Car thief arrested after brief police chase that ended safely, and without injury
On Wednesday at approximately 2:48 a.m., officers with the Porterville Police Department responded to the area of Grand Avenue and Doree Street regarding a vehicle theft that had just occurred.
The victim called to report the vehicle theft and were attempting to follow it as they were speaking with Police dispatch.
Minutes later, an officer intercepted the stolen vehicle in the area of Morton Avenue and Crestview Street. The Officer attempted a traffic stop however suspect did not yield. A brief vehicle pursuit ensued until the vehicle became disabled in the area of Morton Avenue and Connor Street.
After a brief struggle the suspect was taken into custody and identified as Jeremy Rose, a 25-year-old Porterville resident.
The stolen vehicle was undamaged and was returned to the victims, and Rose was booked on the aforementioned charges at the Tulare County Sheriff's Office, Porterville Substation, in lieu of $75,000 bail. Neither Rose nor any of the officers were injured during the incident. Man arrested for erratic behavior while under the influence of controlled substance
On Wednesday at approximately 1:20 a.m., officers with the Porterville Police Department responded to a residence in the 200 Block of South Indiana Street regarding a male subject who was in the
front yard and behaving erratically.
Officers contacted the male subject, who was subsequently identified as Alejandro De La Cruz, a 49-year-old Porterville resident. Based on symptoms that De La Cruz exhibited, officers determined De La Cruz was under the influence of a controlled substance. De La Cruz was arrested and found him to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.
De La Cruz was transported to the Porterville Police Department where a more thorough search revealed he was in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine concealed upon his person.
De La Cruz was later booked on the aforementioned charges at the Tulare County Sheriff's Office, Porterville Substation, in lieu of $20,000 bail.