MODESTO, Calif. — A man police believe has been deported to Mexico up to eight times was arrested Tuesday evening in Modesto after he allegedly pointed a gun at the house of his ex-girlfriend.
Julian Virgen Lopez, 31, was arrested in the 100 block of La Loma Avenue after police found a loaded firearm in the car he was driving, according to Sgt. Brian Findlen of the Modesto Police Department.
Lopez was stopped after police received a call at 7:30 p.m. that a man was pointing a gun at the woman’s home in the 100 block of Phoenix Avenue.
He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of being felon possessing a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a loaded firearm and in being possession of ammunition.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency also has been notified, Findlen said. There was no word on how Lopez had returned to the United States so frequently after being deported.