Porterville Resident Arrested for Alleged Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Other Charges
Originally published by the Porterville Police Department:
Possession of Stolen Vehicle
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Burglary Tools
Possession of other Persons Personal Identifying Information
Displaying False License Plates on a Vehicle
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
Date / Time:
October 4th, 2023 / 02:03 A.M.
1700 Block of West Olive Avenue, Porterville
Alberto Valdez, 22-Year-Old, Porterville Resident
On October 4th, 2023, at approximately 2:03 A.M., an Officer with the Porterville Police Department was patrolling the 1700 Block of West Olive Avenue when a suspicious vehicle parked in the area was observed. The Officer made contact with the vehicle and located Alberto Valdez (22) asleep in the driver seat with the vehicle running. Alberto displayed several symptoms of drug intoxication and was arrested. The vehicle Alberto was in had a false plate mounted on the rear bumper and was determined to be stolen out of Tulare, CA. During a search of the vehicle, burglary tools, methamphetamine and several documents with other persons personal identifying information where located. Alberto was also found to be on Post Release Community Supervision for possession of a previously stolen vehicle.
Alberto was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of burglary tools, possession of other persons personal identifying information, displaying false license plates on a vehicle and driving under the influence of drugs.
Alberto was booked at the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office South County Detention Facility where he is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.”