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Jaywalker Arrested with Drugs, Knife, Scale

Teen with Ties to Eastside Gang Arrested on Similar Charges in August


Monday, October 1, 2012
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Christian Hernandez

Goleta resident Christian Hernandez β€” 19 years old with connections to the Eastside gang β€” was arrested September 27 for possession of a concealed knife, two baggies of marijuana, and a scale.

At around 10:45 p.m., Santa Barbara police spotted Hernandez jaywalking in the 300 block of North Milpas Street. β€œThe subject, wearing dark colored knit gloves, a black shirt, and dark colored pants was detained for the vehicle code violation,” said the SBPD in a prepared statement, noting Hernandez admitted to officers before they searched him that he was carrying a weapon.

Hernandez, said a police spokesperson, was arrested August 27 near Santa Barbara High School. He was reportedly in possession of marijuana for sale, cocaine, a knife, and a scale at the time. He was out of custody in that case pending a court hearing, and he has been booked into County Jail on the new charges.

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unbelievable. good thing this winner is running around with all your kids.

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
October 2, 2012 at 11:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

All I'm saying is that I am lily white and I ain't ever got cited for jay-walking. Racially charged convenient citation.

harborat (anonymous profile)
October 2, 2012 at 1:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You're right rat, this guy should be back on the street with his weapons and his dope.

Botany (anonymous profile)
October 2, 2012 at 1:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Let's see Rat, this guy has known gang ties, dresses like a banger, got popped just a few weeks earlier dealing weed nearby and you're gonna whine about it being racially charged? I say regardless of color, this kid ain't that smart and has a "I do what I want" attitude.

Scooter (anonymous profile)
October 2, 2012 at 2:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

They have to hit them with as many charges as they can because when the plea bargaining starts at least half of these go away. On another note is there another charge for dealing drugs near a school?

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
October 2, 2012 at 4:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The real criminals are people who support state violence to lock up other people for possessing a plant. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Unless he hurt somebody, locking him up is highly immoral.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
October 3, 2012 at 10:46 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Nah, just let him cruise around with his weapons and feeding your kids dope! Then when they can't pay him, he can pull a knife on them, maybe stab them to death. This degenerate needs to be locked up for a long time.

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
October 3, 2012 at 2:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Or Loonpt you can look at this kid and see the product of the Drug War, which encourages black market, back alley deals.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
October 4, 2012 at 8:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Where has Batman been? This kind of crime is totally in his wheelhouse.

Kingprawn (anonymous profile)
October 4, 2012 at 1:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Perhaps if drugs were RE-legalized (remember people, these laws are fairly recent innovations in our republic's history) this man would have had no motivation to be selling weed.

Black Market prices fuel the ancillary crime associated with the illicit drug trade.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
October 4, 2012 at 2:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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