Search Leads to Firearm Arrest

Search Leads to Firearm Arrest
Photo: Ricardo Esquivel, Sophia Torres and their gun
Originally published as a Los Banos Police Department Facebook post – 
“On April 13, 2021 the Los Banos Police Department Gang Unit, with assistance from the Detective Unit, served a search warrant at an apartment in the 2100 Block of Gilbert Gonzalez Jr. Drive.
A vehicle related to the investigation was stopped by officers near Pacheco Boulevard and Ward Road. During a search of the vehicle, Officers located a concealed loaded handgun.
The vehicle’s occupants, 37-year-old Ricardo Esquivel and 23-year-old Sophia Torres, both of Los Banos, are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms and were placed under arrest. No additional illegal items were located in the vehicle or during the search at the apartment.
Esquivel and Torres, were booked into the Los Banos Police Department Jail for multiple felony firearm violations.
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Search Leads to Firearm Arrest was last modified: April 19th, 2021 by admin
Categories: Merced
Tags: guns