VALLEJO (CBS SF) -- Police responding to a disturbance in Vallejo arrested two men who were found with an arsenal of unserialized "ghost guns," explosives and ammunition. police said.
Vallejo police officers were called to a report of a domestic disturbance at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on the 800 block of Miller Ave. Officers learned that a woman had been confronted by two men, identified as 21-year-old Vincent Souza and 22-year-old Anthony Souza, who had a package stolen from their front porch.
The two had armed themselves with a bat and gun engaged in a physical altercation with the woman. who struck by the suspects and was left with bruising and a laceration, police said.
Officers located the suspects and victim in front of the suspects' residence. A protective sweep discovered several illegal assault rifles in plain view, police said.
After obtaining a search warrant, a thorough search of the home turned up multiple non-serialized AR-15 type assault rifles, drum magazines, pistols and other firearms: 8 unregistered handguns, 6 unregistered assault rifles, 2 inert grenades, 700 total rounds of 40 caliber, 9 millimeter and .223 armor piercing ammunition, 17 high capacity magazines, 3 drum magazines, a suppressor and a ballistic vest.
"We're extremely grateful that these suspects were safely apprehended and taken into custody by our officers," Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said in a prepared statement. "The possession of these illegal firearms, ammunition and explosives is nefarious in nature and a huge contributor to the cycle of violence on our streets. We're glad to know that this recovery potentially made a significant impact toward crime reduction."
Both Vincent and Anthony Souza were arrested and booked into the Solano County Jail on charges including assault with a deadly weapon, possession of illegal assault weapons, exhibiting firearms, possession of large capacity magazines and carrying loaded firearms.
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