Deputies seize loaded handguns during traffic stop

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department photo.

On July 27, Jurupa Valley Special Enforcement Team deputies seized two semi-automatic loaded handguns, ammunition, and brass knuckles during a traffic stop near the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Pacific Avenue in Jurupa Valley.  

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the driver, 35-year-old Michael Clawson of Arizona, was in possession of brass knuckles. The passenger, 29-year-old David Browning of Riverside,  had an out of state misdemeanor warrant.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the location and seizure of two semi-automatic loaded handguns, not registered to Clawson or Browning. 

Police records show Clawson was arrested for being a felon in possession of firearms, felon in possession of ammunition, brass knuckles, and carrying a loaded firearm in public. Browning was arrested for committing a felony while on bail on an illegal firearm possession and possession of loaded firearms. Both men were booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to contact Deputy Boggs at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.


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