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Monterey County Sheriff's Office
Monday July 6th, 2015 :: 08:32 a.m. PDT


Deputies arrest two suspects and recover loaded firearms in Castroville

On 7-4-15, at about 2308 hours, Monterey County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Speegle St and Haight St in the town of Castroville for a report of twenty possible gang members shooting guns into the air. Deputies responded to the area and a foot pursuit ensued after the Deputies saw several suspects with weapons in hand. One non-compliant suspect was bitten by Sheriff’s K9, and a second non-compliant suspect was struck with a less than lethal munition “Bean Bag” round. A crowd of approximately 80 subjects began to converge on the Deputies as they were attempting to take suspects into custody and secure several handguns that had been thrown in the immediate area, creating a very dangerous situation. Mutual aid was requested and several officers from Marina PD, Seaside PD, Sand City PD and CHP arrived on scene and assisted in securing the crime scene and dispersing the overwhelming crowd. The suspects were taken into custody without incident. Three loaded handguns were located at the scene.

Monterey County Sheriff's Office
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906

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