Monterey County

Pacific Grove police recover gun stolen from Salinas in 1999

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. - A traffic stop in Pacific Grove early Thursday morning led to the arrest of a suspected Seaside gang member and the recovery of a gun reported stolen 15 years ago.

Officers conducted a vehicle check at the Asilomar turnout for an illegally parked vehicle and found that the occupants were involved in drug activity.

Officers also found a loaded handgun inside the vehicle and discovered it had been reported stolen out of Salinas in 1999.

Police arrested the driver, Gustavo Lobato, 20, of Seaside, on multiple weapons-related charges and then transported him to Monterey County Jail.

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