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San Leandro Police Department
Monday September 30th, 2013 :: 07:13 a.m. PDT


Two more illegal guns recovered during proactive stops

Sandra R. Spagnoli Chief of Police
901 East 14th Street, San Leandro CA 94577


DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: 09/30/13, 7 am

INCIDENTS: Illegal loaded firearms recovered


TELEPHONE: (510) 577-3232


1200 block of Davis Street, San Leandro

1800 block of Marina Boulevard, San Leandro

INVESTIGATING DETECTIVE(S): Detective Sergeant Ted Henderson


Fernando Rodriguez, 59 year old male who resides in San Leandro (1st photo)

Christopher Kahapea, 25 year old male who resides in unincorporated San Leandro
(2nd photo)


Concealed loaded firearm recovered-
On 09/28/13, approximately 1:10 PM, one of our patrol officers was driving in the 1200 block of Davis Street when they recognized a subject they knew had an outstanding arrest warrant. The officer stopped the subject and during the investigation they recovered a concealed loaded firearm from his waistband. The subject was arrested for the incident and transported to jail.

Suspect-Fernando Rodriguez, 59 year old male who resides in San Leandro.

Concealed loaded firearm recovered-
On 09/29/13, approximately 2:50 AM, one of our patrol officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 1800 block of Marina Boulevard. During the investigation an illegal loaded firearm was recovered from the vehicle. Christopher Kahapea was arrested for the incident and transported to jail for the incident.

Suspect- Christopher Kahapea, 25 year old male who resides in unincorporated San Leandro

Lt. Randall Brandt stated, "We really appreciate the hard work our officers are putting in. They continue to be proactive and focused on combatting crime within our community."


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San Leandro Police Department
901 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577

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