Santa Barbara police have arrested a man they say is a known Eastside gang member on charges of possession of marijuana for sale and possession of a concealed dagger.
Christian Ariel Hernandez, 19, of Goleta, had been out of custody pending a court hearing after his arrest Aug. 27 near Santa Barbara High School for possession of marijuana for sale and cocaine, and being armed with a knife, according to Lt. James Pfleging.
Pfleging said an officer patrolling the 300 block of North Milpas Street about 10:45 p.m. Thursday observed a person committing a jaywalking violation.
The person, wearing dark-colored knit gloves, a black shirt and dark-colored pants, was detained for the vehicle code violation and then identified as Hernandez, according to Pfleging.
He said Hernandez was found to be in possession of a dagger, and when arrested for the violation, he was also found to be in possession of two bags of marijuana and a scale.
Hernandez was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.