Felon Caught With Multiple Firearms, Says EPD

This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individual described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 3/16/15 at about 8:45 p.m., an Officer with the Eureka Police Department conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a tan Jeep Cherokee with expired registration at the 3900 Block of Broadway. The driver, Jason Michael Passerini, 36 of Eureka, was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for assault with a deadly weapon and was driving on a suspended license.

While being taken into custody, Passerini was found to have two loaded firearms and a fixed blade knife concealed on his person. Both firearms, a.45 caliber 1911 Colt and a Smith and Wesson .38 revolver were fully loaded and chambered to fire. A third firearm, an unloaded Winchester 270 rifle was located inside the vehicle along with additional ammunition for the pistols and rifle.

Passerini was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of a concealed and loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a concealed dirk/dagger.


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