An 18-year veteran counselor with the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department vacationing at Disneyland earlier this month allegedly left a loaded handgun and cocaine behind in his hotel room, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Robert Dandrea Minor, 51, is being accused of leaving behind a fanny pack containing a Glock 20 handgun and about half a gram of cocaine when he checked out of an Anaheim hotel room with his family June 5. He was charged last week in Fullerton with a felony for possession of cocaine and a loaded firearm.
Minor lives in Hercules and works outside The City at the department’s Log Cabin Ranch detention facility, where he works directly with serious, chronic and violent offenders, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Allen Nance said.
Nance said that Minor has been a well-respected member of the department for years and that he was surprised to learn of the allegations.
“It’s a somewhat disappointing situation for the department,” Nance said. “Our department is obviously very concerned about the nature of the incident and the allegations and will be taking steps to make sure that the integrity of our work is preserved and that this matter is fully investigated.”
Minor is on administrative leave with pay from his overnight shift at Log Cabin Ranch in La Honda. He is one of 13 counselors.
Minor is not in custody and is scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment July 29, where prosecutors will ask he be held on $25,000 bail, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
If convicted, Minor could face a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.
The Anaheim Police Department investigated the case after Hilton Hotel security turned over the fanny pack.
This article previously misstated Minor’s title. He is a probation department counselor.