Release Date/Time: 10/15/2016 11:56 PM
Incident: Possession of A Firearm/ Drug Sales
Report #: 1610 0821
Date: Saturday, 10/15/2016
Time: 9:29 PM
Location: Market St. / Eucalyptus Dr.
An officer made a stop for a minor traffic violation at Market and Eucalyptus Drive that led to the seizure of a gun and drugs. The driver, Fausto Arellano (20), right front passenger Michael Serrano (20), and the back seat passenger a 17-year-old, were removed from the vehicle without incident. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a .40 caliber semi-auto, ammunition, and approximately 2.4 grams of cocaine and 25 grams of methamphetamine. Arellano was booked into county jail for possession of the firearm and possession of a controlled substance for sales. Serrano was on probation with gang terms and was also booked into County Jail. The juvenile was released to his mother.
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Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250