Routine Traffic Stop Yields 2 Loaded Firearms and ‘Ecstasy’ Pills

Routine Traffic Stop Yields 2 Loaded Firearms and ‘Ecstasy’ Pills
Photo: Marquis D. Crenshaw

SAN LEANDRO — A routine traffic stop on Monday turned up two loaded pistols and suspected illegal drugs that detoured the driver to jail. It’s his second arrest on weapons charges since 2015.

Police stopped the driver for speeding 90 mph on the 880 freeway, on July 23 at approximately 5 p.m. An officer pulled over the sedan on Lewelling Boulevard, after the driver exited from the freeway at Davis Street.


One of Crenshaw’s guns

An identity check revealed the driver, Marquis D. Crenshaw, 30 of Oakland, is a convicted felon sentenced to five years of supervised probation with a search clause.

Instead of merely getting a speeding ticket, officers searched Crenshaw’s car. They discovered a loaded pistol hidden behind a panel in the dashboard. Plus, someone damaged the serial number on the pistol in an apparent attempt to remove the number.

After police searched his car, more officers arrived who then proceeded to search Crenshaw’s residence on 74th Avenue in Oakland. That’s where police located a second loaded pistol in his bedroom.

To make matters worse, police also found several pills in his bedroom, suspected of being the illicit drug ecstasy. Police confiscated those as evidence too.

Officers arrested Crenshaw at his home at 5:20 p.m.   Because of his violation of the terms of his probation, following his 2015 conviction on weapons charges, Crenshaw has no bail.

Crenshaw’s latest troubles include a total of nine new weapons-related charges, and one charge for possession of a controlled substance.

Routine Traffic Stop Yields 2 Loaded Firearms and ‘Ecstasy’ Pills was last modified: July 25th, 2018 by admin
Categories: Alameda
Tags: drugs, ecstasy, gun

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