Grass Valley man arrested for possession of weapons, altered gun replica |

Grass Valley man arrested for possession of weapons, altered gun replica

Sean Taylor

A Grass Valley man was arrested early this morning after police found him in possession of an altered firearm replica, a billy club, and a concealed dagger, according to Grass Valley Police Department Sgt. Joe Matteoni.

Sometime before 5 a.m. Tuesday, an officer on patrol saw a subject on the 100 block of South Auburn Street that he recognized to be Sean Ryan Taylor, a subject known by the officer to have had several outstanding warrants, Matteoni said.

“When the officer circled back to arrest Taylor, he noticed that Taylor had ducked down between two vehicles in the parking lot of a gas station,” Matteoni said. “He made contact with him and ultimately arrested him for the warrants.”

Matteoni said that upon being arrested, Taylor, 18, was found with an air soft gun that looked similar to an MP5 sub-machine gun.

“It had been altered to look like a real fire arm. The orange tip had been removed and some other things had been done to it to make it look more realistic,” Matteoni said.

The officer also found a billy club and a concealed dagger in Taylor’s possession. Taylor was charged with five outstanding warrants which include theft, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana

Upon arrest, Taylor was charged with an additional four charges of possession of a replica firearm, billy club, a concealed dirk or dagger, and committing a felony while out on bail.

In March, Taylor was one of three suspects arrested on drug charges while at a foreclosed home known locally as the Buena Vista house, where police have arrested at least 13 people on drug related charges

In May, Taylor, who is known as a transient in the area, was arrested for prowling around a business, and being in possession of stolen property and a concealed dagger.

Taylor is currently in custody and held on a more than $65,000 bail.

To contact Staff Writer Ivan Natividad, email or call 530-477-4236.

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