Coalinga Police Department · 270 N. Sixth Street · Coalinga, CA 93210-1908 · (559) 935-2313 · Fax: (559) 935-1756
Calvin D. Minor
Chief of Police
For Immediate Release:
Date: October 31, 2020
Prepared By/Contact Person: Lt. Darren Blevins


On Saturday October 27, 2021 at approximately 9:30 pm officers responded to the
basketball courts behind the high school on a report of Coalinga Fire EMS out with a
stabbing victim. Officers arrived on scene and found the 18 year old male suffering
from 4 stab wounds to his back.
The victim and his friends were walking from the WHC football game back to the dorms
on campus. As they approached the Coalinga Swim Complex they noticed a Hispanic
male walking towards them with a black hooded sweat shirt on and his head down. As
they passed the subject they noticed the subject turn around and grabbed the victim at
which time the subject began to stab the victim in the back. After the subject stabbed
the victim he took off running towards Buchanan Street. The victim was treated at the
scene and flown to Regional Medical Center in Fresno for further evaluation.
The investigation lead officers to the suspect identified as 18 year old Coalinga resident
Jonathon Bazan. Officer’s recovered evidence at Bazan’s home that is possibly related
to the crime.
On Tuesday October 30, 2012, officers attempted to locate Bazan at his father and
grandmother’s home. Bazan was not located however at 12:30 pm that same day,
Bazan came to the police department and turned himself in. Bazan was arrested at
that time and booked into the Coalinga City Jail and later transported to Fresno County
Jail on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
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Subject identified above is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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