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A traffic stop on a car in Fairfield led to the recovery of a stolen handgun and the arrest of a man on firearm violation allegations Sunday.

A police officer made a traffic stop on a car for having no license plates. The driver also had no identification and gave a false name to the officer, police said.

According to police, a check of the car’s vehicle identification number revealed the vehicle’s registration had expired in January 2019.

Fairfield Police Department A .25-caliber pistol reported stolen from Humboldt County 25 years ago turned up Sunday, July 19, 2020 in a Fairfield, Calif. traffic stop.

The officer proceeded to detain the driver and search the car, where he found a loaded .25-caliber pistol. A gun check of the pistol showed that it had been reported stolen in Humboldt County in 1995.

The driver, identified as 24-year-old Alfred Fairley of Fairfield, was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of the firearms violation and false impersonation, police said.

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