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Los Gatos Residents Arrested With Loaded Weapons, Drugs

Suspects are charged with being in possession of a sawed off shotgun and rifle and being under the influence of narcotics; a fourth suspect remains at large and is wanted on a felony arrest warrant.

Two Los Gatos residents were arrested Thursday morning in the southwest part of town with loaded guns and methamphetamine, according to Santa Cruz Sheriff's deputies.

Kenneth Cook, 36, and Tabitha Wilkerson, 25, were arrested by Santa Cruz Sheriff's personnel at about 9:30 a.m. at a residence in the 25000 block of Highland Way in Los Gatos, a press release said.

They were charged with being under the influence of narcotics and in possession of a sawed off shotgun and rifle.

A third Los Gatos resident, Crystal King, 24, was arrested and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance.

While searching the property, detectives found a loaded sawed off shotgun, a loaded sawed off rifle, ammunition and methamphetamine, the release stated.

The bust came after Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office personnel, Auto Theft Task Force personnel and Santa Cruz County Planning Department personnel served an inspection warrant at the residence.

While searching the residence, detectives found a loaded sawed off shotgun, a loaded sawed off rifle, ammunition and methamphetamine.

Santa Cruz Sheriff’s deputies said they responded to the same residence last month after Leland Beller allegedly discharged a firearm and brandished a weapon at two persons on the property.

Beller fled the scene after the incident and a felony warrant has been issued for his arrest charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and brandishing a weapon. Beller is currently still wanted by law enforcement.

Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz October 05, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Good job in finding these individuals. However the sadness of it all is that our Penal System isn't Good at all. These individuals learn how to do it better next time around!
Esmée St James October 09, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Scary and way too close to home.
steve gilmore October 24, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Maybe Los Gatos will learn to keep there trash inside prision and stop letting them go free to do it again!!!!

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