Fresno County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Fresno County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 2200 Fresno St, Fresno, 93721 CA
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Phone: 559-600-8400
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Fresno County Sheriff's Department is located at 2200 Fresno St, Fresno, 93721 CA. The Fresno County Sheriff's Department phone number is 559-600-8400.

Fresno County Sheriff's Department News

Need to get rid of those old, no longer needed prescription drugs? Come out to the free drug drop-off during the “Stomp it Out 2.7 Mile Obstacle Race” this Saturday, November 10 at Fresno State, located at 5241 N Maple Ave., Fresno, 93740. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office will collect those unused prescription drugs in the school parking lot. For more information, visit www.stompitoutpda.com

On November 5th, a judge sentenced 43 year old Jorge Javier Gracia of Kerman to 354 years in prison. Last month, a jury found him guilty of 19 felony charges related to randomly shooting at vehicles on western Fresno County roadways in late 2017. The Fresno County Sheriff's Office would once again like to thank the Fresno County District Attorney's Office for its hard work successfully prosecuting this case.

It's November, or for some, it's referred to as Movember. The Movember Foundation concentrates on men’s health and focuses its attention on testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. This month, you may see men working for the Fresno County Sheriff's Office and Fresno County District Attorney's Office growing out their mustaches in an effort to raise awareness. Members of the two departments are involved in a friendly competition to see who can raise more charitable donations. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please visit https://us.movember.com/team/2325073 Please feel free to post a picture, showing off your stache.

Man Shot & Killed at Wedding Reception; Detectives Search for Witnesses Members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit have identified the victim of a recent shooting. He is 36 year old Reynaldo Alonso Franco of Madera. Around 10:00 pm on Saturday, dispatchers at the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office received a report that gunshots had been fired and a person was hit. Deputies responded to a home on the 2600 block of S. Marks Ave in Fresno. There they found an outdoor wedding reception taking place. As deputies pulled up, guests made up of both adults and children, began leaving in vehicles. A small number of guests stayed at the scene. Deputies were directed to the gunshot victim, later identified as Reynaldo Franco. Deputies and EMS personnel provided medical treatment to Franco, but he died at the scene. Homicide detectives and members of the Crime Scene Unit responded to the house to begin an investigation. Detectives interviewed those who remained at the scene. Crime scene technicians collected evidence. Detectives learned there were as many as 250 to 300 people at the reception and would like to speak with anyone who left the home following the shooting. Details that guests saw, heard or captured in pictures / video can prove to be valuable in helping to solve this case. Detectives are still trying to determine a motive behind the shooting, but they have discovered that the victim was not targeted at random. This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information on the suspect(s) in this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Detective Adam Maldonado at (559) 600-8208, Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

This is a follow up to a story we released on October 16th. New video shows the suspect beating up the 56 year old victim. Hopefully after seeing the suspect's violent actions, it compels someone to come forward and identify him so he can be arrested. Around 7:00 pm on September 8th, a violent robbery took place outside the Valentine Market located at the intersection of Valentine and Church Avenues in Fresno. Surveillance video shows a tan or pewter colored, late 1990s to early 2000s Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon parking across the street from the store. The driver, a heavy set man wearing shorts, a t-shirt, white shoes and a dark hat walks over and ambushes a man putting items into his vehicle. The suspect attacks him from behind; beating him up and taking his wallet. The suspect then runs back to his SUV and drives away. He is described as being white or Hispanic, in his 20s, 30s or 40s, with a medium complexion. If you have information about the identity or whereabouts of this man, contact Sheriff’s Detective Tim Jacobsen at (559) 600-8709 or Timothy.Jacobsen@fresnosheriff.org You may also contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

On October 27th, members of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office were proud to partner with EPU Children's Center for its first ever Octoddlerfest. The event was held at Fresno City College. The organization serves children with special needs and their families. It was great to see so many people interact and have fun.

DAVID BROWN CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR SHOOTING AND TRYING TO DROWN HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND

Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested 56 year old David King of Squaw Valley. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on a felony charge of attempted robbery. His bail is set at $12,500. At 8:30 am on Wednesday, October 31st, a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to work in the courts, was walking toward his office when he was approached by a man (David King). King confronted the deputy, who was not in uniform at the time, in the area of Fresno and P Streets in downtown Fresno. King explained to the deputy he had all of his property stolen and he needed money. King then proceeded to reach into his jacket as he told the deputy he wanted all of his money. The deputy saw King begin to pull a gun out of his jacket. The deputy quickly grabbed ahold of King’s hand and maintained control of the gun. A second deputy, also off-duty and walking to work in the courthouse, saw what was happening and immediately got involved and helped to detain King. Due to this happening in the city of Fresno’s jurisdiction, Fresno Police officers were called and they responded to arrest King. An examination of King’s weapon showed it was not a real handgun, but a BB gun that looked very similar to a Beretta handgun. Anyone with additional information about David King is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Property & Evidence Unit is searching for the owner of the following items: Echo harmonica, Goliath harmonica, six silver spoons and numerous German stamped postcards. In January 2018, a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy patrolling an area north of Malaga, arrested a man who had several outstanding warrants. During a search of the man’s car, the deputy found the items mentioned above, which did not belong to the suspect. The suspect would not elaborate where got them. After spending the year booked in evidence, we are making an effort to try and return these items of sentimental value to the rightful owner. If you believe these items belong to you, please contact our Property & Evidence Unit at (559) 600-8257. It would be helpful if you have a case number available for us cross reference, but it is not an absolute requirement.

Fresno County Sheriff's Office deputies spent time with the students of Herndon-Barstow Elementary as part of Red Ribbon Week. Deputies introduced kids to their equipment, one of their horses and educated them on the importance of saying no to drugs.

