Police find meth, handguns at homeless encampment
Published: Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9:21 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9:21 a.m.
Two men were arrested Sunday at a Petaluma homeless encampment after police said they found one carrying methamphetamine and the other in possession of a loaded gun.
Robert Arriola Lizama, 42, and Jorge Juarez-Espinoza, 35, were booked into Sonoma County Jail, Sgt. Marty Frye said.
The men had been warned to vacate makeshift shelters near Cedar Grove Parkway along the railroad tracks, Frye said.
Officers responding to citizen complaints gave them three days to pack up their belongings and leave, he said.
Police followed up Sunday and found they were still there, Frye said.
They searched Lizama and found four bags of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, Frye said.
A search of Espinoza's shelter turned up a loaded handgun, Frye said.
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