EPD Arrests Two Men on Firearms, Narcotics Violations following Traffic Stop

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The Emeryville Police announced the arrest o two men for multiple firearms and narcotics violations following a Sunday evening traffic stop.

On September 1, at approximately 10:52 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle make several erratic lane changes and cut-off other drivers near the Powell and Christie Avenue intersection.

The officer caught up to and pulled the driver over near the Bay Street shopping center.

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During the course of the traffic stop, the officer searched the vehicle and found a loaded semi-automatic pistol under the driver’s seat. A database search revealed the gun had been reported stolen.

Officers continued searching and found a backpack within reach of the passenger that contained numerous narcotic pills and a second loaded handgun. A ballistic (bullet proof) vest was also found in the vehicle’s trunk.

The driver, 18-year-old William Ponce Ramirez of Antioch, and passenger, 21-year-old Gustavo Barrera of Bay Point, were both placed under arrest.

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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.


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