Corporal Vince Bantayan with the Fresno Police Department’s Southwest Policing District reported on August 11, 2019, information regarding the arrest of Aaron Brown, who was operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and found to be in possession of a handgun.
SOUTHWEST POLICE OFFICERS ARREST A DRUNKEN GANG MEMBER ON PAROLE WITH A HANDGUN INSIDE OF A VEHICLE.
On 08/11/19 at approximately 0407 hours Southwest Police Sergeant C. Martin, Officers T. Wooten and D. Fenstermaker responded to a report of an armed subject inside of a Gray Honda SUV at the AM/PM located at 1212 Fresno St. Officers Fenstermaker and Wooten located a Gray Honda CRV that matched the description at the AM/PM.
Sergeant Martin developed a plan and coordinated the stop of the Honda CRV, and during the traffic stop Officers observed the driver toss a loaded Glock 27 handgun on the front passenger floorboard.
Fresno Resident Aaron Brown was identified as a known Fink White gang member, is currently on Parole for Burglary, and was believed to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Brown was arrested for numerous firearm-related offenses, DUI, and for being in violation of Parole.
The Fresno Police Department would like to remind the public that Crime Stoppers has enhanced the rewards for information related to gang members who are involved in narcotics sales, firearm possession, and human trafficking. The new campaign consists of the following monetary rewards for anonymous tips. If a gang member is arrested for possessing a handgun, the reward is $2,000. If a gang member is arrested for possessing an assault rifle, the reward is $3,000. If a gang member is arrested for human trafficking, the reward is $3,000 and if a gang member is involved in drug sales, the reward is $1,000. Anyone with information is urged to call crime stoppers at (559)-498-STOP (7869) with information. Your information is kept confidential