A traffic stop early Sunday morning led to the arrest of a felon wanted on a no-bail warrant, police said.
The arrest happened when a Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a car with expired registration in the area of Bellflower Boulevard and Pageantry Street at about 1:00AM, the LBPD said in a statement on Facebook.
The officer found that a passenger in the vehicle was wanted on a felony no-bail warrant related to narcotics charges. At the time of the traffic stop, he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
The unidentified suspect was also found with several stolen identity profiles. One of the stolen identities belonged to a victim who had recently filed a police report, stating someone had tried to open a fraudulent account under his or her name.
Officers also found two stolen GPS units inside the car. Police were able to locate one of the owners of the GPS units and determined it had been stolen out of the owner’s vehicle. That owner had not yet realized the GPS had been stolen.
“This criminal is now off the street and these crimes will be investigated due to the efforts of the East Division graveyard officers,” police said. “This is just one example of how an officer conducting a simple traffic violation can lead to uncovering other more serious crimes.”