FRESNO – Police say they arrested a man and his girlfriend following a traffic stop in which officers found a sawed-off shotgun, revolver and marijuana in the vehicle.
Officers from the Southwest Violent Crime Impact Team pulled over a vehicle near Elm and North avenues near West Fresno Elementary School. The driver, identified by police as Bulldog gang member Pedro Chavez, allegedly jumped out of the car but was quickly detained.
Police said that Chavez was on active felony probation for narcotic sales and was driving with a suspended license. He allegedly told police the unregistered car belonged to his girlfriend, Reinea Romo.
Upon searching the car, officers discovered a cut-down shotgun in the back seat, a loaded revolver in the trunk and a garbage bag and shoe box with marijuana inside the trunk, police said.
Police said that Romo arrived on the scene just as Chavez was telling the officers that the guns must belong to her. Romo was also on felony probation for fraud-related charges and was detained by police.
Officers also found evidence indicating that both suspects are involved in mail theft and fraud, according to police.
Chavez and Romo were booked on probation violations and multiple weapons violations, police said.