Fresno police say they recovered a gun during a traffic stop that was reportedly stolen from the city.
Officers made a traffic stop Saturday in southeast Fresno, east of Calwa, where they located 19-year-old Champ Eurich and 18-year-old Cody Martino inside the car. A third person who was not named was also in the vehicle, according to a police news release.
An officer asked Eurich to exit the vehicle and were patting him down when the officer felt a gun magazine in his pants. Eurich then allegedly told the officer that the gun was under the passenger seat, police said.
Officers found a 9 mm Glock that police determined had been reported as missing from the City of Fresno. But Eurich allegedly told police he purchased the gun from a seller for $300.
Eurich was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen and loaded firearm. Martino was arrested on a warrant. Both were taken to Fresno County Jail.
The gun discovery makes the 35th gun removed from the street in the city this year, according to police.