A Caruthers family is asking the public for help to find its beloved female English bulldog believed taken during a home burglary July 3, and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for the suspect.
Daniel Fonseca Barroso, 29, of Fresno is suspected of breaking through a door of a home in the 5000 block of West Saginaw Avenue and ransacking the house, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Fonseca, as he is commonly known, took electronics, cash, two guns and the dog named Ailani, which belonged to Isaac and Stacy Obel-Jorgensen and their three daughters.
Stacy Obel-Jorgensen hoped someone would do the right thing with Ailani.
“Take her to a shelter, take her to a veterinarian. Scan her. She’s microchipped,” she said. “Just bring her home to us where she belongs.”
Fonseca is suspected of carrying out a similar burglary the weekend of July 16 in the 16000 block of South Fowler Avenue in Selma, where he allegedly took electronics, cash, jewelry, guns and another English bulldog. The dog was spotted on July 20 by a Fresno County resident who was able to return it to the family, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The search continues for Ailani and Fonseca. The suspect is described as 6-foot-1 and 150 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and several tattoos, including the name “Fonseca” on his back, “Sebastian” on his left forearm and “Syd” on his upper right arm.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 559-600-3111, detective George Razo at 559-600-8172 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.