Gang member motorcyclist arrested with loaded gun

Gang member motorcyclist arrested with loaded gun

Originally published as a Mendocino County Sheriff Office press release – 

“On 12-11-2020 at 12:22 A.M., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were on routine patrol in the area of North State Street and Laughlin Way in Redwood Valley, California.

The Deputies observed a motorcycle traveling northbound on North State Street and noted traffic violations.  The Deputies activated their emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop; however the motorcycle continued onto Laughlin Way.

The motorcycle failed to yield and continued to the 9800 block of Laughlin Way at a low rate of speed.  The motorcycle eventually turned down a dirt driveway and shortly thereafter stopped.

The rider was contacted and identified as Andre Almeraz who was detained and a probable cause pat search of Almeraz’s person revealed a loaded handgun; which was not registered to him.

The Deputies continued their investigation and developed probable cause to believe Almeraz was a member of a criminal street gang while armed with a handgun.

Almeraz was arrested for the following charges:  25850(c)(6) PC (Carry Loaded handgun Not Registered Owner), 25850(c)(3) PC (Criminal Street Gang Member Carry Loaded Firearm), 25850(a) PC (Carry Loaded Firearm Person/Vehicle Public Place).

Almeraz was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.”



Gang member motorcyclist arrested with loaded gun was last modified: January 5th, 2023 by admin
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