Tulare Police Department

  • Agency: Tulare Police Department
  • Address: 260 South "M" Street, Tulare, 93274 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (559) 684-4251
Fax: (559) 686-3457
Email:

Tulare Police Department is located at 260 South "M" Street, Tulare, 93274 CA. The Tulare Police Department phone number is (559) 684-4251.

Tulare Police Department News

Today marks 100 years since the end of “The Great War”. We now refer to this day as Veterans Day. Tulare Police Department has a deep admiration and respect for those that have sacrificed themselves for something they deemed to be greater than themselves. To those veterans both within and outside our department, we thank you.

Big thanks to Visalia Police Department and Tulare County District Attorney's Office for their work on this string of robberies that impacted our community.

Yesterday, the TPD SWAT Team assisted the Porterville Police Department in serving a search warrant on the 400 Block of East Garden in Tulare. The warrant stemmed from a gang-related shooting that occurred in Porterville in August. One of the suspects involved in that incident was apprehended during the search warrant in Tulare. We appreciate Porterville Police Department’s request for assistance and the numerous times they have answered our community’s call for help. Interagency cooperation is essential to public safety.

Saturday, October 27th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 411 E. Kern (rear parking lot of City Hall) The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications

On October 17th, Tulare police officers stopped a vehicle at College and Dickran. The vehicle had been reported suspicious. As the officer contacted the occupants of the car, the driver fled the vehicle. Another officer chased him down in a yard of the 600 block of Dickran. To our pleasant surprise, the homeowner, Randy Wilhelm, stepped up and aided the officer in pinning the suspect to the ground while he was taken into custody. Randy is a disabled veteran who served in the United States Army, light infantry. Special thanks to you Randy for help us out. We presented Randy with a TPD challenge coin.

Donate and win prizes! Come down and donate canned goods and coats to help those in need.

Yesterday, the TPD Crime Specifics Units wrapped up a residential burglary investigation that began on July 20, 2018 on 1900 Block of Adams Street. During that investigation, Fabian Garcia (19 yrs.) and Christopher Perez (29 yrs.) were identified as suspects by gang officers and arrest warrants were obtained. Garcia was apprehended on August 11, 2018 and has since pleaded guilty. He awaits sentencing. Perez was apprehended by patrol officers yesterday after fleeing on foot from a traffic stop on the 500 Block of North Dickran. He faces additional charges of resisting arrest with violence against an officer. TPD would like to acknowledge the hard work of Officers Alvarez, Soriano, and Banuelos as well as the Crime Specifics Unit. However, a bulk of the gratitude goes to the members of our community who took it upon themselves to watch out for their neighbors and report suspicious activity. "The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence." - Sir Robert Peel

This morning, a technical error at one of our schools resulted in the inadvertent triggering of an "Active Shooter Alert" at Tulare Western. TPD and Tulare schools responded swiftly and followed procedure. TPD has a School Resource Officer assigned to the school where the alarm was triggered. We received the alert at 8:51 a.m. and a second officer was on scene in 3 minutes. Many of us at TPD have children that go to school here in Tulare so we understand the concern of parents and family. Please be assured that we have identified the source of the alarm and have checked each school in the city to ensure their safety. Please share this post to those that may not be aware that the "Active Shooter Alert" was a false alarm and that we are working closely with the school district to remedy this from occurring again in the future.

**The following information is based on a preliminary, ongoing investigation which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records if available, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed** On October 4th at approximately 09:30 AM officers were dispatched to the area of Paige, East of K St. regarding a vehicle versus a pedestrian. Medical personnel arrived on scene and the victim was transported to Kaweah Delta District Hospital, but the pedestrian succumbed to their injuries. The victim, 61 year Larry Alvidrez from Tulare, was believed to be in the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle traveling east on Paige Ave. The driver of the vehicle, who struck the pedestrian, was cooperative and no drugs or alcohol are believed to be involved. The Tulare Police Department Traffic Investigative Unit responded to take over the investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the Tulare Police Department.

This subject used a stolen credit card at a local retail store. If you can identify this subject please call 685-2300 ext. 2157

On 9/29/18, at approximately 5:45 PM, officers responded to the 200 Block of West Inyo regarding a report of a gang-related assault and stabbing at the 4B Gas Station. Six gang members, three of them juveniles, assaulted three victims using various weapons. Two of the victims sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the nearest hospital by ambulance. Over the next 5 days, detectives with the TPD Crime Specifics Unit identified, located, and arrested all six of the suspects involved. All six face charges of attempted homicide and conspiracy to commit a gang crime. They were also charged with a gang enhancement due to the fact that their acts were done to directly benefit their gang. Those arrested include (juveniles not listed): Jose Sandoval, 27 years Consuelo Gutierrez, 26 years Eliseo Maldonado, 20 years TPD greatly appreciates the assistance of Detective Franks of Tulare County Sheriff's Office for his assistance in clarifying video surveillance.

