Police Department Press Releases

The Visalia Animal Care Center has adopted and implemented a new procedure for all animal owners wishing to surrender their animals to the shelter. This new procedure is partly due to the current  COVID-19 pandemic. For all Tulare County residents who wish to surrender their animal, you will now be required to call the Visalia Animal Care Center directly to schedule an appointment to complete the process. Due to this procedural change by the Visalia Animal Care Center, the City of Dinuba will no longer be able to accept any owner surrenders from its residents. For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Visalia Animal Care Center, they can be reached @ 559-713-4700 or click on the link below to go directly to their website.


Visalia Animal Care Center

29016 Hwy 99

Visalia CA 93277                           

Phone- 559-713-4700                    

Fax- 559-713-4679         

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter. 

Dinuba Police Department

Animal Control Division

On 09/03/19 at approximately 1455 hours, the Dinuba Police Department was dispatched to a confidential address within the city limits for a suspicious incident. Upon arrival, Officers contacted 2 female juvenile Dinuba High School Students. The DHS students advised that as they were walking home, they were going through the parking lot in the 100 block of North Alta. As they passed through the parking lot, they observed a male subject sitting in a vehicle. The male subject exited his vehicle, and from standing by his door, held up what appeared to them to be a 100 dollar bill, while motioning for them to come over to his vehicle.

The DHS students ignored the subject and continued walking n/b on Alta Avenue. The male subject got back into his vehicle and also drove n/b on Alta, passing by their location slowly, before continuing on N/B.

One of the DHS students called their parents, as they took a side street off of Alta.

They described the male subject as being 25-30 years old, dark complexion, possibly wearing a head dress of some sort. He was driving an older, dark colored vehicle.

The School Resource Officer handled the incident and was in contact with Dinuba High School, working closely with them.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Dinuba Police Department at (559) 591-5911.

Contact Police Department

Police Chief

Abel Iriarte
Chief of Police


Contact Information

Police Department
680 S. Alta Ave
Dinuba, CA 93618

Main Office: (559) 591-5911
Fax: (559)-591-5920

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Luz Torres
Administrative Assistant
(559) 591-5911

Eric Trevino
Support Services Lieutenant
(559) 591-5911

Thaddeus Ashford
Operations Lieutenant
(559) 591-5911