Police find man in possession of stolen gun at Monterey Wharf

Two suspects arrested

MONTEREY, Calif. - Two suspects in Monterey County are behind bars after officers found them in possession of stolen guns. 

According to Monterey Police, on December 11, around 7 p.m. officers conducted a foot patrol along the waterfront area of downtown Monterey when officers spotted several people near a car on Wharf 2. During a further investigation the officers found 21-year-old Castroville resident, Jonathan Garate had a stolen handgun. Police said the handgun had been reported stolen from a home in Pacific Grove in November. 

The Monterey Police Department, Seaside Police and the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT) did a follow up investigation and probation search of a home in Seaside. During that search officers found an additional handgun and arrested a 17-year-old boy for possession of the unregistered gun and a probation violation. 

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