Dec 10, 2010 8:05 PM
Sandra Galbraith, Guzman's neighbor says, "It's very scary." Sandra Galbraith lives in a neighborhood that she thought was safe. But on Thursday, that changed. At roughly 5:30 pm Willows Police Officers, Glenn County Drug Agents and Probation Officers served a search warrant on 24-year-old Philip Guzman, suspected of having illegal weapons and drugs. And what they found inside his apartment was disturbing.
Willows Chief of Police, Chief William Spears says, "For someone to have a high powered assult weapon such as an AK47, and on top of that, the initial information we received about a MAC10 machine gun, was very,very concerning."
Police also found a sawed-off shotgun and a hand gun without a serial number, which is also illegal. And drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine which officers say Guzman was selling. Willows Police Chief, William Spears says he hasn't seen anything like this before in Willows. Chief Spears says, "I have seen it, but not here. So it does bring a very strong concern on the part of a small community like Willows."
And it did bring lots of concern to Guzmans Sycamore West Apartment Neighbors. Darcie Nichols, Guzman's neighbor says, "I'm very concerned because it's not that hard winding up getting a hold of something like that, that can hurt somebody." Sandra Galbraith says, "Very unsafe. My grandbabies live with me and my husband, and knowing that there was a lot of weapons and my grandbabies are out side all the time, it's very scary."
Investigators aren't releasing details about the investigation that led to the search warrant and subsequent arrest. Guzman remains in the Glenn County Jail. His bail is set at $100,000.