Photo: weapon seized
Originally published as a South San Francisco Police Department Facebook post –
“On 07/01/2021, at approximately 11:16 PM, South San Francisco Police Officers observed a white 2017 Honda Accord make an illegal right turn onto Airport Boulevard from Miller Avenue.
A traffic enforcement stop was initiated on the 200 block of Gateway Boulevard and two adult male [San Francisco residents] occupants were contacted.
During a later probable cause search of the vehicle, the occupants were asked to step out of the vehicle. During a pat-down search for weapons, an unregistered AR-15 style assault weapon was located in one of the occupants’ waist band. The weapon had a detachable magazine loaded with 24 rounds, and one round was in the chamber.
Both occupants were safely detained, placed under arrest for various unlawful firearm related offenses and booked into the San Mateo County Jail. This investigation is continuing.
Great proactive work by South San Francisco patrol officers in removing an illegal assault weapon and from the streets and stopping a potentially dangerous situation. This goes to show, there is no such thing as a “routine traffic stop”. Great work!”
ARRESTS/ POSSESSION OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON was last modified: January 5th, 2023 by