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Lompoc police arrest two known gang members, firearm found in child's room

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Posted at 7:23 PM, Dec 20, 2021

Lompoc Police Detectives from the Special Investigations Unit arrested two known gang members Friday.

Detectives say they attempted to contact Anthony Moralez and Miguel Gamez-Gutierrez, who are known gang members and on active probation.

When attempting to make contact detectives say the two men fled. While fleeing Moralez reportedly took a firearm that he was carrying and dropped it in a window of a nearby home. Detectives were able to catch up to Moralez and take him into custody.

Detectives searched the home and said they found a non-serialized firearm, or a "ghost gun" in a child's bedroom.

Moralez was arrested on numerous weapons violation charges and Gutierrez was arrested for a violation of probation.