Written by AARON CASTREJON
COVINA - Police arrested a West Covina gang member July 9 and found drugs, a gun and fake money during a search warrant.
Marco Villaneda, 38, was arrested early Tuesday morning by the Covina Special Response Team in the 1200 block of Bridger Street. The arrest was part of a domestic battery case from June, Covina Police said.
Villaneda is accused of striking his girlfriend 10 times at the suspect’s Bridger Street home June 9, Covina Police said.
During the search warrant, police confiscated 18 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded .38-caliber revolver and counterfeit cash, Covina Police said.
Villaneda was booked on suspicion of felony domestic battery, possession of narcotics while armed with a handgun, being a felon in possession of a handgun and forgery.
Villaneda is a known gang member with a lengthy criminal history for violence, theft and drugs dating back to 1996. He was on probation for narcotic sales during the domestic battery and at the time of his arrest, Covina Police said.