HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – January 24, 2014- On Friday January 24, 2014, at about 7:30 am,
Officers from the Hollister Police Department have been conducting an investigation stemming from the arrest of two individuals for gun charges on December 30, 2013. (Press Release #13-098) The investigation led officers to two homes in Hollister. Hollister Police Officers were able to obtain a search warrant for a home on the 1200 block of Mariposa Court and a mobile home in the Mission Oaks Trailer Park.
On today’s date, members from the UNET task force, San Benito County Probation Department, Gilroy Police ACT Team and the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Hollister Police Department in the execution of the two search warrants.
A total of 9 firearms were located at the home in the Mission Oaks Trailer Park. Fernando Ruiz Gonzalez (55) was arrested and transported to the San Benito County Jail. He was booked for possession of illegal/restricted firearm.
Ammunition, narcotics and evidence to suggest drug sales were seized at the home on Mariposa Court. Pedro Estrada Prado (41) and Daniel Prado Gonzalez (21) were arrested at that home and transported to the San Benito County Jail. Pedro Prado was booked for possession of marijuana for sales and probation violation. Daniel was booked for possession of marijuana for sale.
If anyone has information related to this investigation you can contact the Hollister Police Department at 831-636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.