Two men arrested on 2 felony weapons charges at 1 house

Both men attempted to flee from police before being caught on Jan. 8


LINDSAY – Two men who tried to evade police on two separate days were arrested at the same house last week.

At about 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 8, Lindsay Police officers responded to an address in Strathmore to locate 28-year-old Justin Edwards who was wanted on felony weapons warrants. Edwards had fled from officers in Lindsay the night before and officers went to several locations in Lindsay before learning that he had gone to Strathmore.

Backed up by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, the officers attempted to serve a search warrant at the home when a second man, 35-year-old Javier Camacho of Strathmore, fled the residence. Camacho was caught and apprehended after a brief struggle with a Lindsay K9. Camacho, who also found to have a felony weapons warrant for his arrest, was taken to Sierra View Medical Center for treatment for his dog bites. Edwards was arrested without incident. Both were booked at the Sheriff’s Department’s Porterville SubStation.

Lindsay Police Log

Wednesday, Jan. 3
At 6:48 a.m. in the parking lot of Tony’s Pizza and Chito Asadero, 380 W. Hermosa, an officer contacted 23-year-old Robert Reeves, a transient. Reeves was found to have two active misdemeanor warrants for domestic battery and under the influence of drugs with no bail.   During a search of Reeves, the officer also found plastic knuckles. He was arrested and later booked at Porterville Sub Station for his warrants.

Thursday, Jan. 4
At 10:37 p.m. at Frazier St. and Gale Hill Ave., an officer initiated a traffic stop on a green 2015 Nissan Altima. The driver, 58-year-old Ronald Collins of Lindsay, had exited the vehicle and became irate with the officers.  Collins was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license and arrested after resisting arrest. He was later booked at the Porterville SubStation. His female passenger, 30-year-old Ellena Graciela Rodriguez of Lindsay, was found to have four outstanding warrants for her arrest, including being under the influence of drugs and parole violations with a total bail of $240,000. Rodriguez was arrested and later booked at the Porterville Sub-Station.

Friday, Jan. 5
At 8:11 a.m. at the McDermont Field House, 365 N. Sweetbrier, an officer responded to a report of a non-injury traffic collision. While parking her green 2000 Honda Accord at the facility, a woman mistakenly stepped on the accelerator pedal and collided with the side of the building causing moderate damage to the vehicle and the building.

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