Monterey Park, Calif. – February 21, 2014 -- On Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm officers from the Monterey Park Police Department arrested a convicted felon in possession a loaded firearm.
A police officer observed a vehicle driven by an adult female traveling in the area of Newmark and Alhambra Avenues fail to stop for a posted stop sign. The police officer began to follow the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop for the vehicle code violation. While the vehicle was attempting to pull over, the front passenger, later identified as Suspect Robert Miramon Jr., 25 years old of Fontana, CA tossed an object out of the vehicle through the front passenger window.
The driver pulled her vehicle over and an investigation was conducted. During the investigation, it was determined that the object thrown from the vehicle was a small caliber handgun which was found underneath a nearby vehicle. Officers retrieved the loaded Iver Johnson .22 caliber handgun which Miramon later admitted possessing and discarding when the vehicle in which he was riding was being followed by police.
During the investigation and subsequent arrest of Miramon, he was found to be wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet, commonly placed on individuals on Post Release Community Supervision (AB 109). Miramon was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm and revocation of post-release community supervision. He is being housed in the Monterey Park Police Department jail with no bail and will be arraigned at Alhambra Superior Court on February 21, 2014.
The female driver of the vehicle was determined not to be involved in Miramon’s actions and was released on scene.
Lt. Bill Cuevas, Monterey Park Police Department