(Five Arrested in El Centro)….Officers were working an Operation Stonegarden detail Wednesday.

They attempted to make contact with two individuals in the area of the 700 Block of El Centro Avenue. Commander Aaron Reel says one subject fled the area. He was pursued by an officer through the north ally of the block. Other Police units deployed to the area and later took the suspect into custody at a residence in the 700 block of El Centro Avenue. A search of the residence resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine and a loaded 9 mm pistol. Reel says additional follow-up with the other individual led officers to another residence on the same block. During the follow-up, three additional individuals were arrested for outstanding arrest warrants. A search resulted in the seizure of several ounces of Meth and counterfeit US currency. Those arrested were identified as Gerardo Acevedo, Edward Montenegro, Michael Thurlow, Robert Zamora, and Rudy Fabela. They were booked into County Jail, cited and released.