Two Arrested in Pomona on Firearms, Child Endangerment Charges

POMONA (CNS)- Two people are in police custody Wednesday after their arrests on weapons and child endangerment charges in Pomona.

The suspects were arrested during a traffic stop.

A Pomona Police Department patrol officer noticed that a vehicle failed to make a complete stop at around 12:57 a.m. at an intersection at Parcels Street and Monterey Avenue.

The officer followed the vehicle and noticed a second violation for the same reason at an adjacent intersection. Due to the two violations, the patrol officer decided to initiate a traffic enforcement stop, said Pomona Sgt. Mark Medellin.

During the stop, officers discovered the driver, Ricky Washington, 33, was driving while having a suspended driver’s license and after a search of the vehicle found two loaded, unregistered firearms, according to Medellin. Police then learned Washington was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms.

There were two young children in the vehicle as well and Washington and the front right passenger, Tychanique Bluitt, were taken into custody on firearms related charges and child endangerment. The children were referred to the Department of Children and Family Services for further investigation, Medellin said.

Washington and Bluitt were later booked at the Pomona City Jail.

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