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Chief Blevins Retiring

Retirement of Coalinga Police Chief Darren Blevins •September 8: 1995, Darren Blevins was hired as a Level II Reserve Police Officer for Coalinga Police Department. •July 1, 1996: Darren was reclassified to a full-time Police Officer. • October 14, 2003: Darren was promoted to the position of Police Corporal. • December 13, 2005: Darren was…

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Guns And Drugs Found During Vehicle Check

On Friday November 26, 2021, at 3:37 pm an officer with the Coalinga Police Department conducted a vehicle check in the 200 block of E. Pleasant Street on a white Ford Mustang, which was occupied by Coalinga resident Johnathon Beltran, who was seated in the driver seat. While the officer was checking for wants and…

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Two Struck By Gun Fire

For Immediate Release:Date: November 20, 2021Prepared By/Contact Person: Darren Blevins, Chief of Police On November 19, 2021, around 11:30 PM, Officers from the Coalinga Police Department were dispatched and responded to the area of Fastrip after receiving reports of shots fired.  At that same time, other Coalinga police officers were involved in an unrelated vehicle…

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Arrest In Coalinga Man’s Murder

Detectives Arrest Brothers for April 2021 Homicide of a Farm Worker Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 30 year old Victor Cerna and 32 year old Vincent Cerna for murder. The two brothers are from Reedley. They are in custody in the Fresno County Jail, each facing a murder charge with…

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Coalinga’s Natural Gas Price Slated To Increase

Based on a study completed by Dan Bergmann of IGS, a contracted firm to conduct a study on fees, it has been recommended that the Coalinga City Council members approve an increase in Natural gas for residents and businesses. The item will be voted on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the City Council meeting at…

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