Local police arrested Juan Carlos Alvarez last Tuesday night, Nov. 23, on charges of attempted murder following a stabling Sunday Nov. 21, in the park at the Recreation Association of Corcoran (RAC).
On Nov. 23, officers reported to a residence in the 500 block of Claire Ave. to attempt to apprehend Alvarez for the stabbing. The victim had reported to police that he was attacked by two males who stabbed him multiple times after they approached him at the park and asked about his gang affiliation.
The victim was airlifted to Fresno Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. He remained in the hospital for several days and has since been released.
CPD detectives conducted follow-up investigation that led them to Alvarez.
When officers arrived at his residence, Alvarez fled on foot and began running west towards Dairy Ave. Officers on foot gave chase and officers in patrol cars were also in the area. Officers were able to apprehend Alvarez after he ran into the path of an approaching patrol unit.
The suspect sustained a fractured left arm, abrasions to his head and an injured left ankle.
He was transported to FRMC for medical treatment.
California Highway Patrol officers came to the scene of the accident to conduct an investigation of the traffic collision between the patrol unit and Alvarez,
Upon his release from the hospital, Alvarez was to be taken to the Kings County Jail in Hanford to be held on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and participation in a criminal street gang. According to the police department, Alvarez is a known Northern Hispanic gang member, who is currently on parole from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.
The case is still actively under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Corcoran Police Department Det. Benjamin Beavers at 992-5151. Callers may remain anonymous.