San Jose police arrest 32 and seize 16 illegal weapons during Cinco de Mayo

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Police in San Jose on Monday confirmed nearly three dozen felony arrests and the seizure of 16 illegal weapons during the Cinco de Mayo holiday enforcement last Thursday.

A post from the San Jose Police Department Public Information Officer Twitter account provided the numbers of arrests and illegal weapons seized during the holiday. Although the publication did not offer details on the charges of the people arrested, it did note that 32 people were arrested for serious crimes.

A total of “16 illegally possessed firearms” were taken from “prohibited persons”, the publication also said. One photo showed several of the firearms in question, along with two sets of brass knuckles and a bag of what appeared to be drugs, possibly methamphetamine.

Police dispatch received a staggering 4,545 calls for service Thursday night, according to the publication. The post said that “community services officers assisted with traffic control, traffic diversions, collected evidence, and assisted in processing crime scenes.”

The post also thanked the “community leaders and neighborhood organizations” the department partnered with “to ensure a safe Cinco de Mayo holiday.”

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