Recent Firearms Violations Arrests

On June 3, 2020, at approximately 8:30 PM, officers assigned to the Special Enforcement Detail conducted a traffic stop in the area of Central Ave and Wilson Ave on a vehicle with no front license plate.  The driver, identified as 27-year-old Javier Ramirez of Los Angeles, was found to be driving on a suspended license.  Subsequent investigation revealed that Ramirez was in possession of a loaded revolver along with a large quantity of marijuana, over $8,000 in cash, individually bagged quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and illegally possessed prescription drugs.  Ramirez was arrested and booked for being in possession of a firearm with a controlled substance along with transportation and sales of illegal drugs amongst other charges.

Brandon Legaspi

Just over an hour later, on a separate investigation, Special Enforcement Detail officers contacted a group near a retaining wall on the 1300-block of E Harvard St that were out past the ordered curfew and had open alcoholic containers around them.  As they did so, one male who the officers recognized as an admitted gang member from previous contacts, identified as 18-year-old Brandon Legaspi of Glendale, took off running.  Legaspi went in between two parked vehicles and officers heard the sound of a heavy object striking the concrete.  Legaspi continued running as an officer chased him on foot and detained him.  Another officer recovered a loaded handgun from in between the parked vehicles mentioned above.  Legaspi was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public and was booked into custody.

Javier Ramirez