A 39-year-old Lake Elsinore resident was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, ammunition, prohibited weapon and large capacity magazines, authorities said Saturday.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Lake Elsinore station responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon on Monday, and identified the suspect as Diego Ramirez.

On Friday, members of the Lake Elsinore station’s Special Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on Ramirez and detained him pending further investigation.

SET members served a search warrant at Ramirez’s residence, where they allegedly found a California non-compliant rifle, a handgun and several hundred rounds of miscellaneous caliber ammunition.

Anyone with additional information about the case was encouraged to contact Deputy Noel at 951-245-3300.

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