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2012-2013 Holiday Detail Results Are In

2012-2013 Holiday Detail Results Are In

The 2012/13 Winter Holiday DUI Mobilization crackdown on impaired drivers wrapped up-- and resulted in fewer arrests in Tulare and Kings Counties.

Sobriety Checkpoints, Special Saturation Patrols and routine patrols netted 111 arrests from Friday, December 14th to Tuesday, January 1st, 2013.

 In 2011/12 183 DUI arrests occurred during the same time period.

There were no DUI related fatal collisions reported during this time.

Law enforcement officials will be conducting more Avoid DUI operations throughout the two counties and region during Super Bowl Sunday in February and then again for local St Patrick’s Day Festivities in March.

Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to help law enforcement every day: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1 anytime you encounter an impaired driver.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic

Robber Shoots Kings County Victim With Own Rifle

Robber Shoots Kings County Victim With Own Rifle

On  Monday morning, 12-17-12, at 0213 hours, subjects forced there way into a home in the 300 block of south 6th avenue South of Kingsburg in Kings County. They were attempting to rob the occupant of the house when the victim pulled out a 22 Caliber rifle to defend himself. The suspects attempted to stab the victim and were able to take the rifle away from the victim and shot the victim numerous time in the leg, back, and groin. The victim was airlifted to a Fresno hospital and is expected to fully recover. The supects were described as one Hispanic female and  three Hispanic male adults. The suspects fled in an unknown type car.

If anyone has information about this crime, please contact Detective PerlaTrejo at 582-3211 ext 4647

Robber Tries to Grab Elderly Woman's Purse at Tachi Palace

On 120812, at about 1330 hours, deputies responded to the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino for a possible robbery report. The suspect, Leonard Lee Jeff, had already been detained by Tachi Palace Security.

 

After interviewing the elderly female victim and reviewing the video surveillance, it was determined Leonard Jeff had stalked the victim in the Tachi casino. Leonard Jeff waited until the victim was about enter her hotel room and then ran up to the victim. Leonard grabbed the victim's purse which she had wrapped around her arm. Leonard Jeff then attempted to rip the purse off the victim's arm and run away. The victim's arm was wrapped up in her purse strap as Leonard Jeff yanked on the purse trying to pull it away from the victim. The victim was able to hold onto her purse and Leonard Jeff  was forced to flee without the purse.

 

Leonard Jeff  hid in a nearby bathroom for a few minutes and then attempted to flee the casino.

DUI Crackdown Begins This Week in Tulare/Kings Counties

DUI Crackdown Begins This Week in Tulare/Kings Counties

The "Avoid the 18" Tulare/Kings Counties DUI Taskforce will begin its crackdown on Drunk Drivers and those driving without a license this week.

Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force deployments and DUI saturation patrols will be scheduled around the two counties during the Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Campaign December 14 through January 1, 2013.

The Avoid the 18 DUI Task Force is composed of 18 local law enforcement agencies throughout Tulare/Kings Counties which have joined together to combat drunk driving in the cities and unincorporated areas.

The program is called the Avoid DUI Campaign because motorists can "avoid" being arrested by planning for safe, sober rides before the celebration and never drinking and driving.

 

Kings Co. Deputy Shoots At Man Who Points Gun At Him

Kings Co. Deputy Shoots At Man Who Points Gun At Him

            On November 28, 2012, at about 12:30 a.m., a KCSO Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for various vehicle code violations, including traveling at speeds in excess of 85 miles per hour in a residential area.  The traffic stop was initiated near Alkali Dr. and 17th Ave., near the Santa Rosa Rancheria.  The vehicle did not yield to the Deputy Sheriff's emergency lights and sirens, ultimately leading the deputy on a pursuit throughout the Rancheria.

Shop Safely This Holiday Season

Shop Safely This Holiday Season

 

The Better Business Bureau has some safe shopping tips for you this holiday season.

Create a budget and stick to it

Homemade Bomb Found in Lemoore Home During Drug Search

Homemade Bomb Found in Lemoore Home During Drug Search

On Saturday November 24, 2012, at approximately 2245 hours, the Kings County Narcotic Task Force (KCNTF) and the Kings County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) served a narcotic search warrant at 21551 Fargo Avenue, Lemoore CA, 93245. The subject of the search warrant was 34 year old, Austin Warchol whom was arrested earlier in the day by the Lemoore Police Department. Warchol was already in custody at the Kings County Jail for various narcotic related offenses as well as traffic warrants. During the search of the residence Investigators located a possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Investigators evacuated the house and called the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office (FSO) EOD unit for assistance. The FSO EOD unit responded and rendered the IED safe. FSO EOD determined that the item was in fact an IED (bomb).