The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has filed five misdemeanor charges against Victorville Councilwoman Blanca Gomez based on two events earlier this year, one at Victorville City Hall that occurred on July 20, as well as at a restaurant near the Walmart Supercenter on June 2.
Gomez, 45, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of PC148(a)1, resisting, obstructing or delaying of a peace officer and one misdemeanor count of PC242 – battery, both stemming from an incident on the premises of Panera Bread bakery-café at 11838 Amargosa Road in Victorville on June 2, 2021. She is additionally charged with two misdemeanor counts of PC148(a)1 – resisting, obstructing or delaying of peace officer and one count of PC403 – disturbance of a public meeting, relating to her action on July 20.
Additionally, Robert Rodriguez, one of Gomez’s associates, was charged with six misdemeanor alleged to have occurred in connection with the June 2 and July 20 events involving Gomes, as well as one at another Victorville City Council meeting on July 6.
The district attorney’s office maintains that on June 2 Rodriguez violated PC148(a)1 – misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer and one count of PC602(m) – trespassing. On July 6, Rodriguez is alleged to have run afoul of PC403 – misdemeanor disturbance of a public meeting.
On July 20, according to prosecutors, Rodriguez engaged in a single misdemeanor act in contravention of PC148(a)1 by resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer as well as another misdemeanor, that of violating PC403 – disturbance of a public meeting.
While Gomez and Rodriguez were arrested at the time of the incidents by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies, they have not been rearrested by informed of their arraignments scheduled for January 4, 2022 by letters sent to them via the U.S. Post.
The Sentinel is in the process of obtaining a statement from Gomez’s legal representatives, La Jolla-based attorneys Marc Applbaum and Bryan Gonzales.