File photo by Joshua Miller.
File photo by Joshua Miller.

A Hollister resident was arrested following a traffic stop on Aug. 17 and faces five charges, according to a police press release.

The charges range from possession of firearms, body armor and driving under the influence.

Michael Mendoza, 31, was stopped about 2:13 a.m. by Sergeant James Weathers on suspicion of drunk driving. After being called to the scene, Officer Nick Rudolfs conducted a DUI investigation and found Mendoza to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Rudolfs also found several rifles including parts for AR-15 type assault rifles, Body armor with metal plates and a rifle scope.

Mendoza is a gang member and convicted felon, according to the press release.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is requested to 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.