West Covina Traffic Stop Nets Seizure of 14 Firearms

West Covina Traffic Stop Nets Seizure of 14 Firearms
Photo: Andrew Jose Solis

WEST COVINA – A vehicle code violation traffic stop led to a seizure of 14 firearms and arrest of a convicted felon and gang member. West Covina PD officers stopped Andrew Jose Solis (28) of La Puente and discovered a rifle on the back seat.  As a result, police netted a total seizure of 14 firearms.

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WCPD display seized weapons

A subsequent search revealed that the white 2017 Jeep Liberty harbored numerous firearms and ammunition. Authorities announced, “In total, 9 handguns and 5 assault rifles, including AR-15s and an AK-47, were found.”

The guns “represent one of the largest single gun seizures made during a traffic stop in the city. (We) believe that the suspect, a convicted felon and admitted street gang member, transported these weapons across state lines.”

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Another angle of seized weapons

Authorities arrested and booked Solis for possession of assault rifles and illegal possession of firearms.  He was also charged as  a convicted felon in possession of firearms. One other charge – possession of ammunition/criminal street gang activity landed a bail total of $75,000. The suspect bonded out on May 8th.

A press conference on Thursday released photos of the large gun seizure. The investigation is ongoing.

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West Covina Traffic Stop Nets Seizure of 14 Firearms was last modified: May 18th, 2018 by admin
Categories: Los Angeles
Tags: gangs, guns

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