prison  
  08/18/11 Porterville Woman Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  08/11/11 Porterville Man Receives 20 Years in Prison for Child Molest  
  08/10/11 John Denys Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Violence  
  07/27/11 Visalia Man Sentenced to 30 Years Prison for Child Molestation  
  06/22/11 Porterville Man Sentenced to Prison for Stalking  
  06/22/11 Visalia Woman Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  06/22/11 Visalia Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder  
  06/21/11 Victor Jaime Convicted of Three Counts of Child Molest  
  06/17/11 Tulare County District Attorney’s Office Auto Insurance Fraud Unit
Arrests Five
 
  06/17/11 District Attorney Investigators Serve 11 Arrest Warrants During Three-Day Welfare Fraud Sweep  
  06/09/11 David Garcia-Morales Sentenced to 32 Months in State Prison for Possessing a Firearm at College of the Sequoias  
  06/08/11 Steven Patrick Arthur Sentenced to 73 Years in State Prison for Child Molestation Involving Multiple Victims  
  06/03/11 Tulare Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempted Murder  
  06/02/11 Porterville Woman Sentenced to 73 Years in State Prison for Child Molest  
  05/23/11 Danny Williams, Owner of American Fire Protection, Sentenced to
State Prison
 
  05/12/11 Lindsay Man Receives Prison Sentence of 138 years to life for Child Molestation  
  05/12/11 Gang Member Sentenced to State Prison for Gun Possession  
  05/12/11 Porterville Man Sentenced for Foreclosure and Loan Modification Fraud  
  05/05/11 Woodlake Man Found Guilty of Child Molest  
  04/29/11 Robert Cota Garcia Found Guilty of Sexual Assault Crimes  
  04/28/11 Lay Day 2011  
  04/27/11 Earlimart Woman Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  04/27/11 Porterville Man Sentenced to State Prison for Fatal DUI  
  04/20/11 Gang Member Sentenced to Ten Years in State Prison for Shooting  
  04/20/11 Wayne Bellyeu Sentenced to Eight Years in State Prison  
  04/14/11 DUI Driver Sentenced to Seven Years Prison  
  04/07/11 Richard Anthony Romero Sentenced to Five Years in State Prison  
  03/30/11 Eric Manfredi Sentenced to Life in Prison for Child Molestation  
  03/24/11 Four Visalia Women Sentenced for Insurance Fraud  
  03/15/11 Aibung Saesee Found Guilty of Murder  
  03/11/11 Visalia Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder  
  03/08/11 Rene Vasquez Sentenced to 10 Years 4 Months in Prison for Driving Under
the Influence
 
  03/04/11 Russell Havner Convicted of Robbery, Burglary, Witness Intimidation, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm  
  03/04/11 34-Year-Old Visalia Man Sentenced to Nine Years in State Prison for Threats  
  03/02/11 Orosi Gang Member Convicted of Attempted Murder  
  02/28/11 Tulare County District Attorney’s Office Staff Raises Money for
Special Olympics
 
  02/23/11 Danny Williams, Owner of American Fire Protection, Convicted of 29 Felonies  
  02/23/11 Two Farmersville Men Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault  
  02/23/11 Visalia Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery  
  02/17/11 Two Women Sentenced for Real Estate Fraud Conspiracy  
  02/17/11 Dinuba Resident Convicted of Assault with Deadly Weapon on Police Officer, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, and Felony Evading  
  02/17/11 Selma Man Sentenced to Eight Years Prison for Theft of Ag Chemicals  
  02/11/11 Visalia Gang Member Convicted of Three Counts of First-Degree Murder  
  02/10/11 Two Men Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Drive-by Shooting  
  02/08/11 Visalia Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Vandalism  
  02/08/11 Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Attempted Murders  
  01/31/11 Tulare County Rural Crime Task Force Cites Five during Roadside Fruit
Vendor Checks
 
