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Three Arrested, Loaded Firearm Recovered

On February 7, 2021 just after midnight, a patrol officer observed a vehicle with its engine and headlights on in a parking lot on the 1500 block of E Wilson Ave and contacted the occupants. The driver, 20-year-old Albert Ontiveros of Los Angeles, stated that they had just gotten food and were going to eat.

Shortly thereafter the officer discovered that one of the passengers, 26-year-old Luis Iribe of Los Angeles, had a firearm possession warrant out for his arrest. A second officer observed what appeared to be gunshot holes on the side of the vehicle. As the officer pulled the handle of the driver’s door to have Ontiveros step out, Ontiveros drove away through the parking lot and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

Once the vehicle exited the lot, a juvenile passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After this, the vehicle yielded to officers and one officer chased the juvenile. After a foot pursuit, the juvenile was taken into custody. The officer who chased the juvenile located a loaded firearm on the ground near where they had taken the juvenile into custody.

Ontiveros was arrested for evading a peace officer, Iribe was arrested and booked on his warrant and the juvenile was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public, being a minor in possession of a firearm and for obstructing.

Sgt. Hauptmann

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