Two Suspects were in the same Motorhome they were in when arrested on Jan 25
HOLLISTER—Usually, when a person gets arrested he or she learns a lesson and tries to mend their ways, even if it’s only a little bit of time. That was not the case for 51-year-old Mark Cockfield and 50-year-old Donald Gemette Jr. of Hollister. The two were arrested for the second time within six days on the same charges and in the same vehicle as the first incident.
During a routine patrol last Thursday, Hollister Police Officer Mike Paddy noticed a motorhome parked on the 800 block of Prospect Avenue. When the officer approached the vehicle a little after 7:00 in the evening, he discovered that both Cockfield and Gemette occupied it. “Upon initial investigation Officer Paddy learned that Cockfield was on probation for various reasons.” Hollister Police Sergeant wrote in a press release. A search of the motorhome revealed methamphetamine and hypodermic needles inside. They also found methamphetamine and hypodermic needles in the personal belongings of the two men.
Both Cockfield and Gemette were arrested on charges of possession of meth and hypodermic needles. They were booked into the San Benito County Jail.
Following a more in-depth investigation, officers discovered that the two were arrested that previous early morning Saturday with four other people on the same charges.
In that incident Officer Bill Hutchison had noticed the same motorhome driving down Park Street. Officer Hutchison stopped the vehicle at 3:45 am, and it appeared that the occupants inside were trying to hide from him. A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine and needles – sound familiar? In that incident, the pair were accompanied by 20-year-old Victoria Ann Aiello, 25-year-old Michelle Alyssa Lopez, 28-year-old Joshua Rene Martinez, and 22-year-old Donald Gemette III. Perhaps the younger Gemette brought his friends with him to party in his dad’s motorhome Friday night, and into the early morning hours of Saturday.
Records show that both Gemette and Cockfield have been arrested at least four times in the past 2 months on various drug related charges. The Hollister Police Department is investigating both of these recent incidents and is asking anyone with information to please call the Police Department at 831-636-4330.