Man on Post-Release Community Supervision Allegedly Caught with Stolen Gun, Meth
Authorities in Marin County recently arrested an individual for the alleged possession of a stolen gun and methamphetamine after the individual’s suspicious behavior reportedly prompted a traffic stop.
According to a press release by the San Rafael Police Department, a patrol officer made a significant arrest after observing a vehicle with modified and illegal taillights in the early morning hours of Monday, June 12.
As the officer approached the vehicle, described as a black Dodge Charger, the driver reportedly ran a red traffic signal light before pulling into a local gas station situated at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Third Street.
Due to the suspicious circumstances, the officer promptly initiated a traffic stop and approached the driver.
Upon further investigation, the officer discovered that the driver was currently on probation. The officer radioed for assistance and additional officers arrived at the scene to support. While conversing with the driver, the officer reportedly noticed peculiar behavior and signs of nervousness. Due to this, the officer requested the driver to exit the vehicle.
During this process, the officer reportedly observed the driver adjusting his waistband, which revealed a distinct silhouette of a firearm. The officer then placed the driver under arrest.
Police searched the driver and reportedly discovered a stolen .38 caliber revolver which had slipped down the driver’s pants leg. An undisclosed amount of methamphetamine was also found during the search, police said.
As a result of these findings, the driver was promptly booked into Marin County jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of methamphetamine. The identity of the driver has not been released to the public, and it was unclear at press time whether they had retained an attorney.
Authorities are now proceeding with the necessary legal actions related to these alleged offenses. Suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.