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December 5, 2023

Suspect arrested with guns, drugs at Watsonville motel

WATSONVILLE—A Watsonville man with several outstanding felony warrants was arrested Dec. 2 when police found two loaded guns and nearly 200 grams of methamphetamine in his room.

Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said officers arrested Angel Contreras, 35, at a motel on the 900 block of Main Street late Friday night.

Inside the room, officers reportedly found two loaded guns, one of which was stolen from Alameda County. They also found 183 grams of methamphetamine inside three small bags.

Contreras, a three-time convicted felon, had one outstanding warrant out of Santa Cruz County and two from Monterey County for various crimes, including assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, battery and several other charges, Pulido said.

Watsonville Police arrested Contreras on charges of felon possessing a firearm and ammunition, possession of a controlled substance for sale, receiving stolen property, violation of probation, and transportation of a controlled substance.

He is being held at the Santa Cruz County Jail.

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  1. Hopefully the prosecutor will use the almost abandoned “three stike” law to keep this obviously dangerous felon back behind bars for a long, long time…..

  2. thank you , WPD. we do not want this person on the streets. and the motel in question is a dive . it needs to clean up its act.


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