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BPD: CAR STOP LEADS TO CONCEALED LOADED FIREARM ARREST

Berkeley, California (Monday, March 27, 2017) - Gun From a Car Stop

  On March 23, 2017 at approximately 12:40pm, a Berkeley Officer and his recruit stopped a black Mercedes at College Avenue and Parker Street, for a number of vehicle code violations.  The driver was identified as by his California Driver's License as Michael Bishop 52, of Berkeley.  A computer check revealed that he was driving on a suspended driver's license.  When Bishop was searched, a loaded and concealed revolver was found in his pocket.   The revolver was loaded with live rounds and spent casings. 

Bishop was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public, carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in public, carrying a concealed firearm in public, and driving on a suspended driver's license.

The Berkeley Police Department takes great pride in our ongoing efforts to take illegally possessed firearms off the streets and help make our community a safer place. 

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