Arrested was Ricardo Venegas, 31. Agents and investigators allegedly located two semi automatic handguns, 2,800 rounds of assorted ammunition and 15 firearm magazines during a search at Venegas' home on Hartford Court.
Venegas was transported to Napa County’s Department of Corrections and booked for illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.
Agents and investigators recovered one additional handgun (.22 caliber semi automatic) from a Napa resident. DOJ Agents intend to file felony charges against this individual with the Napa District Attorney’s Office for illegal possession of a firearm.
Tuesday's operation involved 10 compliance checks throughout Napa County using information from the Armed Prohibited Persons System database.
California Department of Justice created the APPS database in 2001, and the DOJ, Bureau of Firearms has been conducting
compliance checks since 2007.
Persons prohibited from possessing a firearm include: felons,
individuals with a history of violence (i.e. domestic violence/restraining
order), wanted persons or persons with mental illness.
Individuals who legally purchased firearms and later become prohibited are listed in the APPS database (see http://oag.ca.gov for additional information).