Lindsay man arrested for killing his step-father

Octavio Alarado Garcia allegedly stabbed his step-father during a fight at his home north of Lindsay

TULARE COUNTY – A Lindsay man was arrested for stabbing and killing his step-father over the weekend.

At 4:40 a.m. on Oct. 23, Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Kaweah Health Medical Center in Visalia for a stabbing victim brought into the hospital by his family. The man, identified as 40-year-old Juventino Quiroz of Lindsay, died from his injuries less than 12 hours later.

Sheriff’s Homicide detectives identified the suspect as Quiroz’s 23-year-old step-son Octavio Alvarado Garcia of Lindsay. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Garcia allegedly started a fight with Quiroz that ended with the stabbing and both men suffering from injuries. The stabbing took place at Quiroz’s home in the 21000 block of Brooks Avenue in Tonyville, a small community northeast of Lindsay. Detectives were able to track down Garcia to a hospital in Selma. He was arrested and later booked into the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Pretrial facility.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.

Sheriff’s Logs

Tuesday, Oct. 19
Just after 11 a.m., deputies were called to Tipton Elementary School on Evans Road in Tipton for a student threatening to shoot up the school. When Deputies arrived, they were told a 13-year-old student had made statements in the last month that “he is the school shooter.” The student also had a journal where he made a “hit list” and he talked about shooting his dad. Deputies searched the student’s home and found that he did not have access to any guns. He was arrested and booked into the juvenile detention facility facing charges of making terrorist threats.

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