After police stopped a vehicle with expired registration Saturday evening, they arrested a male passenger who was allegedly carrying a loaded gun while on probation.
According to Napa Police Capt. Jeff Troendly, at about 5:30 p.m. an officer saw a red Ford Mustang with expired license plate tabs on Jefferson Street at Pueblo Avenue.
During the traffic stop, the driver reportedly reached into the car’s center console to retrieve his proof of insurance, police said. When he did, the officer noticed a glass pipe in the car and ordered the occupants out of the vehicle.
After searching the three occupants, the officer allegedly discovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun in Esteban Josue Cigarroa’s pants waistband, along with a folded dollar bill that police said appeared to contain methamphetamine.
Officers arrested Cigarroa, 22, of Napa, on suspicion of felony drug and gun possession and misdemeanor possession of a loaded firearm in a public place. He was booked into county jail on $100,000 bail.