ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. -- 35-year-old Aaron Kirby was arrested Wednesday by the Arroyo Grande police after they found a suspicious container and .22 caliber rifle in his car.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Bomb Squad determined the metal cylinder had tobacco products in it according to the Arroyo Grande Police.
According to the Arroyo Grande police:
"The Arroyo Grande Police Department received an "Officer Safety" BOL, indicating that Aaron Kirby was recently released from custody on bail and that he may armed with firearms. Aaron Kirby is also on Probation with full search terms.
On March 6, 2013, at approximately 10:56 am, an officer from the Arroyo Grande Police Department saw Aaron Kirby driving a black, Ford Ranger in the area of S. Elm Street and Farroll Ave. The officer followed Aaron Kirby as he turned down Brittany Street, a residential cul-de-sac. Aaron Kirby parked near the end of the cul-de-sac and the officer parked behind the vehicle Aaron Kirby was driving. The officer made contact with Aaron Kirby and he provided several different stories as to why he was parked in the residential cul-de-sac.
Additional officers arrived on scene and they conducted a search of Aaron Kirby and the vehicle he was driving. Officers located a concealed .22 caliber rifle in a trash bag on the passenger floorboard, along with a suspicious container. The suspicious container was a plastic can with a galvanized pipe and cap inside the can. Officers secured the scene, notified the surrounding neighbors and called out the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Bomb Squad. The Bomb Squad arrived on scene and took the suspicious container off-site to be examined. The Arroyo Grande Police Department has not yet received the findings of the suspicious container from the Bomb Squad.
Aaron Charles Kirby was arrested on the charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and committing crimes while out of custody on bail."
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