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Police arrest 3 for child endangerment and firearms in Soledad – Salinas Valley Tribune

SOLEDAD – Two men and a woman have been arrested in Soledad for endangering minors, as well as for weapons and narcotics.

On May 31, at 2 p.m., a detective from the Southern Monterey County Task Force saw an acquaintance on parole in a vehicle traveling in a known area of ​​gangs. The parolee saw the detective and fled at high speed down Metz Road, with the detective following and asking for support units.

Additional members of the Working Group and Soledad and Greenfield officials responded to the area to help.

Gabriel Quezada
Jenise Hernández-Tejada
Raymundo Rodríguez

The suspect vehicle finally stopped on Metz Road between Soledad and Greenfield. Officers then made a high-risk traffic stop at the vehicle, where they found three adults, three young children and a 10-day-old baby.

Police said the driver, Gabriel Quezada, was found with a firearm in his waist. Jenise Hernández-Tejada and Raymundo Rodríguez were also removed from the vehicle.

A rifle was found in the trunk of the vehicle and two additional loaded firearms were “hidden in the baby carrier” with the newborn still in it, police said.

All three adults were arrested immediately. Quezada and Hernández-Tejada are the parents of all the children. The suspects and children were all taken to the Solitude Police Station.

A search warrant was then issued on block 800 of Prado Drive in Soledad, where Quezada and Hernández-Tejada live with their children. Six more weapons were found, along with ammunition, several knives and 26 grams of cocaine, in the room they all share. Several of the weapons were determined to be “ghost weapons,” police said.

Quezada, Hernandez-Tejada, and Rodriguez were taken to Monterey County Jail and interned for rape of weapons and narcotics for minors. He contacted a Superior Court judge and ordered that the children be kept in custody.

The South Monterey County Task Force is made up of the Soledad and Greenfield Police Departments, the Drug Control Administration and the National Security Investigations. The working group can be contacted at 831-223-5139 with any information on firearms, narcotics, human trafficking and gang activity.

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