3 arrested and 2 guns seized, including ‘ghost gun,’ police say

Police say they arrested three individuals and seized two firearms, including one “ghost gun,” in separate incidents Saturday.

The first incident occurred at about 11:02 a.m. when Long Beach Police officers found a stolen vehicle surrounded by a group of individuals in the Carmelitos Housing Project in North Long Beach. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a firearm, and later determined that one of individuals was responsible for the gun, police said.

Police arrested the individual, a male juvenile, according to the LBPD. The suspect was not identified because of his age.

The investigation is ongoing.

The second incident took place at about 1:30 p.m., when officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign at 10th Street and Obispo Avenue in the Eastside neighborhood.

After the stop, two male occupants got out of the vehicle and began running. Officers detained both occupants, then searched the vehicle and found a gun lacking a serial number and a high-capacity drum magazine, according to police.

Officers then arrested Andrew Cazales, 18 and Angel Oliver, 19, both of Huntington Park, police said.

Cazales was booked on one count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and one count of possessing a firearm without a serial number. Bail was set at $35,000.

Oliver was booked on one count of obstructing/resisting a police officer. Bail was set at $10,000.

The investigation in that case is ongoing.

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Anthony Pignataro is an investigative reporter and editor for the Long Beach Post. He has close to three decades of experience in journalism leading numerous investigations and long-form journalism projects for the OC Weekly and other publications. He joined the Post in May 2021.
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