Pomona police arrested a convicted felon who was allegedly in possession of a loaded, stolen firearm and learned he was out on bail after being arrested on similar charges, authorities said Monday.

Felipe Navarro, a 30 year-old Pomona resident, was arrested just before 11 p.m. Sunday at Colony Drive and Hamilton Boulevard, Pomona police Sgt. Mark Medellin said.

“Officers spotted a group of subjects walking in the middle of the street,” Medellin said. “One person in the group reacted to the police presence and threw a firearm over a nearby wall.”

The loaded and stolen firearm was recovered and Navarro was arrested, he said. Officers learned Navarro was a convicted felon out on bail while facing similar charges.

He was booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm, a felon in possession of ammunition and carrying a loaded, stolen firearm, Medellin said.

Navarro is at the Pomona jail in lieu of $35,000 bail, according to sheriff’s inmate records.

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