Texas Man Arrested: Illegal Firearm Possession and More in Coatesville Traffic Stop

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COATESVILLE, PA — A Fort Worth, Texas man has been arrested by the City of Coatesville Police.

Axel Velasco, age 20, has been charged with the illegal possession of a firearm and related offenses.

The criminal complaint alleges that on September 1, 2023, at 11:46 p.m., Coatesville Police initiated a traffic stop on a white Dodge Charger with heavy window tint, which failed to signal a lane change. Police made contact with the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as 20-year-old Axel Velasco of Fort Worth, Texas. Velasco was found to be in possession of a black Glock 26 pistol concealed between the driver’s seat and the center console.

Velasco was taken into custody without incident for illegally concealing the firearm and possession of marijuana.

Cpl. Jared T. Davis is the investigating officer.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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