Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Ukiah Man Arrested in Pacifica for Alleged Possession of a ‘Ghost Gun’

The following is a press release issued by the Pacifica Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

The ‘ghost gun’ located by Pacifica Police in possession of a Ukiah man [Photo from the Pacifica Police Department]

On February 12, 2023 at approximately 12:03 pm, a Pacifica Police Officer initiated a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle after the officer observed a vehicle code violation.

The driver of the vehicle, ROCIO MALDONADO, a 28-year-old resident of Ukiah, CA was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license. During an inventory search of the vehicle, the officer located a concealed loaded firearm. Upon inspection, the firearm was found to not contain a serial number, which is commonly known as a “ghost gun.” The firearm further contained an illegal high-capacity magazine.

ROCIO MALDONADO was placed under arrest for violations of 25850(a) PC [possession of a loaded firearm], 25400(a)(1) PC [possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle] and 32310 PC [possession of high-capacity magazine] and booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Pacifica Police Department at 650-738-7314, or may anonymously provide information by calling the silent witness tip line at 650-359-4444. Refer to PPD Case 23-0397

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  1. I’m confused, the headline states arrested for alleged possession of a ghost gun. Yet none of the charges state anything to do with possesion of a ghost gun. They jave loaded, concealed and high capacity magazine. Os there a law in regards to ghost guns?

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