Fresno Police recover stolen guns, make several arrests

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Fresno police took three illegal guns off the streets of Southwest Fresno this Labor Day.

Fresno police took three illegal guns off the streets of Southwest Fresno this Labor Day.

Officers found one of those weapons, a nine-millimeter handgun, during a traffic stop Monday. They arrested 41-year-old Terry Bowlin after officers found the gun was reported stolen from the city of Fresno.

Bowlin was charged with being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm and other firearm-related charges.

Earlier in the day, officers recovered another one of those guns during a traffic stop near Van Ness and Belmont in Southwest Fresno. This one was stolen out of Merced County.

They saw the gun sitting at the feet of the passenger, 20-year-old Christian Wilds, inside the car. He admitted to recently buying the gun from an unknown source. Wilds was taken into custody.

And police discovered the last illegal gun, a rifle, while searching a car during a traffic stop in Southwest Fresno. It happened Monday night near the area of Sylmar and Hedges when officers pulled over 33-year-old Alfonso Ramos.

Ramos is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing any weapons and ammunition. They arrested him for carrying the loaded gun in addition to resisting arrest.
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