On 08-15-2018 the subject pictured below burglarized a residence in the city of Tulare. The suspect was wearing a t shirt with “one family” written on it. If you can identify this suspect please call Detective Esparza 559-685-2300 extension 2140.

Tulare First Responders Canned Food and Coat Drive! Every donation provides a chance at awesome prizes being provided by Morris Levin & Son! Check out these prizes! Please share this post. Donations can be made at Tulare Police Department, Tulare Fire Department, Lifestar EMS or at Morris Levin & Son. Do something great for your community and give yourself a chance at great prizes!

On 10/01/18 just after 6:00 p.m., the Tulare Police Department Dispatch Center received a call about possible threats made by a student of Mission Oak High School detailing a school shooting. Officers immediately began following up on the report and detectives from our Investigations Unit responded out to take over the case. Detectives worked throughout the evening and into the early morning hours and ultimately arrested a juvenile at his home in Pixley for the threats. Detectives believe this individual acted alone in making the threats and no other suspects are outstanding. Even with the arrest of the student, there will be a higher presence of officers at our high schools tomorrow and throughout the week.

We want to thank everyone who has shown immense generosity and also wanted to remind those that still wish to donate that there is still time. Let’s do our best to help our fellow Tulareans in need! Collection sites include Tulare Police Department, Morris Levin & Son & any Tulare Fire Department station.

On 08-30-2018 a light skinned black male adult wearing a white t-shirt, light blue acid washed jeans, and white Jordan shoes walked into Kay Jewelers in Tulare. He asked to see a silver and gold Rolex watch valued at $14,000. The employee handed the subject the watch and the subject eventually ran out of the store with the Rolex. If you can identify this subject please contact Detective Burrell at 559-358-6297.

The Tulare Police Department has partnered with CGG Firearms to raffle off a custom Smith and Wesson Shield in 9mm. Only $10 a ticket with only 250 Tickets being sold. Contact our Community Service Officer Julia Franco at 559-358-6277 for a ticket or visit Omar at CGG Firearms. We still have our Pink Patch fundraiser going on too!

The Tulare Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Eduardo “Eddie” Gonzalez received the Tulare County Latino Peace Officer of the Year for the department. Eddie has gone above and beyond in his approach to his work and is very deserving of this award. This annual award is given by the Central Valley Chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, a private organization that offers its members training and education and promotes community service.

Tulare Police Department’s Crime Specifics Unit assisted Tulare County Sheriff's Office in their investigation into a drug smuggling operation run by a local criminal street gang. This was fantastic detective work done by the Sheriff’s Office and it went a long way towards validating an emerging street gang that has been trying to establish itself in Tulare County for the past several years. TPD appreciates the interagency cooperation.

Thank you to Pam Fyock and the Tulare County Fair. The Tulare Police Department was able to gift fair coupons and prizes to children in the community.

Today was the Tulare Police Department's Annual Inspection. The inspection kicks of the Department's Tulare County Fair Detail. Interim Chief Barry Jones conducted the inspection. After Mayor Dave Macedo provided some words of encouragement and support. The inspection is also the time where personnel are recognized for accomplishments. Officer of the Year: Corporal Ray Guerrero (A two time winner!) Non-Sworn employees of the year: Code Enforcement Officer Greg Weirick and recently promoted to Records Supervisor Angel Brummer. TPD Meritorious Award: Chaplin Steve Dyst of Tulare Community Church Chief Jones also presented Chaplin Dyst with a plaque of recognition to the Tulare Community Church Family for their enormous amount of encouragement and support they have provided the Tulare Police Department. We now switch gears to patrolling the Tulare County Fair along with supporting agencies for the rest of the week. Most of our officers work 10 plus days straight to ensure both the fair and the city are safe.

Today was the Tulare Police Department's Annual Inspection. The inspection kicks of the Department's Tulare County Fair Detail. Interim Chief Barry Jones conducted the inspection. After Mayor Dave Macedo provided some words of encouragement and support. The inspection is also the time where personnel are recognized for accomplishments. Officer of the Year: Corporal Ray Guerrero (A two time winner!) Non-Sworn employees of the year: Code Enforcement Officer Greg Weirick and recently promoted to Records Supervisor Angel Brummer. TPD Meritorious Award: Chaplin Steve Dyst of Tulare Community Church Chief Jones also presented Chaplin Dyst with a plaque of recognition to the Tulare Community Church Family for their enormous amount of encouragement and support they have provided the Tulare Police Department. We now switch gears to patrolling the Tulare County Fair along with supporting agencies for the rest of the week. Most of our officers work 10 plus days straight to ensure both the fair and the city are safe.

Many of you may know the less fortunate in our community or see the children without enough warm clothing for the cold winter months. Maybe, together, we can do something about it. Bring your canned food or coat donations to Tulare Police Department during business hours Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5pm. Any weekend donations can be made at Morris Levin & Son. You will be provided a raffle ticket for prizes at a future event sponsored by Morris Levin & Son. We appreciate what Morris Levin & Son and the Salvation Army Tulare are doing for our great community.