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Man arrested after reportedly dropping loaded revolver while running from Salinas officer

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Salinas Police

SALINAS, Calif. (KION) A man is facing resisting arrest, probation violation, Shelter in Place violation and multiple gun charges after an incident Tuesday night.

A Salinas police officer and K-9 Robby were driving through Acosta Plaza when 21-year-old Jose Alfredo Mexicano reportedly started running when he saw the patrol car.

As he was running, police said Mexicano dropped a loaded .357 revolver.

Police said that when he went into one of the apartments, officers surrounded it and called out those living there.

Mexicano was eventually arrested. Officers conducted a probation search of the apartment and allegedly found a rifle next to Mexicano's property.

Crime / Monterey County / Salinas / Top Stories

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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