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Victorville police arrest 2 men for firearms violations and bringing drugs into a prison

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Sunday night traffic stop conducted by Victorville deputies resulted in the arrest of two men on felony probation and the seuizure of three firearms, officials said.

On August 12, 2018, Deputy V. Quezada and Deputy S. Taylor conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Cadillac, after observing the driver fail to stop for a red signal light.

The vehicle yielded on the Palmdale Road overpass on the I-15 freeway.

Upon contacting the driver of the Cadillac, 31-year old David Rwengo, Deputy Quezada discovered two passengers in the vehicle, 28-year old Rajesh Charan and a juvenile. Quezada smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed an open container of marijuana inside.

A search of the vehicle was conducted. Ammunition and 3 firearms were fo und in the vehicle, one of which was in the juvenile’s diaper bag. Both Rwengo and Charan are convicted felons and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Rwengo was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for felon in possession of a firearm, prohibited person in possession of ammunition, and altering the identification mark of a firearm. Charan was also arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for felon in possession of a firearm, prohibited person in possession of ammunition, altering the identification mark of a firearm, and bringing drugs into a prison after he was found to have concealed marijuana on his person at the time of his booking.

The juvenile was released to a family member at the scene.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27 463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

(source: SBSB Victorville Police Deartment news release)

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