Deputies Served a Search Warrant in Brandishing Incident
WATSONVILLE—The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 19-year-old student from Cabrillo College after a search warrant of his residence revealed two guns and a large quantity of drugs.
On Wednesday, December 3, Santa Cruz County Deputies served a search warrant at a mobile home in the Pinto Lake Mobile Estates on the 700 block of Green Valley Road in Watsonville as part of an on going investigation on a November 24 brandishing incident.
The search warrant revealed a loaded .357 magnum revolver, a loaded 9 mm Semi-Auto handgun, approximately $4,500.00 in cash and over a half of a pound of methamphetamine.
Investigators were not able to question their suspect in the brandishing case, as he was not at the home when the search warrant was executed. Deputes located 19 year-old Guillermo Campos in class at Cabrillo College. He was sitting in his Criminal Justice Class when deputies called him out of class to question him, as if to give his classmates an up-close lesson in criminal due process (or just a demonstration of irony).
Campos was arrested without incident and transported Santa Cruz County Jail. He was booked on charges of assault with a firearm on a person, terrorism threat, possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of a controlled substance while armed.
His bail has been set at $100,000.00. “California law prohibits any person convicted of a felony from becoming a peace officer.” Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputy Kelly Kent wrote.
It should be noted that Campos has only been charged and has not been convicted. That is now in the hands of our justice system, so he still has an outside chance of wearing a badge one day.
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