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Two Lathrop residents face charges of prior felons with stolen gun
Photo courtesy of Lathrop Police Department Lathrop Police arrested two people after they were spotted in a suspicious vehicle inside of one of Lathrop’s newest housing tracts carrying a stolen gun from Stockton.

Last week the Lathrop Police Department arrested two Lathrop residents after they were found inside of a vehicle in Stanford Crossing with a stolen gun.

According to the agency, officers were dispatched to the area near Pump Station #6 after a suspicious vehicle was reported and made contact with two subjects that were both determined to be prior felons.

Upon further investigation officers found a loaded semiautomatic handgun and found that both subjects – whose names were not released – had outstanding warrants for their arrest. Both were convicted felons and were taken into custody and booked in the San Joaquin County Jail on a variety of felony weapons charges and warrants.

This month Lathrop Police have taken a number of guns off the street that were being either being carried illegally or by prohibited from owning firearms.

According to the US Bureau of Justice, from 2019 through 2020 there were 820,000 violent crimes committed in the United States involving firearms – mostly robberies and aggravated assaults. Coincidentally, homicides rose by 28 percent in the United States during that same time frame according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To contact Bulletin reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.