Man on probation found with meth, guns and gorilla mask in Watsonville

Watsonville Police Department

WATSONVILLE (KRON) — A man on probation was arrested in Watsonville on Thursday after police found methamphetamine, two firearms, and a gorilla mask in his possession, police said.

Javier Chavez Velez, 28, was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm.

Around 12:25 p.m., a police officer spotted Chavez walking in the Jack in the Box parking lot at 1085 South Green Valley Road.

Javier Chavez Velez, 28
Javier Chavez Velez, 28

Chavez, who was on probation, was searched for a probation compliance check and discovered to be in possession of 4.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine, police said.

Officers also discovered a rifle, a loaded shotgun, ammunition, a gorilla mask, and a California Department of Corrections uniform shirt that did not belong to Chavez.

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