Burglary Suspect Re-Arrested for Witness Intimidation and Numerous other Crimes

In an earlier press release, the Coalinga Police Department made the public aware of the arrest of Coalinga resident Oscar Remy Garcia for his involvement in a commercial burglary that occurred in the 600 block of East Polk Street in Coalinga.

After his release, the Coalinga Police Department began receiving complaints from witnesses that Garcia was attempting to dissuade witnesses from cooperating with the original investigation. Over the course of one week, Garcia made verbal threats towards a witness in the case and returned to the location of the burglary during the same witness’ working hours to harass them. During the time Garcia returned to the store, he prevented an employee from calling for help and fled the scene after a brief struggle, stealing an employee’s wallet. Garcia also, made a telephone
threat to shoot out the windows of the witness’s home using a BB gun. Garcia was able to carry out his threat before being arrested. No injuries were reported in the shooting.

Police officers from various shifts began following up on leads on Garcia’s whereabouts in an attempt to apprehend him. Police were able to locate and arrest Garcia during an early morning traffic enforcement stop on February 6, He was taken into custody without incident.

Garcia was booked into the Fresno County Main Jail on charges of, battery, dissuading a witness, stalking, petty theft, discharge of a firearm or BB device, possession of a drug paraphernalia, robbery and for making criminal threats.

On February 7, 2020, the various criminal cases were filed by the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office and Garcia’s bail has been set at $171,500.00. He is currently in custody and his arraignment is scheduled for February 10, 2020.