Fresno police arrest man on weapons charge

Fresno police officers arrested a man Friday for possession of a firearm in violation of probation after a clerk at a sporting goods store alerted authorities.

Police received a call from an employee at Sportman’s Warehouse in northeast Fresno about a man who bought an air rifle. The clerk thought the man might be under the influence. The man had gone to his car and began to load the air rifle he had purchased and had driven away.

Officers found the man, identified as Adam Armstrong, near the intersection of Champlain and Perrin avenues and found that he was on felony probation. A search of his truck found live .40 caliber ammunition. The man was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

A search of the man’s home found more ammunition, multiple magazines for rifles and a loaded, stolen Glock .40 caliber handgun. Police arrested him on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a stolen firearm. He also was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a narcotic, police said.