Felon Arrested for Illegal Possession of Firearm

On December 29, 2018 at approximately 10:08 p.m., Los Banos Police Officers were dispatched to a home in the 2300 block of N. Fallbrook for a disturbance. Officer Mondragon encountered Chhai Kim Va, 34 of Los Banos standing outside the home. Va was detained after officers found a firearm on the ground close to where Va had been standing when officers arrived at the home.

Chhai Va
Felon w/ Firearm
Suspended License
Stop Lamps Required

Witnesses told police Va was arguing with his girlfriend and at some point Va grabbed a knife when the girlfriend’s father intervened. Va left the home when his girlfriend called the police.

Va had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant and is a prior convicted felon. Va was arrested and charged with three felonies including, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Va was booked into the Los Banos Police Department jail and later transferred to the John Latoracca Correctional Facility where he remains in custody in lieu of $103,000 bail.

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