Berkeley Police Department arrest 3 people, recover 2 guns in car stop

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Berkeley Police Department arrested three people and recovered two handguns in a car stop Sunday, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

According to BPD spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Frankel, BPD received a call about 2:14 a.m. Sunday from a community member who reported that there was a suspicious vehicle with four occupants parked outside her home. Officers responded to the scene, at the 2700 block of Sojourner Truth Court, where they discovered three occupants in the vehicle.

“(Officers) found a vehicle matching that description exactly where the reporting party said it was,” Frankel said. “During the detention and subsequent search of the vehicle, two handguns were recovered.”

BPD arrested the three occupants — Jayla Brooks, Teairrah Wesley and Roderick Mosely, according to Frankel. Brooks, 21, and Wesley, 19, are both from San Leandro, while Mosely, 20, is from Oakland.

Frankel said the suspects are being charged with five specific crimes related to the illegal possession of firearms, including carrying a concealed firearm within a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm on one’s person and carrying an alleged unregistered firearm.

The suspects are also facing charges of making criminal threats, according to Frankel. Frankel said, however, that he was “not going to go into the specifics regarding that part of the investigation.”

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Chantelle Lee is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ChantelleHLee.