Truckee police arrest stranded group on weapons charges
A group of adults stranded at a Truckee gas station were arrested by police on firearms possession charges yesterday, according to a Truckee Police Department press release.
At around 2 a.m. Thursday, Truckee police officers made contact with a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station on Deerfield Drive.
According to the statement, the vehicle broke down and the four occupants were waiting for a family member to come from Reno to pick them up.
Officers located two loaded firearms in the vehicle, and one of the firearms was stolen out of the Reno area. Additionally inside the vehicle officers located a fully loaded ammunition magazine, and an illegal “blackjack” club positioned in such a fashion to be readily accessible for the driver to use as a dangerous weapon, the release states.
When the family member arrived to pick up the stranded passengers, officers located a loaded firearm inside the driver’s door pocket of his vehicle.
Rudy, Ralph and Phillip Gonzales, along with Ralph Gonzales Jr. and Brandi Duggins were booked into Nevada County Jail in Truckee on possession of a “blackjack” weapon, and a loaded .45 caliber pistol stolen out of Reno Nevada area. Additional charges were possession of a loaded .380 caliber pistol, felon in possession of a loaded ammunition magazine, and possession of a loaded .40 caliber pistol.