Police Arrest Driver with Loaded Guns

Alameda Police Department &nbsp&nbsp Alameda police confiscated these guns from a driver who ran a stop sign.

Police Arrest Driver with Loaded Guns

Alameda police officers arrested two men for possession of loaded firearms the night before Thanksgiving. 

Alameda Police Department (APD) officers confiscated the two firearms, one stolen, along with an extended clip, from the vehicle during the arrest. Jeffry Aguilar and Jowuan Jones, both 23, were arrested for multiple charges. Both men were charged with possession of a firearm. 

Aguilar was charged with being on active parole for burglary, parolee in possession of a firearm and for violating his parole. Jones was also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm with an active search clause for burglary and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. 

The arrest occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 8:14 p.m. on Walnut Street. An APD officer witnessed a vehicle run a stop sign, according to a report on the APD Facebook page. The reporting officer also noticed the vehicle had no front plate and a paper plate on the rear. The officer made a U-turn to approach the vehicle in an attempt to conduct a traffic-enforcement stop, but the driver quickly made a turn to evade the officer. However, the driver of the vehicle drove into a dead-end alley. 

The driver tried to reverse out of the alley, but by then he was blocked off by the officer’s vehicle. The officer activated his overhead lights and ordered the driver to stop and turn off the vehicle. The officer called for backup after realizing there were four people inside the vehicle, according to reports. Once backup officers arrived, all four occupants exited the vehicle without resistance, according to reports.   

Officers also confiscated bolt cutters and a ski mask from inside the vehicle. The driver was cited for driving with a suspended license. He was released at the scene. The fourth passenger of the vehicle had no warrants and was also released at the scene. 

Both Aguilar and Jones are currently being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin without bail. Aguilar is on probation for first-degree burglary from an incident that took place in August 2017. He was sentenced to five years of probation beginning Feb. 22, 2018. His probation revocation hearing is set for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 according to Alameda County records. Jones does not have any scheduled hearings.

Rob Stofle was the reporting APD officer.