Left to right, top to bottom: Ware, Carrillo, Haro, Garcia, Galaz, Gonzalez, Fierro.
Visalia Police Officers were alerted to a burglary at a business on the 300 block of North East 3rd Avenue the early morning of April 21, 2020. Officers arrived at the Jalisco Meat Market about 4:36AM, in time to see one adult and one male juvenile exiting the business.
The pair was detained. Following a trail of meat, officers were led to a nearby apartment where additional suspects were located.
A search warrant was granted, allowing detectives into the apartment where they found some of the stolen meat being cooked during a small gathering. Six adults and five juveniles were connected to the burglary.
A total of 13 arrests were made for violations related to burglary, burglary during a state of emergency/looting, providing false information to a police officer, resisting arrest, and warrants.
The adult suspects were identified as 18-year old David Ware, 19-year old Samantha Carrillo, 33-year old Jorge Haro, 19-year old Alejandro Garcia, 21-year old Elija Galaz, 27-year old Jose Gonzalez, and 36-year old Sara Fierro.
They were booked at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility. The juveniles, four 15-year old males and two 17-year old females, were also arrested.
Photos from the Visalia Police Department