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Santa Rosa police allegedly find machine gun during traffic stop, 19-year-old arrested

PIX Now - Morning Edition 5/13/24
PIX Now - Morning Edition 5/13/24 10:38

SANTA ROSA – Police in Santa Rosa arrested a 19-year-old after allegedly finding a loaded machine gun during a traffic stop over the weekend.

Around 8 p.m. Sunday, police said an officer pulled over a Ford Fusion near West Third Street and Stony Point Road for alleged speeding and registration tabs that were unreadable.

During the traffic stop, a rear passenger in the vehicle admitted to possessing a firearm in a satchel across his chest. The passenger was then detained without incident.

A search revealed a loaded, concealed Glock 26 9mm caliber firearm equipped with a "Glock switch", which police said converts the weapon into a fully automatic machine gun.

Items, including a firearm, that police said were found during a traffic stop in Santa  Rosa on May 12, 2024. Santa Rosa Police Department

The passenger, identified as 19-year-old Rico Hermosillo-Lozano, was arrested.

He was booked into the Sonoma County jail on suspicion of possession of a machine gun, possession of a loaded, unregistered firearm, possession of a loaded firearm by a gang member and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

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