Crime Video Aids in 6-year Prison term for Burglary

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 15, 2017 / comments

[Vern Pierson, El Dorado County District Attorney]

People v. George Alfonso Corral, et al. Case No. P17CRF0113

On July 13, 2017, defendant George Alfonso Corral pleaded no contest to residential burglary, possession of methamphetamine for sale, and auto theft. Corral agreed to serve 6 years in the state prison in light of his plea.

Corral has an extensive criminal history, including 7 felonies, 15 misdemeanors, and 3 prior prison terms. He is a habitual auto thief, having been convicted 3 separate times in the past. Corral would have been required to serve 80% of his 6 year sentence. However, the recently passed Proposition 57 now allows Corral to be released after serving just 50% of his time.

On March 11, 2017, Corral forced entry into a vacation home in the Pollock Pines area while a female accomplice guarded the door as a lookout. Almost immediately after entering the home a security alarm sounded and both Corral and his accomplice fled the home. The entire incident was caught on a surveillance video system, which proved essential to the prosecution of the case.

Just one week later deputies with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office searched the home where Corral had been living. On the side yard the deputies discovered an ATV that had been reported stolen two weeks earlier. Local residents placed Corral in possession of the ATV immediately after it was reported stolen.

On March 20th, Corral was contacted by deputies and was found in possession of approximately one ounce of methamphetamine. Corral admitted he was trying to sell the methamphetamine, which was later confirmed by searching Corral’s cell phone.