SANTA ANA (CBSLA) – A gang member was arrested after a live pineapple grenade was found in his car during a traffic stop in Santa Ana Monday night.

capture41 Driver Arrested After Live Grenade Found In Santa Ana Car

Gregorio Rojas. (Santa Ana Police Department)

The grenade was discovered on the front passenger seat after Santa Ana police gang detectives pulled a car over in the area of West 1st and North Fairview streets just before 8 p.m.

When detectives asked the driver, identified as 44-year-old Gregorio Rojas of Santa Ana, if he had something illegal in the car, he informed them that he had a grenade, police said.

Police shut down 1st Street between Fairview and Jackson streets, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was called to the scene.

The bomb squad used a robot to safely detonate the live grenade. Officers then raided Rojas’ home, where they found four loaded handguns and methamphetamine.

It is unclear why Rojas had a grenade in the car. Rojas was arrested on one count each of possession of a destructive device, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance with a firearm.


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