The Pomona Police Department Major crimes task force was busy overnight. Just after 11pm, the task force officers noticed several people loitering in front of a convenience store at Towne and Mission Boulevard. Police say the subjects were near two parked cars. As the officers made contact, they recognized Jose Aguilar as a convicted felon and known gang member. They say Aguilar made a quick movement towards one of the cars. It was later determined he attempted to ditch a stolen firearm in the vehicle. Aguilar was arrested and booked.
In another incident, task force officers observed a white Kia sedan enter the parking lot of a motel on Indian Hill and San Jose Avenues. As officers stopped the vehicle, the right rear passenger fled on foot. The suspect was caught as he climbed a fence. While being taken into custody, a loaded firearm fell out of his waistband. The suspect was identified as Alex Rodriguez a known gang member. He was booked on charges that included a felon in possession of a loaded unregistered firearm. The other occupants in the vehicle were also identified as known gang members.
The Pomona Major Crimes task force has been proactive lately, identifying gang members, removing weapons and drugs off of the streets.