ANTIOCH -- A 19-year-old Antioch man was arrested Monday on suspicion of two gun violations after police said they found a loaded magazine clip on him during an encounter.

The man, whom police did not identify, is expected to be charged with carrying a concealed weapon and with removing the serial number from a gun, the latter a felony, Antioch police Acting Sgt. Santiago Castillo said. He also is expected to be charged with felony resisting and obstruction of an officer, Castillo said.

Officers on patrol noticed the man in a vehicle with a 23-year-old man in the 1100 block of Putnam Street about 7 p.m. and decided to check on what they said was suspicious activity in the vehicle, Castillo said.

As officers questioned the two men, the 19-year-old kept reaching for his waistband, Castillo said. Police warned him several times to stop it, Castillo said, but the man refused. When police then tried to check the vehicle, the confrontation escalated, and the man tried to break free from police, Castillo said.

A police dog riding with the officers chased down the man, who was found to be concealing a loaded magazine clip, Castillo said. Information on the number of bullets in the magazine was not immediately available.

The man also is expected to be charged with possessing more than 28.5 grams of marijuana, a misdemeanor, after police found "a large amount" of it on him, Castillo said.


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The 23-year-old acted cooperatively with police and was released at the scene, Castillo said.

Rick Hurd covers crime. Contact him in Antioch at 925-779-7166 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.