FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A gun that had been reported stolen over 20 years ago has been recovered after a traffic stop in Fairfield over the weekend.
Fairfield police say an officer pulled over a car on Sunday for having no license plates.READ MORE: Wild Rescue: Wildlife Biologist Finds, Brings Injured Bald Eagle To Hughson Wildlife Center For Treatment
The driver allegedly gave the officer a false name and didn’t have any ID with him. Using the car’s vehicle number, the officer soon discovered the car’s registration had been expired since January of last year.Folsom Restaurateur Develops Rentable Kitchen Concept For Start-Ups Looking For Space
A search of the car after the driver was detained uncovered a loaded .25 caliber pistol in the center console.
After a quick check, police say it was discovered that the gun had been reported stolen out of Humboldt County back in 1995.MORE NEWS: Gov. Newsom Proposes Budget That Would Send $600 Stimulus Checks To Two-Thirds Of Californians
The driver was eventually arrested and was booked into Solano County Jail. He has been identified as 24-year-old Fairfield resident Alfred Fairley.