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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.

Police: Gang Member Wanted For Shooting

Police: Gang Member Wanted For Shooting

On June 21, 2013, at 11:45pm, Northeast patrol officers responded to a call of a victim of a shooting at the Olive Tree Apartments located at 4232 E.

Wanted Felon Arrested

Wanted Felon Arrested

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of a wanted Fresno man after he was stopped while driving an unreported stolen vehicle.  Arrested was 35 year old Ronald Scott Autry.


          The incident began early this morning, shortly before 2:00am, when deputies pulled over a green colored 1997 Honda Accord in the area of Sierra & Del Mar for traffic violations.


          Deputies contacted the driver, later identified as Autry, who initially gave a false name.  Deputies were eventually able to get Autry’s true identity, and discovered he had five felony, and one misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.  Autry was arrested without incident.


          During the subsequent investigation, depu

Free Document Shredding

Central Valley Community Bank is once again offering free shredding of legal documents for personal or business needs.

The mobile shredder will be in different locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley in the coming months. What makes this shredding safe is that papers will be shredded in different locations - to help combat identity theft concerns. 

Click HERE for the full list of shredding locations.


Robbed at Gunpoint: Woman Targets Fresno Bank

A woman walked into a bank with a gun Saturday afternoon and walked out richer.

Police say the middle–aged woman robbed the Wells Fargo on Cedar and Herndon.

That's where she showed the teller a gun and walked out with four to five thousand dollars.

Thankfully, no one was hurt and no shots were fired.

She is still on the loose.

Driver Arrested After Hit and Run Accident In Fresno

A driver making their way through the thick fog in Fresno tried to speed off after getting into an accident.

They didn't get far.

Officials say the driver was speeding down Highway 41.

Visibility was about 400 feet when the driver crashed into another car stopped at a red light.

The passenger was killed.

Officials say the driver tried to get away, but was later found and arrested.