Fairfield gang detectives on Thursday night arrested a known gang member on various weapons offenses after a spot-search turned up a loaded handgun, according to police. At around 8:45 p.m., gang detectives reported seeing a 16-year-old known member of the Norteño street gang in front of a liquor store in the 1700 block of North Texas Street, according to Fairfield police. The suspect was on probation due to a prior conviction for carrying a loaded handgun, and therefore subject to search and seizure conditions, according to police. Detectives contacted the boy and, during a pat down, reportedly found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in his waistband. The Fairfield juvenile was arrested for various firearm violations and violation of probation, according to police, who also served the youth with a court-ordered gang injunction.
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