North Hollywood bust uncovers ‘ghost weapon,’ says LAPD

Police recovered an unregistered and untraceable weapon when they searched a stolen motor home in North Hollywood on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police were responding to reports of illegal parking near Cahuenga Boulevard and Califa Street around 8 a.m. when they saw a motorhome without license plates and with a covered vehicle identification number, police said.

Once officers obtained the VIN of the motorhome occupant, Ryan Andres, 31, they discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen, police said.

Police detained AndrĂ©s, who was on probation, and searched the motor home, where they said they found narcotics and a “ghost pistol,” a weapon that can be created at home from easy-to-assemble parts that do not carry vehicle numbers. series like most. pistols according to gun control advocacy group Brady.

Andres was arrested and on Thursday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of an assault weapon, police said.

“The men and women of the Operations-Valley Bureau are committed to reducing incidents of violence by removing firearms from prohibited possessors in all of our neighborhoods and valley communities,” LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton said in a statement.

Anyone with information can call detectives at 818-754-8300, or call 877-527-3247 after normal business hours. Anonymous suggestions can be submitted through 800-222-8477 or lacrimestoppers.org.

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