Prepared By/Contact Person: Darren Blevins, Chief of Police
On Thursday, January 23, 2020, Coalinga Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Hannah Street in the Amandako Mobile Home Park on a report of an in progress burglary.
Officer determined that a minor was home alone when a male and female suspect forced entry into the family’s mobile home while a second female waited outside and acted as a lookout. It appears that the suspects were unaware that someone was home and fled the scene after finding the minor in a bedroom.
During the investigation, Officers conducted several interviews and obtained surveillance video from a neighboring home which captured the incident. The interviews and surveillance video aided police in identifying the suspects in this case as being 25 year old Edgar Cervantes, 27 year old Leticia Romero and 21 year old Sara Medina. All three live in Coalinga.
Cervantes, Medina and Romero are well known to the Coalinga Police Department for narcotics use and property crimes.
Shortly after beginning the investigation, Romero was located approximately one block away from the scene and was taken into custody without incident. She was processed at the Coalinga City Jail and booked into the Fresno County Main Jail on charges of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary and theft. She also had an unrelated warrant for
her arrest for an unrelated crime.
Cervantes and Medina were not initially located despite an exhaustive search of the area by officers and canine Eli.
On January 24, 2020, Coalinga Police Officers located and arrested Sara Medina at her home in the 1800 block of Rockview Lane. She is pending booking into the Fresno County Main Jail on charges of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Medina was also booked for an active arrest warrant for her involvement in a retail theft that occurred on January 13, 2020 at a local business.
Edgar Cervantes has yet to be arrested and is wanted by the Coalinga Police Department.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Edgar Cervantes or related to this investigation is asked to contact the Coalinga Police Department’s Public Safety Dispatch Center at (559) 935-1525.
“All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law”