Photo: discarded firearm
Two young gang members discarded a loaded firearm, which was then discovered and tied to the pair in this story from the Kern County Sheriffs official Facebook page –
“On Monday, February 17, 2020, deputies from the Wasco City Substation received information of an unlawful possession of a firearm.At approximately 3:00pm, deputies located Daniel Malanche, an 18-year-old male from Wasco, and a 17-year-old male juvenile in the 700 block of Cypress Avenue in Wasco. During the investigation, deputies located a loaded firearm that had been discarded in the area where the subjects were stopped.
Deputies arrested Malanche for unlawfully carrying a firearm on his person or in a vehicle, possession of a firearm by an active criminal street gang member, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, possession of a firearm while under the influence of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, conspiracy, participation in a criminal street gang, and possession of a large capacity magazine.
Malanche was booked into the Kern County Jail. Deputies also arrested the 17-year-old juvenile for false identification to a peace officer, participation in a criminal street gang, possession of a firearm by an active criminal street gang member, and unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm in a public place. The 17-year-old juvenile was booked into Juvenile Hall.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation (2020-00026517) is requested to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.”