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Man, son arrested after weapons found in Fruitridge-area home

Sacramento police released this photo of weapons found in a Fruitridge area home Feb. 21, 2017.
Sacramento police released this photo of weapons found in a Fruitridge area home Feb. 21, 2017. Sacramento Police Department

A man and his son were arrested after Sacramento police discovered a cache of weapons at a residence in the Fruitridge area.

The Police Department’s Post Release Community Supervision Unit was conducting a compliance check Tuesday at the home in the 4500 block of 45th Street where 33-year-old Stavro Kokkos, a probationer under post-release community supervision, was living. The home is in an area police have targeted to combat the recent increase in robberies targeting Asian American victims in the region, according to a Police Department news release.

During the search, officers found several guns, chemical agent grenades and more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition, the news release said.

A search warrant was obtained for the rest of the residence, which included two gun safes, police said. In all, officers seized two smoke grenades, a chemical agent grenade, illegal ammunition, several destructive devices and 71 firearms, including 10 illegal assault weapons, according to the news release.

As a precaution, the department’s bomb squad was called in to handle possible explosive devices.

Kokkos was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of numerous weapons offenses and a probation violation. Police also arrested his father, 57-year-old Nickolas Kokkos, on suspicion of weapons offenses.

Police said Stavro Kokkos was scheduled to be discharged from post-release community supervision in May and might have “slipped through the cracks” if not for the work of the department’s Crime Analysis Unit.

While reviewing crime data, the unit identified Kokkos as a person monitored under post-release community supervision who was living in the vicinity of recent robberies, the news release said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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