Former Pittsburg Police Officer Accused of Firearms Trafficking

Former Pittsburg Police Officer Accused of Firearms Trafficking
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Written By: Jim Emerson

PITTSBURG — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a former officer of the Pittsburg Police Department, suspected of firearms trafficking. The allegations stem from a larger ongoing investigation of Antioch and Pittsburg officers.

Armando Montalvo, 28, is expected to turn himself in to authorities before he makes a court appearance this week. Montalvo worked for the Pittsburg PD from September 2015, until he resigned in July 2022.

When the charges were filed against Montalvo on November 10, the Pittsburg Police Department was notified. “Criminal charges were filed against former Pittsburg Officer Armando Montalvo for various weapons violations.” In addition to the issuance of an arrest warrant, bond was set at $200,000.

In a prepared statement the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said. “Montalvo is charged with two counts of violating PC 30600 for the manufacture, distribution, sale, or transport of an assault weapon. He also faces a two-count charge for violating PC 30605 the possession of assault weapons.”

Montalvo allegedly sold AR-15 semi-automatic rifles to two individuals in separate transactions in November 2019. “At the time, Montalvo was employed as a peace officer with the Pittsburg Police Department.”

In a prepared statement Pittsburg police said. “The Pittsburg Police Department has and will continue to cooperate with all outside agencies.”

The criminal case filed against Montalvo stems from a wider ongoing investigation of Antioch and Pittsburg police department officers.

Former Pittsburg Police Officer Accused of Firearms Trafficking was last modified: November 23rd, 2022 by admin
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Jim Emerson

Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.

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