Man arrested after officers find unregistered, loaded gun

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man was arrested during a routine traffic stop on Monday night after officers found an unregistered gun in his possession.

Around 8:30 p.m., Bakersfield police pulled over a vehicle in the 1200 block of Casa Loma Drive.

The passenger, 31-year-old Alec Thompson, tried to run from the scene, according to police.

Officers quickly stopped him and found he was in possession of an unregistered, loaded handgun. 

Thompson was charged with firearms violations, child endangerment, resisting arrest and participating in a criminal street gang. 

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