Camptonville man makes odd comment, leads to discovery of sawed-off shotgun |

Camptonville man makes odd comment, leads to discovery of sawed-off shotgun

David Johann Mumm

The man made a comment, considered odd by the person hearing it, about having a weapon.

The comment wasn’t a threat, but it led one person to call police after someone saw a gun on the man. That, in turn, led officers on Monday to find a sawed-off shotgun and arrest David Johann Mumm, 44, of Camptonville, Grass Valley Police Sgt. Clint Bates said.

Mumm faces felony charges of carrying a concealed firearm and being prohibited from possessing a firearm. He faces misdemeanor charges of possessing a short-barreled shotgun and possession of a controlled substance, reports said.

Mumm remained jailed Tuesday afternoon on $29,500 in bond, records show.

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Police responded around 5 p.m. Monday to reports of a man with a gun in the 100 block of West Empire Street. They arrived and found the man, later identified as Mumm, behind a business, Bates said.

“They called up to him, asked him to raise his arms up into the air,” the sergeant said.

Mumm complied, and officers saw a weapon in his waistband they later identified as a sawed-off shotgun. A search of his nearby hotel room revealed suspected methamphetamine, Bates said.

“No one was hurt,” he added. “No threats were made. It was just odd behavior.”

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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