Maplewood Police posted on social media on Monday that a man police stopped for “acting suspiciously” in a residential area had a gun.
According to Maplewood Police: “On 4/29/2018, a 33-year-old man from northern St. Louis County was stopped for acting suspiciously in a residential area. During the stop, it was discovered that he was a fugitive and a convicted felon in possession of a .45 caliber handgun.”
Updated with further information: Cpl. Dan Fernandez saw the subject at 3:30 a.m. while on routine patrol near Sutton Boulevard and Richmond Place. When the subject saw the police car he hid behind a tree. Cpl. Fernandez radioed for support and conducted an investigation resulting in the arrest. The handgun had been stolen from a resident’s car.