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Benicia Police Department
Wednesday February 6th, 2013 :: 10:32 a.m. PST


Benicia Police arrest ex-felon in possession of loaded & concealed 9mm pistol with high capacity magazine.

DATE & TIME: February 5, 2013 7:10 p.m.

LOCATION: 200 block Baker Street, Benicia

INCIDENT TYPE: Arrest of Ex-Felon for possessing a concealed/loaded handgun that contained a high capacity magazine during Warrant Service

29800(a)(1) PC – Ex-Felon Possess Firearm (F)
29900(a)(1) PC – Felon w/prior conviction for possession of firearm (F)
25400 (a)(2) PC – Possess Concealed Firearm (F)
32310 PC – Possess High Capacity Magazine (M)
Misdemeanor DUI Warrant – Contra Costa County

ARRESTED: Michael Horne 33 year old male – No permanent address

Benicia Police developed information that a subject with an outstanding NO BAIL misdemeanor warrant for DUI issued by a Contra Costa County Court, was staying at a residence in the 200 block of Baker Street. As two BPD officers contacted the resident, the wanted male suspect fled out a backdoor. Officers at the front door relayed this information to other officers who were waiting in the backyard. Upon seeing the police officers, this subject immediately surrendered by lying down on the ground. While taking him into custody, he admitted to being armed with a firearm. In his waistband, police located a 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a loaded 30 round high capacity magazine. The firearm had a round chambered.

Horne has several prior felony convictions for being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm.

Lt. Frank Hartig said “we are very fortunate that this incident concluded with the suspect surrendering and complying with the officer’s orders. The officers confronted an armed suspect, with a prior history of violence and weapons convictions, in a dark backyard. The professionalism and training of these officers prevented this situation from turning out with negative results.”

For further information regarding this release, please contact Lt. Frank Hartig via email or by calling (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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