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Tulare, California’s Joshua Portillo charged in Nicholas Moll’s murder


Joshua Ryan Portillo, 22, of Tulare, California, United States has been arrested. He was charged with homicide.

Portillo is accused of being involved in the assault of Nicholas Moll, 21, of California in Visalia, Tulare County, California on December 25, 2021. At around 1:00 a.m. that day, Moll was walking on Main Street near Burke in Visalia when a group of individuals confronted and assaulted him.

Joshua Ryan Portillo (©Tulare County Sheriff’s Office)
Joshua Ryan Portillo (©Tulare County Sheriff’s Office)

Witnesses took Moll to Kaweah Health Medical Center in Visalia. On December 30, 2021, he died at the hospital from his injuries.

Also on December 30, 2021, Portillo was arrested without incident outside his home in Tulare. He was placed at the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility in Visalia.

On January 4, 2022, Portillo will be arraigned. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call detective Andrew Saelee at 713-4576 or anonymously call the Visalia Police Department at 713-4738.


In other news, Adam Prideaux, 32, of Visalia is accused of shooting a teenager, 16, during an altercation at around 10:00 a.m. on December 17, 2021 at Riverway Sports Park in Visalia. That day, he was arrested at his home on Buena Vista Avenue in Visalia.

A family member took the victim to Kaweah Health Medical Center. The teenager is expected to survive.

Visalia is the county seat of Tulare County. Born in San Diego, California, Steve Nelsen, 72, has been the mayor of Visalia since 2013.

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