Police recover firearm during routine traffic stop

Photo: Bakersfield Police Department

One person was arrested on Saturday night after police recovered a handgun during a routine traffic stop.

Jorge Alvarez, 27, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. on the 10 block of South King Street after he attempted to run from police officers during the stop.

While he was running, Alvarez attempted to get rid of the gun, police said.

Alveraz was taken into custody on suspicion of firearm and gang-related crimes.

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