Man sitting in park arrested after deputy finds unregistered gun in his backpack 

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A man sitting inside his vehicle in a park was arrested after a deputy found an unregistered firearm in his backpack. 

According to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy from the Central Station stopped a vehicle in Hulda Crooks Park in Loma Linda just before 11:35 p.m. for being in the park after hours in violation of city ordinance. 

Upon contacting the passenger, a Colton man named Caleb Ronald Thompson, the deputy observed a loaded firearm magazine on the floor of the vehicle’s passenger side. 

Thompson, 20, and another occupant of the vehicle were detained, and a search was conducted that yielded an unregistered firearm without a serial number in a backpack belonging to Thompson. 

He was taken into custody and booked at the Central Detention Center for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. 

Anyone with more information regarding this incident is urged to contact SBSD’s Central Station by calling 909-387-3545. To submit an anonymous tip, call We-Tip at 1-800-782-7463 or visit their website

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.