Suspicious behavior leads to discovery of guns, ammo, drugs during traffic stop
PHOTO: Corning PD
CORNING — Three individuals are in custody after an officer noticed suspicious behavior at a gas station late last week.
Just before midnight on Wednesday, October 9, an officer spotted three individuals behaving suspiciously at the Shell Station on Solano Street and ended up pulling them over in their Honda in the parking lot of the Liquor Cabinet.
The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Silver Garcia, initially gave a false name and could not provide identification.
Police then noticed a gun in the front seat, at which point Garcia tried to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended. He sustained a laceration to his forehead due to being tackled, for which he later had to be medically cleared before booking.
His passengers, 23-year-old Darian Morgan of Washington and 24-year-old Kevin Ramos Enriquez of Mexico, were also detained at the scene.
Police searched the car and discovered a 9mm handgun with two loaded 17-round magazines, an AR-15 style short barrel assault rifle with five loaded high-capacity magazines, 72.7 grams of meth, a digital scale, just over $1,200 in cash, more ammo, drug contraband, and mace.
Silver also turned out to be a convicted felon with “alerts of violent tendencies” with a felony warrant out of Washington state.
All three were booked into the Tehama County Jail.