Fresno police arrested a 20-year-old on weapons-related charges after finding a stolen handgun during a traffic stop in southwest Fresno on Wednesday night.
Sgt. Chris Desmond said Alberto Ibarra bolted from a vehicle officers stopped for a minor traffic violation near Kearney Boulevard and Fruit Avenue around 8 p.m. Officers gave chase and quickly arrested Ibarra after he tried to hide behind a vehicle parked by a nearby house.
Officers found a loaded handgun under the vehicle, Desmond said. The gun was stolen during a recent vehicle burglary in Clovis, Desmond said.
The driver in the stopped vehicle remained in the vehicle and was cooperative. He was issued a citation for the traffic violations.
Ibarra was arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail for numerous weapons-related charges.