Jul 1, 2014
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A 25-year-old man who happened to be driving a vehicle that was nearly identical to one driven by a possible assault suspect was pulled over and arrested in Richmond on Sunday for possessing a firearm, police said.

Police were responding to a call of a possible assault on a child about 2 p.m. when they pulled over a vehicle in the 1300 block of Hellings Street, Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said Tuesday.

“Basically [the 25-year-old man] happened to drive by in a car that was almost identical to the suspect vehicle and got stopped for investigative reasons and was found to have a gun in his waistband,” Abtekov said.

The gun was a Beretta 9mm pistol, police said.

It turned out there was no merit to the child assault case that had originally been called into police, Abektov said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.