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Ridgecrest man arrested for being in possession of firearm as a felon

Posted: 3:33 PM, Jan 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-04 18:39:21-05

RIDGECREST, Calif. — The Ridgecrest Police Department arrested 26-year-old Christian Ortiz during a post-release community supervision compliance check on January 2.

According to police, officers went to his residence where they found a .22 caliber rifle, which was altered with the stock and barrel cut down. Officers said that there was also ammunition that could be fired from the rifle. Ortiz has prior felony convictions and was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.