Berkeley police arrest men after traffic stop on Derby Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Way

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According to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Byron White, after stopping a vehicle on Derby Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, BPD officers found that two out of four of the vehicle's occupants had outstanding arrest warrants.

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Berkeley Police Department officers arrested Lamar Runnels and Traivaghn Dawson early Saturday morning after conducting a traffic stop on Derby Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

At 3:33 a.m., BPD officers pulled over the vehicle for speeding and, after verifying the identities of the driver and three passengers, determined that two of the four occupants had outstanding arrest warrants, according to BPD spokesperson Byron White. White said in an email that while searching the vehicle, officers allegedly discovered an open liquor bottle, a loaded handgun and a baggie of methamphetamine.

BPD officers arrested Runnels on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a controlled substance while Dawson was arrested for alleged outstanding arrest warrants, according to White.

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