3 homes burgled within 4 hours

Visalia police arrest three different men for breaking into three different homes, stealing food and other property

VISALIA – Visalia police were busy on Sunday morning when three different homes were broken into, by three different men.

According to the Visalia Police Department, a total of three suspects were arrested for residential burglary. The first incident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. in the 2400 block of north Jacob Street. Homeowners reported finding a man rummaging through their kitchen. It appears the suspect entered through an unlocked door. The suspect attempted to flee with property. The suspect was located in a nearby apartment complex after neighbors reported a broken window in a vacant apartment. The suspect was identified by the victim and through video surveillance as being responsible for the burglary. The suspect was arrested and identified as Damauria Dilworth, 26. Dilworth was booked on charges of burglary.

The second incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of west Noble. The victims reported an unknown man was found cooking in the kitchen when they arrived home. The suspect retreated into the house when confronted. It is believed the suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door or a pet door. Officers conducted a search of the residence and located the suspect. The suspect had stolen food and was unknown to the victims. The suspect was arrested and identified as Guillermo Salmeron, 42. Salmeron was booked on charges of burglary.

The third incident occurred at 11:56 a.m. in the 1600 block of east Beech. A neighbor reported seeing an unfamiliar subject in the backyard of a residence. As officers arrived on scene to check on the residence, the suspect attempted to reverse out of the garage in the victim’s vehicle. The suspect surrendered to officers peacefully. The suspect was unknown to the victim. It is believed the suspect entered the home through an unlocked door. The suspect was arrested and identified as Ethan Moore, 26. Moore was booked on charges of burglary and auto theft.

Visalia Crime Logs

Sunday, Jan. 9
At 1 p.m. the Visalia Police Department received information that there was a threat of a shooting at Ridgeview Middle School. The violent crimes unit was asked to take over the investigation. During the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified and determined to be a juvenile who attended the school. Members of the Visalia Police Department responded to the juvenile suspect’s residence. During a search, a firearm was located and the juvenile suspect was taken into custody without incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact detective Andrew Saelee at (559) 713-4576. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Anonymous Tip-Line at (559) 713-4738.

Friday, Jan. 7
At 12:07 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting near Oval Park at NW 2nd and Pine Street. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots coming from a vehicle and two vehicles fleeing the area. Two gunshot victims shortly arrived at Kaweah Health Medical Center and received treatment. Both victims are expected to survive. Please contact the P.I.O. for any further questions.

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