Redwood City police traffic stops led to the seizure of an illegal gun on two separate occasions in the past week.
At 7:40 p.m. Sunday, police stopped a vehicle for an expired registration and discovered one of its three occupants was on probation. Police searched the vehicle and found a Glock 9mm under the driver’s seat, leading to the arrests of Redwood City residents Jose Cota, 21, Francisco Palestino, 22 and Angel Castanedagonzales (22), each on suspicion of illegally possessing a firearm, Redwood City police Lt. Nick Perna stated in a press release.
Then on Monday, May 28, just before 7 p.m., police responded to the area of Samson and Winslow streets on a report of a large fight where a firearm may have been brandished, Lt. Perna said. While en route, a patrol officer stopped a vehicle for not stopping at a stop sign. In the vehicle were five people and a loaded revolver in plain view under the front passenger seat, he added. Julio Garcia, 21, was arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing the firearm, while the other four occupants, all male juveniles, were released to their parents.
For tips regarding any Redwood City cases call the Tip Line at 650-780-7110.
Photo courtesy of the Redwood City Police Department