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Benicia Police Department
Friday July 13th, 2012 :: 10:35 a.m. PDT


Benicia PD arrest 17 yr old male for possessing a loaded handgun and marijuana for sale. Handgun was later found to be reported stolen.

Benicia Police Department
200 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510

DATE & TIME: July 12, 2012 11:48 p.m.

LOCATION: 500 block Cambridge Drive, Benicia

INCIDENT TYPE: Arrest of Juvenile subject possessing a loaded handgun during traffic stop. Handgun is later found to be stolen from San Leandro. Juvenile subject also possessed marijuana for sale

25400 PC – Possess Concealed Firearm (M)
25850 PC – Possess Loaded Firearm (M)
496 PC – Possess Stolen Property (F)
12022 PC – Armed in Commission of a Felony Crime (F)
11359 H&S – Possess Marijuana for Sale (F)

ARRESTED: 17 year old Juvenile Male, Benicia, CA resident

On July 12, 2012 at approximately 11:48 p.m., Benicia PD K9 Officer Kirk Keffer and his K9 partner “Bak” were on patrol in the City of Benicia. Ofcr. Keffer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a posted stop sign. Ofcr. Keffer stopped the 1996 Honda Civic and contacted the driver who was identified as a 17 year old juvenile male Benicia resident. Officer Keffer smelled an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. He later utilized his K9 partner “Bak” to conduct a search of the vehicle. “Bak” located a small amount of marijuana that was packaged for sale. Ofcr. Keffer also located a loaded 45 caliber semi automatic pistol wrapped in a shirt on the back seat of the vehicle. The gun was later found to be reported stolen from the City of San Leandro. The juvenile male was arrested and later transported and booked into the Solano County Jail in Fairfield. Although this was a “routine traffic stop” that police officers make everyday, it clearly illustrates the potential danger this officer could have faced under different circumstances, said Lt. Frank Hartig.

For further information regarding this release, please contact Lt. Frank Hartig at (707) 746-4259.

Benicia Police Department
200 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-745-3411

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