31 arrested, 15 guns seized in Tulare County crime sweep

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Thirty-one people were arrested in a Tulare County crime sweep over the holiday weekend, the Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

From Friday to Tuesday, detectives with the Sheriff’s T.A.G.N.E.T unit (Tulare Area Gang and Narcotic Enforcement Team) conducted a saturation and gang suppression detail – as well as parole and probation compliance checks.

Detectives seized 15 guns and made 31 arrests on various charges.

The Sheriff’s Office identified the suspects who were arrested as:

  • Hector Vasquez, 21, of Dinuba, arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for robbery.
  • Marco Herrera, 24, of Dinuba, arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for robbery.
  • Jose Luna, 25, of Dinuba, on an outstanding arrest warrant for robbery
  • Gina Marquez, 48, of Orosi, arrested on charges of possession of narcotics for sale
  • Angel Alacala, 43, of Cutler, arrested on charges of possession of drug Paraphernalia
  • Lawrence Bierman, 35, of Dinuba, arrested on charges of parole violation
  • Billy Heard, 53, of Dinuba, arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance 
  • Shannon Jacobson, 40, of Dinuba, arrested on charges of possession of narcotics
  • Ronald Taylor, 29, of Dinuba arrested of possession of a controlled substance, parole violation, two arrest warrants for resisting arrest, and brandishing a weapon
  • Juan Rivera, 18, of Dinuba, arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition
  • Miguel Fernandez, 21, of Orosi, arrested on arrest warrant for illegal possession of marijuana
  • Johan Aguilar, 20, of Orosi, arrested on arrest warrant for violation of court order
  • Javier Ramos, 22, of Orosi, three arrest warrants for vandalism and resisting/obstructing an officer
  • Aaron Cisneros, 24, of Ivanhoe, arrested on charges of possession of a weapon brass knuckles
  • Israel Abila Jr., 21, of Lindsay, arrested for possession of narcotics and a firearm
  • Manuel Reynaga, 18, of Lindsay, arrested on charges of false impersonation and false identification
  • Kim Austin, 27, of Porterville, arrested on charges of possession of narcotics and three warrants
  • Tiffany Chavez, 33, of Porterville, arrested on charges of violation of parole
  • Julian Garcia, 31, of Earlimart, arrested on charges of possession of altered firearm
  • Pablo Garcia, 37, of Earlimart arrested on charges of possession of sawed-off rifle
  • Ricardo Machuca, 26, of Wasco, arrested on charges of possession of a concealed loaded firearm
  • Octaviano Valdez, 26, of Earlimart, arrested on charges of negligent discharge of firearm
  • Antonio Sanchez, 23, of Earlimart, arrested on charges of negligent discharge of a firearm
  • Alexander Sanchez, 26, of Earlimart, arrested on charges of negligent discharge of firearm
  • Jose Sachez, 18, of Earlimart, arrested on charges of negligent discharge of a firearm
  • Jesus Valdez, 26, of Earlimart arrested on charges of negligent discharge of a firearm
  • Cruz Barajas, 36, of Tulare arrested on charges of negligent discharge of a firearm
  • Isidro Ortiz, 41, of Orange Cove, arrested on charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition
  • Juan Rodriguez, 20, of Tulare, arrested on charges of possession of a concealed weapon case
  • 17-year-old boy from Orosi, arrested on felony arrest warrant for a stolen vehicle

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