Press Releases

Friday 04/07/2017 12:27 PM - High Risk Search Warrant

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: High Risk Search Warrant
Date and Time of Incident: 4-7-17, Approximately 4:00 AM
Place of Occurrence: 1300 block of 18th Street, Oceano
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Juancarlos Montano, 33, Oceano Dusty Michelle Dickerson, 34, Oceano
Details of News Release: On 4-7-17, members of the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail (SED) along with the Regional SWAT Team, and members of the Sheriff's Gang Task Force, served a high risk search warrant at a home in the 1300 block of 18th Street in Oceano. A Sheriff's K9, a Fish and Wildlife K9 specially trained to detect firearms and a CHP helicopter assisted in this investigation. The search warrant was part of an investigation that began on 3-23-17 into two incidents in Grover Beach. The first incident involved brandishing a handgun and the second incident a short time later involved a report of shots fired. No one was hurt in those incidents. Investigators believe those two incidents were gang related. Investigators traced those incidents back to a suspect living at the home in Oceano. When the search warrant was served they found a loaded handgun, large amounts of ammunition for various handguns, rifles and shotguns, illegal high capacity magazines that were loaded, methamphetamine for sale, a couple thousand dollars in cash, and evidence of sales of firearms. All this was happening in close proximity to an elementary school. Investigators arrested 33-year-old Juancarlos Montano of Oceano for possession of a controlled substance for sale, conspiracy to commit a crime, committing a drug offense near a school, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm. Also arrested on the same charges was 34-year-old Dusty Michelle Dickerson of Oceano. Both Montano and Dickerson were taken into custody without incident and booked into the County Jail. The investigation continues.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 04/07/2017 12:28 PM