Narcotics warrant yields 3 arrests



Alejandro Guerra, 29, is taken into custody by Pleasanton Police Officer Jessi Mertz. Guerra was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Methamphetamine.

Alejandro Guerra, 29, is taken into custody by Pleasanton Police Officer Jessi Mertz. Guerra was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Methamphetamine.

A lengthy narcotics investigation by the Pleasanton Police Department Criminal Investigative Division culminated with the execution of a search warrant on Thursday, April 11, at approximately 9:30 a.m. at a residence on the 500 block of Mansfield. Arrested at the scene were Alejandro Guerra, 29, and Jesse Galvan 30. Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine). Guerra also had a parole violator warrant. A third suspect, identified as Jose Ramiro Martinez, 52, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Martinez also was arrested on an assault warrant.

According to Pleasanton Police Department Chief of Police Ronald Sanchez, “This was a significant arrest for our investigators and they expect to make more arrests soon, as this investigation continues. Lt. Noe Rodriguez and Officers David Gardner and Smitty Gonzales spent many long hours working on this case. We were all very concerned because the target location was in close proximity to the high school. We coordinated the operation with Pleasanton Independent School District Police Chief Charles Salsedo in order to ensure the safety of all of our students. Chief Salsedo and Officer Galloway were a tremendous help.”

“We had several calls at the police department regarding explosions in the vicinity. The explosions were diversionary devices utilized by the entry team,” Sanchez continued. No officers were hurt during the operation.

“We will do everything in our power to keep this poison off of our streets. We will reach out to other agencies for assistance if we have too because our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our citizens” said Chief Sanchez.

Officers seized several firearms from within the residence along with a quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine.


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