Police / Fire

Police arrest three men on gun and drug charges

Officers located Psilocybin (mushrooms) and methamphetamines in the car, as well as a loaded handgun and one-hundred rounds of ammunition.
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Information provided by the Hollister Police Department. 

Police arrested three young adults Tuesday, July 10 after finding them in possession of drugs and a loaded handgun.

The Hollister Police Department received a call July 10 around 12:25 a.m. pertaining to subjects in a car driving up and down city streets causing a disturbance. Officer Evan Umstead responded to the dispatch and was able to locate the suspected vehicle on Ladd Lane and Tres Pinos Road, said a police press release dated July 12.

According to HPD, Officer Umstead was able to stop the car and identify the suspects as Brandon Olivera (18 of Hollister), David Werolin (22 of Hollister), and Kelon Jacobs (22 of Gilroy).

Officer Umstead requested assistance from Officer Melgoza and his K9 partner, Freeze, after further investigation of the vehicle prompted possible drug possession.

During the search, Freeze alerted officers to several areas of the vehicle indicating there were controlled substances in the vehicle. Officers located Psilocybin (mushrooms) and methamphetamines in the car. As Officer Umstead continued his investigation, he found a loaded handgun and one-hundred rounds of ammunition, the press release said.

According to the press release, Werolin was booked on the charges of a driver allowing a passenger to carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance. Jacobs was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and Olivera was charged with carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a firearm/not being the owner of the firearm, and possession of a controlled substance.   

The Hollister Police Department would like to thank the community member for being vigilant and proactive in reporting the suspicious vehicle. Residents calling in and advising of dangerous situations is imperative to create a safer community.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Officer Umstead at the Hollister Police Department at 636-4330. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip hotline at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.



BenitoLink Staff