Two different 19-year old suspects were arrested at Santa Rosa Junior College in two separate incidents of possessing weapons on campus, just a week after SRJC District Police Chief Matt McCaffrey delivered an Active Shooter seminar.
On Wednesday Feb. 12 at 12:45 p.m. SRJC PD officer Wright pulled over Christian Eric Candelas-Garcia, 19, for speeding on Armory Drive in front of the SRJC District Police Station. When Candelas-Garcia opened the glove compartment to retrieve his paperwork, officer Wright saw a black handgun inside and initiated a high risk enforcement stop.
After officer Wright took the suspect into custody, the handgun was retrieved and discovered to be a pellet gun replica of a Sig Sauer semi automatic pistol. Officer Wright also found a machete with an 18-inch blade.
|Weapons found in car of Nicholas Grgich - photo by SRPC Police|
A search of the vehicle revealed three realistic replica pellet handguns and two pellet rifles, three fixed-blade combat knives and a machete with a 27-inch blade. The passenger area held two of the handguns and a rifle, and the trunk held the other handgun and rifle.
There is no confirmation whether these two suspects knew each other, or whether these two incidents were isolated.
Both suspects were charged with felony possession of a weapon on school grounds and both had their bail set at $10,000.