Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announces the arrest of a 39-year-old resident of Los Angeles for the charges of manufacturing firearms, ex-convict with a firearm, and domestic violence.
On October 18th, 2021, around 6:35 p.m., Newton Gang Enforcement Detail officers were in the area of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard when they observed a domestic violence incident taking place inside of an open business. The officers took immediate action to prevent the domestic incident from happening by physically stopping the suspect from assaulting the victim and taking him into custody without incident. During their investigation the officers observed a gun receiver, a 3D printer, and a drill press; tools that are commonly used in the manufacturing of illicit firearms.
A search warrant was drafted, approved, and executed where officers located several illicit “Ghost Guns” in various stages of manufacturing, two 3D printers, a drill press, ammunition, and a large sum of U.S currency.
Through proactive and thorough police work by Newton Gang Enforcement Detail officers and detectives, the recovery of these weapons, 3D printer, and the arrest of those manufacturing illegal firearms reduces the incidence of crime and saves lives in our communities.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore stated, “The proliferation of ghost guns continues to plague our communities. This investigation by the men and women of our Newton Patrol Division highlights our efforts to disrupt the violence in our streets through our gun recovery efforts and arrest of persons illegally possessing or manufacturing weapons.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Newton Division Detectives at 323-846-6566. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.