On Tuesday, June 4, sheriff’s deputies assigned to Highland’s Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) arrested Jarel Marquiz Elzy, 31, of San Bernardino for changes of being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of his probation.

According to a police report, at about 3:40 p.m., Highland deputies conducted a traffic stop on a gold Nissan Maxima containing two male occupants and a juvenile, in the area of Sixth Street and Tippecanoe Avenue in the city of Highland for vehicle code violations.

The passenger, Elzy, had two open alcohol containers on his lap. Elzy is a convicted felon on active adult felony formal probation with active warrants for his arrest. Elzy was asked to exit the vehicle to be placed under arrest. As Elzy exited the vehicle, he concealed his left hand toward his back pocket. Deputies observed a handgun on the seat where Elzy was seated. Elzy was removed from the vehicle and handcuffed without incident. Deputies found the handgun to be a loaded 9mm Taurus.

Elzy was booked into the Central Detention Center and faces charges of felon in possession of a firearm and a violation of his probation. He is being held without bail and was scheduled to appear in Superior Court in San Bernardino on June 6, 2019 to be arraigned for the new charges and June 7, 2019 for a violation of his probation.

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