Police Department

Handgun in plain view recovered during traffic stop; driver arrested.

April 11, 2023

Officers pulled a man over for a speeding violation near La Playa Dr and Hesperian Blvd.

As officers approached the vehicle and talked to the driver, they noticed the barrel of a handgun sticking out from underneath the front passenger seat.

The driver was detained, and the gun was determined to be loaded and unregistered.

The driver was arrested for multiple gun charges, including having a loaded firearm in a public place. 

While not all traffic stops result in a gun recovery, we are grateful for the ability to proactively work toward creating safer roadways and a #SaferHayward.

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