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Four arrested, ghost gun recovered, in early morning stop

Four people were arrested, and two guns, one of which was a ghost gun, were recovered during a stop on Yardis Court Monday morning. 
Just after 6 a.m. on Oct. 19, officers responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 800 block of Yardis Court. When officers arrived in the area, they spotted a car matching the caller’s description and found one person outside of the car and three others sitting inside the car. The three inside the vehicle were smoking cannabis. All four – two adults and two minors, all male -- were detained without incident and during a search of the car, numerous bullets and a loaded, unregistered handgun along with an extended magazine were found. One of the four individuals also had a second loaded handgun magazine on his person but no weapon (the magazine did not belong to the make and model of the other weapon already recovered). While officers extensively searched the car, no second gun was found. 
A short while later, after the four individuals were subsequently arrested, officers again went back to Yardis Court as part of their follow-up investigation. During their search of the area, officers found a loaded handgun with an extended magazine containing multiple rounds that appeared to have been tossed over a fence into a playground area next to the suspect's vehicle. 
The gun did not have any serial number, making it our second recovered ghost gun in the last week. A “ghost” gun is a firearm that does not have any serial numbers or other identifying markings that allow the gun to be tracked to a maker, seller, or original owner.
The adults were booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a loaded firearm in public, and carrying a loaded firearm that is not listed with the Department of Justice. We are not identifying the adults at this time pending further investigation into crimes possibly associated to the suspects and/or recovered firearms. The two minors, whose identities are not being released, were booked into Juvenile Hall on similar charges.