Suspect with Stolen Firearm Arrested in Disturbance –

Turlock police arrested a man possessing a stolen firearm on May 25, after he was involved in a verbal disturbance.

A Turlock police officer conducting a routine patrol observed a large group engaged in a verbal disturbance at 9:08 a.m. in the 200 block of North Golden State Boulevard.

The disturbance was allegedly being caused by two drivers, with one driving recklessly in a parking lot, Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis said.


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The office approached the vehicle, and one of its occupants told the officer that someone in the other vehicle had a handgun, said Lewis.

Officers made contact with the other party and searched their vehicle, allegedly locating a stolen handgun.

Jesse Ortega, 27, was arrested and booked for possession of a concealed weapon, possession of a loaded weapon, possession of stolen property, and an outstanding warrant for DUI. 


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