HESPERIA – Blanca Gomez, a 39-year-old Victorville city councilwoman was arrested on the morning of Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Since being elected city councilwomen, Gomez has had several run-ins with not only her fellow city council members but also with the Victorville mayor, the Hesperia City Council, as well as numerous others in the community.
Most recently, Gomez outraged both City council members and residents of the Victor Valley after recording a funeral for Russ Blewett, the Mayor of Hesperia. Only weeks later Gomez released the video in tears reporting that her son was randomly attacked. Later it was learned that her 22-year-old son, Emmanuel Gomez was allegedly trespassing on a residential property and was asked to leave multiple times prior to sustaining any injuries.
Paperwork has since been filed in the city of Victorville for the recall of Blanca Gomez. After steering clear of negative media attention in recent days, Gomez has now been arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest. The incident began when Gomez allegedly created a disturbance in an area of the Hesperia City Hall that typically is not open to the public. A member of the city hall staff asked Gomez to leave several times but she refused. The employee then spoke with a deputy and during an interview, requested to make a citizen’s arrest. The deputy responded and spoke to witnesses.
Before the deputy arrived in the area where Gomez was sitting and apparently using a computer, she set up her phone to stream live on Facebook. The deputy calmly walked into the area where Gomez was sitting and asked her if she was asked to leave. Gomez refused to answer and only asked if she was being arrested. The exchange of words happened several times before the deputy replied that “yes” to her question about being arrested.
Gomez did not comply with the deputies directives and resisted being handcuffed. She eventually was cuffed and subsequently transported to the High Desert Detention Center for trespassing and resisting arrest. According to arrest records, Gomez was released from custody after being cited and released on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at around 4:00 p.m.
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- Blanca Gomez: Credit_ City of Hesperia