SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KRON) — A man was arrested Friday night for public intoxication and possession of a firearm, the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) announced in a Nixle alert. Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated man in the 300 block of W. 3rd Street around 11:12 p.m.

An SRPD officer contacted the subject and asked him for identification. The subject, identified as 30-year-old Santa Rosa resident Bryant Galvan, told the officer he had a firearm in his backpack, and the officer then arrested the man for public intoxication.

Galvan was searched by police and a loaded Beretta PX4.40 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found, according to officials. Authorities later determined Galvan is a convicted felon and banned from possession of firearms and/or ammunition.

Police took Galvan to a nearby hospital for medical clearance due to his intoxication level. As he was escorted to the hospital, Galvan tried to escape several times, police said. 

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The recovered firearm was determined to be stolen out of Modesto. Galvan was booked into Sonoma County Jail for the following charges:

  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Prohibited person in possession of ammunition
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Public intoxication
  • Resisting arrest