Sheriff in search of Plainview thieves

Two men stick up Plainview Market in an armed robbery Saturday, Jan. 22

TULARE COUNTY – Plainview thieves got away with some cash over the weekend when they stuck a gun in a store clerks face and demanded the money.

According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 6 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 22, deputies were called to the Plainview Market in the 19000 block of Avenue 196 in Plainview for an armed robbery. When they arrived, deputies learned that two men drove up to the store in a gray, four-door sedan. They walked into the store, pulled out guns and demanded money.

The clerk gave them money from the cash register and the suspects ran off. Detectives arrived on scene to investigate. Deputies as that if anyone has information, they call Detective Brandee Robinson with the Sheriff’s office at 559-733-6218, or anonymously at [email protected] or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

Sheriff’s Log

Saturday, Jan. 22
At approximately 5:30 p.m. deputies were called to the Chevron on Teapot Dome and Highway 65 in Porterville for a report of a theft. When Deputies arrived, the property owner told deputies that sometime between Monday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 22, someone took a ladder trailer from the Chevron parking lot. The trailer is black with two gray portable toilets and about 40 aluminum ladders. Anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy Anthony Cook, Sgt. Lowry or Sgt. Joe England 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, Jan. 21
At approximately 1:30 p.m., deputies were called to the Terra Bella X-Press Market in Terra Bella for an armed robbery. When deputies got there, they found that two men walked into the store. One pulled out a gun and demanded money. Luckily, no one was hurt. The suspects drove off in an older model, tan colored SUV. Anyone with information is urged to contact 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.

Thursday, Jan. 20
At approximately 5:30 a.m., deputies were called to a gas station at Avenue 328 and Road 124 in Visalia for a carjacking. When they arrived, Deputies found a man who said he’d been kidnapped from his home nearby. He said the suspect walked up to his house and took him to his truck at gunpoint. He was then ordered to drive off, but immediately pulled into the gas station and tried to escape. The suspect and victim then got into a fight and shots were fired. The victim was ultimately able to escape and the suspect drove off in the victim’s truck. Luckily, the victim was not hurt. Detectives arrived on scene to take over the investigation. The victim’s truck is described as a 2008 white Isuzu pickup, license plate #8R49724. Residents who see the truck or have information on this incident, are asked to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.

At approximately 10:41 a.m., the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office dive team was asked to help the Porterville Police Department search for a missing person. Porterville police received a call from California Highway Patrol, who found the individual’s car near the Friant-Kern Canal in the area of Avenue 182 and Road 232 near Lindsay. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Porterville Police Department at 559-782-7400.

Tuesday, Jan. 18
At approximately 8 p.m. detectives arrested Brian Newton, 30, for the murder of 35-year-old Albert Regalado of Tulare. This was an arrest in connection with an incident on Dec. 27, 2021 when deputies were called to the area of Avenue 244, west of Road 68, in Tulare for a man down in a field. When they arrived, deputies found a man dead with obvious signs of trauma. The victim was later identified as Regalado.

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