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Date and Time of Release: 25 January 2012

Date and Time of Incident: 24 January 2012, at approx. 2:30 pm

Subject: Warrant Arrest

24 January 2012, at approx. 2:30 pm, Sonora Police Department assisted Tuolumne County Child Welfare Services on a welfare check of a 4 month old boy. The mother and father of the boy were located at a residence on the 300 block of Hospital Road. This is the same residence Officers removed some other children from on 4 January 2012.

The Officers contacted the father, Pedro Velazquez, 32 of Sonora; and the mother Niccole Davis, 30 of Sonora, along with their 4 month old child. Velazquez originally identified himself as being someone else. The Officer speaking with Velazquez became suspicious when he ran a warrants check on the name that Velazquez gave and there was a warrant for a person with a similar name and date of birth out of Santa Ana, CA., where Velazquez claimed he had spent some time.

The Officer had the dispatcher call Santa Ana to obtain the tattoos they had listed for the person they had the warrant for. These tattoos matched the ones Velazquez had. Velazquez was placed under arrest for the outstanding felony possession of a controlled substance warrant. It was also learned that Velazquez had been arrested for the same charge in 2003 and had been deported because he was in the Country illegally.

Davis was found to be in possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. She was also placed under arrest. Their child was turned over to Child Welfare Services for protective custody.

Velazquez and Davis were transported to the Tuolumne County Jail and book. Velazquez was booked for the felony drug warrant out of Santa Ann and for being in the Country illegally; Davis was booked for misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.