Hollister Authorities Nab Seven in Dragnet

Area Law enforcement agencies participated in sweep

HOLLISTER—San Benito County Law Enforcement Agencies conducted several unannounced early morning compliance checks on 25 parolees within the city limit of Hollister on Friday Feb. 22 beginning at approximately 6 a.m.

“We do about three of these kinds of sweeps a year.” Hollister Police Captain Dave Westrick said.

During the operation, agencies that included The California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, State Parole, Unified Narcotic Enforcement team (UNET), San Benito Sheriff Department and the Hollister Police Department arrested Jessie Drewrey, 25, and Katherine Russell, 22, both of Hollister for warrants from out of county.

They also arrested Frank Stephenson, 35, Rudy Miramon, 25, Francisco Ruiz, 39, and David Ramirez, 31, for being in violation of their parole conditions.  Jason Castro, 30, also of Hollister was the seventh individual swept up by authorities on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia (which is a felony while out on bail).

“What would be a great thing, is to do one of these sweeps and arrest no one.” Westrick added,” It would be nice if everyone was in compliance.”

This was a joint operation between state and local law enforcement agencies to help curb the recent rise of violent crime within Hollister.  These agencies are committed to working together to combat gang violence that affects so many innocent individuals within Hollister and the Central Coast area.

The Hollister Police Department “would like to remind the community that if you have information on gang related activity you can always contact the department’s gang officer at 831-636-4330 ext 132.  If you would like to remain anonymous you may call WeTip at 800-78-CRIME.  Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.”

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