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Community Volunteer Patrol
The Community Volunteers are a group of civic-minded residents who have expressed an interest in working toward a better community. The volunteers are trained in police operations during an eight-session Volunteer Academy. Once they have completed the training, the volunteers are released for ride-a-longs, patrol, district attorney paperwork delivery and community event assistance. Investigators and patrol officers normally conduct these details, their time is free providing direct services to the Community.
This program is part of the overall Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Philosophy that is employed by the Department and City Government of Dinuba. The Program is a relationship building activity used by the front line officers and supervisors to provide opportunity for communications with the community. It has been very effective in identifying concerns, problems and approaches in dealing with issues.
On 08/12/14 at approximately 1:30 AM Dinuba Police Department received multiple calls of a disturbance and gunshots in the area of Lincoln and Nebraska. Officers responded and located a potential crime scene at a residence located in the 1600 block of Thomas Court. Upon further investigation Officers detained and arrested Ricardo Reyes (age 26) Jorge Meraz (age20) Ramon Meraz (age 21) Israel Arrez (age 19) Jose Ceballos (age 19) Roberto Gonzalez (age 18) and Omar Arteaga (age 18).
Dinuba Police Detectives responded and later executed a warrant at the residence and located multiple firearms, some of which were reported stolen. Included in the firearms were two assault rifles and two high capacity magazines. Also, an undisclosed amount of methamphetamines package for sales and marijuana were seized. All were subsequently transported to the Tulare County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property (firearms) and possession of methamphetamines for sales. Ramon Meraz had a felony narcotics warrant for his arrest and Omar Arteaga also had a felony warrant for burglary.
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