1040 Whitley Ave., Corcoran CA 93212   |   Phone: (559) 992-3115

Mar 9, 2023 | Featured News | 0 comments

Two men arrested after being seen with gun in parking lot

Featured News | 0 comments

Written by Tina Botill


Yesterday (Wednesday) March 8 at 3:56 p.m., Corcoran officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Whitley Avenue (Rite Aid) for a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle. The caller reported seeing the subject holding a firearm. Upon arrival, officers located Christopher Martinez, 33, of Corcoran and Gabriel Pelayo, 28, of Corcoran inside a van. Officers located a loaded 9 mm handgun in the door where Martinez was sitting and a loaded firearm in the back seat area where Pelayo was located. The firearm in the back seat did not have a serial number. Officers later learned Martinez is a previously convicted felon and prohibited form possession firearms. They also discovered Martinez was in possession of cocaine. Martinez was transported and booked into the Corcoran Police Department Jail for the charges of Felon in possession of a firearm, Felon in possession of ammunition, Possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle and Possession of Cocaine. He was later transported and booked into the Kings County Jail where his bail was set at $75,000.00. Charges are being sought on Pelayo for being in possession of a ghost gun, and possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

Christopher Martinez
Gabriel Pelayo

Related Articles


Home shot at on Sunday night

Residents in Corcoran were startled by the sound of gunfire Sunday night, as shooting shook the 2300 block of Patterson Avenue around 9:35 p.m. According to the Corcoran Police Department, officers rushed to the scene following reports of a shooting at an inhabited...

read more

Two injured in shooting

Sunday, May 12 at approximately 12:22 a.m., two individuals were injured in what Corcoran Police authorities are investigating as an attempted murder. Corcoran Police Officers rushed to the 2100 block of Dairy Avenue in response to reports of a shooting. Upon arrival,...

read more