Pasadena man accused of carrying stolen handgun, high-capacity magazine

PASADENA >> Police officers questioning a man for riding a bicycle without a light late Friday ended up arresting the cyclist on suspicion of carrying a stolen handgun and a high-capacity magazine, officials said.
Christopher Ramirez, 22, of Pasadena was booked on suspicion of possession of a concealed firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine and receiving stolen property following the 11:18 p.m. encounter at Lake Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. Jason Clawson said.
Officers patrolling the area spotted Ramirez riding a bicycle without a light and stopped to talk to him, the lieutenant said.
“He admitted having a 9mm handgun in his pocket, and a high-capacity magazine in his back pocket,” Clawson said.
Under state law, ammunition magazine obtained after Jan. 1, 2000, with a capacity over 10 rounds is illegal. The capacity of the magazine Ramirez was arrested with was not available.
Police additionally determined the Glock handgun had been reported stolen in Nevada, he added.
Ramirez was being held in lieu of $35,000 bail at the Pasadena Police Department’s jail pending arraignment.

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