Orosi man receives charges for stabbing

(Tulare County Sheriff's Office)

David Alvarez Galvan of Orosi is arrested by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department on charges of assault with a knife

TULARE COUNTY – A fight in Orosi has led to the arrest of one and the stabbing of another. However, the sheriff’s office reported the injury as non life-threatening.

At 4:50 p.m. on Aug. 10, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputies were called to the 12700 block of Ave. 416 in Orosi for a fight. When they arrived, deputies found a 47-year-old man who had been stabbed.

The suspect behind the stabbing, David Alvarez Galvan, 49, of Orosi, was taken into custody on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies also found the weapon used in the stabbing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218, or anonymously through our TipNow Program at 559-725-4194 or [email protected].

Aug. 7

Just after 9 a.m., TCSO deputies were called to the area of Date and Park in Porterville for a stabbing. When they arrived, deputies learned the victim had been stabbed multiple times several hours earlier, around 2 a.m.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is being evaluated by medical staff.

Anyone with information please contact deputy Bianca Garibay or Sergeant Brad McLean with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.

Aug. 5

Raul Vasquez-Carreon, 19, was recently arrested by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office for a drive-by shooting in Cutler.

On Friday, Aug. 4, TCSO TAGNET detectives continued the investigation and arrested Placido Guzman, 18, after a warrant was served at his home in Dinuba.  During the warrant, detectives found a stolen handgun and short-barreled assault rifle.

Guzman was booked at the Adult PreTrial facility for possession of a stolen handgun, possession of an assault rifle, possession of cocaine, and concealing evidence related to a crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.

Aug. 4

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Swiftwater Rescue was on scene of a drowning on the Kaweah River near the Potwisha Campground of the Sequoia National Park.

Around 2 p.m., the Sheriff’s Swiftwater Dive Rescue Team and Tulare County Fire were requested to assist the National Park Service after receiving reports of a man drowning.

Sheriff Boudreaux would like to remind anyone near waterways in Tulare County to be extremely careful, as the record snowpack melts in the Sierra have created very fast and very cold currents.

Here are some tips supplied by TCSO to keep in mind when recreating around our rivers and lakes:

  • Stay out of the water if you cannot swim.
  • Always wear a life jacket, bring the right equipment and never swim alone.
  • Tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back.
  • Avoid alcohol around water – it impairs judgment and reaction time.
  • The water is very cold. Cold water can take your breath away as soon as you jump in. Cold water and hypothermia will completely rob your strength and ability to swim.
  • Don’t overestimate your abilities or underestimate the power of the water.
  • Stay out of fast moving water and whitewater no matter how deep it is. You will not float in whitewater – even when wearing a lifejacket.
  • Keep a close eye on inexperienced swimmers and children. Never leave you children unattended near any body of water.

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