Oakland man arrested on Telegraph with loaded pistol, large-capacity magazine

Berkeley police pulled over an Oakland man Saturday night in the Southside neighborhood near UC Berkeley, and found a loaded gun in his car, authorities report. 

Berkeley police recovered this loaded gun during a traffic stop Saturday. Photo: BPD

Berkeley police pulled over an Oakland man Saturday night in the Southside neighborhood near UC Berkeley, and found a loaded gun with an illegal high-capacity magazine in his car, authorities report.

Lt. Kevin Reece said a BPD officer noticed a traffic violation at about 10 p.m. at Telegraph Avenue and Dwight Way.

The officer pulled over the driver, who was identified as 26-year-old Everett Walker of Oakland.

The officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and also discovered that its registration had expired nearly a year before.


Reece said any vehicle registration that expired more than six months ago can result in a tow.

Officers impounded the vehicle for the expired registration, and searched it as part of that process, he said.

During the search, police found a loaded pistol under the driver’s seat, Reece said.

A passenger in the vehicle was released, he said, but Walker was arrested on suspicion of multiple felonies related to the gun, including the presence of a large-capacity magazine, carrying a loaded, concealed firearm in a vehicle, and being a felon or other prohibited person in possession of a firearm.


Magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition are illegal under state law.

Walker is being held on $170,000 bail at Berkeley Jail, and is set to appear at Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland on Tuesday morning for arraignment, according to county court records online.

Emilie Raguso is Berkeleyside’s senior news editor. Email: emilie@berkeleyside.com. Twitter: emraguso. Phone: 510-459-8325.