Man arrested for vehicle theft, illegal firearm

WATSONVILLE—A man was arrested on Lily Way in the Manresa State Beach area of Watsonville Thursday morning for possession of a stolen vehicle and an illegal firearm.

Santa Cruz County Auto Theft Reductions and Enforcement was serving a search warrant for a stolen vehicle believed to be at the property. Officers located the vehicle and detained 49-year-old Jason Jessee.

During the warrant service, officers also located an illegally configured and unregistered assault rifle. Jessee was arrested for vehicle theft and possession charges.


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