Deputies crash Strathmore cockfighting ring, officers say suspect still at large

Sheriff deputies are searching for Cesar Ramos for his part in a Strathmore cockfighting ring that was broken up last Sunday

TULARE COUNTY – Deputies are still on the look for some cockfighters who were kicking up some dust in Strathmore.

According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, just before 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 2, deputies were called to the area of Road 204, north of Avenue 204, for a rooster fight in progress. When deputies arrived on scene, several vehicles fled leaving behind 13 live fighting roosters and other related items, including the fighting ring, tables and food. Deputies also found more than $1,500 in cash in a wallet left behind near the roosters.

Ramon Salazar
61 years old

Through further investigation, deputies found a driver’s license belonging to Cesar Ramos, 40, of Dinuba, who is still on the run as of press time. Deputies contacted Ramon Salazar, 61, of Tulare during a traffic stop and found four live fighting roosters and several gaffs.

Salazar was arrested and booked into custody. All 17 live roosters were taken by Tulare Animal Control for safe keeping. This case is still under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is urged to contact deputy Rodriguez or Sgt. J. Fulton at 1-800-808-0488, or anonymously at [email protected] or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

Sheriff’s Logs

Sunday, April 25
On the afternoon of April 25, a chain saw and a rotary saw were stolen from the Tulare County Fire Station in the 40400 block of Rd. 80 in Dinuba. The orange and black Stihl gas powered chain saw is valued at $649. The orange and black Husqvarna K90 rotary saw (Serial No. 08-1500290) is valued at $900. The total loss is valued at $1,549. A light blue Mini Cooper with tinted windows and yellow dealer paper plates was seen on video surveillance at the Fire Station during the timeframe of the burglary. The vehicle pulled up next to the fire truck and someone got out and stole the saws. Anyone with information is asked to contact detective Javier Guerrero or Sergeant David DeLaCruz with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office general investigations detective unit at 559-733-6218.

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