Upcoming events

    • 22 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
    • 367

    The Visalia Ransacker is a burglary crime series that began in Visalia in 1974.  The suspect burglarized 100 homes in a small centralized location within the city.  The Visalia Ransacker was identified as being responsible for shooting and murdering Claud Snelling during a ransacking burglary/attempt kidnapping of Snellings 16 year old daughter in September of 1975.  After the murder of Snelling, the ransacking burglaries continued, culminating in a stake out in an attempt to apprehend the suspect.  During the attempted apprehension, the suspect shot at a Visalia P.D. Officer and fled the area and was not captured.  The ransacking burglaries stopped after the incident leaving investigators and the community with several unanswered questions. 

    It has long been believed the Visalia Ransaker is the same suspect as the East Area Rapist who was active in the Sacramento area from 1976-1979 and the Original Night stalker who was active in southern California from 1979-1986.   In 2018, Joseph James DeAngelo was identified by DNA and arrested for his involvement in the East Area Rapist and Original Night Stalker crimes. 

    This presentation will give you an in depth look into the case history of the Visalia Ransacker and how investigators were able to successfully connect the Visalia Ransacking crime series and murder of Claud Snelling to Joseph DeAngelo.

    Presented by Sgt. James Cummings

    July 2005-Began working for the California State University, Fresno Police Department-Patrol Officer

    March 2007-Lateraled to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office-Court Deputy/Patrol Deputy

    August 2010-Lateraled to the Visalia Police Department-Patrol

                    April 2013-Assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit

                                    Domestic Violence/Cold Case Homicide

                                    Sexual Assault/Cold Case Homicide

                                    Robbery/Homicide/Cold Case Homicide

                    January 2020-Patrol/FTO

                    November 2020-Promoted to Sergeant/FTO Sergeant

                    September 2022-Assigned to the Youth Services Unit as a Sergeant

Past events

22 Feb 2023 Connected Cars...What is is? How does it work? How can it be used in an investigation?
25 Jan 2023 Connected Cars...What is it? How does it work? How can it be used in an investigation?
26 Oct 2022 Excel & 3D Mapping
28 Jul 2022 Advanced SQL for Crime Analysis
23 Jun 2022 Custody Intelligence: An Untapped Resource
22 Jun 2022 IECIAA - Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs & Domestic Terrorism/White Supremacist
25 May 2022 Search Warrants for Analysts and Other Non-Sworn Personnel
27 Apr 2022 Crystal Reports
30 Mar 2022 Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) Gang
23 Feb 2022 Ghost Guns Overview
20 Jan 2022 ViCAP Overview
16 Nov 2021 Importing Association Charts and Timelines in i2 Analysts Notebook
27 Oct 2021 How the Merced Police Department is Using ESRI Products to Improve Efficiency
22 Sep 2021 Proactively Address Gun Violence and Build Community Trust with ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection & Investigative/Analytical Insight
19 Aug 2021 SQL for Crime Analysis
15 Jul 2021 Department of Cannabis Control Overview
17 Jun 2021 How to Run Your Own Policing Study
20 May 2021 Forecasting
12 May 2021 IECIAA - Racial & Identity Profiling Act Data Collection
15 Apr 2021 The Importance of Victimology in Investigations
06 Apr 2021 IECIAA Training - Social Listening
18 Mar 2021 Threshold Analysis and Critical Thinking
18 Feb 2021 Ok Google...How Can I Catch a Peeping Predator?
19 Nov 2020 Everybody Loves Free Stuff - Free Analyst Resources
15 Oct 2020 Presenting Cell Phone Data & Evidence in a Court Setting
17 Sep 2020 Secrets to Gaining Influence and Creating Buy In
13 Aug 2020 Geographic Profiling
29 Oct 2019 2019 CCIAA Conference
30 Apr 2019 PenLink PLX 101: Basic Analysis and Internet Communications Training
17 Sep 2018 2018 IACA/CCIAA Conference
26 Sep 2017 2017 CCIAA Conference
25 Apr 2017 2017 Education Seminar (Clovis): Data Analysis Social Media, Predictive Policing and Public Records Investigations
25 Apr 2017 2017 Education Seminar (La Mesa): Data Analysis Social Media, Predictive Policing and Public Records Investigations
24 Apr 2017 2017 Education Seminar (Modesto): Data Analysis Social Media, Predictive Policing and Public Records Investigations
30 Aug 2016 2016 CCIAA Conference

Copyright ©2015 California Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association. All Rights Reserved

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software