Sanger man arrested on weapons charges twice in five days

The second time, another man was also arrested

SANGER, California - A Sanger man was arrested two times in five days on various weapons charges, the Sanger Police Department said Wednesday.

The first arrest happened on June 17 around 2:30 a.m. when a patrol officer stopped to check out 2 men in the 700 block of Edgar Avenue.

While checking them out, the officer discovered one of the men stashed a gun under a vehicle in the front of the house, police said.

That's when she arrested Richard Gonzalez, 19 -- a local gang member -- on charges of possessing a 9 mm handgun. 

He was booked into the Fresno County Jail and later released on bail. 

Four days later on Tuesday at 6 a.m., Sanger Police investigators served a search warrant at the home in the 700 block of Edgar Avenue.

During the search, officers found two additional firearms -- one .45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and an old sawed off rifle, police said.

Officers again arrested Gonzalez.

The also arrested Ildelfonso Sepulveda, 20, of Sanger.

Both men are identified Sanger gang members, police said. They were booked into the Fresno County Jail on weapons charges.


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