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Petaluma Police Department
Saturday January 21st, 2023 :: 01:17 a.m. PST


Subject Arrested for Possession of a Concealed and Loaded Non-Serialized Handgun


Petaluma Police Department Department
                                                                                                                                                           PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                   
Friday January 21st, 2023
Issued By: Sergeant Ryan Suhrke, Petaluma PD, (707) 778-4372, [email protected]  
Incident:                      Subject Arrested for Possession of a Concealed and Loaded Non-Serialized Handgun
Occurred Date :           January 20th, 2023.
Occurred Time:           9:11 PM
Location:                     Highway 101 South
Suspects:                     Jeremy Brown (22-year-old, Windsor Resident)
Charges:                      25850(c)(6) PC- Possessing a Non-Serialized Loaded Firearm
                                    25850(a) PC- Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle
                                    25400(a)(1) PC-Carrying a concealed firearm.
Incident Summary
On 01/20/2023 at approximately 9:11 PM, a Petaluma Officer was on patrol when he observed a vehicle weaving in and out of lanes of traffic on US Highway 101 South. Believing the driver may be intoxicated, a traffic enforcement stop was conducted.
The officer could smell an odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, which gave the officer probable cause to search the vehicle for burnt marijuana in conjunction with his DUI investigation.
During a search of the vehicle, a loaded, non-serialized handgun, otherwise known as a “Ghost Gun”, was located unsecured under the driver’s seat. The officer also located an amount of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver, Jeremy Brown was subsequently arrested for the above listed charges. He was later transported to the Sonoma County Jail without incident.  
For any media inquiries, please contact Lt. T. Lyons as [email protected] or 707-778-4372.

Petaluma Police Department
969 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952

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