Deputies found two homemade guns in the possession of a man who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle in Jurupa Valley, Riverside County sheriff’s officials said Saturday.
Deputies pulled over a pick-up truck at 10:35 a.m. Friday in the 5400 block of 34th Street and when they ran the plates, discovered it had been stolen out of Riverside, sheriff’s Sgt. Nathan Padilla said.
Deputies said the driver, Andy Acuna, 35, of Jurupa Valley “is a self-admitted criminal street gang associate.”
When deputies searched the vehicle, they found two types of improvised firearms, what’s known as a “zip-gun” or a “slam-fired shotgun” and a cane gun, which were both loaded and fully operable, Padilla said.
Acuna, a previously convicted felon, was arrested on suspicion of various crimes, including possession of stolen property, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being in possession of a controlled substance while armed.
He was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center where he remained in lieu of $25,000 bail.
His passenger in the vehicle, 27-year-old Kayla Webb of Jurupa Valley, was also arrested for allegedly violating probation.
She remained in jail without bail.
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