Jan 20, 2016
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The Richmond Police Department posted the above image on its Facebook page Tuesday, saying the guns and ammunition were seized after during a traffic stop 10 days ago.

The incident unfolded about 7:35 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the 200 block of S. 13th St., Lt. Felix Tan said.

Two Richmond BRAVO (Foot and Bike Unit) officers conducted a traffic stop after an alleged stop sign violation and learned one of the car’s three occupants was on probation for a violent assault. A condition of his probation allowed police to conduct a search of the vehicle, Tan said, where two fully-loaded firearms were found under the passenger seat.

The weaponry included a .40 caliber Springfield XD40, a Taurus 9MM semi-auto pistol and some 30-round magazines inserted into each of the guns.

The guns were not registered to any of the three occupants, who were arrested, Tan said. The suspects, whose identities were not immediately available, are described as men in their early 20s, two from Richmond and one from San Pablo.

“The department is relieved that the occupants listened and complied with the officers’ instructions and nobody was injured,” RPD’s Facebook post stated.


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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.