A 35-year-old man is in jail following an investigation that led to the recovery of three AR-15 style rifles, a shotgun, gun holster, and hundreds of ammunition rounds, including ten loaded or partially loaded magazines.
The investigation was initiated with a 911 report of a possible domestic disturbance with a firearm.
When officers arrived at the residence in the 10700 block NE 10th St. on March 2, 2021, the subject denied any altercation. Per protocol, officers cleared the residence to ensure no one was injured or in danger. During the sweep of the apartment, officers noticed several AR-15 style guns, ammunition, and a bulletproof vest in plain sight. The occupants denied there were weapons in the residence, and their identification returned clear. Given that no crime could be documented, officers left.
Upon further investigation, officers determined the male subject had given an alias, and when his true identity was discovered, officers learned he was a convicted felon. It is illegal for convicted felons to possess firearms. Detectives and SWAT were called to assist with the arrest due to the large number of weapons in the apartment.
Detectives watched the suspect leave his apartment, and the SWAT team was able to make a traffic stop and arrest the suspect without incident. “This is outstanding work by our patrol officers, detectives, and SWAT,” said Investigations Major Travess Forbush. “They worked all night to correctly identify this convicted felon and remove the unlawfully possessed weapons.”
The suspect has been booked into jail on four counts of Unlawful Possession of Firearms. Additional charges are pending.
Case # 21-10415