Crime

July 21, 2014

Modesto police recover assault weapons while serving search warrant

Assault weapons and ammunition were recovered by Modesto Police Department special units that served a search warrant in southwest Modesto on Monday.

Assault weapons and ammunition were recovered by Modesto Police Department special units that served a search warrant in southwest Modesto on Monday.

At about 8:45 a.m., officers with the Street Gang Unit, Modesto Narcotics Enforcement Team, Crime Reduction Team and Special Weapons and Tactics served the warrant at a home in the 1700 block of Victor Court. Two people, 20-year-old Famous Adams and 30-year-old Lace Davis, were arrested.

The search warrant was a result of an investigation that identified Adams as a shooter in a so-called careless shooting incident in front of the residence. He is a convicted felon who is on probation and cannot possess firearms.

As the warrant was being served, Adams, a documented gang member, fled the home but quickly was apprehended in a back yard several houses away. Inside the Victor Court residence, officers recovered two assault weapons, a handgun, a silencer and several high-capacity ammo magazines.

Adams was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for resisting arrest, violation of probation, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a silencer and being felon in possession of ammunition and firearms. Davis was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center for resisting arrest, possession of an assault weapon and possession of a silencer.

In 2013, the Street Gang Unit recovered over 140 guns from gang members who had them illegally. This year, the SGU has recovered 72.

Sergeant Scott Myers of the Street Gang Unit said, “We will continue our efforts to suppress gang activity and take illegal weapons off of the street, to make Modesto a safer place to live.”

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