Armed gang member arrested by mall security officers www.privateofficer.com
Santa Rosa resident Matthew Kelly, 30, was prohibited from returning to the property because of the prior incident there and was detained for trespassing when he turned up again around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Mall security discovered the loaded firearm and called Santa Rosa police, who determined that the weapon had been stolen from a Forestville residence about three weeks earlier, authorities said.
A search of Kelly’s home later that night in the Apple Creek Apartments at West Third Street and Dutton Avenue turned up additional evidence of suspected drug sales, police said.
Kelly was arrested for suspected possession of a stolen firearm and for being a gang member in possession of a firearm, with a complaint submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for additional charges on alleged drug sales, police said.
He was being held at the Sonoma County Jail on Thursday with bail of $75,000, jail personnel said.