Traffic Stop – Violent-Crime Gang Member’s Loaded Stolen Gun Revealed under Open-Container Alcohol
Photo: confiscated from Jason Nogueda
POMONA – As Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) Officers were patrolling the area of Mission Blvd. and Hamilton Blvd. at 9:07 PM on 10/04/2021, they decided to initiate an illegal-window-tint traffic enforcement stop. This event revealed layers of illegalities.
The approaching officers noted three occupants inside the vehicle. Closer inspection led to all having open containers of alcohol.
“Officers recognized one of the occupants, Jason Nogueda – and knew him to be an active gang member from the city of Pomona,” said Major Crimes Task Force Sergeant M. Medellin. “Nogueda has an extensive criminal history which includes the commission of violent crimes.”
Interacting Officers learned that he possessed a syringe and hypodermic needle – commonly held by individuals who intravenously-ingest illegal drugs. Once Nogueda stepped outside the car – conversation led to admitting that he had a firearm in the vehicle.
A check in the area where he’d been sitting “located a loaded/stolen .22 caliber firearm concealed under an open container of alcohol,” said Sgt. Medellin. “The firearm was recovered safely, and a follow-up search of Nogueda’s personal property revealed he possessed numerous Methadone pills and a device used to treat an overdose of narcotics in an emergency situation (Narcan).”
The known, criminally-violent gang member was taken into custody based on the evidence located. Suspect Jason Bach Nogueda (32), of Pomona was transported to the Pomona city jail and charged with the following violations:
29800 (a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of a Firearm
30305 (a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of Ammunition
25850 (c)(2) PC – Possession of a Loaded/Stolen Firearm
The Pomona PD’s venerable Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) is a specialized unit within the police department that is responsible for suppressing gang violence, investigating drug offenses, and pursuing wanted persons. This highly-skilled team is comprised of two supervisors, four officers and two additional officers from the California Highway Patrol – Baldwin Park Office.