Two Suspects Arrested for Gun Violations
Source: Santa Maria Police Department
On February 12, 2021 at about 1:30PM, Santa Maria Police Department's Special Enforcement Team (SET) conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by three subjects. During the course of the traffic stop, officers located two firearms.
Two subjects who were identified as Isreal De La Cruz Hernandez, 19 years of age and Nelson Mathew Fontana, 21 years of age, were arrested for various charges and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail. Bail for both was set at $1,000,000.
The charges included Possession of a Loaded Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Concealed Firearm by a Gang Member, Possession of a Firearm with Altered Serial Number and a Criminal Street Gang Enhancement.