***UPDATE*** Fresno Police Department arrested Stacey Lee at Roeding Park on Tuesday. He has been booked in the Fresno County Jail. 10/29/18 - The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is in search of Stacey Lee. An arrest warrant has been issued for this man who is a registered sex offender that’s in violation for failing to update his home address. Previously, he was living at a home off Tollhouse Road, between Locan and De Wolf Avenues in Clovis. In the interest of public safety, information on Lee’s whereabouts is needed so law enforcement can keep track of him. Stacey Lee is white, 51 years old, 6’2”, 250 lbs., with brown eyes and grey hair. He may have a full beard. If you know the location of Stacey Lee, please call Crime Stoppers at 498-7867. All tips remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Fresno County Sheriff's Office Deputies Leon and Zahariades had a lot of fun participating at the trunk or treat event at Bullard High School, hosted by Prodigal Church. Thousands of kids turned out with some terrific costumes. Happy Halloween! Be safe.

Looking to join the Fresno County Sheriff's Office as a deputy, dispatcher, correctional officer or crime scene tech? Stop by and see our fantastic recruitment team to get your questions answered to help launch your career. We are in Old Town at ClovisFest on Saturday, Oct. 27th 8am-5pm & Sunday, Oct. 28th 8am-5pm.

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims held a ceremony Thursday at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. She proudly announced the promotions of seven employees and the hiring of 20 deputy sheriffs, 36 correctional officers and four professional staff members.

Sheriff’s detectives are working to contact anyone who knew, or had recently seen, Ka Vang Her of Fresno. The 34 year old man was found deceased inside a vacant home.

Identification Made on Man Found Deceased Inside Vacant Fresno Home A man found deceased inside a vacant home has been identified as 34 year old Ka Vang Her of Fresno. An autopsy has been performed and a cause of death is pending the results of toxicology tests. Shortly after 4:00 pm on October 21st, a man looking for scrap metal reported finding a dead body. Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area, which was a vacant home on the 2600 block of S. Willow Ave. in Fresno. Deputies found a man, later identified as Ka Her, with a wound to his head. His death was determined to be questionable and homicide detectives were called to the scene to begin an investigation. Detectives have conducted some interviews, but have not identified anyone as being responsible for Her’s death. Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111 or Detective Juan Galindo at (559) 600-8215. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Coalinga Man Arrested for Killing Wife Dies in Hospital On October 9th, 2018, Fresno County Jail Inmate Clarence Kozlowski experienced chest pains and was transported to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment. 85 year old Kozlowski would remain in the hospital until October 21st when he passed away. On October 22nd, an autopsy was performed on Kozlowski. Nothing suspicious was discovered. A cause of death is pending test results. On September 14, 2018, Sheriff's homicide detectives arrested 84 year old Clarence Kozlowski of Coalinga. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail on a murder charge. On September 14th, just after 10:30 am, officers from the Coalinga Police Department responded to a home on the 300 block of Jefferson St. on a request for help. Officers entered the home and located an 84 year old man (Clarence Kozlowski) and his wife, 81 year old Joyce Kozlowski. She sustained a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Clarence was immediately detained for further questioning. Once the incident was determined to be a homicide, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office was requested to have detectives take over the investigation.

FSO Detectives Investigating Inmate Death Members of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit and Fresno County District Attorney’s Office are conducting an investigation into the death of an inmate at the Fresno County Jail. Shortly after 2:30 am on Friday, October 19th, Fresno County Sheriff’s correctional officers conducted a routine medical check on 54 year old Offette Starnes. Officers then transported Starnes to the jail’s infirmary for further evaluation and while there he became unconscious. Medical staff administered CPR to the man as EMS personnel were called to respond. Medics were able to establish a pulse and transported him to the hospital. However, around 4:00 am Starnes passed away in the hospital. Fresno Police officers booked Starnes into the Fresno County Jail on May 21, 2013. He was in custody for a charge of murder. Case # 13-32806. This remains an ongoing investigation. A cause of death should be known following the results of toxicology tests.

Thursday night, local law enforcement members were able to raise $1,300 at California Pizza Kitchen in Fresno. This Tip-A-Cop event benefits Special Olympics Northern California, which allows our local athletes to compete. Thank you to everyone who supports this amazing cause.

Fresno County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Margaret Mims celebrating breast cancer awareness month with K-9 Mikey. Please make it a priority to see your doctor for screening and early detection. Fresno County Pink Heals Chapter Susan G. Komen

The Fresno County Sheriff - Coroner’s Office is participating in the Pink Patch Project (PPP) this year as part of an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer. It also supports breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. The PPP is a collaborative effort between multiple agencies throughout the nation. These agencies have partnered together to combat breast cancer by increasing public awareness and raising funds for breast cancer education, research and treatment using a common visual theme – the pink patch. Through a partnership with Metro Uniform in Fresno, the Sheriff’s and Correctional Lieutenants Association, Fresno Sheriff Sergeant’s Association and Fresno County Public Safety Association have all agreed to cover the cost of replacing patches. At the end of October, employees will have standard patches put back on their uniforms. Metro Uniform is donating a portion of the proceeds from the patches to a select charity. Sheriff Margaret Mims, a breast cancer survivor, has chosen the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Center of Fresno to receive the donation. Patches are not available for sale to the public. A special thank you to Fresno County Pink Heals Chapter for providing their vehicles to add a splash of color to our photo.

In search of dinner ideas? Tonight from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, local law enforcement members will be serving you at California Pizza Kitchen. This fundraiser benefits Special Olympics Northern California. Stop in, enjoy a meal and show the attached flyer to have 20% of your check donated to support this amazing cause. This Tip-A-Cop event takes place at California Pizza Kitchen, 7985 N Blackstone Ave. in Fresno.