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Soledad Police: Two arrested for having illegal guns with help of multiple law enforcement agencies

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Soledad Police Department

SOLEDAD, Calif. (KION) Two people have been arrested in Soledad for having illegal guns during a search involving multiple law enforcement agencies, according to police.

At around 5 a.m. Tuesday, law enforcement searched two homes in Rancho Cordova and two in Soledad for stolen property, illegal weapons and drugs.

During the searches, Soledad officers said they found a handgun with the serial number removed; a handgun reported stolen out of Yuma, AZ; stolen property; drugs and illegal fireworks.

Two suspects were arrested in Soledad, Luis Rios and Jose Alvarado. Both are booked into the Monterey County Jail on multiple charges.

In the past month, police said they have confiscated 11 illegal handguns and rifles.

In addition to Soledad police, other agencies involved in the searches include the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Homeland Security Investigations, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, California State Parole, the Sacramento County Probation Department and the Placer County Task Force.

California News / Crime / Monterey County / Top Stories

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


1 Comment

  1. So, they sell the guns that are and/or will be used by gangs to shoot each other.
    It would be nice if KION would follow them now through the system in months to come.
    Out on bail in hours, back selling guns in days, a trial accusing Law Enforcement of wrongdoing, and a light punishment, if any.
    Would be an interesting one to follow.

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