Petaluma police arrested a 35-year-old Napa man on suspicion of having two loaded handguns and two AR-15 assault weapon with high-capacity magazines in his vehicle on Christmas Day.

The man, Randy Myers, had originally called police around 11:30 p.m. Monday to report that two men had threatened him with a knife and accused him of abusing his dog, police said in a statement.

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Responding officers to North McDowell Boulevard at Ross Street found those claims to be unfounded, police said. But when Myers also told officers he had a loaded firearm in his vehicle, a search discovered four weapons.

Myers was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on two counts of carrying a loaded weapon, two counts of possession of an assault weapon and one count of possession of high-capacity magazines.

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Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S