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Search Warrant Leads to Arrest, Gun Seizure in Beaumont

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A 25-year old man who was out on bail was behind bars again Thursday accused of being in possession of a submachine gun.

Riverside County sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at a Beaumont residence on Wednesday that stemmed from an investigation into a theft that occurred in October, Sgt. Rudy Cortez said.

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While carrying out the search warrant in the 400 block of Olive Avenue, deputies allegedly found a 9 mm Sten submachine gun and various types of ammunition.

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Thomas Chapparosa of Beaumont was arrested at the residence on suspicion of possessing an unlawful weapon and committing a crime while out on bail, Cortez said. Chapparosa remained behind bars in lieu of $45,000 bail.

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