A traffic stop for a vehicle code violation led to the arrest of a 19 year old on multiple gun charges, illegal drug sales and a marijuana conversion lab. Jason Jimenez, the Elk Grove Police Department PIO posted on the department’s Facebook page about the arrest.
Last night, detectives from our Street Crimes Unit observed 19-year-old Alexander Churchward of Elk Grove driving a motor vehicle in the area of Contente Way and Forest Vista Way. Detectives stopped Churchward for a vehicle code violation.
A probable cause search of the vehicle led to the discovery of high capacity ammunition magazine in the trunk of the vehicle. A search of Churchward’s person led to the discovery of prescription medication not prescribed to Churchward. Churchward was arrested.
A search warrant was authorized for Churchward’s residence. The search of Churchward’s bedroom led to the discovery of a loaded firearm, two loaded high capacity magazines, additional ammunition, indicia related to narcotic sales, a concentrated marijuana conversion lab, as well as prescription medications. Churchward was transported to the main jail.
Time: 1825 hours
Report #: 18-007842
Charges: HS 11379.6 (A), 11351, 11375 (B)(1), 11357 (B), PC 12022 (A)(1), 32310
Location: Contente Way / Forest Vista Way
Suspect: CHURCHWARD, ALEXANDER (WMA, 19, ARRESTED)
|Total Bail||Ineligible for Bail|