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Suspect arrested after search in Santa Maria, no firearm despite reports

Posted at 1:12 PM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 16:12:33-04

A suspect was taken into custody last night after Santa Maria Police received reports of a man with a gun.

Officers arrested the man after a several-hour search near West Orange Street and South Pine street that had the roads closed.

Police say the man did not have a gun but he was booked for issuing threats and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Roads reopened last night around 11 p.m.

The Santa Maria Police Department confirmed the man was still in custody as of Sunday afternoon.