  01/27/11 Earlimart Man Sentenced to Twelve Years in Prison  
  01/26/11 Three Men Receive State Prison Sentences for Armed Robbery  
  01/25/11 Porterville Man Receives 32-Year State Prison Sentence for Armed Robbery  
  01/13/11 Victor Manuel Larios Anguiano Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for
Vehicular Homicide
 
  01/12/11 Two Pixley Men Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property  
     
  2010
 
       
  12/02/10 Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Gun Possession  
  11/29/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault  
  11/23/10 Three South County Gang Members Sentenced to Life in Prison for Gang-Related Drive-by Shooting  
  11/09/10 London Men Receive Life Sentence for Gang-Related Attempted Murders  
  11/09/10 London Men Sentenced to State Prison for Attempted Murder, Carjacking,
& Robbery
 
  11/09/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to 82 Years to Life in Prison for Rape  
  11/05/10 District Attorney Investigators Serve Nine Arrest Warrants  
  11/05/10 Visalia Man Receives 30-Year Prison Sentence for Child Molestation  
  11/04/10 Dinuba Man Sentenced to 13 Years to Life in Prison for Sexual Assault  
  11/03/10 New London Teen Convicted for a Stabbing and Shooting at a Police Officer  
  11/02/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Child Molestation  
  11/01/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to State Prison for Narcotics  
  10/28/10 Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Firearms Possession  
  10/27/10 Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Vandalism &
Gun Possession
 
  10/27/10 Visalia Man Arrested for Foreclosure Fraud  
  10/11/10 District Attorney Investigators Make Arrest in Suspected Elder Abuse, IHSS Fraud Case  
  10/08/10 Goshen Man Sentenced to Prison for Multiple Felonies  
  10/05/10 Ivanhoe Man Sentenced to 35 Years to Life in Prison for Child Molest  
  09/23/10 Porterville Man Convicted By Tulare County Jury of Forcible Sex Crimes  
  09/22/10 Visalia Woman Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  09/17/10 Mill Creek Park Shooter Convicted of 10 Counts of Premeditated
Attempted Murder
 
  09/16/10 Orosi Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Attempted Murder  
  09/15/10 Gang Member Sentenced to Life in State Prison for Murder  
  09/15/10 Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Attempted Murder  
  09/08/10 Porterville Woman Sentenced for Fraud  
  09/03/10 District Attorney Investigators Serve 18 Arrest Warrants for Welfare Fraud during Four-Day Sweep  
  08/31/10 Gang Member Sentenced to 45 Years in State Prison  
  08/31/10 Tulare County Jury Convicts Three Gang Members  
  08/30/10 Visalia Man Found Guilty of Raping Two Women  
  08/26/10 Woman Sentenced to 18 Months Prison for Attempted Child Abduction  
  08/26/10 Tulare Man Sentenced to State Prison for Transportation of Narcotics  
  08/26/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to Seven Years State Prison  
  08/23/10 Investigators Serve Five Arrest Warrants for IHSS Fraud During
Two-Day Sweep
 
  08/18/10 Tulare County Regional Auto Theft Task Force Arrest Four Juveniles from Earlimart for Auto Theft  
  08/10/10 Kingsburg Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Child Molestation  
  08/10/10 Tipton Woman Sentenced for Welfare Fraud and Perjury  
  07/29/10 Tulare County Regional Auto Theft Task Force Arrest Wanted Parolee for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle in Visalia  
  07/21/10 Isidro Haros Convicted of Transportation of Marijuana  
  07/21/10 Dinuba Woman Sentenced for Welfare Fraud  
  07/13/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to State Prison for Possession of Five Pounds of Methamphetamine  
  07/12/10 Tulare County Regional Auto Theft Task Force Arrest Two Subjects in Cutler for Operating a Chop Shop  
  07/09/10 Gang Member Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Assault  
  07/08/10 April Harper and Leaudra Smith Sentenced for In-Home Supportive
Services Fraud
 
