Police arrested four people inside a home in west Morgan Hill
following a stakeout in which they were looking for a wanted
Police arrested four people inside a home in west Morgan Hill following a stakeout in which they were looking for a wanted alleged felon.
After receiving a tip that a man wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and drug possession was living at a home on the 16800 block of Edwin Court, officers surrounded the home with surveillance about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Sgt. Jerry Neumayer said.
The suspect, Jose Casteneda, 21, was wanted on two no-bail warrants from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Neumayer said.
The officers saw Casteneda in the front yard and moved in to arrest him, Neumayer said.
Inside the home, police found three other people and arrested them on suspicion of possession and being under the influence of controlled substances, Neumayer said. Two of the suspects tried to hide in the garage attached to the residence, but police caught up to them before they could leave the property.
Also arrested was Raymond Hernandez, 25 of Morgan Hill, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance – specifically methamphetamine – as well as furnishing prescription drugs and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Jared Disalvo, 21 of San Martin, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, and Kaela Barbosa, 19 of Morgan Hill, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.
A dog owned by Casteneda that was living at the home was also taken into custody by Morgan Hill animal control, Neumayer said. The pet was released the next day to Casteneda’s father.
Casteneda and Hernandez were booked into county jail, while Barbosa and Disalvo were cited and released by Morgan Hill police.