Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

At approximately 2:13 a.m. today, May, 1 , 2019, an officer conducted a traffic stop on someone for a for a vehicle code violation. Arthur Barajas Jr., 24, Anaheim, refused to stop and attempted to evade officers at a slow speed while he handled an item in the vehicle that was hidden from officers’ view. The item, later determined to be a fully loaded AR-15, was abandoned in the front seat of the vehicle after the suspect crashed into a phone pole on Fairview and Wilson and fled on foot, according to the Costa Mesa police.

A perimeter was established and with the assistance from OC Sheriff Department’s helicopter and a Huntington Beach PD K-9, Barajas was located hiding in an apartment patio at the 200 block of Avocado Avenue. Barajas would not surrender and tried to conceal himself under a cover. The K-9 was deployed and remained on the bite while the suspect continued to fight. Officers then took Barajas into custody, and he was treated by Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue medics and then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of bite marks and a broken arm.

Barajas was booked on evading a peace officer with wanton disregard for safety, carrying a stolen firearm, carrying a loaded firearm with a prior felony conviction, probation violation, hit and run by a runaway vehicle with property damage, failure to stop, revocation of PRCS, and obstructing a peace officer.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

4 thoughts on “An Anaheim man with an AR-15 was arrested after fleeing from a traffic stop in Costa Mesa”
  1. Meanwhile, the libs want law abiding citizens to give theirs up! Apparently, so do the felons!

  2. Why didn’t he get shot? Weapon of heavy caliber was found and they just sick a dog on him ? My friend got shot and killed for something way more minor that what this guy did.

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