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Tuesday 06/01/2021 4:48 PM - Assault Weapons Arrest

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Assault Weapons Arrest
Date and Time of Incident: 5-27-21, Approximately 10:00 AM
Place of Occurrence: 300 block of Neptune Drive, Nipomo
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Cesar Diego Ortega, 20, Nipomo
Details of News Release: On 5-27-21, members of the Sheriff's Gang Task Force, San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, and the Arroyo Grande Police Department conducted a probation search of a residence in the 300 block of Neptune Drive in Nipomo. During the search, there were several items recovered by Detectives which prompted further investigation. These items included materials related to gang affiliation, a Glock Micro Conversion Kit, large capacity magazines and two assault rifles. The two firearms recovered were a Panther Arms A-15 semi-automatic SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) and a semi-automatic "Ghost gun" SBR. A "Ghost gun" is generally a privately made firearm with no associated serial number from a commercial manufacturer. As a result of the investigation, 20-year-old Cesar Ortega of Nipomo was arrested and booked into County Jail for possession of an assault weapon and possession of a short barreled rifle.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 06/01/2021 4:48 PM