March 22, 2014

Stolen Gun - Drugs - and Another Probation All Star Taken Off The Streets

On Thursday March 20th, Officers responded to a disturbance at the Hitching Post Motel in the 1700 block of Soquel Ave.  The disturbance involved our suspect playing "tough-guy" and picking on another motel guest, ultimately threatening to shoot him. 

As we arrived we found this couple who is well known to our officers.  Ladies and Adrian Puga and Selene Bazarnick. 


These two were in a car parked around the corner from the motel.  They were found with quantities for sale of heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, and marijuana. 

Also found was a loaded handgun (Glock .40 caliber) reported stolen out of Placerville. 

Interestingly enough, when searched by one of our female officers, Selene was found to be carrying a bullet stashed in her brassiere. 

The couple also had some watches, a digital camera and Italian coins packaged up in collector’s pouches.… all possibly traded for drugs.   If you have been the victim of a recent burglary with these items taken, please contact our Investigation Unit at (831) 420-5820. I will try to get photos of those items up on the blog next week. 

These two have a storied history with local law enforcement.  In fact, Mr. Puga is on probation 4 times over for drug charges, qualifying him as yet another Probation All Star.