BPD arrests Berkeley resident on suspicion of carrying loaded gun

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Berkeley Police Department arrested a suspect Thursday in connection with carrying a loaded, unregistered and concealed firearm in public, according to a Nixle alert released Monday.

A BPD officer and his recruit stopped a black Mercedes at the intersection of College Avenue and Parker Street about 12:40 p.m. Thursday on suspicion of several vehicle code violations, the alert stated. The driver was identified by his California driver’s license as Michael Bishop, a 52-year-old Berkeley resident. The alert alleged that the computer check revealed that he was driving on a suspended license.

When the officers searched Bishop, they allegedly found a concealed revolver in his pocket that was loaded with live rounds and spent casings, the alert said. BPD arrested Bishop in connection with carrying a loaded, unregistered and concealed firearm in public and driving on a suspended license.

“The Berkeley Police Department takes great pride in our ongoing efforts to take illegally possessed firearms off the streets and help make our community a safer place,” the alert said.

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