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Press Release - UPD Case #24-0913 - Convicted Felon in possession of loaded firearm

Date: 05/08/2024
Location: 1100 block of Airport Park Boulevard, Ukiah, CA
Suspect(s): Robert Kevin Gardner 36-year-old male from Ukiah, CA

Violation(s): 29800(a)(1) PC – Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person -Felony
 25850(c)(6) PC – Possession of an unregistered loaded firearm in a vehicle - Felony
30305(a)(1) PC – Possession of ammo by a prohibited person - Felony
 11350(a) H&S – Possession of a controlled substance - Misdemeanor
 11364(a) H&S – Possession of drug paraphernalia - Misdemeanor

On 05/08/2024, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Ukiah Police Department (UPD) Officers contacted a suspicious
vehicle in the 1100 block of Airport Park Boulevard in Ukiah. The driver of the vehicle was identified as, Robert

UPD Officers during their investigation observed a controlled substance in plain view. A search of the vehicle was
conducted, and a loaded, Charter Arms .38 special revolver was located under Gardner’s driver seat. UPD Officers
also located drug paraphernalia and a digital scale inside the vehicle.

Gardner was determined to be a convicted felon (prior conviction for violation of 11378 H&S) and unable to
possess a firearm and/or ammunition.

Gardner was placed under arrest for the above-mentioned violations and transported to the Mendocino County

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Download: 24-0913_press_release_4333.pdf