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25-Year-Old Healdsburg Man Arrested During SWAT Search

Nicholas Brian Hoffman, 25, was arrested and booked at county jail.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Early Monday, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s and SWAT team served a search warrant on the 900 block of Leddy Avenue in Santa Rose, which yielded several arrests, including that of a 25-year-old Healdsburg man.

The Sheriff’s department reported that at 6:20 a.m., detectives detained eight people inside the house and made three arrests.

Detectives made the following arrests:

  • Resident Edward Alexis Martinez, 28, for possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine and possession of an assault weapon.
  • Flex John Miller Jr., 25, of Santa Rosa, for delaying/resisting officers.
  • Nicholas Brian Hoffman, 25, of Healdsburg, for two felony no bail arrest warrants. 

The Sheriff’s Department reported “the case unfolded when detectives received a tip that Edward Martinez was selling drugs and guns from his house. Martinez is a gang associate and he was arrested by MAGNET (Gang Officers) this past November for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Martinez was out on bail on his previous arrest, but missed court on 01/27/2014, and a warrant was being obtained for his arrest.”

The SWAT team reportedly had to deal with three aggressive pit bulls during the search. The dogs were placed into a Sonoma County Animal Control care.

All three arrestees were booked at the county jail.

Martinez’ bail was set at $200,000. Miller’s bail was set at $2,500 and Hoffman had no bail, because of his warrants.

Jackie Trappe February 04, 2014 at 11:16 AM
I'm just curious...does anyone ever proofread these articles??? Santa Rose???

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