Editor‚Äôs note: This report is part of Crime Watch, a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Crime Watch appears every Friday in the print edition of the Daily Press.
Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4:05 p.m.,
Officers were on patrol at the corner of Lincoln and Pico boulevards when they saw a Dodge Ram truck make a left turn against a red arrow. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the 700 block of Bay Street. Officers said that when they approached the vehicle they saw what they thought was drug paraphernalia in plain view. Officers asked the driver if he had any weapons. He said he had two knives and a handgun under the arm rest. Officers removed the driver from the car and found a loaded .45-caliber handgun and the knives. The driver was placed under arrest for carrying a concealed weapon inside a car, carrying a loaded firearm in public and failing to stop for the red arrow. He was identified as James Bunsold, 30, of Pacific Palisades, Calif. His bail was set at $10,000.