Crime Lines: Michael Allen Brown damages girlfriend’s home, almost runs over officer on Christmas Eve


VISALIA – An upset boyfriend nearly injured an officer during a tirade at his girlfriend’s home on Christmas Eve.

At 8:50 a.m., Michael Allen Brown, 25, of Visalia had just finished causing significant damage to his girlfriend’s house in the 5200 block of W. Cambridge, when officers arrived as he was attempting to flee the scene of a domestic disturbance. An officer attempted to stop Brown from driving away but Brown continued to drive toward the officer.

Eventually, the officer was able to convince Brown to stop the vehicle before making a bad situation worse. Brown was arrested on charges of vandalism, assault with a deadly weapon and on a previous warrant. He was booked in the Tulare County Jail.

Visalia Police Log

Thursday, Dec. 28
At 11:15 p.m. in the Winco parking lot officers were dispatched regarding subjects possibly breaking into a vehicle. Upon arrival, the vehicle was found to be stolen and the occupants of the vehicle were detained. Thai See, 28, was found to be the person in possession of the vehicle and was booked at Tulare County Pretrial for Possession of Stolen Property and two misdemeanor warrants. The other subjects were released from the scene

At 8:00 p.m. in the area of Hillcrest and McAuliff officers were dispatched to a Hit and Run traffic accident. The vehicle was found to have crashed into a power box, maintained by Southern California Edison, which resulted in a loss of power for residences in the area. The vehicle was located by an off-duty deputy with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office who directed Visalia Police Officers to the 3900 block of East Cambridge. While at the location, Juan Sanchez admitted to driving the vehicle and turned himself into officers. He was later booked at the Tulare County Pretrial Facility for DUI and Hit and Run

Monday, Dec. 25
At 11:50 p.m. in the 1800 block of S. Court, officers were dispatched to a report of a fight in progress. When officers arrived they learned the victim, 23-year-old Derek Johnson, had been transported by private vehicle to the hospital where he was being treated for a non-life threatening stab wound to his upper arm. Officers were able to locate the suspect, 33-year-old Tyler Gorman, not far from the scene and take him into custody. Further investigation revealed the two men became involved in a physical altercation. During the altercation, Gorman produced an edged weapon and struck the victim in the upper arm causing a minor laceration. Gorman was booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility for felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Sunday, Dec. 24
At 6:50 a.m. in the area of Cain and Roosevelt, an officer observed a pickup that matched the description of 1994 GMC Sierra that had been stolen in May out of Hanford. The officer followed the car to the 1200 block of N. Stover and were able to take two males into custody without incident. Richard Kirk Griffith, 33, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and outstanding warrants. Michael Lee, 41, was charged with possession of stolen property. Both were booked at the Tulare County Jail.

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