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Man arrested in Burbank on suspicion of possessing loaded stolen gun

11:48 AM PST, January 16, 2013

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A 31-year-old North Hollywood man was arrested Monday after officers allegedly discovered a stolen, loaded 9-millimeter handgun in his car during a traffic stop, police said.

At 10:15 p.m., officers stopped Wayne Hope for allegedly driving an unregistered vehicle with tinted windows, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.

A DMV check revealed the man had two warrants out for his arrest for allegedly driving on a suspended license.

Police allegedly discovered the gun under the driver’s seat.

He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded firearm in a vehicle, receiving stolen property and for the two outstanding warrants, Ryburn said.

Hope was being held in lieu of $70,000 bail ahead of his court appearance scheduled for later this week.

[For the Record Jan. 16: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that the gun was reported stolen from a public storage unit of LAPD’s West Los Angeles station last fall. In fact, the theft report was merely filed with the station.]

-- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News

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