Three people were arrested on various unrelated charges after officers spotted two of them illegally parked in a handicapped parking space Thursday evening, according to police.
Police spotted the car around 11:30 p.m. on Alma Avenue. It was parked in a handicapped parking space without a valid handicapped placard, according to police. When officers approached, the driver, 30-year-old James Espinoza, ran into a nearby apartment. The passenger, 24-year-old Marisol Saucedo, was taken into custody near the car.
Police said they could see a handgun, drug paraphernalia, and suspected narcotics inside the car.
Officers found both Espinoza and another suspect, 29-year-old Chamillia Padilla, in the apartment.
Espinoza is accused of possessing meth, distributing meth, and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. He was also wanted on warrants for possession of a weapon by a previous offender, menacing, and a parole violation, according to police.
Saucedo is charged with heroin possession, introduction of contraband, and conspiracy, according to police.
Padilla lied to officers about her identity, but officers used a fingerprint scanner to identify her, according to police. She is charged with criminal impersonation, along with warrants for theft and failure to comply.