Four busted on weapons-related charges intown
Staff reportsFour out-of-town men were arrested over the weekend near Donner Creek Mobile Home Park on a variety of weapons charges.According to the Truckee Police Department, officers responded to a report at 9:50 p.m. Saturday from within the neighborhood that there was a large number of people gathered in front of a mobile home. As officers arrived, they stopped a vehicle carrying five people in the driveway of Donner Creek. Police said they found a machete on the front floorboard of the car. After searching the vehicle, police said they then found a loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun in the cargo area. Officers did a computer check of the gun and discovered it had been reported stolen in a residential burglary in Reno in June, according to police.During the course of the investigation, Truckee police were in contact with Reno officers who said one of the suspects was a known gang member.The weekend incident may be part of a series of incidents in Truckee over the past few weeks in which police have suspected gang- and weapons-related activity, said Truckee police Chief Scott Berry.”It’s not a regular thing, but we’re starting to see a trend, and we’re addressing that with the manager of Donner Creek Mobile Home Park – who has been very helpful – and other parties involved,” Berry said.Truckee police have been working with the Reno police to get more information on the activity in the area. Berry said the people involved in similar incidents over past weeks have undetermined ties to the Truckee area. Two other vehicles involved in the Saturday night incident – a black Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck and a midsize gold four-door vehicle – left prior to the officers arrival, police said.Police transported all of the detained vehicle’s occupants to Nevada County Jail in Truckee. Guadalupe Martinez-Barajas, Jr., 18 of Sparks, was charged on suspicion of street gang participation, receiving stolen property and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. Luis Miguel Medina and Cesar Ivan Fargoso, both 20 of Incline Village, were arrested on suspicion of possession of illegal weapons. Juan Francisco Montana Rivera, 19 of Reno, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an illegal weapon and receiving or concealing stolen property. Ariel Nicole Fager, 20 of Reno, was arrested on suspicion of having and outstanding warrant in Nevada.
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