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March 27, 2023

Hollister police allege Salinas man had guns in vehicle

The Hollister Police Department arrested a local man for possession of firearms, according to a statement from the HPD.

According to that announcement:

On June 12 at about 7:21 p.m., an officer was on patrol in the area of Fourth Street and Westside Boulevard when he spotted a traffic violation and stopped the vehicle.

The officer contacted the driver Jorge Ivan Jaramillo Regalado, age 29. Regalado, a resident of Salinas, was found to be on probation for drugs and firearms violations.

As the officer was conducting further investigation, a rifle was found concealed, in the rear seat of the vehicle. A loaded handgun and a large quantity of ammunition were found in the trunk.

Regalado was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm while not being the owner, two counts of a probationer in possession of a firearm, and a felon in possession of a fiream/ammunition and carryining a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding these investigations is requested to contact Officer Evan Umstead 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.