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Atherton police arrest man for gun violations

Police said man was sitting in 'suspicious vehicle' early Saturday morning

Atherton police arrested a man early Saturday morning who they said was sitting in a "suspicious vehicle" with a loaded firearm.

According a police press release, officers were conducting burglary enforcement at about 2 a.m. when they saw the vehicle parked on the 300 block of Atherton Avenue. Officers then made contact with the car’s 26-year-old occupant, a Modesto resident, and found him to be in possession of a loaded firearm, police said.

The man was booked into the San Mateo County Jail for possession of a loaded firearm and possession of a concealed firearm in a public place, police said.

Police said the town has seen five residential burglaries since Jan. 1, resulting in nearly $2 million in total loss. The majority of the items taken include jewelry, watches, handbags and clothing.

The total loss sustained in these burglaries since January 1, 2018 is at least $1,991,543, police said. The majority of items taken include jewelry, watches, handbags and clothing.

There were a total of 22 residential burglaries in Atherton in 2018, according to police.

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