Santa Rosa men arrested for alleged illegal weapons possession

Two men from Santa Rosa were arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing the same type of loaded pistol in the Corby Avenue area within three hours on Saturday night, police said.

A traffic obstruction near the intersection of Corby Avenue and Hearn Avenue at 8:04 p.m. resulted in the arrest of 25-year-old Luis Miguel Peraza, who reported to officers that there was a loaded gun in his vehicle, Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Matt North said in a press release.

An officer found a Glock 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol in the vehicle, he said.

At about 11:08 pm, police made another traffic disruption on the 2600 block of Corby Avenue south of Hearn Avenue. The driver, Hector Lara-Vazquez, 34, was determined to be on parole, without guarantee, and was prohibited from owning any guns or ammunition, North said.

An officer saw Lara-Vazquez holding a round of ammunition and arrested him after a brief fight. A loaded Glock 9-millimeter semi-automatic and a small amount of suspected methamphetamine were found in his vehicle.

Both men were sent to Sonoma County Jail on various suspected violations, including gun possession. Peraza was listed as a suspected member of an active street criminal gang and Lara-Vazquez as a convicted criminal.

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