Compliance check Nets Seven
HOLLISTER—Law Enforcement Agencies in San Benito County paid an unannounced visit to 23 known gang member’s residences. The compliance check netted seven for violating their probation conditions.
In the early morning hours of Monday June 30, The Hollister Police Department, along San Benito County Probation Department, San Benito County Sheriff’s Office, California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm, the U.S Marshalls Office, and let’s not forget the U.N.E.T, conducted the operation as a part of Hollister’s Safe Communities and Neighborhood project. (U.N.E.T. is the county’s United Narcotics Enforcement Team.)
Arrested were 27-year-old Jessica Drewrey, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale and violating her probation. She also had a felony warrant out for her arrest. 32-year-old Jason Castro was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale.
26-year-old Joshua Cramer, 21-year-old Omar Ortega-Hernandez and 22-year-old Omar Quezada-Perez were all arrested for violating their conditions of parole. 44-year-old Ray Baca was arrested on various weapons charges and violating his term of probation.
Police also arrested a 17-year-old juvenile teen for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
“This operation was funded by the CAL GRIP grant program.” Hollister Police Gang Officer Matthew Weiss wrote in a press release, “This grant supports the police department in combating gang related incidences.”
The grant also funds the education of parents of children, who may be susceptible to gang influence. The Hollister Police Department remind people that if you have information related to criminal or gang activity you can always contact them at 1-831-636-4330.