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Hollister Police Department
Friday June 7th, 2019 :: 02:49 p.m. PDT


Police Arrest Three Men for Possession of a gun During Traffic Stop

HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – June 7, 2019– The Hollister Police Department arrested three local men for possession of a firearm.

On June 1, 2019, at about 10:57 P.M., an Officer was on patrol in the area of Highway 25 and Sunnyslope Road. He spotted a traffic violation and stopped the vehicle in question.

The Officer contacted Francisco Silva, Jessie Flores and Jose Ceja. All three persons are local residents and are known gang associates. A DUI investigation was conducted on the driver, Silva, and found that he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

As Officers were conducting further investigation, a loaded handgun was found. The gun was accessible to all three occupants. All three persons were arrest.

Silva was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime, carrying a loaded handgun in a public place and DUI. Flores was charged with carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, conspiracy to commit a crime and a warrant, Ceja was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Anyone with information regarding these investigations is requested to contact Officer Miguel Masso 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.

Hollister Police Department
395 Apollo Way
Hollister, CA 95023

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 831-636-4330

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