  07/02/10 Porterville Man Sentenced to Four Years in State Prison  
  06/30/10 Richard Peters and Johnnie Bennett Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Murder  
  06/30/10 Tulare Man Sentenced for Possessing Weapons and Maintaining a House for Narcotics Sales  
  06/30/10 Goshen Man Sentenced for Possession of Weapons  
  06/29/10 John Conde, Sr. Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison for Child Molest  
  06/24/10 Alice Stater of Visalia Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Starving
Three Children
 
  06/23/10 74-Year-Old Tulare Man Sentenced to Prison for Child Molestation  
  06/22/10 District Attorney Investigators Serve Eight Arrest Warrants During Two-Day Welfare Fraud Sweep  
  06/18/10 Cutler Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Assault  
  06/17/10 Wade Ryan Allen Sentenced to 50 years Prison for Attempted Murder  
  06/11/10 Tulare Gang Member Convicted of Gang-Related Shooting  
  06/11/10 Man Sentenced to Nine Years in State Prison for Transportation of Narcotics  
  06/09/10 Gang Member Sentenced to 40 Years  
  06/08/10 Three Earlimart Residents Sentenced for In-Home Support Services and Welfare Fraud  
  06/02/10 Suspects Sentenced for $60,000 Worth of Welfare Fraud  
  05/27/10 Isaac Meraz receives Life without the Possibility of Parole  
  05/24/10 What is Workers' Compensation Fraud?  
  05/24/10 Child Safety Fair  
  05/21/10 District Attorney Investigators Serve 14 Arrest Warrants for Failure to Provide Child Support  
  05/21/10 Terra Bella Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder  
  05/20/10 District Attorney Investigators Serve Nine Welfare Fraud Arrests During Three Day Sweep  
  05/07/10 Law Day Observance  
  05/06/10 Ivanhoe Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Attempted Murder  
  05/06/10 Charles Rivas Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Robbery  
  05/06/10 Jose Velasco Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Lewd Acts Committed in Visalia, Woodlake, and Farmersville  
  05/04/10 Farmersville Woman Arrested for Grand Theft and Possession of Stolen Property  
  05/03/10 Phil Cline Speaks at Safe Driving Conference  
  04/30/10 Tulare Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Forcible Child Molestation and Production of Child Pornography  
  04/29/10 District Attorney Investigators Serve Eight Arrest Warrants Regarding Welfare Fraud during Four Day Sweep  
  04/29/10 Jesus Sanchez Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder  
  04/26/10 Richgrove Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Child Molestation Involving Multiple Victims  
  04/23/10 Visalia Woman Arrested on Workers’ Compensation Fraud Charges  
  04/22/10 District Attorney Investigators Serve 11 Arrest Warrants Regarding Welfare Fraud During Two Week Long Sweep  
  04/22/10 Porterville Man Sentenced in Second Degree Murder of Father and Son  
  04/22/10 District Attorney Rural Crime Investigators Arrest Strathmore Man in Theft
from Dairy
 
  04/20/10 Orosi Man Sentenced to State Prison for Gang-Related Attempted Murder  
  04/19/10 Tulare County Remembers Crime Victims  
  04/15/10 Eliazar Gomez Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Vehicular Manslaughter  
  04/14/10 Visalia Woman Sentenced to State Prison for Defrauding Welfare System  
  04/05/10 District Attorney Investigators Serve 11 Arrest Warrants Regarding IHSS Fraud During Two-Day Sweep  
  04/05/10 Juan Loza Murrillo Sentenced to 48 Years in Prison for Molesting Four Girls  
  04/02/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to 56 Years to Life for Rape  
  03/30/10 Porterville Man Receives Life Sentence for Lewd Acts Involving Multiple Child Victims  
  03/30/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to Eight Years State Prison for Gang Related Narcotics Possession  
  03/25/10 Visalia Man Sentenced to State Prison for Transportation of Narcotics  
  03/24/10 Tulare Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Transportation of Narcotics
and Gun Possession
 
