Visalia police recover $150K worth of stolen property

Officers with Visalia Police Department arrest man for thousands of dollars worth of tools stolen from Fresno distribution center

By Mid Valley Times Staff
Published January 13, 2024  • 
10:00 am

VISALIA – A recently executed search warrant unveiled a significant cache of stolen tools, all valued at roughly $150,000 and believed to have been stolen from a location in Fresno County.

On Jan. 9, detectives with the Visalia Police Department served a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of W. Dorothea Ave., resulting in the discovery of a large quantity of stolen tools. These tools were found to have been taken from a distribution center in Fresno. 

As a result of the search, Justin Shaw, 35, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. The recovered property totaled $150,000 and filled a semi truck trailer. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Julie Peterson at 559-713-4101. For those who wish to remain anonymous, please call 559-713-4738.

Mid Valley Times Staff