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April 16, 2024

Mom arrested for possessing guns, child endangerment

Hollister police arrested a 24-year-old mother alleging child endangerment and possession on illegal weapons.

According to a statement from police:

The Hollister Police Department served two search warrants resulting in the recovery of illegal weapons and child endangerment charges.

On the morning of April 12, the Hollister Police Department, with the assistance of the San Benito Sheriff’s Deputies, UNET agents and SCCSET agents, served two search warrants. The warrants were obtained through a Hollister Police Department investigation into an incident involving gang violence and firearms. The warrants were served on two houses at the same time.

Firearms including an assault weapon with high-capacity magazines and a handgun were found at one of the houses.

Jennifer Guardado, 24, was arrested and charged with child endangerment. Charges of possession of an assault rifle and possession of a high capacity magazine were recommended to the San Benito County District Attorney’s Office but were not charged at the time of booking. She was booked into the San Benito County Jail. Several others involved in this case remain outstanding.

The Hollister Police Department would like to thank the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office, UNET and SCCSET for their assistance with this police action.

Anyone having information on this case is asked to call Officer Masso at the Hollister Police Department at 636-4330. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.