  03/19/10 Jose Luis Lopez Receives Six Years for Transportation of a Narcotic, Vehicle Theft, and Vehicle Burglaries  
  03/16/10 Luis Aldana Gonzalez, Sr. Sentenced to 195 Years to Life in Prison for Lewd Acts on Children  
  03/10/10 Matthew James Heath Sentenced to 30 Years, 4 Months in Prison for Forcible Lewd Acts on Children, Criminal Threats, and Burglary  
  03/09/10 Rene Villareal, Jr. Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison for Lewd Acts on a Child  
  03/03/10 Man Sentenced to Four Years Prison for Domestic Violence  
  02/25/10 Three Gang Members Sentenced to Prison for Multiple Robberies  
  02/24/10 Visalia Man Sentenced for the 1985 Murder of Visalia Woman  
  02/10/10 Habitual DUI Driver Sentenced to Three Years Prison  
  02/09/10 Amory Fryer of Porterville Convicted of Four Counts of Lewd Acts on a Child Involving Multiple Victims  
  02/09/10 Tulare Gang Members Convicted of Multiple Counts of Attempted Murder  
  02/08/10 Luis Aldana Gonzalez, Sr. Convicted of 13 Counts of Child Molestation  
  02/02/10 DA Receives Funding to Combat Fraud in In-Home Supportive Service Program  
  02/01/10 Visalia Man Convicted of Raping a 17-year-old Girl  
  01/28/10 Jose Arias Garcia Sentenced to 289 Years to Life for Child Sexual Assault  
  01/27/10 Terra Bella Man Sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole for Murder  
  01/27/10 Tulare Man Sentenced to Twenty Years in State Prison  
  01/21/10 Porterville Man Convicted of Two Counts of Murder  
  01/19/10 Visalia Man Convicted for the 1985 Murder of Dixie Lee Ricks  
  01/19/10 Mario Leon Sentenced for Murder  
  01/19/10 Velia Juarez Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Felony Murder  
  01/06/10 Rodolfo Martinez of Visalia Sentenced for Murder  
  01/04/10 Jose Adalberto Garcia Sentenced to 711 Years to Life in Prison for Child Sexual Assault  
       
  2009
 
       
  12/18/09 Tulare Gang Member Convicted of Carjacking and Robbery  
  12/17/09 Man Receives 5 Years Prison for Drug Conviction  
  12/17/09 Angel Carrasco and Rene Zamora Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder  
  12/17/09 Erick Daniel Gonzalez Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Dinuba Man  
  12/03/09 Skinhead Gang Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison  
  11/24/09 Man Receives 9 Years in Prison for Drug Offenses  
  11/23/09 Nancy Ortiz Sentenced to Prison for the Death of Her Abandoned Baby  
  11/19/09 Man Sentenced to 365 Days in Jail for Traveling to Meet Detective Who He Believed to be 13 Years Old  
  11/18/09 Plainview Man Sentenced for Kidnap, Torture, and Sexual Assault  
  11/17/09 Angel Carrasco and Rene Zamora Found Guilty of Murder  
  10/28/09 Velia Juarez Found Guilty of First Degree Felony Murder  
  10/28/09 Michael Huber Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Molesting Two Girls  
  10/28/09 Jose Manuel Gomez Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Forcible Lewd Acts Upon a Child  
  10/09/09 Plainview Man Found Guilty of Five Felony Charges of Kidnap, Torture, and Sexual Assault  
  10/09/09 Visalia Man Convicted of First-Degree Murder  
  09/30/09 Fraudulent Checks Being Passed in Tulare County  
  09/24/09 Delton Travis Hughes Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Molesting
10-Year-Old Girl
 
