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Convicted felon arrested with stolen gun following traffic stop in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A traffic stop led authorities to a convicted felon who was found to be in possession of stolen handgun, officials said.

It happened on May 11, 2018 at about 4:30 pm, when two deputies with the Victorville Police Department’s Gang Enforcement Team attempted to make a traffic stop on a 1998 Saturn, after the driver failed to stop at the limit line at the stop sign, at Seneca and Rodeo, officials said.

The driver, 21-year old Eduardo Salazar of Victorville, failed to yield initially, continuing through a residential neighborhood, finally stopping on South Mojave Drive. Salazar and his two male passengers were detained and transported to the Victorville station for interview.

“While clearing the vehicle at the scene, deputies found a handgun on the driver’s side floorboard. A records check determined that gun had been reported stolen in Arizona,” Stated Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez.

Salazar is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for felon carrying a loaded firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, receiving known stolen property, and evading a peace officer. He also is being held on two, no-bail warrants from Los Angeles County. His two passengers were released at the station after being interviewed and no charges filed.

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