HOLLISTER—The Hollister Police arrested 18-year-old Anthony Fink for carrying a loaded weapon and making terroristic threats against another member of the Hollister community.
On August 16, a 17-year-old boy and his mother reported that Fink had came over to their home the previous day and threatened to shoot him over a stolen property. The victim denied taking anything from Fink and said that he was being unreasonable.
The police also learned that Fink is known to carry a rifle. Later that evening, at around 7:20 p.m. Officer David Anderson responded to the victim’s home on a report that Fink was back and standing in front of the victim’s home.
“We were looking for him for several hours since the mother reported it,” Hollister interim Police Chief David Westrick said. “We are aware of this guy because we have had previous contact with him.”
When Officer Anderson arrived at the location he spotted a man that resembled Fink’s description in front of the house. Officer Anderson contacted Fink and was able to detain him without incident.
When Officer Anderson took Fink into custody he discovered that the suspect had a loaded rifle with a modified pistol-grip stock stuffed in his pants. Fink was booked into the San Benito County Jail on charges of possessing a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony, carrying a concealed loaded firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place and making terrorist threats.
The Hollister Police Department is still actively investigating this incident. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Officer Rudy Rodriguez at the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.
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