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Traffic Stop Yields Guns, Bullet Proof Vests and Bomb Making Materials

Modesto, CA — A Big Oak Flat man is facing several charges after a traffic stop Tuesday.

Stanislaus County Sheriff´s Deputies discovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun, a sawed-off rifle, bullet proof vests, an electronic blasting cap, and a time delay fuse inside 26-year-old Shawn Hipol´s car.

Reports indicate Hipol admitted to being on parole and having weapons in the vehicle. A passenger was also arrested for two outstanding felony warrants. Both were booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh