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Former Arena Football Player Suspected in Unusual Bank Robbery

TULARE – A former arena football player and high school standout was arrested on Monday for allegedly trying to rob a bank in Tulare. Police said that 31-year-old Nichiren Flowers went into the Wells Fargo Bank in the 200 block of East Tulare Avenue around 2:50 p.m. Instead of asking for cash, the suspect passed a note to the ...Full Article

Exeter High School Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Student

VISALIA – Police arrested a high school teacher who allegedly molested an underage student last year in his home. Matthew Varpness, 36, is accused of molesting the high school ...Full Article

School Janitor Suspected of Selling Drugs on Campus

VISALIA – Thanks to a tip from a student, a custodian at a charter high school was arrested for allegedly possessing illegal drugs for sale. Police arrested 22-year-old Christopher ...Full Article

Man in Custody for Setting Off Explosives in Marshalls

VISALIA – Police have arrested the suspect believed to be responsible for setting off a chemical explosive device at Marshalls and robbing the store last week. Around 6:21 p.m. ...Full Article

Tulare Native Wanted by FBI

TULARE – The U.S. State Department is offering up to $5 million for a Tulare native they believe is commanding a faction of a Mexican drug cartel. The federal officials ...Full Article

Standoff Suspect Wields Sword in Faceoff with Visalia Police

VISALIA – A man who allegedly hit a family member with a sword and then swung it at officers through a door was placed under arrest on Wednesday. Officers ...Full Article

Brothers charged with violent football stadium assault

SANTA CLARA, Calif – According to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, “two Tulare County brothers were arraigned on felony assault charges  for an unprovoked attack on two men ...Full Article

Man Allegedly Hit Sheriff Pilot’s Eye with Green Laser

VISALIA – A man was may face criminal charges for allegedly pointing a green laser light at a Tulare County Sheriff’s Office patrol aircraft and hitting both the pilot ...Full Article

Alleged Lottery Ticket Thief Arrested in Visalia

VISALIA – A man who allegedly stole hundreds of lottery tickets from at least two convenience stores has been apprehended. The first incident happened at the Valero gas station ...Full Article

Preschool Volunteer Arrested on Molestation Charges

VISALIA – A man was arrested for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old girl while volunteering as a child care worker at the Road Church. Police arrested 34-year-old Dan Sisk after ...Full Article
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