Mello Did Not Live up to His Name, Runs and Resists

Mello Did Not Live up to His Name, Runs and Resists
Photo: Matthew Mello and Mario Bustamante

HOLLISTER – Two locals are now under arrest for gun and drug possession. The arrest occurred at 1:00 a.m.on October 4 near Loma Vista Drive and Valley View Road.

An officer approached the “suspicious vehicle.” That is when 20-year-old Matthew Mello got out and ran. The suspect successfuly jumped a few fences. Then the officer successfully apprehended Mello.

However, Mello did not go quietly and attempted to resist. The officer also retrieved items that Mello discarded as he ran.

Similarly, a backpack Mello discarded contained a handgun, ammunition,m drugs and packaging material.

Moreover, the other suspect, 21-year-old Mario Bustamante tried to unsuccessfully flee.

Mello’s charges are –

  •  possession of controlled substance while armed;
  • felon in possession of a firearm;
  • carrying a loaded weapon;
  • carrying a concealed firearm;
  • felon in possession of ammunition;
  • possession of controlled substances;
  • resisting arrest;
  • and possessing drugs for sale.

Mello has a previous arrest on September 27, 2017 for possession

For his part, Bustamante’s charges are –

  • transporting controlled substances;
  • conspiracy to commit a crime;
  • possessing controlled substances;
  • transport and sales of controlled substances, among other charges.

Additionally, thanks go out to the citizen who called the HPD concerning the suspicious vehicle


Mello Did Not Live up to His Name, Runs and Resists was last modified: December 27th, 2018 by admin
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