Gangster Arrested with Loaded Gun at Ms Donuts & Ice Cream

Manuel Cabazuela's rap sheet has been loaded with gang-related charges over the last nine months.

The Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force put a repeat offender behind bars Wednesday night with the arrest of Manuel Cabazuela in Watsonville.

Two officers contacted Cabazuela, 32, in the parking lot of Ms Donuts & Ice Cream around 5 p.m. Because he is on probation for a 2012 arrest and conviction for possession of a loaded stolen firearm by a felon, participation in a gang and assault with a deadly weapon, the officers attempted a compliance search on Cabazuela.

According to Sgt. Stegan Fish, Cabazuela was immediately resistant to the search and had to be wrestled to the ground. During the scuffle, Cabazuela threw a loaded handgun on the ground.

He was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm by a felon, gang participation, resisting arrest, probation violation and carrying a concealed weapon, Fish said.

The other man in the parking lot with Cabazuela was released.

Tony James April 05, 2013 at 12:57 AM
A special note to all the gun control advocates. Here is how you control guns being used in a crime. You arrest a felon with a gun and he never leaves prison. Done.
The Usual April 05, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Hey Susan, I didn't know SCPD patrolled in Watsonville?
Cathy P. April 05, 2013 at 02:56 PM
Susan was referring to the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force, it's the first line of the article.
Susan O'Day April 05, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Cathy, Thanks for explaining..I did mean the Santa Cruz County Gang Task force.. (:
Susan O'Day April 05, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Tony, I agree, however, the judges don't seem to impose enough time on these guys. They don't seem to be sent to prison and if they are, they are out way too soon.


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