PSL Police: Stolen Gun Recovered During Traffic Stop, Suspect Arrested
Port St. Lucie - Tuesday October 18, 2022: 18-Year-Old Talique Rivera of Port St. Lucie was arrested last Friday night after Detectives stopped a vehicle he was a passenger in and recovered a stolen SCCY 9mm firearm. Detectives observed the vehicle driving on Saint Lucie West Blvd without any headlights on and pulled the vehicle over.
A release from the Port St. Lucie Police Department states that Rivera did not have a concealed weapons permit and tried to hide the gun in the glove box but it was locked, prompting him to place it under his seat in an attempt to conceal it. The purple firearm was previously reported stolen in May of this year.
Special Investigations Division Detectives arrested Rivera and he was taken to the St. Lucie County jail for grand theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of marijuana.