Police arrest couple with a flare for crime

Visalia’s violent crimes unit arrest two suspects who shot a flare gun into the garden department of Walmart

The Sun-Gazette

VISALIA – Walmart employees could have been lit on fire after they tried to stop two thieves from leaving the store. 

According to the Visalia Police Department, on March 10, at 1:36 p.m., officers were dispatched to Walmart in regards to suspects that had fired a flare gun into the garden department as they drove away following a confrontation with employees. The employees had previously stopped the suspects from stealing from the store. 

Visalia’s violent crimes unit investigated the case and Miguel Ayalla, 38, and Amanda Jaramillo, 37, were identified as the suspects in the case. On Sunday, March 29, at 9:55 a.m. officers located both suspects at a residence in the 300 block of N. Hall. Ayalla ran from the scene and was apprehended by a Police K9 unit. Both suspects were booked for assault with a deadly weapon and arson.

Visalia Police Logs

Monday, March 30
At approximately 1:33 a.m. officers with the Visalia Police Department Patrol Division were conducting security checks in the Visalia Industrial Park. During this time officers conducted an enforcement stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation at Goshen Ave. at Miller Park. During the stop the driver was identified as Antonio Ceballos, 28, of Lindsay. Ceballos was found to be on active probation for narcotics sales, and was also an unlicensed driver. During the subsequent investigation officers located an amount of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun. Ceballos is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms. Ceballos was ultimately booked at the Tulare County adult pretrial facility for numerous narcotics and firearms related charges.

Wednesay, March 25
At approximately 5:45 p.m. officers were dispatched to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision at Dinuba Boulevard and Vine Street. Upon arrival it was learned that the victim was struck by a vehicle while on foot in the northbound lanes of Dinuba Boulevard. The suspect vehicle fled northbound immediately after the collision. The suspect vehicle is described as being maroon midsize sedan, and should have front end damage. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she was treated for her injuries. Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Visalia Police Department Traffic Unit at 559-713-4237.

At 4:20 a.m. the Visalia Police Department received a report regarding a commercial burglary which occurred at Yoshinoya Restaurant on Mooney Blvd. The incident was captured on the businesses surveillance system. The suspect was identified as Jordan McKnight, 22, by members of the VPD Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement Team (HOPE). On March 25 members of the VPD property crimes unit and HOPE Team located McKnight along the St. Johns River and took him into custody. McKnight was also in possession of a concealed dagger, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. McKnight was booked into the Tulare County Pretrial Facility.

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