Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests in Hollister

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests in Hollister

Hollister Police Officer Pedro Torres was on patrol the night of August 24th when he pulled over a vehicle on Highway 25.

The driver was identified as 33-year old Daniel Zavala Lopez and the passenger as 24-year old Joshua Ray Gutierrez from Hollister.

Lopez’s active parole status allowed the officer to search the vehicle per Lopez’s parole terms. The officer found a loaded handgun in the vehicle which would have been acssessable to both men.

Lopez was placed under arrest. He faces charges for being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public, felon in possession of ammunition, carrying a firearm while not being the register owner, and violating his parole.

Gutierrez was also arrested and faces similar charges: carrying loaded firearm in public and carrying a firearm while not being the registered owner.

Both men were booked into San Benito County Jail. During search of Gutierrez’s person while being booked into the jail, officers found a methamphetamine-like substance.

As a result, Gutierrez may also be charged with possession of a controlled substance while armed and bringing a controlled substance into a jail.

Photos from Hollister Police Department

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrests in Hollister was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by admin
Categories: San Benito

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