Release Date/Time: 3/14/2013 6:07 PM
Incident: Weapons / Drug Sales - Gang Members
Report #: 13-030710
Date: Thursday, 3/14/2013
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: 1130 Fairview Ave
After a 3 week drug sales investigation by the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit, a search warrant was authored for a residence in the 1100 block of Fairview Ave. This case was initiated after a citizen came forward to report ongoing drug sales occurring at this location. Police Officers also observed drug sales take place there. Jose Frias (21) and Robert Frias (35) are both gang affiliated, convicted felons and reside there.
As the SWAT team approached the residence, officers saw one of the Frias brothers throw an object over the fence into the neighbor's backyard. Jose and Robert were both seen in the backyard discarding evidence before exiting the front of the residence. During the search, a loaded Sig Sauer 9mm sub compact handgun, a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 special revolver and a loaded .357 revolver were found on the property. None were registered. Numerous pieces of evidence were located in the house including, over $10,000 in cash, various types of ammunition, digital scales, surveillance cameras, gang indicia, hashish and over 10 lbs of marijuana. Both Frias brothers were lodged for numerous gun, drug sales charges and gang charges.
Release Authorized by: Sgt. Gray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250