Man Driving Around with a Toddler is Arrested for Carrying a Loaded Firearm
Photo: Anthony’s gun
SAN LEANDRO—SLPD reports recovering rising numbers of illegal weapons in recent weeks from city streets. In one instance, a 25-year-old man in a car with a toddler was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm and illicit drug possession.
Toby L. Anthony, 25 of Citrus Heights, was relieved of one unlawful firearm during a routine traffic stop in November. Anthony was pulled over near the intersection of East 14 th Street and Belleview Drive.
While speaking with Anthony, an officer noticed a large quantity of cannabis in plain view, and a toddler seated inside the vehicle. The officer became suspicious of the man and therefore conducted a probable search.
The officer’s suspicion was bad news for Anthony. The search turned up a loaded firearm hidden underneath the cannabis, on the rear driver-side floorboard. In addition, other narcotics were also found in Anthony’s possession.
The loaded weapon and drugs were confiscated as evidence. The child was safely turned over to a Bay Area family member. As for Anthony, he was arrested outside the 7-Eleven convenience store, located at 333 East 14th Street.
His case was reviewed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Anthony was subsequently charged for illegal possession of a firearm, a controlled substance and too much marijuana.
Specifically, Anthony is charged with committing four misdemeanor offenses –
PC25850 (a) Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle in a city
PC25400(a)(1) Carrying a concealed firearm within a vehicle
HS11375(b)(2) Possession of a controlled substance
HS11357(b)(2) Possession of more than 28.5 grams of marijuana