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LOADED FIREARM FOUND WHILE ASSISTING A STRANDED MOTORIST

Berkeley, California (Wednesday, June 02, 2021) - On May 30th at 1:06 am, an officer stopped to assist a stalled vehicle on University Avenue near West Frontage Road.  When the officer contacted the driver, the driver explained that his vehicle had overheated and he could not call for a tow because his cellphone’s battery had run out.  While the officer arranged for a tow truck, the officer asked the man to remove any personal items from the vehicle before the tow arrived.

While the man stood on the nearby sidewalk, the officer began the standard inventory of the vehicle for the tow, which includes recording the valuable items inside the vehicle.  While looking inside the vehicle, the officer discovered a loaded handgun underneath the driver’s seat.  When the officer attempted to detain the man, the man ran away.

After hearing the officer’s radio broadcast of the fleeing suspect, other officers found the suspect on the East side of the freeway and arrested him on suspicion of carrying a loaded/concealed firearm and resisting arrest.

Case 2021-00023901

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