Investigation Stems from Arrest of Individuals in December
HOLLISTER—The Hollister Police Department, along with members of the UNET Taskforce, San Benito County Probation Department, the San Benito County Sheriff’s Department, and with an assist from the Gilroy Police Department ACT team, served two search warrants in the City of Hollister. The UNET taskforce is the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team of south Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. The Gilroy ACT team is that agency’s Anti Crime Team.
They arrested 55-year-old Fernando Ruiz Gonzalez, 41-year-old Pedro Estrada Prado and 21-year-old Daniel Prado Gonzalez on numerous drug and weapon charges.
The search warrants were carried out as part of an investigation stemming from the arrest of two individuals on December 30th. Officers were able to obtain search warrants for two homes, on Mariposa Court and at the Mission Oaks Mobile Home Park.
When the team executed the search warrant at the mobile home park, They located a total of nine firearms in the home and arrested the owner, Fernando Gonzalez. Gonzalez was transported to the San Benito County Jail and booked on charges of possessing illegal and restricted firearms.
The warrant check on the home on Mariposa Court revealed that drugs might have been prepared for sale at the home. “We seized some ammunition and evidence that suggest that drugs were sold from the home.” Hollister Police Captain Carlos Reynoso stated in a press release.
Officers arrested Pedro Prado and Daniel Gonzalez, who were at the residence when the search warrant was executed. They were both transported to the San Benito County Jail and charges possession of marijuana for sale. Daniel Gonzalez was also charges with a probation violation.
The Hollister Police Department is asking that if anyone has information related to this investigation to call the Hollister Police Department at 1-831-636-4330.