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Press Release - UPD Case #22-2472 - Stolen Vehicle, Loaded Firearm

Date: 12-6-2022

Location: Airport Park Blvd

Suspect(s): 14-year-old male resident of Fort Bragg

                    13-year-old male resident of Fort Bragg

Violations: 25400(A)(1) Carry concealed weapon in vehicle (Felony)

                  25850(A) Carry loaded firearm on/in person/vehicle: public place (Misd)

                  496D(A) Possession stolen vehicle (Felony)


On 12/6/22, at approximately 11:49am, the Ukiah PD received an alert from the FLOCK license plate reading camera system of a stolen vehicle in the area of Airport Park Blvd. Detectives driving an unmarked vehicle located the stolen vehicle in the drive thru of the Starbucks on Airport Park Blvd. Marked patrol units responded to the scene and were able to set up a perimeter around the building.


After the stolen vehicle left the drive thru, marked UPD units initiated a felony traffic stop in the parking lot. The driver and passenger of the vehicle complied with the stop and were taken into custody without incident.


A search of the vehicle revealed a black, Glock style pistol in the glove compartment. The pistol had no factory engraved serial numbers and appeared to be a homemade gun, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun.” The gun was loaded with ammunition.


The driver of the vehicle was a 14-year-old male and the passenger was a 13-year-old male. Their names have been withheld due to their age. Both occupants were taken to the Mendocino County Juvenile Hall where they were booked for possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of a firearm.


The vehicle was reported stolen from Fort Bragg the day prior.


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