Deputy and K9 seize 51 pounds of meth in Tulare

Deputies arrest Daniel Dominguez, passenger after discovering a massive amount of meth in the trunk of his car

TULARE COUNTY – Sheriff deputies made a major bust after seizing 51 pounds of meth during a traffic stop.

According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, just after 2 p.m. on Friday, June. 11, deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 99 and Paige in Tulare. Deputy Williams and his K9 partner Tex, searched the vehicle for narcotics Tex led his partner to the trunk and discovered 51 pounds of methamphetamine.

Gang enforcement detectives were called to take over the investigation. The driver Daniel Dominguez and his passenger Arcelia Valdez were arrested and booked into Tulare County Jail. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to [email protected] or call Detective David Randolph 559-725-5896.

Sheriff’s Log

Sunday, June 13
Deputies were called to the 22900 block of Harper Avenue in Strathmore regarding a theft of a toolbox. When Deputies arrived, the victim told them three suspects took a worksite orange “Rigid” brand metal toolbox from the back of the victim’s truck. The suspects placed the toolbox on the back of a white pick-up truck and drove northbound on Road 230. The suspects are believed to live in Strathmore and are possibly related to other thefts in the area. This case is still under investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy J. Rodriguez or Sgt. S. O’Neill at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department via telephone at #1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at [email protected] or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

Saturday, June 12
Deputies were called to the 29600 block of Road 152 in Visalia for an armed robbery. Deputies were told the suspect pulled out a gun and took property from someone in the area. During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered that 19-year-old Erick Aragon of Visalia had committed the armed robbery. During a search of Aragon’s home, the victim’s property was found. Aragon was arrested by Visalia Police on an unrelated crime and booked at the Tulare County adult pretrial facility. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jimmy Burciaga or Sgt. David De La Cruz at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488 or anonymously at [email protected] or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

Friday, June 11
Detectives arrested Daniel Oldham, 50, for burglaries in Badger and Lemon Cove. Last month, detectives were called to the Badger area for a report of stolen items on a property. During the investigation, detectives were able to determine Oldham was responsible for the burglary. Detectives also learned that Oldham was responsible for another burglary in August 2020 at a property in the Lemon Cove area. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jimmy Burciaga or Sgt. David De La Cruz at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-808-0488, or anonymously at [email protected] or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

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