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Mendota man accused of having stolen gun

Posted by wlpo on April 7, 2010

 A suspicious car parked in an alley in Mendota lead police to a man they say had a gun stolen out of an officer’s car. 

          Police say they found Daniel Arredondo of Mendota asleep in a car with two other people Tuesday morning.  Arredondo and John Clark Junior of Sandwich and a 17 year old girl from West Brooklyn were arrested for underage drinking.

          Arredonda was also arrested on a La Salle County warrant for possession of a stolen firearm, a class 2 felony.  Investigators say he had gun that was taken from a Mendota officer’s car 9 months ago.

          While the other two were released with court dates, he was taken to the county jail.  He’s bond has been set at $75,000.  Police expect there to be more charges.

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