  09/18/09 32-Year-Old Angel Medrano was Sentenced to 50 Years-to-Life  
  09/18/09 Tulare County District Attorney Investigators locate two children abducted from Court-Appointed Guardians  
  09/17/09 Timothy Smith of Visalia Sentenced to Eight Years in State Prison  
  09/17/09 Severo Gomez Sentenced for Setting His Girlfriend on Fire  
  09/15/09 60-Year-Old Utah Man Sentenced to 7 Years Prison for Domestic Violence  
  09/15/09 Visalia Man Sentenced to 12 Years and 4 Months for Domestic Violence  
  08/27/09 John Pete Bracamontes Sentenced to 21 Years, 4 Months in Prison for
Lewd Acts
 
  08/14/09 Visalia Man Convicted of Four Counts of Sexual Assault  
  07/22/09 Santa Maria Man Sentenced to Life in State Prison for Child Sexual Assault  
  07/20/09 Two Tulare Gang Members Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping
and Robbery
 
  07/20/09 Fausto Basso Sentenced to 27 Years and 8 Months in State Prison  
  07/17/09 Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Child Molestation  
  07/13/09 Ralph Grijalva of Visalia Sentenced to Six Years in State Prison  
  07/03/09 Bulldog Gang Member Found Guilty of Chevron Robbery  
  07/02/09 Dinuba Man Sentenced to Four Years Prison for Domestic Violence  
  07/02/09 Ricardo Calderon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Child Molestation  
  06/29/09 Santa Maria Man Convicted of 21 Counts of Child Sexual Assault  
  06/24/09 David Ayala Receives 12 Years for Assault with a Firearm, Transportation of Narcotics, and Evading Police  
  06/18/09 Gang Member Sentenced to Death for Drive-by Murder and Thirteen Counts of Attempted Murder  
  06/04/09 Tulare Man Convicted of Attempted Murder  
  06/04/09 Leopoldo Martinez Sentenced to Six Years Prison for Child Endangerment and Methamphetamine Sales  
  05/28/09 Tulare Man Sentenced to 16 Years to Life for Second Degree Murder  
  05/26/09 Tulare Man Sentenced to 23 years in State Prison for Attempted Murder  
  05/22/09 Gang Members Found Guilty of Kidnapping and Assault with a Firearm  
  05/19/09 Marijuana Cultivators and Dealers Sentenced to Prison  
  05/14/09 Juan Francisco Higareda Sentenced to 11 Years on Domestic Violence Case  
  04/29/09 Invitation of the Public to Law Day Ceremonies and District Attorney
Open House
 
  04/28/09 Tom Cotta, 46, of Goshen, Sentenced to Five Years Prison  
  04/28/09 Visalia Man Sentenced to 15 Years Prison for Robbery, Assault, Drug Charges  
  04/21/09 Rolyat “Wally” Johnson Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Molesting 3 Boys  
  04/16/09 Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Without the Possibility of Parole for Gang-Related Homicidal Crime Spree  
  04/16/09 Wayne Marsh Sentenced to 6 Years on Domestic Violence Case  
  04/15/09 Porterville Man Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Child Molestation  
  04/14/09 Yvette Rodriguez Sentenced to 4 Years on Molest Charges  
  04/02/09 Courtney Sentenced to 15 Years for Starting Fires, Deaths of two Firefighters  
  04/01/09 Rosendo Nungaray Receives 9 Years and 8 Months for Transportation of Narcotics and Weapons Charge  
  03/27/09 Porterville Man Found Guilty of Multiple Counts of Lewd Acts on a Child
Under 14
 
  03/26/09 Gang Member Sentenced to 27 Years to Life for Robberies  
  03/19/09 Exeter Gang Member Convicted  
  03/13/09 Brian Woodward Sentenced to 10 Years 4 Months for Child Molestation Resulting in Pregnancy  
  03/19/09 Exeter Gang Member Convicted  
  03/02/09 Ricky Sanchez Sentenced to Six Years and Eight Months in Prison for Domestic Violence  
  02/17/09 Tulare Man Found Guilty of Residential Burglary  
  02/17/09 First-Degree Murder Conviction for 2006 South County Homicide  
  02/13/09 Exeter Defendant Convicted of DUI causing Great Bodily Injury to Sgt. Kelly  
  02/13/09 Arturo Vargas Olivarez Sentenced to 10 Years Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales, Firearm Possession, and Evading Law Enforcement  
  02/03/09 Michael Kirby Sentenced to 29 Years on Molest Charges  
  01/22/09 Daniel Lopez Convicted in 20 Counts on Charges of Child Molest & Physical Abuse  
  01/22/09 Robert Nieto Sentenced to 72-Years-to-Life for Forcible Lewd Acts on Children  
  01/16/09 ShamWow Imitator Under Investigation  
  01/12/09 Minor Child returned to Visalia, California by the Tulare County District Attorney Child Abduction Unit  
       
