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Posted on: August 9, 2017

LOADED FIREARM ARREST

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On August 8, 2017, at approximately 1:17 a.m., Fountain Valley Police Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Filbert Street and Dandelion Avenue. As Officers were conducting their investigation, the driver, who was identified as Hoang Le (36) from Santa Ana, attempted to flee while he was seated on a curb. Le tripped as he was attempting to flee and was handcuffed by Officers. The passenger in the vehicle, who was identified as Ricardo Sanchez (31) from Orange, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. During a search of the suspect vehicle, Officers located a stolen license plate and a loaded firearm. Le was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting a Peace Officer, and Possession of a Concealed Loaded Un-registered Firearm. Sanchez was arrested for the outstanding warrant and providing a false name. Incident #: 17-30176

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