Glenn County: Two Arrested for Allegedly Firing from Moving Vehicle
Two individuals were recently arrested in connection with the alleged reckless discharge of a firearm from a moving vehicle in Glenn County.
According to a press release by the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, the office’s dispatch center received reports of gunfire in the area of Broadway and 1st Street in Hamilton City late on the night of November 16. Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were dispatched to the location.
While authorities were en route, another caller reported that occupants of a white 4-door sedan were firing a gun from the vehicle while driving on 4th Street. Deputies intercepted and pulled over a white 4-door Toyota sedan at the intersection of 4th Street and Broadway. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 40-year-old Gerardo Solorzano and the passenger as 23-year-old Moises Cortez, both residents of Hamilton City.
Law enforcement officers reportedly observed a handgun in plain view inside the vehicle, prompting a full search. This search reportedly turned up a loaded revolver, as well as an AK-style rifle located in the passenger compartment. A high-capacity magazine and multiple rounds for the rifle were also discovered inside the vehicle.
Solorzano and Cortez were taken into custody and booked on multiple charges related to firearms. Solorzano, due to a prior felony conviction, was also booked for the alleged unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, as well as a charge of driving under the influence.
The Sheriff’s Office alleged that evidence collected at the scene strongly suggests that Solorzano and Cortez were the individuals responsible for the reported gunfire.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office at 530-934-6431.
It was unclear at press time whether either individual had retained an attorney. All persons arrested on suspicion of a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.