Traffic Stop Leads to Stolen Firearm Recovery and Drug SeizureRelease Date: 2022-08-03
On July 14, 2022 at approximately 5:05 p.m., officers assigned to the Coordinated Response Team (CRT) were driving eastbound on Broadway near Linden Avenue, when they observed a vehicle execute a traffic violation. This resulted in the officers conducting a traffic stop of the vehicle, where they contacted a male adult suspect. While officers detained the suspect, they discovered four firearms, one of which was stolen, and narcotics. Officers subsequently arrested the suspect and transported him to Long Beach City jail for booking.
The suspect was identified as Jason Castillo, a 44-year-old resident of the City of San Pedro who was booked on one count of felony possession of a controlled substance while armed, one count of felony prohibited possessor in possession of a firearm, one count of felony prohibited possessor in possession of ammunition, possession for a sale of a controlled substance, and one count of reckless driving. Bail was set at $50,000.
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