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Monterey County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday September 8th, 2015 :: 08:10 a.m. PDT


Suspect arrested in possession of illegal firearms & ammunition after short pursuit.

Monterey County Sheriff‘s Deputies attempted to conduct a vehicle stop in the area of Thorne Rd and Arroyo Seco Rd for California Vehicle Code violations. A short pursuit ensued into the City of Greenfield with speeds reaching 60 MPH. The suspect, SERGIO ORTEGA, finally yielded to Sheriff’s Deputies in the 200 block of El Camino Real in the City of Greenfield. ORTEGA was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies with the assistance of the Greenfield Police Department without further incident.

Ortega was found to be in possession of a loaded, illegal AR-15 style rifle with 95 rounds of ammunition and several high capacity rifle magazines, as well as a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with 66 rounds of ammunition and several high capacity pistol magazines.

ORTEGA had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest out of Monterey County, as well as a previous felony conviction for possession of a firearm and drug possession prohibiting him to possess any firearms. ORTEGA was booked into the Monterey County Jail.

Monterey County Sheriff's Office
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906

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