  2008
 
       
  12/29/08 Woodville Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Lewd Acts on a Child Under 14-Years-of-Age  
  12/09/08 Brian Scott-Joseph Harris Sentenced to 16 Years for Multiple Robbery Convictions  
  12/01/08 Gang Members Convicted of Murder  
  11/21/08 Group Home Counselor Killer Convicted of First-Degree Murder  
  11/20/08 Arlington “A.J.” Heyligar Sentenced to 21 Years to Life on Sex Case and Robbery Case  
  11/17/08 Efren Silva Sentenced to 52 Years to Life for Engaging in Sex with a
Four-Year-Old
 
  11/13/08 Leopoldo Martinez Convicted in 23 Counts on Charges of Child Molest, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Theft-Related Offenses  
  11/07/08 Woodlake Man Sentenced to 10 Years and 4 Months for Arson, Shooting at a House, and Drug Sales in Addition to Other Charges  
  11/06/08 Gang Member Sentenced to 37 Years to Life  
  11/05/08 Gang Member Sentenced to 32 Years to Life  
  10/27/08 Efren Silva Convicted for Engaging in Sex with a Four-Year-Old  
  10/10/08 Fraud Alert: Civil Assessment Associate Scam  
  10/08/08 Frank Ramirez Receives 38 Years to Life in Prison for Molesting
Two Young Girls
 
  10/02/08 Robert Nieto Convicted on Nine Counts of Forcible Lewd Acts on Children  
  09/23/08 Sultana Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Selling Narcotics  
  08/13/08 Sureno Gang Member Juan Curiel Sentenced to Life for the Murder of 17 Year Old Randall Shaw  
  05/29/08 Jeffrey Hill Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murder  
  05/20/08 Oriental Troop Gang Members Sentenced to Life  
  05/15/08 Charlotte Bilbrew Receives 9 Years for Assault with a Deadly Weapon  
  05/01/08 Exeter Couple Found Guilty of Drug Trafficking While Armed  
  04/25/08 Visalia Man Convicted of Rape Gets Twenty Years in State Prison  
  04/21/08 Jeffrey Hill of Visalia Found Guilty of Felony Murder  
  04/08/08 Extortion Attempt by Unlicensed Contractors Prevented by Tulare County District Attorney and California Contractors State License Board Investigators  
  04/07/08 Pixley Man Convicted of Second Degree Murder in Gang Killing  
  04/03/08 Woodlake Man Pled to Arson, Shooting at a House, and Drug Sales in Addition to Other Charges  
  04/03/08 Glenn Everett Jared Receives 30 Years to Life in Prison for Molesting Two Young Boys  
  03/27/08 Tulare County Remembers Crime Victims  
  03/12/08 Isaac Flores Found Guilty of First Degree Murder  
  03/10/08 Jury Convicts Ivanhoe Man of First Degree Murder for the 2004 Execution-Style Murder of Julian Reyes  
  03/07/08 Minor Children Returned to the United States by the Tulare County District Attorney Child Abduction Unit  
  03/06/08 Miguel Angel Contreras Receives 9 Years and 8 Months for Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated and Driving Under the Influence Causing Great Bodily Injury  
  02/21/08 Internet Scam Targets Your Life, Literally!  
       
