Jason True Stevens of Lindsay arrested on charges of stabbing a man in the McDonald’s parking lot
LINDSAY – A Lindsay man was arrested for attempted murder after stabbing a man in a parking lot.
Just before 1 a.m. on June 13, two Lindsay Police officers responded to the McDonald’s parking lot, 208 N. Highway 65, where they found a victim suffering from numerous stab wounds to the abdomen. Paramedics transported the man by ambulance to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where he was in stable condition as of press time.
Witness identified the suspect as 23-year-old Jason True Stevens of Lindsay. The officers, along with three Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies contacted Stevens just outside his address in the 400 block N. Sweetbriar and arrested him without incident. Officers located the knife used in the attack and Stevens was later transported and booked at Porterville Sub Station.
Lindsay Police Logs
Friday, June 15
At 6:54 p.m. officers responded to a report of a male subject passed out in the McDonald’s bathroom. The man, identified as 24-year-old Damien Gonzalez of Porterville, was highly intoxicated, and had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Gonzalez was unable to care for his safety or the safety of others and was arrested on charges of public intoxication. He was later booked at the Porterville Sub-Station.
Saturday, June 16
At 1:29 a.m. in the area of Hermosa Street and Foothill Avenue, an officer observed a red 2003 Audi TT traveling northbound on Foothill at a high rate of speed. The officer observed the vehicle head north and turn west on Sierra View. The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle and located the vehicle parked at Alameda Street and Page Avenue and located Jesus Orozco sitting in the driver seat. Orozco was arrested after displaying signs of being under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the police station where he provided breathalyzer samples of .14% and .16%, twice the legal limit. Orozco was later cited and released on a signed promise to appear in court.
Monday, June 18
At 6:35 p.m. at the Lindsay Motel, 570 S. Mirage Ave., an officer was investigating a burglary at several apartments when he noticed a woman climbing out a back window. The woman, 42-year-old Virginia Herrera of Lindsay, was found to have several felony warrants. Officers then found 39-year-old Arthur Machado of Lindsay, who was wanted on a no bail warrant, hiding under a bed in the master bedroom. Machado was removed from under the bed and taken into custody without further incident. Herrera was released on a signed promise to appear in court. Machado booked at the Porterville Sub Station.