Police Blotter

This represents the recent reportable activities of the Police Department.

This blotter is updated weekly

 

 

Date/ Time: Wednesday, 12-7-16 at approximately 8:38PM

Location:  Residence in the 1400 block of West Willow, City of Exeter

Incident Type: Warrant Arrest

Arrestee: Ruben Quintero Jr.  30 years of age, DOB: 9-12-86, 5’ 4”, 140 Lbs., Black hair and brown Eyes, of Exeter.

Disposition: Quintero was contacted at his residence regarding FOUR active and confirmed warrants issued for his arrest out of the Tulare County Superior Court, Visalia Division. Quintero was taken into custody,    without incident and was subsequently booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility. Bail amount of $65,000.00.

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Date/Time:  November 11, 2016 6:29 PM

Approximate location:  300 Block of N Filbert  

Incident Type:  Report of a stolen vehicle

Loss:  Victim placed loss amount at $4,000 for a 1997 black Honda Accord 2 door

Arrestee Name:  N/A

Sex/DOB/Age/ Physical Description: N/A

Disposition:  A report was taken and the investigation continues.

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Date/Time:  November 12, 2016 2:17 AM

Approximate location:  400 Block of W Cedar  

Incident Type:  Officers were dispatched to a house fire.  Upon investigation it was discovered that the house had been burglarized and items of value were taken from inside the residence before being set on fire.  Tulare County Fire is currently conducting an arson investigation in addition to the burglary.

Loss:  Victim placed loss amount at $500 in property taken

Arrestee Name:  N/A

Sex/DOB/Age/ Physical Description: N/A

Disposition:  Exeter PD took a report for a burglary and the investigation continues.

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Date/Time:  November 12, 2016 8:30 PM

Approximate location:  1200 Block of W Visalia Road  

Incident Type:  Officers were dispatched to take report for a subject passing a counterfeit $50 bill

Loss:  N/A

Arrestee Name:  N/A

Sex/DOB/Age/ Physical Description: N/A

Disposition:  Officers took a report of passing a counterfeit bill.  The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving.  Video surveillance of the suspect was viewed and the investigation continues to identify the suspect. 

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Date/Time:  November 13, 2016 11:33 PM

Approximate location:  Walnut / “C” Street

Incident Type:  Officers were dispatched to a public disturbance

Loss:  N/A

Arrestee Name:  Lydia Bradsteen

 Sex/DOB/Age/ Physical Description: Female / 8-20-1979 / 37, WFA, 5-6, 200 bro, haz 

Disposition:  Bradsteen was contacted and found to be intoxicated and unable to care for herself.  She was arrested and booked into TCSO’s Pretrial Facility. 

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Date/Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 at approximately 8:56 PM

Location:  400 block of Gearey

Incident Type: Traffic stop, driving on a suspended license, failure to install ignition interlock device, no front license plate.

Arrestee:  Caitlyn Lynch, date of birth: 11/18/1988, 5’8”, 130 lbs., brown hair and brown eyes, of Exeter.

Disposition: Lynch was cited and released at scene with a promise to appear in court for driving on a suspended license and failure to install an ignition interlock device which are both misdemeanors.

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Date/ Time:  Monday, November 14, 2016 at approximately 1016 PM

Location:  Sequoia and D St.

Incident Type: Traffic stop, driving without a license, no license plate light.

Arrestee: 17 year old female juvenile

Disposition: Suspect was cited and released at scene to her parents with a promise to appear in court for driving without a driver’s license which is a misdemeanor offense.

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Date/Time:  November 21, 2016 12:14 AM

Approximate location:  600 block of Glenn View  

Incident Type:  Officers were dispatched to the report of a residential burglary

Loss:  Victim placed loss amount at $2,800.00

Arrestee Name:  N/A

Sex/DOB/Age/ Physical Description: N/A

Disposition:  Officers processes the crime scene and will continue this investigation as further evidence develops.

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Date/Time: 11-21-2016/ 2:45 pm

Approximate Location: 715 S Kaweah

Incident Type: Warrant Arrest

Loss: N/A

Arrestee Name: Teresa O’Bannon

Sex/DOB/Age: HFA/4-27-73/45YOA/5’03”/115/Bro/Bro

Disposition: Cited to appear

Date/ Time:   11-21-16 (Monday) 8:12 PM

Location: 700 Block of South Kaweah

Incident Type:   Warrant arrest/ Obstructing and delaying an Officer/ Possession of a controlled substance

Arrestee: Lowrey, Cody Keith,   24  years of age, BOB: 3-14-92 6’0”, 180 Lbs. brown hair and eyes, of Exeter.

