Visalia Police Log
Friday, Sept. 15
At 8:45 p.m. at Mooney Grove Park, officers responded to a burglar alarm. Officers arrived to find an unknown suspect had smashed multiple windows and doors to the exterior of the museum. Once inside, the suspect smashed numerous glass display cases containing historical artifacts. Damage was estimated at over $5,000. The case is being forwarded to the Property Crimes Unit for follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Anonymous Tip-Line at 713-4738. To help the museum raise the necessary funds to fix the damage, see an article about their upcoming fundraiser.
At 8:15 p.m. in the 800 block of S. Locust, detectives with the Property Crimes Unit located a stolen 2008 Suzuki motorcycle. The motorcycle had been reported stolen from the downtown Visalia area on Sept. 14, 2017. The investigation and evidence located led to the arrest of 46-year-old Michael Harris. He admitted to taking the motorcycle on a test drive and never returning it. Harris was booked at the main jail for possession of stolen property.
Sunday, Sept. 17
At 12:39 p.m. in the 2800 block of E. St. Johns Avenue, officers responded to a disturbance involving a male and a female at a residence. A male contacted outside of the residence stated he had been attacked and was suffering from a knife wound to his hand. Officers surrounded the residence and were able to establish verbal communication with a female inside. Officers gave the woman, 57-year-old Kathleen French, several orders to exit the residence and surrender but she refused. After a short standoff, the suspect was met at the front door of the residence where she was taken into custody without further incident. The male victim was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for his injuries. French has been booked into jail for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats.
Monday, Sept. 18
At 1:50 a.m. in the 1900 block of N. Park, officers responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon that had just occurred. The victims told officers they had caught an unknown suspect stealing a bicycle out from their open garage. The victims chased the suspect by car and by bicycle and caught up to him in the area of Conyer and Buena Vista. Upon confronting the suspect, the suspect produced a handgun and fired one round at the victims, striking one of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect continued to flee on foot. No injuries were reported. The victims recovered their stolen bicycle. The case will be forwarded to the Violent Crimes Unit for follow-up investigation.