SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KRON) — Santa Rosa police responded to a “suspicious person” Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Around 1:20 p.m., two Santa Rosa police officers contacted the person, later identified as 19-year-old Ricardo Reynoso-Hernandez of Santa Rosa, in the 800 block of West College Avenue.
The officers learned Reynoso-Hernandez was on active felony probation and subject to warrantless search and seizure, authorities said.
Officials searched the person and uncovered a loaded 9mm handgun, concealed in his waistband.
The firearm was a ghost gun, police said, and loaded with 10 bullets.
Reynoso-Hernandez is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.
A small bindle of suspected cocaine was also located during the search.
A 15-year-old boy was with the suspect at the time of the contact and was found in possession of a switchblade knife.
The teen was issued a citation for possession of a switchblade knife and released to a guardian.
Reynoso-Hernandez was arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail for the following charges:
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Feloniously carrying a concealed firearm on person
- Felony possession of a loaded firearm, not the registered owner
- Felon in possession of ammunition
- Misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance
- Felony violation of probation