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Angels Camp Police Department
Monday October 3rd, 2016 :: 11:04 a.m. PDT


Two Traffic Stops Net Two Illegal Firearms.

Recently, officers from the Angels Camp Police Department have removed firearms from two different individuals, on two different traffic stops.

The first incident occurred on 09-26-16, when Anthony R. Jones, a 32 year old Modesto resident, was stopped for not having a front license plate on his vehicle. Jones provided the officer with an expired concealed weapons permit, issued in Stanislaus County, and advised that his pistol was in the vehicle. Jones was arrested, cited and released for carrying a loaded firemarm in public, as well as the traffic infraction. His registered Ruger 9 MM semi-automatic handgun was seized as evidence, due to the fact that he was not legally allowed to carry a loaded weapon. Jones admitted that he carries the weapon for his personal protection, and that he is involved in commercial marijuana cultivation in Calaveras County.

The second incident occurred on 09-30-16, when an officer stopped another vehicle for the same violation, no front license plate. During his contact with the driver the officer could smell the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed a Sig Sauer 9 MM pistol and a loaded magazine in the vehicle. Victor M. Tamayo, a 29 year old Salida resident, was arrested, cited and released for carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and his registered handgun was also seized as evidence. Tamayo advised that he is staying in the area while he tends to his commercial marijuana grow in Calaveras County.


Angels Camp Police Department
200 Monte Verda St
Angels Camp, CA 95222

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-736-2567

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