Written by AARON CASTREJON
COVINA - Officers who stopped a driver for expired registration and driving while unlicensed discovered a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle wrapped in a towel on the passenger seat, Covina Police said Thursday.
The driver, 47-year-old Florencio Urquidez of La Puente was stopped in the 1200 block of West Cypress Street around 3 a.m. May 30. The modified rifle had the stock and barrel shortened, Covina Police said.
The rifle also is registered to another person, Covina Police said.
Urquidez was booked on suspicion of carrying a concealed and modified rifle.
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