A wanted parolee has been arrested by a gang enforcement unit in northern Santa Barbara County.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department team pulled over Ernest Gil as he was driving near the intersection of North Thornburg Street, and Mill Street in Santa Maria just after 7 yesterday morning.
Gil was wanted on warrants for violating his parole, and for assault with a firearm.
Officers from four other units also took part in the arrest, which occurred without incident.
Department officials say because of his parole violation, the 29 year old Santa Maria man isn’t eligible for bail.