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Santa Rosa Police Department
Friday July 1st, 2022 :: 05:55 p.m. PDT


Minor arrested for possession of a handgun

On 6/29/22 at approximately 9:51 PM, Officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) were driving in the 1100-block of Prospect Drive when they saw several subjects around a parked truck.  The subjects were drinking beer and smoking marijuana.
The officers contacted the group of 7 subjects and a person that was seated in the truck.  All of the subjects were under the age of 21. 
The officers developed probable cause to search the truck.  Under the front seat, the officer located a loaded 9mm handgun.  The handgun was a privately made firearm (commonly referred to as a “ghost gun”).  The subject from the truck was taken into custody without incident.  He is a minor and his name will not be released. 
The subject was arrested for the following felony offenses:
25400(a)(1) PC:  Carry concealed weapon in a vehicle
25850(c)(6)PC:  Possession of loaded firearm not by registered owner
The Santa Rosa Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team was developed to address the rise in illegal firearm possession and the rise in gun violence in the City of Santa Rosa.  Since its inception at the end of August 2021, the Special Enforcement Team has seized over 50 illegally possessed firearms.  The firearms have included “ghost guns,” stolen firearms, illegally possessed handguns and assault weapons. 
The Santa Rosa Police Department in committed to making Santa Rosa a safe place to live, work and play. 
Media inquiries may be direct to Sergeant T. White at [email protected] or the on-duty sergeant at 707-543-3625. SRPD Case #22-7390.

Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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