Shooting Leaves 14-Year-Old Wounded

Press Release From Coalinga Police DepartmentJuly 19, 2021 On July 16, 2021, at about 7:53 PM, Coalinga police officers were dispatched to the area of Hoover Street and Pine Street regarding a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers found an alert andcooperative 14-year-old Coalinga resident with injuries to his face from the shooting. Thejuvenile was immediately…

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Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested In Stolen Vehicle Near Flagstaff, Arizona

On June 26, 2021, at approximately 4:15 pm officers from the Coalinga Police Department responded to the 300 Block of West Polk Street on the report of a physical assault.  On arrival officers located a female that had been assaulted.  The 34-year-old victim stated she was involved in a verbal argument with the father of…

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50 Pounds of Illegal Fireworks Nabbed In Arrest

Over the past weeks, the Coalinga Police Department Communications Center has received numerous complaints from residents regarding illegal fireworks. Members of the police department have made extensive efforts to locate violators and take proper enforcement action. On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at approximately 01:09 AM, a Coalinga Police Officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop on…

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Locals Nabbed With Guns and Drugs

For Immediate Release:Date: May 4, 2021Prepared By/Contact Person: Darren Blevins, Chief of Police On May 3, 2021 at approximately 7:03 PM, the Coalinga Police Department’s K9 unit observed a 2011 Toyota Camry in the area of Jayne and Merced and initiated a traffic stop for tinted windows. The Police Officer activated his emergency lights at…

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WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE

UPDATE On January 17, 2021, the Coalinga Police Department investigated an Attempted Homicide where the suspect identified as 20 year old, Rafael Vargas, was involved in a verbal argument with his girlfriend. During the argument, Vargas grabbed a steak knife and stabbed the victim in the back of her head several times. Vargas used enough…

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