San Leandro Police officers recovered two guns during two separate incidents on early Saturday morning.
Officers conducted a traffic stop at Bancroft Avenue and 109th Avenue in Oakland around 1:35 a.m.
The passenger fled on foot. The suspect threw the handgun to the ground as officers chased him. Officers caught up with the suspect who violently resisted arrest. The suspect was subdued and taken into custody.
One officer sustained a minor injury during the altercation.
A K-9 was used to help arrest the suspect.
The suspect was transported to San Leandro Hospital for moderate injuries, and then transported to Santa Rita Jail.
A loaded handgun was recovered.
During a second incident, a patrol sergeant contacted a parked vehicle at the San Leandro Marina at 2:17 a.m.
The vehicle was occupied by two subjects.
The sergeant noticed the suspect loading a handgun as he approached the passenger side of the vehicle.
As cover arrived, the sergeant detained the suspect and driver — they were arrested for possession of a stolen weapon.
Both suspects are Oakland residents.
According to Lt. Mike Sobek, officers are confronted routinely with suspects who are armed. We see more traffic stops that result in weapons being recovered than we have in the past. Luckily, no one was seriously injured in either of these cases. It is a reminder of the dangers officers face each and every day.