PHOTOS: Watsonville PD
A known gang member in the Watsonville area has been arrested after leading police on a foot pursuit during a traffic stop on New Year’s Day.
Officers pulled over a vehicle in which 32-year-old Geovanni Lopez was a passenger on the 100 block of Elm Street, at which point he bolted from the car.
Lopez, who already had two outstanding warrants, had discarded a loaded gun as he was running, which was later recovered and booked into evidence.
The driver of the vehicle, Enrique Ramos, was also arrested for violating his parole terms.