Officers stopped a stolen car driven by a Martinez woman on Lancaster Road in Walnut Creek Wednesday morning and found an ex-felon passenger named "Jesse James" inside with a loaded firearm, Walnut Creek police reported.
Arrested were the driver, Ashley Ann Freitas, 28, of Martinez, and the passenger, Jesse James Zupancic, 24, of Oakley.
According to a WCPD alert, officers stopped the vehicle at Lancaster Road and Lancaster Court — a residential neighborhood just west of Highway 680 — for a vehicle code violation at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers learned that the vehicle had been stolen from Antioch.
Zupancic was arrested for possession of a loaded firearm, ex-felon in possession of loaded firearm, violation of probation and several warrants, police said. Officers discovered what they thought was stolen property inside the vehicle. There were no injuries reported.
Freitas and Zupancic were booked into the Contra Costa County Martinez Detention Facility. Freitas is suspected of possession of a stolen vehicle.
Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the WCPD at (925) 943-5844.