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Pomona Police Department
Saturday May 4th, 2019 :: 01:40 a.m. PDT

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Pomona Gang member arrested by Major Crimes Task Force

Date:  Friday May 3, 2019

Time:  11:43 PM

Location: 1000 Block of E. Pasadena Street, Pomona, CA

Crime:

  • 25850(c)(3) PC Gang member carrying a loaded firearm
  • 25850(c)(6) PC Carrying an unregistered loaded firearm
  • 25400(a)(2) PC Carrying a concealed firearm on person
  • 30305 (a) PC Felon in possession of ammunition

Suspect:
  • Barahona, Kevin, 23 Year Old La Puente Resident
  • Mendez, Fernando 22 Year Old Hemet Resident
Unit:
  • The Pomona Police Department Major Crimes Task Force
  • The California Highway Patrol MCTF Officers
    Baldwin Park Office

Narrative:
 
On Friday, May 3, 2019, around 11:43 PM, members of the Pomona Police Department's Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) and the California Highway Patrol were partnered up, and working a gang suppression detail within the City of Pomona. Officers were providing extra patrol in the area of the 1000 block of E. Pasadena St. Officers saturated this area on foot as gang members in this area typically have a lookout for our Police cars. As Officers approached on foot, Suspect Barahona was caught by surprise. As soon as he learned of the presence of the Officers, he immediately reached into his waistband and in front of the Officers discarded a loaded firearm over a fence. Officers recovered the firearm and took Suspect Barahona into custody without incident. During the course of the investigation, Officers located a loaded rifle magazine and Suspect Mendez was also arrested.

Suspects Barahona and Mendez were booked at the Pomona City Jail on the above indicated charges.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at (909)620-2085.

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Written by:
J. Hernandez, Corporal
Major Crimes Task Force

Address/Location
Pomona Police Department
490 West Mission Boulevard
Pomona, CA 91766

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