A young woman was arrested in Madera last Thursday, April 23, on charges ranging from drunk driving to assault. Elizabeth Magallanes, 19, was booked into the Madera County Jail for driving under the influence, trespassing on private property, interfering with an officer, presenting false identification to an officer, burglary, possession of stolen property, battery, and battery on an officer. This according to a media report from the Madera Department of Corrections.
Magallanes is unemployed, according to the booking report. She has an already extensive history with law enforcement since reaching 18 and appearing on public records. Arrest reports show that on April 12 of last year she was arrested by Madera Police and charged with battery, threats of violence, resisting arrest, and battery on an officer. That was followed, on September 28, with an arrest for trespassing, and on October 10 for an outstanding warrant. On December 14 she was arrested for resisting or obstructing an officer, and presenting false information during her arrest. Then on April 16, just a week prior to her most recent arrest, she was charged with tampering with a vehicle. In each of her prior bookings, she has reported a different residence, including being a transient.
Her most recent arrest and series of charges is the most serious so far, though somewhat similar to the charges of a year ago. Her bail has been set at $145,000, which, if not posted, may result in her spending her 20th birthday, coming up in June, while in jail.