Convicted Felons arrested for possession of guns and narcotics
DATE: October 20, 2020
SUBJECT: Arrest for convicted felon in possession of stolen handgun, convicted felon in possession of AR-15 style rifle, convicted felon in possession of ammunition/high capacity magazines, and possession of illegal narcotics.
LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: 12021 Harbor Blvd.
DATE/TIME OF OCCURRENCE: October 17, 2020 at 7:21 PM
SUSPECTS: ZERMENO, Luis A. 25-years-old, Fullerton
HAFFENER, Jessica L. 50-years-old, Carpinteria
MAGALLON, Abraham 45-years-old, Santa Ana
On 10-17-2020 at 7:21 PM Garden Grove Police Officers were patrolling the parking lot of the Delta Hotel located at 12021 Harbor Blvd. There has been an increase of criminal activity in this area because of the low vacancies in the resort district. Officers observed a parked Hyundai displaying license plates belonging to a BMW. Three subjects were loitering near the vehicle and after seeing the police, they drove off.
The GGPD officers stopped the vehicle to investigate the improper display of the license plates. The car was driven by a female later identified as HAFFENER who is a convicted felon on active AB109/PRCS supervision. The right front passenger was identified as ZERMENO who is a convicted felon on active parole and has a gang affiliation. The back seat passenger was identified as MAGALLON who is on active AB109/PRCS supervision for a prior felony robbery conviction and has a gang affiliation.
During the stop, ZERMENO ran from the police and was taken into custody a short distance away. After handcuffing him, officers located a loaded 9mm firearm concealed on his person. The handgun was reported stolen from another county. ZERMENO was also in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine and heroin.
HAFFENER rented several rooms at the Delta Hotel. Officers located an AR-15 type rifle, rifle ammunition, high capacity magazines, and illegal narcotics while searching the rooms.
MAGALLON was in possession of methamphetamine on his person and was issued a citation.
ZERMENO and HAFFENER were booked at Orange County Jail. The arrest is being investigated by the Garden Grove Police Department Gang Unit.
Officers will continue to conduct high visibility patrol and enforcement in the resort area to deter criminal activity.
Carl Whitney, Lieutenant
Professional Standards Division / PIO
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