A man was arrested for carrying a loaded handgun in the 2100 block of Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, October 31st.

Santa Monica police officers were conducting a community livability check at Crescent Bay Park when they saw people smoking in the park in violation of the municipal code.

A search was conducted and police allegedly recovered methamphetamine packaged for sale, and a loaded semiautomatic handgun in the suspect’s possession.

John Donahue, described as a 23-year-old transient, was arrested, taken to the Santa Monica Jail and booked for possession of narcotics with the intent for sale, possession of a loaded firearm, felon in possession of a loaded firearm, and felony probation violation. No bail was set.

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