Photo: Daniel Allen Perez
Originally published as a Hollister Police Department Nixle post

HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – September 7th, 2021 – The Hollister Police Department arrested a man on gun & other charges after a vehicle pursuit.

On September 7th, 2021 at about 10:18 am, Sergeant Melgoza was on patrol in the area of Fourth Street and San Benito Street when he noticed a white Dodge van committing several California vehicle code violations.

Sergeant Melgoza attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop for the violations, but the driver failed to yield.  The driver, who was later identified as, Daniel Allen Perez  (23), led officers on a vehicle pursuit through residential streets and the eastside of Hollister.  The vehicle pursuit came to an end at Arbour Lane when Perez jumped out of the still moving vehicle and fled on foot.  The car eventually came to a stop when it collided into a fence.  Perez fled into the residential area and officers formed a perimeter around the surrounding city block.

After a short house to house search, Perez was found hiding in a vehicle located in a barn across the street from the initial stop. Police were able to take Perez into custody without any further incident.

Officers located a black backpack Perez had discarded during the foot pursuit. Officers located a loaded revolver along with extra ammunition. Further investigation revealed the revolver had been reported stolen from a resident of the city of Hollister.  Perez was currently a wanted fugitive by California State Parole.

Perez was arrested and booked on a parole violation, felony evading, a felon in possession of ammunition, a felon in possession of a firearm, a convicted person in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, and vehicle hit and run.

The Hollister Police Department would like to thank the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in setting up a perimeter and helping to take the suspect into custody.



POLICE ARREST MAN FOR GUN CHARGES AFTER VEHICLE PURSUIT was last modified: September 20th, 2021 by admin
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