Photo: Antonio Torres Alvarado and Ruben Sanchez Jr.
VISALIA – Shooting guns in a residential area is a crime. It was past 2 a.m. on October 7th when reports of shots fired led officers to the area of Walnut and Demaree. When they arrived, officers could hear guns discharging and identified where they were coming from, a residence on the 3900 Block of West Fairhaven.
The search yielded “3.4 grams of cocaine, 12 grams of marijuana, 50 Xanax pills, two assault rifles, a high capacity magazine, two handguns, one shotgun, ammunition, spent shell casings, $1,037.00 in U.S. currency and other indicia indicative of sales of narcotics.”
Investigation also revealed the suspects shot off their guns in the backyard, striking a neighbor’s shed. The shed shielded the neighbor’s residence which is home to two adults and three children. No one was physical harmed.
Officers arrested Alvarado and Sanchez. their charges are –
- shooting at an inhabited dwelling;
- large capacity magazine;
- discharge of a firearm with gross negligence;
- possession of an assault weapon.
Both men are in custody at the adult pre-trial facility in Visalia.
Photos from the Visalia Police Department