In a show of law enforcement dexterity, the Pittsburg Police Department had their hands full with activities ranging from seizing illegal weapons to community engagement yesterday. According to a post on the department's official Facebook page, Motor Officer Pena pulled over a driver for a standard vehicle code violation, only to discover a loaded "ghost" gun - a firearm without a serial number - stashed in a cross body bag. The driver was promptly arrested, and the vehicle was towed.
Ghost guns are increasingly found to be involved in criminal activities, as they can be easily acquired and are hard to trace due to their lack of serialization. The swift action of Officer Pena is part of the PPD's continued effort to effectively combat the proliferation of these dangerous weapons on the streets. It is worth noting that the arrest was made possible by a routine traffic stop, showcasing the potential to uncover serious offenses during seemingly minor law enforcement interactions.
In a softer, more community-centric part of the day, K9 Officer Nicoletti and K9 Kenzi visited Los Medanos Elementary School. There, they spent time educating students on the ins and outs of police work, particularly the K9 program. The visit wasn’t only informational, as the officers allowed time for the kids to give Kenzi some well-deserved belly rubs.
This balance of firmness and friendliness was emphasized as the department’s post rounded off with a community shout-out: "Have a safe weekend everyone and let’s go Niners!!!"