Visalia Police arrest felon loaded with drugs, guns, ammo

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Police arrest John Kendall for being a felon in possession of a firearm, drugs

VISALIA – On Valentine’s Day people normally express their love for others, but one criminal expressed his love for crime.

Less than an hour before V-Day began, police pulled over John Kendall, 49, at Demaree Street and Nobel Avenue. According to the Visalia Police Department, Kendall is a convicted felon. When officers searched his vehicle they found him to be in possession of a loaded firearm that had its serial number removed, a stolen SKS rifle with two high-capacity magazines and a controlled substance for sale. Kendall was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Pretrial Facility.

Visalia Police Log

Sunday Feb. 14

At 11:53 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of south Redwood in regards to a shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located one victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The suspect fled prior to the officer’s arrival. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Violent crimes detectives responded and took over the investigation. This is currently an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Leo Segura at 559-713-4739 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 559-713-4738.

Friday, Feb. 12

At 7:16 a.m., officers were dispatched to Chinowth Street and Country Avenue for a robbery that just occurred. Officers arrived and contacted the victim who stated a male and female robbed him at gunpoint and fled the area in a vehicle. After a short period of time, officers from the special enforcement unit located the suspect vehicle in the area of Central and Tulare. Officers initiated a traffic stop and contacted a male and female juvenile who matched the description of the suspects involved in the robbery. During a search of the vehicle officers located a firearm and property identified as belonging to the victim. The suspects were arrested and booked at the Tulare County juvenile detention facility. No injuries were reported during this incident. This incident appears to be gang related.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

At 1:14 a.m. an officer conducted a traffic stop in the 500 block of North Ben Maddox Way. The driver of the vehicle was identified as David Marsh, 65, of Visalia. During the stop officers located numerous types of narcotics packaged for sales, and other evidence of narcotics sales. Marsh was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Tulare County adult pretrial facility for numerous charges related to the possession and transportation of narcotics for sales.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

At 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of E. Douglas in regards to a shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located one victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The suspect had already fled the scene. The victim was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Clinic for treatment. Violent crimes detectives responded to take over the investigation, which is on-going. Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Miguel Leon at 559-713-4722 or the Anonymous Line at 559-713-4738.

At 10:36 p.m. an officer conducted a vehicle check on Ben Maddox Way near the St. John’s River. During the contact officers located evidence of narcotics sales, along with over an ounce of methamphetamine, and marijuana packaged for sales. Carina Serrano, 42, of Visalia was subsequently arrested without incident and booked in the Tulare County adult pretrial facility for numerous charges related to narcotics sales.

Monday, Feb. 8

At approximately 10:17 p.m. an officer conducted a bicycle stop in the area of Ben Maddox and Main. During the stop officers made contact with Matthew Gregory, 45. During a consent search of his person officers located 24 grams of methamphetamine, heroin, packaging and scales. Gregory was arrested for possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sales. Gregory was booked into the Tulare County adult pretrial facility.

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