  2007
 
       
  12/07/07 Holiday Bad Check Alert  
  12/06/07 Construction Related Fraud  
  11/13/07 Oriental Troop Leader Sentenced to Life  
  11/1/07 Corporate Answering Service Investigated for Theft  
  9/20/07 Visalia Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Assaulting a Peace Officer with a Deadly Weapon, Evading Arrest and Resisting Arrest  
  9/18/07 Three Visalians Sentenced for Homicide  
  8/22/07 Ivanhoe Man Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Prison for Assaulting Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy  
  8/21/07 Young Receives Sixteen Years in Prison for Child Molest  
  8/13/07 Anthony Lopez Receives Twelve Years in Prison  
  7/3/07 Tulare Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for First Degree Murder  
  6/21/07 Foreclosure Fraud Alert  
  6/15/07 Dairy Metal Thief Gets Four Years in State Prison  
  5/11/07 Juan Urive Receives Twenty Years in Prison for Attack on Deputy Sheriff  
  4/30/07 Jesse Garza Luna Receives Thirty-Eight Years and Four Months in Prison
for Crimes
 
  4/25/07 Gang Member Sentenced to Thirty Nine Years to Life for Shooting Boy  
  4/12/07 Alfred Suniga Sentenced to Prison for Life for Double Homicide  
  4/12/07 Hicks Receives Forty Years to Life Sentence for Murder  
  4/11/07 Husband Sentenced to 137 Years to Life in Prison  
  3/29/07 Gang Member Sentenced to Twenty-Eight Years for Fighting  
  3/27/07 Fraudulent Fire Restoration Business in Tulare County  
  3/22/07 Gang Member Sentenced to Seventy Five Years to Life in Prison  
  3/15/07 Visalia Man Sentenced to Eleven Years in Prison for Sales and Transportation of Methamphetamine  
  3/1/07 Three Rivers Crime Boss Convicted  
  2/8/07 Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison  
  2/6/07 Escapee Sentenced to Prison  
  2/6/07 Violent Car Thief Sentenced to Prison  
  2/5/07 Packing House Burglar Gets Five Years in State Prison  
  2/2/07 Grandmother Duped out of Real Property  
  2/1/07 Man Sentenced for Shooting at Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy  
  1/25/07 Tulare Man Convicted of First Degree Murder  
  1/19/07 Two Tulare Men Sentenced in Shooting that Resulted in Death of Unborn Child  
       
  2006
 
       
  12/12/06 California DAs Unveil Campaign Against Drunk Driving- "Make It Home For
the Holidays"
 
  11/28/06 Gang Member Receives 80 Years to Life  
  11/6/06 Gang Member Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Murder Sentenced to Life
in Prison
 
  10/31/06 Man Sentenced for Shooting At Visalia Police Officer  
  10/06/06 Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison  
  10/06/06 Lawn Business Owner Arrested for Violations  
  10/04/06 Metal Thief Gets 270 Days and Fines  
  8/30/06 Dinuba Woman Sentenced for Embezzling Funds from Lincoln Elementary Boosters Club and Dinuba-Malsch Sister City Committee  
  8/25/06 Man Sentenced for Killing in Cutler  
  8/23/06 Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Murder of Infant  
  8/25/06 Gang Member Receives 45 Years and 8 Months for Robberies  
  7/28/06 Murder Convictions  
  7/31/06 Earlimart Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Assaulting Detective  
  7/25/06 Two Men Sentenced for Contractor Fraud  
  7/20/06 DA Awarded Funds to Investigate and Prosecute Workers' Comp Fraud  
  7/13/06 Arsonist Receives Nineteen Years in Prison  
  6/29/06 Porterville Identity Thieves Sentenced to State Prison  
  6/9/06 Restoration Business Violates State Laws  
  6/2/06 Twenty Three Year Old Case of Child Sexual Abuse Solved  
  5/17/06 Fraud Alert: U.S. Soldier Phishing Scam  
  4/19/06 Fraud Alert: Jury Duty "Phishing" Scam  
  4/18/06 Father, Daughter Business Owners Arrested for Worker's Comp Fraud  
  4/5/06 State Employee Convicted of Worker's Comp Fraud  
  3/21/06 Gang Member Convicted of Witness Intimidation, Sentenced to 7 Years
in Prison
 
