Garden Grove

Speed leads to an arrest

GLOCK 42 pistol recovered by police (GGPD).

If you’re a parolee and carrying a gun, it’s probably a good idea to not attract attention to yourself by – for example – speeding along on a motorcycle.

That’s what led members of the Garden Grove Police Department’s Community Impact Unit to make an arrest last Tuesday of what officers call a documented gang member.

Last Tuesday (July 27), members of the CIU spotted a motorcycle “traveling at a high rate of speed” in the area of Euclid Street and Westminster Avenue. Officers were able to make a stop at the intersection of Euclid and First Street, but as they approached, the rider tried to remount the cycle and flee.

Officers were able to stop that, but the man then led them on a short foot pursuit.

Police say that the suspect “became combative” and resisted arrest. During the struggle, the man tried to discard a firearm. He was arrested and taken into custody and booked into Orange County Jail.

The weapon – a loaded Glock 42 semiautomatic pistol – was recovered.


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