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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Felons Suspected of Possessing Firearms

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A traffic stop led to the arrest of two felons on suspicion of possessing firearms in Vallejo on Wednesday, a Solano County sheriff’s spokesman said. Two deputies conducted the traffic stop on a vehicle with expired registration near Sutter and Maine streets around 11:30 a.m., sheriff’s spokesman Daryl Snedeker said. Nicholas James Ahrendt, 25, of Vallejo was driving the vehicle and the deputies learned he was on felony probation out of Solano County for possession of stolen property, Snedeker said.

A search of Ahrendt’s vehicle turned up evidence that led deputies to suspect he had firearms in his home, he said. The deputies detained Ahrendt and took him to his home a short distance away from the traffic stop. Ahrendt was unable to enter the home and had to call his roommate to unlock the door.

The roommate, 32-year-old Justin Robert Remedios of Vallejo, arrived and deputies learned he was on probation out of Shasta County, he said. Ahrendt and Remedios are both convicted felons and prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition, according to Snedeker.

They were booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of probation violation, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and convicted felon in possession of live ammunition, he said.

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