Parolee arrested after trying to run, tossing stolen gun

Parolee arrested after trying to run, tossing stolen gun
Photo: Johnny Ciccotti

HOLLISTER – At 10:30 pm on February 27, two Hollister Police Department officers spotted a car near Sally and Hawkins Streets that didn’t make a proper stop, so they attempted to make a traffic stop.

The driver had other ideas. 27-year-old Johnny Ciccotti drove through residential streets and into downtown. Then  the suspect jumped out of his vehicle as it was still moving and began running away.

His car hit a tree and stopped, and officers “formed a perimeter around the surrounding city block.”

K-9 Freeze joined the effort until officers discovered Ciccotti hiding in a parked car. And that was that.

A resident pointed out to officers a handgun in the street, where the chase had occurred. It was  a stolen handgun from Alameda County. Ciccotti is on parole from Alameda County.

Ciccotti was charged with parole violation, evading, being a felon in possession of a handgun and ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm in public and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.

Parolee arrested after trying to run, tossing stolen gun was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by admin
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