A routine traffic stop in Pomona led to the arrest of a 21-year-old passenger in a vehicle armed with a loaded handgun, police said Sunday.
Phoenix, Arizona resident Juan Michel was arrested on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm and a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, the Pomona Police Department reported.
Officers pulled over a vehicle Michel was in a little after 6:50 p.m. Saturday, when they noticed a car with dark window tint made an illegal U-turn in the area of the 2400 block of South Garey Avenue.
“Officers followed the car and witnessed a third violation when the driver of the car failed to signal while entering a freeway onramp,” according to a Pomona Police Department news statement.
Officers made a traffic stop and contacted the four occupants inside the car. Michel, who was a front seat passenger, told officers he had a loaded handgun in his front pocket.
He was removed from the vehicle and the handgun was located on him. Michel was cooperative with officers and was arrested without further incident.
Pomona police asked anyone any information regarding this incident to call the at 909-620-2085.
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