Photo: the two guns
Originally published as a Santa Rosa Police Department Facebook post –
“Last weekend, Santa Rosa Police Department officers were able to take several more guns off the street, through proactive enforcement. Each arrest created additional follow-up, before a media release could be sent out. Below are the details about each arrest:
On October 23, 2021 at 10:05PM, officers assigned to the Santa Rosa Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) conducted a traffic stop on an Acura TSX, in the area of Beachwood Dr and Baker Av. Based on conversation with the driver and evidence of a possible crime, officers had the 18-year-old driver exit the vehicle and detained him. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded black, semi-automatic handgun. The handgun was unregistered. When officers told the suspect he was being arrested, they conducted a search of the suspect. The suspect was in possession of a useable amount of cocaine.
The suspect, Julian Cortez-Trevino, an 18-year-old male from Santa Rosa, was arrested for the following charges:
25850(c)(6) PC – (Felony) Possession of an unregistered and loaded firearm
25400(c)(6) PC – (Felony) Possession of a concealed weapon in public
11370.1(a) HS – (Felony) Possession of a controlled substance while armed w/ a loaded firearm
Cortez-Trevino was later booked into the Sonoma County Jail for the above charges. SRPD Case 21-11887.
*** Since the inception of the Special Enforcement Team (SET) in August 2021, SET officers have made 36 arrests and seized 12 guns from people prohibited from possessing firearms ***
On October 23, 2021 at 10:30PM, a Santa Rosa Police Department patrol officer, who regularly assists the Special Enforcement Team (SET), noticed a grey Dodge Journey parked in the parking lot of a business center, in the 3000 block of Santa Rosa Av. The vehicle drew the officer’s attention because all the businesses in the business center were closed.
The SRPD officer parked near the Dodge and engaged the vehicle occupants in conversations. Based on the conversation and officer’s observations, the officer asked the occupant in the driver’s seat to step out of the vehicle. When the officer began a pat search of the suspect, he located a handgun in his pocket. During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, the officer also located an AR15 rifle with a high-capacity magazine. The rifle had a short barrel and was non-serialized. The handgun was unregistered.
The suspect, Gustavo Castillo-Reyes, a 21-year-old male from Santa Rosa, was arrested for the following charges:
25850(a) PC – (Felony) Possession of an unregistered/loaded firearm in public
25400(a)(1) PC – (Felony) Possession of a concealed weapon in a vehicle
25400(a)(2) PC – (Felony) Possession of a concealed weapon on his person
30605 PC – (Felony) Possession of any assault weapon
32310(a) PC – (Misdemeanor) Possession of high-capacity magazine
Castillo-Reyes was later booked into the Sonoma County Jail for the above charges. SRPD Case 21-11889.”
Multiple Recent Arrests for Unlawful Possession of Firearms was last modified: November 2nd, 2021 by