Photo: scene from arrest
Originally published as a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“Proactive policing practices by participating patrol Deputies produce predictably positive results – more guns, drugs, and warrants off the streets!
First, Deputies Moreno and Long were patrolling near the city of Thornton when a vehicle nearly struck their patrol car making an unsafe turn – the vehicle also had no plates on it, the registration was expired, the driver had an expired license, and no insurance on the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle discovered a handgun (with the serial number removed), dozens of rounds of ammunition and extended magazines, over 17 grams of suspected methamphetamine, several scales and packaging materials, and over $3,600 in cash. Both the driver and passenger were booked on numerous gun and drug charges, in addition to outstanding warrants.
Next, Deputies Tunquist and Navezi conducted a traffic stop in the area of Pershing and Alpine in Stockton on a vehicle with an expired registration.
The passenger initially provided a false name to the Deputies because he was trying to conceal the fact that he was on PRCS (Post Release Community Supervision – where an offender released from state prison is monitored by local Probation agencies).
The vehicle was searched and a loaded pistol with no serial numbers (aka a “ghost gun”) was located under his seat – as a former state prison inmate, he is prohibited from possessing firearms. The driver had narcotics concealed on her person. Both subjects were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for various charges.
Finally, Deputies Ancrile and Singh stopped another vehicle for expired registration in the area of Wilson and Anderson in Stockton. The driver was found to have an active warrant, and had over 8lbs of processed marijuana (WELL above the legal 28.5 grams, or just over 1 ounce, allowed by law), 1.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, scales, and baggies. The driver was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on multiple drug-related charges.”
More guns, drugs, and warrants off the streets! was last modified: June 16th, 2021 by