Guns And Drugs Found During Vehicle Check

On Friday November 26, 2021, at 3:37 pm an officer with the Coalinga Police Department conducted a vehicle check in the 200 block of E. Pleasant Street on a white Ford Mustang, which was occupied by Coalinga resident Johnathon Beltran, who was seated in the driver seat.

While the officer was checking for wants and warrants on Beltran, he began shaking and was appearing to be nervous.

Upon asking the Beltran to step out of the vehicle the officer asked him if there were any guns in the car at which time Beltran responded “Yea.” Beltran was detained and the vehicle was searched.

Upon searching the vehicle, Officers located a Glock 17 handgun with a 30-round magazine which was determined to be stolen out of Santa Clara County was located along with, a baggy containing 193.4 grams of Methamphetamines, as well as a small digital scale, and 6.6 grams of Cocaine.

Beltran was arrested for violations of California Health and Safety Code sections, 11377(a), 11378, 11379(a), 11370.1(A) and 11351, and violations of California Penal Code sections, 25400(a)(1), 25850(c)(6), 25850(a)(2),25400(c)(3), 32310(a), 496(A),25400(C)(2), 25850(C)(2) and violation of California vehicle Code section 22400(A).

Beltran was also determined to be a member of the Bulldog Criminal Street gang and an additional charge of PC 186.22 was added. Beltran was transported to the Coalinga Police Department for holding and was later transported to the Fresno County Jail and booked on all charges.