Santa Rosa deputies arrest felon, seize unregistered firearms, illegal drugs and ski masks


Sheriff’s deputies arrested a felon, who was found with unregistered firearms and ski masks in Santa Rosa earlier this week, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Cesar Garcia, 47, of Santa Rosa, was jailed Tuesday in the Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of various felony firearms offenses, as well as possession of illegal drugs and possession of paraphernalia. drug use, a controlled substance and narcotics, according to a press release. .

On Sunday, a deputy on routine patrol in south Santa Rosa stopped a driver he believed ran a red light at the intersection of Santa Rosa and Yolanda avenues. A check of the driver’s records showed he was on bail, which allows law enforcement to search and seize, while prohibiting criminals from possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.

Other deputies arrived and searched Garcia’s car, where they said they found suspected fentanyl and methamphetamine, a glass pipe, an unregistered and loaded pistol and an unregistered and unloaded shotgun, according to the statement, which added that they also found two black ski goggles.

Garcia was jailed in lieu of $55,000 bond, officials said.

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