On Aug. 8 at about 4 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 2200 block of 28th Street where they met the reporting parties.
The reporting parties told the officers about a subject, a roommate, who they were concerned about and afraid of. The subject had shown them a duffle bag with two guns inside but told them the guns were fake. The subject was not home at the time and the roommates showed the officers the bag that contained the guns.
Officers inspected the guns inside the bag and determined they were loaded “zip guns”; homemade guns capable of firing real bullets, usually only one at a time. Officers took possession of the zip guns and booked them into evidence. The reporting parties were asked to call when their roommate returned.
On Aug. 9 at 11:45 p.m., officers were called back to the location because the subject had returned. Officers arrived and questioned the suspect about the previously found zip guns. The student admitted they were his and told them about a third gun that was found and also taken into custody.
Justin Taylor Bradley, 19, of Santa Monica, was placed under arrest for possession of the homemade zip guns. Bail was set at $5,000.
Note: Crime Watch is 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.