  3/03/06 Metal Thief Gets 2 Years in State Prison & Returns To Texas to Fulfill
Other Sentence
 
  1/26/06 Investigator, Mark Lopez, Recognized for Hard Work  
       
  2005
 
       
  12/08/05 Farmersville Man Convicted of Molestation  
  12/08/05 Terra Bella Man Investigated by Elder Abuse Unit  
  11/29/05 Drunk Driver Gets 17 Years to Life in Prison  
  11/06/05 Tulare Youth Committed To California Youth Authority For Two Counts of Murder  
  11/03/05 Unlicensed Visalia Contractor Arrested  
  10/20/05 Ag Thief Gets 3 Years 8 Months in State Prison  
  9/27/05 DUI Driver Gets 16 Years and 8 Months in Prison for Killing Two Local Residents  
  9/27/05 Businesses Cited for Lack of Proper Licenses at Visalia Home Expo  
  9/27/05 Tulare County Awarded $469,914 to Assist Victims of Violent Crime  
  9/14/05 Woodlake Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Child Abuse  
  8/30/05 Man Sentenced for Reign of Terror  
  7/27/05 Visalia Man Sentenced to Ten Years in State Prison  
  7/21/05 Hospital Employee Arrested For Worker's Comp Fraud  
  7/13/05 Undercover Sting Nets Unlicensed Contractors  
  7/08/05 Man Gets 15 Years and 8 Months For Assault on an Officer  
  6/30/05 Search Warrant Served in Exeter Investigation  
  6/23/05 Man Found Guilty of Ag Crimes  
  5/20/05 Crack Dealer Receives 57 Years to Life for Attempted Murder  
  5/12/05 Woodlake Man Sentenced to 35 Years to Life for Murder  
  5/12/05 Ivanhoe Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison  
  4/25/05 Man Receives Life Without Possibility of Parole Sentence for Murder  
  4/20/05 Tulare Man Convicted of First Degree Murder  
  4/1/05 Porterville Man Receives 54 Years to Life Sentence for Crimes  
  4/1/05 42 Years, 6 Months Plus Life Without Possibility of Parole for Murdering
Crime Partner
 
  3/23/05 Defendant Sentenced in Murder of 11 Month Old Infant  
  3/23/05 Felon on the Run Located and Sentenced for Drunk Driving Tragedy  
  3/16/05 Avocado Thief Sentenced to Prison  
  3/15/05 DUI Driver Gets 4 Years in Prison for Killing 20-Year Old Man  
  3/09/05 Tulare Man Sentenced to 7 Years Four Months in Prison for Assaults on Two Tulare Police Officers  
  2/17/05 Woman Gets 7 Years in Prison for DUI  
  2/08/05 Porterville Man Receives 52 Years to Life for Felony Evading and Possession of a Loaded Firearm by a Felon  
  2/04/05 Juan Mejia Found Guilty of Murdering Crime Partner  
  2/03/05 Orosi Gang Member Sentenced to Prison  
  1/27/05 Man Sentenced to Prison for 4th DUI  
  1/27/05 Four Orosi Gang Members Sentenced to State Prison  
  1/26/05 Man Sentenced to 24 Years for 1997 Rape  
  1/25/05 Porterville Woman Sentenced to Prison for Death of Newborn Infant  
  1/21/05 Jahnigen Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole  
  1/19/05 Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Gang Related Crimes  
  1/13/05 Charges Filed Against Tulare County Sheriff's Deputy  
  1/12/05 Porterville Man Receives 20 Years to Life for Felony Evading  
  1/11/05 Visalia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Girlfriend  
  1/05/05 Visalia Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Possibility of Parole
for Murder
 
       
     


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