Police / Fire

Seven arrested in probation, patrol sweep

Compliance checks at known gang members' residences resulted in arrests

On June 30, the Hollister Police Department along with the San Benito County Probation Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation State Parole, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearm, U.S. Marshalls Office, U.N.E.T. and the San Benito County Sheriff’s Department conducted an operation that resulted in seven arrests for various charges. 

During the morning hours on June 30, the listed agencies conducted probation and parole compliance checks at 23 known gang member residences within the city limits of Hollister. During this operation the following individuals were arrested. 

• Jessica Drewrey (27) was arrested for violation of probation, possession of controlled substance for sales and a felony warrant. 
• Jason Castro (32) was arrested for possession of controlled substance for the purpose of sales. 
• Joshua Cramer (26) was arrested for violation of probation. 
• Omar Ortega-Hernandez (21) was arrested for violation of probation. 
• Ray Baca (44) was arrested for violation of probation and various weapon charges. 
• Omar Quezada-Perez (22) was arrested for being in violation of his parole conditions. 
• A 17 year old juvenile (no photo) was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. 

The operation was conducted in support of the City of Hollister's Safe Communities and Neighborhoods project and is funded through the Board of State and Community Corrections CAL GRIP grant program. This grant supports Hollister Police Department to combat gang related incidents, and also to educate the community and parents of children who may be susceptible to gang influence. 

The Hollister Police Department would like to remind its citizens that if you have information related to criminal and or gang activity you can always contact the department’s Gang Officer Matthew Weiss at 831-636-4330 ext. 132 with this information. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward. 

BenitoLink Staff