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September 23, 2021

WPD: Alleged gang member arrested for firearm violation

WATSONVILLE—An alleged Watsonville gang member was arrested Thursday, and a handgun was taken off the street following the service of a search warrant.

Rigoberto Lopez

Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said officers from the Special Investigations Unit arrested Rigoberto Lopez, 28, for being a felon in possession of a firearm during a search warrant service at his home on Faith Drive.

While officers searched the home, they found a loaded handgun, additional ammunition and a holster, Pulido said.

Lopez was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail.

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