A Madera farm laborer has been arrested by the Madera County Department of Corrections on Thursday, February 19 in another of a slew of arrests for crimes committed by field workers in the San Joaquin Valley.
Octavio Navarro Sandoval, 19, was charged with felony burglary, according to reports from the department. He was held without bail due to the flight risk, at the Madera County Jail.
The young man, who lists his residence as a home in northeast Madera, near both the James Monroe and John J Pershing Elementary Schools, had been arrested in July of last year, also on charges of burglary.
Sandoval was one of four reported field workers arrested between February 19 and 24. Another teen, Jose Montes, an 18-year-old field worker, was charged with strong arm robbery and vandalism, along with domestic violence charges, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, along with a child. He was arrested by Madera Police at a home on Central Avenue, near Centennial Park.
28-year-old Juan Juarez Juarez, another field worker, was arrested at 1:33 in the morning of February 23 for felony possession of narcotic controlled substances by the Madera Sheriff’s department. His neighbor, Antonio Cruz Medina, who lives right across the street on Austin Avenue in rural north Madera, was arrested just 15 minutes later for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and for felony violation of his post release supervision, along with giving false information to a peace officer. The 27-year-old, who is also a field worker, had been arrested on December 14, 2011 for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and driving the stolen vehicle without a license.
CrimeVoice staff contributed to this report