1 nabbed in parole sweep

June 26, 2013 


A routine parole compliance search led to drugs being taken off the street and recovery of a stolen credit card, police said.

According to the Los Banos Police Department, officer Marcelino Cortez approached Eduardo Contreras, 24, of Los Banos in the 700 Block of I Street to conduct a parole compliance check at 11:01 a.m. June 11.

Cortez noticed Contreras was attempting to hide a plastic bag that was believed to contain methamphetamine, police said. Police said the officer searched Contreras' belongings and also found a credit card that was reported stolen from a local resident on April 18 in the 2000 block of East Pacheco Boulevard.

Contreras was placed under arrest on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property and violation of the conditions of parole.

"We are still investigating whether the suspect was able to use the card but we are glad it has been recovered," Cmdr. Ray Reyna Jr. said.

Contreras is being held without bail at the John Latorraca Correctional Facility.

The Los Banos Enterprise is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service