This represents the recent reportable activities of the Police Department.
This blotter is updated weekly
08-07-15 at approximately 10:26 AM. Michael Sanchez age 30 of Exeter eluded police in the 300 block of W. Visalia Rd. when officers attempted to contact him regarding several warrants. Officers continued to search the area and Sanchez was taken into custody at 1:45 PM. Sanchez was booked on four misdemeanor and one felony warrant for charges ranging from drunk driving, narcotics, domestic violence and violation of probation. Sanchez was additionally charged with delaying and obstructing officers and he was booked into the Tulare county jail. Sanchez is described as a HMA 509/230 Blk/Bro D.O.B 09-13-84
On 08/09/2015, at approximately 2030 hours, Officers with the Exeter Police Department arrested Mercedes Moore (01/11/1981,502,180,Bro,Blu) for an active misdemeanor warrant. Moore was released on scene with a court date.
On 8-9-2015, Officers conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of S F Street. The driver of the vehicle, Dexter Welch (6-22-77, 38YOA, WMA, 6-0, 185, bln, blu) was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was issued a citation and later released at the scene. His vehicle was towed per CVC 14602.6 for 30 days.
On 08/12/15 Officers took a report of a fraud. The victim received a call stating they were the IRS and they were going to be arrested if the money was not paid. This case is still under investigation.
08-13-15 at approximately 9:15 PM. Medardo Salas age 38 of Exeter was contacted in the 300 block of north “D” St. after a disturbance call. Salas was found to be too intoxicated to care for his own safety and was taken into custody for public intoxication. Salas is described as a HMA 505/162 Blk/Bro D.O.B. 15-08-1214
08-14-15 at approximately 0415 hours. Justin Roberts age 36 of Exeter was arrested in the 100 block of N. Orange for the charges of domestic battery and false Imprisonment. Roberts was booked into the Tulare county jail and is described as a WMA 510/185 Blk/Bro D.O.B. 01-22-79
On 8-14-2015, Officers responded to the 100 block of N Quince for the report of a burglary. Several items were found to have been taken from a locked shed. This case is currently under investigation.
On 8-15-2015, Officers contacted Michael White ( 11-5-67, 48 YOA, WMA, 5-9, 260, bro, blu) in the 300 block of W Willow. White was found to have three outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and later booked into TCSO Pre Trial Facility without incident.
On 08/17/15 Officers received a report of a residential burglary. A garage was broken into and two bicycles were taken. This case is still under investigation.
On 8-19-19 at approximately 0559 Hrs., Exeter officers were dispatched to the 500 block of South Francis to investigate a stolen vehicle case that had occurred over night. The vehicle was a company take home pick-up, assigned to an employee and was GPS equipped. The vehicle was tracked via GPS to the 5600 block of Dietz in Earlimart and was located and recovered. The vehicle had minor damage to the door lock, however was in good condition and was released to the registered owner at the scene. No suspects were located in or around the area of the vehicle. The case is under investigation.
On Friday, August 21, 2015, at approximately 0800 hours, Officers with the Exeter Police Department arrested Justin Hardiman (03/24/1988,507,150,Bln, Blu) for an active misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. Hardiman was issued a new court date for his warrant and released from the Police Department.
On 8-21-2015, Officers contacted Bon Horton (6-8-88, 27 YOA, WMA, 5-8, 130, bro, hzl) in the 300 block of N Quince. Horton was found to have 3 active warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and later released with an agreement to appear.
08-21-15 at approximately 6:45 PM. An Exeter resident in the 400 block of Atwood Ave. reported the theft of tools from the residence. Some stolen items have been recovered and are awaiting identification by the victim. A suspect is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.