Drugs and Weapons Arrest in Santa Cruz

Drugs and Weapons Arrest in Santa Cruz
Photo Courtesy Of: Santa Cruz PD
Originally Published by: Santa Cruz Police Department Facebook Page:

“Excellent proactive patrol arrest by Officer Lamoly led to drugs and a loaded firearm being taken off the streets of Santa Cruz.

This past Sunday, SCPD initiated a proactive stop on a vehicle that was oddly parked in the roadway and obstructing a driveway on Ocean Street. Officers instructed the driver, who appeared under the influence, to step out of the vehicle. During the pat search, officers discovered a concealed loaded 9mm handgun on Joshua Baltazar’s person. The firearm’s serial number was obliterated.

The reason behind a person removing a serial number on a gun is to prevent police from tracing the gun to previous locations or people.

Mr. Baltazar was arrested for multiple weapons violations and possession of Xanax.
Case 22S-04497

Good job, Officers. #SantaCruz thanks you!”

Drugs and Weapons Arrest in Santa Cruz was last modified: January 5th, 2023 by admin
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Patrice Spears

Patrice Spears is a California based writer/reporter covering crime and arrest news statewide, with a primary focus on the Central California area.