Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes unit announces multiple arrests
Photo: Two of the arrested suspects
Originally published as a Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post:
“This week, the Property Crimes Unit found a few people they were looking for…
Over the past few days, PCU detectives located 36-year-old Steven Acosta of Salinas. Acosta is a gang member on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Acosta was wanted for a violation of his PRCS. Acosta was seen driving a vehicle on N. Main Street and Russell Road. A Sheriff’s Office K9 unit ‘Tonos’ was called in to assist.
When the K9 unit attempted to stop Acosta, he fled at a high rate of speed. The pursuit traveled through the Bolsa Knolls area and ended in the 1000 blk of San Juan Grade Road. Acosta drove down a private driveway and abandoned his vehicle before attempting to run. He was quickly caught by K9 ‘Tonos’ and PCU detectives. He was found to have drugs and a replica firearm.
Yesterday, PCU detectives shifted their attention to 46-year-old Eloy Gonzalez of Salinas. Gonzalez had an arrest warrant for a previous PCU case where he was found to have drugs and a firearm. Detectives with assistance from the SWAT Team executed a search warrant in the 1000 blk of Polk Street in the city of Salinas. During the service of the warrant, Gonzalez attempted to flee. He was caught and taken into custody. During the investigation, detectives located a large quantity of drugs, money and a loaded handgun.
Today, we found 35-year-old Christopher Verduzco of Salinas. Verduzco is a gang member on Parole for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Detectives arrested Verduzco in the 400 blk of Boeing Avenue in the city of Salinas. Verduzco was found to have body armor, drugs and firearm components. Verduzco also had an arrest warrant for a previous PCU case where he was found to have drugs and a loaded firearm concealed on his person.
Acosta, Gonzalez and Verduzco were booked into Monterey County Jail on various charges to include parole violation, probation violation, evading, weapons and drugs.”