CRIME & SAFETY
Suspects identified in a gang-related shooting in Tulare County, deputies say
TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KGPE/KSEE) – Two individuals who were involved in a gang-related shooting in Orosi have been identified, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Tulare County Sheriff’s Office says on April 28, 2023, they were called to a gas station in Orosi just before 8:00 p.m., for a report of a shooting. Detectives […]
4 injured after multi-vehicle crash in Tulare County
Four people were injured after a car crash in Tulare County on Thursday night.
Staff rush kids to safety after Visalia child care center catches fire
Two dozen students, some as young as two years old, were rushed to safety by staff members.
Family pleads for safe return of stolen French bulldog, puppies in Tulare County
A Lindsay family is pleading for the safe return of their French bulldogs after thieves broke into their house and grabbed them on Monday morning.
Firefighters to respond to a structure fire in Visalia
VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A structure fire was reported to the Visalia Fire Department on Wednesday afternoon, firefighters say. Around 3:30 p.m., firefighters with the Visalia Fire Department say they were called to the 59000 block of South Mooney Boulevard for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters say they saw flames coming […]
Visalia PD: 2 arrested after theft spree at Lowe’s and Home Depot
VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Two men were arrested after allegedly going on a grand theft spree at Lowe’s and Home Depot, costing thousands of dollars in loss to both stores, the Visalia Police Department said on Tuesday. On Thursday, The Visalia Police Department Property Crimes Unit said they were contacted by Lowe’s Loss Prevention on […]
Downtown Visalia post office collection boxes vandalized, postal inspectors ask public for leads
Visalia residents may have noticed the Acequia post office shuttered its exterior blue collection boxes, meaning you'll have to walk into the building to drop off mail. Large bins were placed over the deposit slots, preventing residents from placing outgoing mail inside the iconic blue boxes. A massage was taped on the bins: "Out of service."
Meet the newest member of the Visalia PD K-9 Team
VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – There is a new four-legged member of the Visalia Police Department. Visalia Police say Maui is a one-year-old Labrador Retriever. She recently completed a 6-week law enforcement K-9 narcotics training. She is an adorable, laser-focused narcotics detection K-9 and we are SO EXCITED to have her be part of our VPD […]
Grandpa dies after pushing 4-year-old granddaughter out of the way of oncoming vehicle
DINUBA, Calif. (KMPH) – A grandfather in California was killed by a car in a crosswalk while pushing his 4-year-old granddaughter out of the way to save her. The family of Alfonso “Poncho” Rios said he was hit and killed last Friday while walking his granddaughter home from school in Dinuba, which is about 30 miles southeast of Fresno.
Strathmore man, still at large, convicted of domestic violence, torture
On Monday in Department 17 of the Tulare County Superior Court, South County Justice Center, Tulare County District Attorney prosecutors secured guilty verdicts against Felimon Salas, 37, for. domestic violence and torture. From January 18 to January 20, 2021, Salas repeatedly and violently beat the mother of his child with...
Federal Prison for Valley Man Convicted of Ghost Gun Sales, Cockfighting
A Tulare County man received seven years and three months in federal prison at his sentencing on Monday for selling ghost guns and being involved in the illegal blood sport of cockfighting. Pedro Gavino, 28, of Orosi, pleaded guilty to the charges in May of this year. U.S. Attorney Phillip...
Two Men in Visalia Arrested, Police Seize AR-15 Rifle and Fentanyl
Two men were apprehended in Visalia, a city in California, after the police found both an AR-15 style rifle and fentanyl at their residence. This occurred on a Sunday afternoon. Visalia law enforcement responded to a call from the 700 block of Church Street. The reasons behind the call were reports of a man spotted with a firearm.
Starbucks clash ends with woman shot in eye by rubber bullet, California cops say
A 43-year-old woman faces an assault charge, police say.
PD: Man investigated for fraud incidents in Visalia
VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man is being investigated for fraud after he allegedly withdrew hundreds of dollars from a stolen card Sunday morning, according to the Visalia Police Department. Around 10:30 a.m., police say they responded to an O’Reilly Auto Parts for a report of fraud where upon arrival, they were told 41-year-old Richard […]
EXCLUSIVE: Family remembers father hit & killed by car in Dinuba
Alfonso Rios was a musician, a brother, a friend, a father and a grandfather. His daughter tells Action News more than anything, he was their king.
Weekly Safety Report: Threats, Convictions, Home Invasion, Stabbing, and Shots Fired in Tulare County, California
This week in Tulare County, California, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a 12-year-old student threatening a mass shooting at Earlimart Middle School, a gang member convicted of special circumstance murder in Farmersville, an arrest made in connection with a home invasion in Pixley, a stabbing in Visalia, and shots fired near schools in Visalia.
2 hospitalized after shooting in Tulare County
Two people are in the hospital after a shooting in Orosi on Friday night.
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing, Obscene Material Arrest, and House Fire Impact Visalia
This week in Visalia, California, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a man being hospitalized after a stabbing, a man being arrested for possessing obscene material involving children, and multiple pets being killed in a house fire.
2 hospitalized after shooting in Orosi, deputies say
OROSI, Calif. ( ) – Two victims are hospitalized following a shooting in Orosi, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they were called to the 12900 block of Avenue 416 in Orosi for a shooting in the area on Friday just before 8:30 p.m.