City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20120427-058
Friday, April 27, 2012

Light Anti-Armor Weapon Seized During Routine Call for Service

On April 25, 2012, the Sacramento Police Department seized multiple illegal weapons, including a Light Anti-Armor Weapon, or a commonly known as a rocket launcher, from a residence in the area of 54th Street and San Francisco Boulevard. 

While on routine patrol, a 10-year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department gathered information that set in motion a series of events that ultimately resulted in his patrol team obtaining a search warrant into a home.  The search yielded numerous illegal and stolen weapons.  

Officers seized the various weapons throughout the house, and some were hidden behind a false wall.  The weapons seized were: AK-22 assault rifle, loaded Intertec Tec-9 assault pistol, sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun, 16-gauge shotgun, full-automatic Tommy gun, 8 handguns, two training/inert hand grenades, ammunition, miscellaneous parts for other weapons and a Light Anti-Armor Weapon. 

The Sacramento Police Department's Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit (EOD) responded for assistance.  At this time the investigation is continuing and the names of the suspects are being withheld.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357), or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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