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Missing Person

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office announced that on October 12, 2013 they received a report of a missing person last seen in the City of Fresno.    Yesterday afternoon friends reported 53 year old Tamara Staten as a missing person.  Tamara had left a day program in the 1600 block of East Saginaw at about 11:00 on October 12th and she has not been seen since that time


              Tamara is described as being 5’7” tall, 179 lbs., with gray hair and brown eyes.  Tamara was last seen wearing a green military style jacket and carrying a brown purse. 


              Tamara is considered to be at-risk due to a reduced mental capacity.



Electronic Waste Recycling Collection

Electronic Waste Recycling Collection

ERI to Hold Electronic Waste Recycling Collection Events at St. Anthony's

Fresno, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2013) – Electronic Recyclers International <http://www.electronicrecyclers.com/> , the largest electronic waste recycling company in North America, is partnering with St. Anthony’s School in Fresno to put on their semi-annual e-waste recycling <http://1800recycling.com/> collection event at the school on October 13th and
October 20th from 9 a.m.

Firebaugh Director of Boys & Girls Club Arrested

Firebaugh Director of Boys & Girls Club Arrested

A joint investigation by the Central California Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, the Firebaugh Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the arrest of the Director of the Boys and Girls Club in the City of Firebaugh.


          25 year old Firebaugh resident, Juan Martin Torres was arrested earlier today on federal charges of Attempted Enticement/Coercion of a Minor to Engage in an Illegal Sexual Act.


          The investigation began last week when a 13 year old juvenile contacted the Firebaugh PD to report unwanted messages from Torres via social media.  Torres had apparently been messaging the juvenile since earlier in the year.


          This morning, search warrants were ser

Fresno State Police Search For Suspect In Sexual Battery

Fresno State Police Search For Suspect In Sexual Battery

Fresno State Police Chief David Huerta announced a search is ongoing for Fidel I. Tafoya, who cut off a GPS ankle monitor and is accused of committing a sexual battery in the Henry Madden Library at approximately 8 p.m. Monday, October 7.


Chief Huerta appealed to the public for assistance and announced that Central Valley Crime Stoppers has added Tafoya to its list with a $200 reward for information leading to his arrest.(The alert bulletin that was posted on campus is attached as well as separate photo).


Anyone with information on Tafoya can contact:


  • Fresno State Police Department, 559.278.8400
  • Fresno State TipNow, 559.664.3204
  • Crime Stoppers, 559.498.STOP (7867)


At a press briefing this afternoon, the chief provided this account:


Gas Leak: Downtown Fresno

Construction crews were inside doing demolition work when a concrete block wall fell onto a 2 inch steel gas line.

Evacuations have been made along the Fulton Mall from Homerun Alley to VanNess and from Inyo to Tulare. Businesses within that section are currently evacuated. Media should set up at Inyo/Fulton.

Arrests In Fresno Murder

Arrests In Fresno Murder

This will be an update regarding the arrest of a murder suspect that occurred last month in Southeast Fresno. 

On Sunday, July 21st, at around 1 am, officers from the Southeast Policing District responded to a disturbance call at 415 S. Sierra Vista.  When officers arrived, they learned that the victim, 58 year old Fresno resident, Gabriel Pulido had got into an argument with his one of his neighbors identified as 23 year old Fresno resident, Alfredo Gutierrez. 

During the disturbance, Gutierrez injured Pulido.  As a result of Pulido’s injuries, Pulido was transported to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment and was admitted.  On July 26th, Pulido died while at Community Regional Medical Center as a result of the injuries he sustained during the assault. 

Fresno Police Homicide Detectives John Viveros and Richard Tacadena were assigned to investigate the death of Pulido.





(Clovis, CA): The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special AVOID the 21 DUI deployments overnight in Fresno and Madera Counties.

From 12:01 AM Friday August 16, 2013 through Midnight Thursday, August 29, 2013 officers representing 21 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 117** individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2012 109 DUI arrests occurred during the same fourteen (14) day time period.