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Lindsay Police Logs

Saturday, June 20

At 8:45 a.m. officers responded to a report of possible domestic violence at a confidential location. Upon arrival a woman advised that her ex-boyfriend Salvador Carlos Betancourt of Lindsay, had pushed his way into her residence and physically assaulted her, leaving visible injuries. She said that she fled to the neighbor’s residence to call police, and was not sure if Betancourt was still inside her residence. Officers cleared the interior of her residence and Betancourt was no longer inside. The necessary information for a report was gathered and Betancourt was located and arrested at his residence a short time later. An emergency protective order (EPO) was issued. Betancourt was later booked and lodged at the Porterville Substation.

At 6:52 p.m. officers were contacted at the police department by Jacqueline Ceballos who was a suspect in a strong arm robbery that occurred on June 19. Ceballos admitted to the crime and returned some of the victim’s property. She was arrested and later booked at the TCSO Pre-Trial facility.

At 9:58 p.m. officers responded to the 400 block of W. Honolulu for a report of a subject identified as Jesus Romero who was trying to climb onto the roof to gain access to the attic of an adjoining apartment. Upon arrival Romero approached officers in an aggressive manner and he refused to comply with officers’ orders. One officer deployed taser and Romero was taken into custody without further incident. Romero was also found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Romero was assessed at the scene by Exeter Ambulance personnel, then was transported to the police department for processing. He was later transported to Sierra View District Hospital for a medical clearance before being booked at the TCSO Porterville Sub-Station.

Sunday, June 21

At 4:05 p.m. officers were contacted at the police department by Nicolas Cisneros Rivera of Porterville, who advised his wife and daughter were missing. Rivera, who was intoxicated, advised he had not seen either one since June 10, and when he reported the matter to Fresno Police Department, they refused to help him. Fresno Police Department was contacted and advised they had contacted Rivera, but determined his report to be unfounded due to his intoxication and possible mental health issues. Rivera was found to have an active felony Tulare County Arrest Warrant charging with a bail of $25,000. He was placed under arrest once the warrant was confirmed, and a search of his vehicle produced a glass methamphetamine pipe. The vehicle was removed from the roadway by Sequoia Tow.

At 5:14 p.m. officers responded to the 700 block of N. Ash for warrant service. Upon arrival, officers contacted George Giddens of Lindsay. Giddens was found to have three active misdemeanor warrants for his arrest with a total bail of $80,000. Giddens was cited and released on a signed promise to appear.

Monday, June 22

At 2:51 p.m. officers contacted Leopoldo Martinez of Lindsay at the corner of Cambridge and Denver. Martinez ran from officers and after a short pursuit he was taken into custody. Martinez was also found to have an active felony warrant and was in possession of a controlled substance. Martinez was transported to the police department for processing and later booked and housed at the Porterville Sub-Station.

At 3:30 p.m. officers contacted Kenneth Ray Kyle of Lindsay, at the Lindsay Police Department. Kyle was found to have a warrant out of Kern County with a bail $10,000. Kyle was later cited and released.

10:10 p.m. officers responded to the area of Olive and Hermosa for a report of a subject playing loud music. Upon arrival, officers contacted David Esquivel who was found to be in possession of 5.5 grams of a controlled substance and 8.6 ounces of a green leafy substance. Esquivel was arrested, transported to the police department for processing and later released on an agreement to appear.

Tuesday, June 23

At 1:17 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of W. Honolulu for a report of a possible subject with a gun in the area. Upon arrival, officers checked the area but were unable to locate any subject in possession of a firearm. Officers located Veronica Kates who was found to have a warrant out of Kings County. Kates was later cited and released at Lindsay Police Department.

At 2:48 a.m. while conducting follow up on the above stolen vehicle recovery officers contacted Samantha Hayes of Lindsay in the area of Honolulu and Learning Lane. Hayes agreed to come to the police department to be interviewed regarding the stolen vehicle. Hayes admitted to knowingly driving the stolen vehicle on Monday, June 22, and leaving the vehicle in the Porterville area. After a consent search, officers also located photos of the stolen vehicle on her cell phone. Hayes was arrested and later released on a signed promise to appear.

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