Arrests made in trespassing, stolen property case

Tulare County Sheriff's Office arrests multiple suspects involved in local cattle ranch break-ins

By Mid Valley Times Staff
Published December 23, 2023  • 
10:00 am
(Tulare County Sheriff's Office)
(Tulare County Sheriff's Office)

TULARE COUNTY – Over the last couple of months, Ag Crimes detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) have been investigating trespassing at a local cattle ranch; and as of recent reports, the investigation has led to the arrest of multiple suspects.

During the course of the investigation, detectives learned the suspects from Yokuts Valley were breaking into the local cattle ranch and using it to access Tulare County, leaving the gates open and putting the livestock on the property in danger. 

Detectives connected several suspects to the crime, which were Adrian Saiz, 42, Victoria Montijo, 40, and Tommy Humphreys, 35, all of whom were involved in several ongoing burglaries of a home in Badger.

All three suspects were arrested. During their arrest, Saiz, Montijo and Humphreys were found to be in possession of stolen property from the Badger home. 

Two of the suspects were arrested on Dec. 14 along with an additional suspect who was not connected to the crime along with the initial three. Detectives served a warrant at a home in the 33000 block of Wolverine Lane in Yokuts Valley, and with help from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, the ag detectives contacted Saiz, Montijo, and a third suspect, Tim Anderson, 56.

All three of the suspects found in the home were arrested after detectives found pieces of stolen heavy equipment and a vehicle stolen out of Fresno and Tulare Counties. They also face charges of being in possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. All three suspects were booked into the Fresno County Jail.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Randy Gunderman or Detective Jeremy McMillan with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218. Or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting 559-725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com.

Mid Valley Times Staff