Alert Citizen Helps Police Catch Man With Drugs and Weapons

Alert Citizen Helps Police Catch Man With Drugs and Weapons

Suspect was seen Lurking Around Cerra Vista School

HOLLISTER—48-year-old Robert Jimenez, Jr. of Hollister was arrested on Saturday after police found him carrying weapons and drugs near Cerra Vista Elementary School.

A concerned citizen called the Hollister Police Department on Saturday morning because he saw a suspicious man looking into parked vehicles and over fences near the area of Cerra Vista School and Union Road.

Hollister Police Officer Roland Abiang responded to the call and spotted Jimenez, who matched the description that the caller gave to police.  During a routine officer safety search, Officer Abiang discovered that Jimenez was carrying a concealed knife along with a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Jimenez was seen lurking around the elementary school - he was found with drugs and a weapon.

Jimenez was seen lurking around the elementary school – he was found with drugs and a weapon.

Jimenez was taken into custody and arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon and providing false identification to a peace officer.  He was transported to San Benito County Jail.

“Hollister Police Department would like to thank the citizen that called the police.” Hollister Police Sergeant Don Pershall said in a press release, “together we can make our community a safer one to live in.”

The Hollister Police Department is still investigating this incident and is asking anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Hollister Police Department at 1-831-636-4330.  Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.  Information provided to WeTip Hotline may qualify for a reward of up to 1,000 dollars.

 

Alert Citizen Helps Police Catch Man With Drugs and Weapons was last modified: January 2nd, 2014 by admin
Categories: San Benito

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