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Lompoc police arrest man suspected of assault with a deadly weapon

Posted at 9:01 PM, May 03, 2019

Lompoc police arrested a man Friday on suspicion of threatening another with a gun.

Police say the incident happened on the evening of April 30 in the 300 block of North K Street.

The alleged victim told officers that a man had threatened him while pointing a gun at him.

Police say they identified the suspect as Rafael Vivanco, 18, an active gang member.

Investigators say they found a sawed-off .22 caliber long rifle at his home.

He was taken into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, being a gang member in possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm without a serial number, possession of a short barrel rifle, and a gang enhancement.

Rafael Vivanco