Disposition:  Lowrey was contacted at his residence for an outstanding felony arrest warrant. Lowery was on active probation and was found hiding in the residence with the assistance of his mother. Lowery was placed under arrest for the active warrant, obstructing or delaying an officer and was      found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Lowery was subsequently booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial facility on these charges. Lower’s mother, Teresa Obannon, was also taken into custody and charged with harboring and obstructing.

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Date/ Time: 11-22-16 (Tuesday) 5:57 PM

Location:   1100 block of W. Visalia Rd., Exeter (Rite Aid parking lot)

Incident Type: Hit & Run causing property damage to a parked vehicle.

Loss: $5,000+

Suspect 17 year old female of Exeter

Disposition: 17 year old juvenile took her parents vehicle without permission and struck a parked vehicle in the parking lot of the Exeter Rite-Aid parking lot. The juvenile left the scene and went home. She was caught on video surveillance and seen by a witness. The juvenile and her vehicle were located at her Exeter residence, where she admitted guilt. Changes are being sought with the Juvenile District Attorney’s Office for Hit & Run and the juvenile suspect being an unlicensed driver.

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Date/ Time: 11-22-16 (Tuesday) 5:35 PM

Location:   Vine Street at Belmont Ave. Exeter

Incident Type: Traffic stop/ unlicensed driver

Arrestee: Luengas, Maricela 19 years of age, DOB: 7-30-97, 4’11”, 200 Lbs., black hair and brown eyes

Disposition:  Luengas was contacted as the driver on a vehicle stop for failure to activate and use her lighting wequipment after night fall. Luengas was determined to be an unlicensed driver, a misdemeanor vehicle code violation. She was placed under arrest and released, at the scene, on her signed promise to appear.

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Date/Time:  November 25, 2016 8:05 PM

Approximate location:  400 Block of Carissa   

Incident Type:  Stolen Vehicle

Loss:  2005 silver Honda Accord 4 door

Arrestee Name:  N/A

Sex/DOB/Age/ Physical Description: N/A

Disposition:  Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle which was taken at the above listed address.  The vehicle was located the same day in the 200 block of S Francis.  The vehicle was released to the registered owner. 

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Date: November 26, 2016 130 PM

Location: Cedar @ I Street

Incident type: Dispatched to a report of a male subject who was being detained by a citizen for stealing cans. Upon contact the suspect was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and had possession of narcotic paraphernalia, burglary tools and stolen property.

Arrestee name: Rene Anthony Rivas, Male, 6/17/87, 29 years old, 5’6”, 175, brown hair, brown eyes

Disposition: Rivas was booked in to Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility without incident.

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Date/Time:  November 27, 2016 1:45 AM

Approximate location:  600 block of Leta Mae  

Incident Type:  Officers were dispatched to a prowling in progress

Loss:  N/A

Arrestee Name:  N/A

Sex/DOB/Age/ Physical Description: N/A

Disposition:  Suspect fled the scene prior to Officers arrival.  Officers processed the crime scene and are investigating several possible leads.

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12/2/16 at approx. 130PM

200 block of E. Palm

Commercial Burglary

On 12/2/16 a male victim reported that sometime within the past week,  an unknown suspect broke in to the detached garage of his business and stole a flat screen TV valued at approx. $300. Other items may be missing but have not been identified by the victim.

No suspects or witnesses have been identified.

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12/2/16 at approx. 4PM

200 block of Peach Street

Fraud

On 12/2/16 a female victim reported that she was a victim of a scam involving check fraud.  The victim reported that she arranged to sell a phone to someone online and then received a check from the buyer for $1300 over the amount of sale.  She said the buyer (suspect) instructed her to send the extra money to someone in another state via Money Gram, which she did.  The original check was found to be fraudulent and the victim was charged the full withdrawal amount of $1300.  No arrests have been made and the case is currently under investigation.   

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Date/Time: 12-7-2016/ 6:20 pm

Approximate Location: Save Mart

Incident Type: Stolen Liquor

Loss: N/A

Arrestee Name: 3 Female Juveniles

Disposition:

3 juveniles seen on camera stealing liquor from Save Mart. 3 juveniles were identified by officers. Contacted 3 juveniles who stated they took the alcohol.

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