Fresno man arrested for possession of a homemade gun

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Fresno Police

FRESNO, California – Fresno police said they responded to the Frank H. Ball center regarding a suspicious person sitting at a picnic table working on an object that made an explosion sound. 

Police say the suspect left the location, however, a device was located near where the suspect was seated. 

Fresno Police Department’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called out to the location and determined the device to be a homemade gun with a spent shotgun shell inside of it. 

Police determined this was the object that made the loud sound the witness heard and believed to be an explosion. 

While searching the immediate area for the suspect Fresno police said they located a person matching the description of the suspect in the area.

The subject was searched and found to have three more shotgun shells and one rifle round. 

Police identified the suspect as Juan Bais, a 41-year-old that also had three warrants for trespassing and for theft of recyclables. 

Police said the suspect  was booked at the Fresno County Jail for possession of the homemade gun and unlawful discharge of the firearm. He was also charged with possession of methamphetamine pipes.

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