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Corcoran police had a busy Saturday, making at least three arrests of various charges.


Just after midnight, officers responded to the 1500 block of Patterson Ave. for a report of threats. An adult female told officers that her live-in boyfriend took her and an adult friend and the reporting victim’s two young children (two years old and 10 months old) in a vehicle and had threatened to kill them.


The boyfriend was reported to have used physical violence during the incident, causing injury to his girlfriend.


Hector Gomez, 22, of Corcoran was contacted at the scene and placed under arrest. He was booked at the Kings County Jail in Hanford and charged with kidnapping, making criminal threats, corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant and child cruelty with possible injury or death, false imprisonment with violence. Bail was established at $275,000.


Just after 8 a.m., officers went to a house in the 1300 block of Stanley Ave., after receiving a stolen vehicle report. The female resident at the address told police she had opened her garage door about two feet from the ground and gone back inside her residence. When she came back out, the garage door was fully opened and a 2005 Kawasaki dirt bike was missing.


Officers were unable to locate the missing bike at that time, but received a call Sunday at 9:15 p.m. to come to a residence in the 1400 block of Van Dorsten


Ave., where the female resident told officers she had found a Kawasaki covered by a blanket in her garage.


Another family member, Michael Santos Jr., 20, told police he found the motorcycle in an alley and believed it belonged to a friend of his; the friend denied owning it, he added.


Santos was arrested on charges possession of stolen property. He was taken to the county jail with bail set at $10,000.


The dirt bike was returned to its owner.


Bridgette Arias, 30, was arrested at approximately 1:40 p.m. Saturday after officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1000 block of Letts Ave. Officers made the stop after recognizing Arias, who had a no bail warrant out for her arrest.


During the stop, Arias was found to be in possession of 4.3 grams of methamphetamine and 38 grams of marijuana. She was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.


In addition to the warrant, she was charged with transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence. She was being held at the county jail with no bail.



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