Taurino Bautista Garcia
FRESNO — A concerned citizen informed FPD of a car possibly involved in a hit-and-run on Sunday.
Officers noticed that the 1999 Cadillac Escalade had front-end damage and that its airbags had been deployed.
The ensuing traffic stop revealed a loaded AK-47 on the front passenger floorboard of the vehicle.
Further investigation showed that the weapon had a detachable large capacity magazine and was loaded with 7.62 millimeter rounds.
39-year-old Taurino Bautista Garcia was summarily arrested and booked for firearm charges and DUI. A hit-and-run charge is pending.
The FPD says, “We would like to remind the public of the “Felon with a Gun” program that offers a $500 dollar reward for information that leads to firearm related arrests. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (559)-498-(STOP) with information. Your information is kept confidential.”