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Street Gang Member in Custody for a Shooting

Street Gang Member in Custody for a Shooting

On Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 12:12pm, Southeast patrol officers responded to 921 N. Peach regarding a shooting into an apartment.  When the apartment was struck twice by gunfire, it was occupied by an 18 year old male and (5) juveniles ranging in ages 7 to 17 years old.  No one was injured by the gunfire.

Street Violence Section Felony Assault Detective Conrado Martin was able to identify the suspect responsible for the shooting as 22 year old Samson Street gang member John Tucker.  Tucker and the 18 year old male victim knew each other and a dispute led to the shooting.

On November 11, 2013, Tucker turned himself in and was interviewed by Detective Martin.  Tucker confessed to the shooting and was booked into Fresno County Jail on (6) counts of assault with a deadly, shooting into a residence, and negligent discharge of a firearm.

On November 13, 2013, the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Tucker.

#GetThereSafe Flag raised at Clovis West High School to Remind Teens to Drive Smart

WHAT:            Students across 20 high schools, including Clovis West High School, will  gather to raise a #GetThereSafe flag at their schools to remind each other about the importance of smart driving Over a five-year period (2007-2011), 1,572 California teen drivers, ages 13-19, were involved in fatal crashes], and more than half of those teen drivers caused the accident.  California ranks second for the most teen crash fatalities,


The Allstate Foundation #GetThereSafe Week is part of the #GetThereSafe program, a teen-led initiative that raises awareness around the dangers of the three risky driving behaviors that frequently cause fatal teen crashes – speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and being distracted by other teen passengers in the car.

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.