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Petaluma Police Department
Wednesday September 28th, 2022 :: 05:07 p.m. PDT


Suspect Arrested for Unlawful Transportation of a Firearm

On Wednesday, September 28 at approximately 10:47 AM, a Petaluma Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a distracted driving violation.  During the investigation, the officer obtained consent to search the vehicle.   The officer found a Glock 40 caliber handgun and ammunition inside a backpack in the passenger area of the vehicle.  The driver, Suspect Justin J. Flores, a 33-year-old Rohnert Park resident, was placed under arrest for illegal transportation of a concealed firearm in a vehicle.   Suspect Flores was transported to Sonoma County Mail Adult Detention Facility.  Firearms transported in a motor vehicle should be locked in the vehicle’s trunk or in a locked container in the vehicle. 
Media inquiries may be directed to Lieutenant Tim Lyons at [email protected] or phone 707-778-4372. PPD Case 22-4173. 

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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Non-emergencies: 707-778-4372

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