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Grenades Found During Traffic Stop Outside Stockton Shopping Center

STOCKTON — A bomb squad unit was sent to the scene of a traffic stop Saturday after police found two grenades in a car in Stockton.

Jordan Pritz (Credit: San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputies pulled over the car in a Lincoln Shopping Center parking lot on Pacific Avenue just before 6 p.m. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office reports the driver, Crystal Gardner, and her passenger, Jordan Pritz, were both on probation.

During a search of the vehicle and passengers, officials found a replica handgun and an improvised grenade in Pritz’s jacket. Another explosive grenade was found under the passenger seat. Gardner was also in possession of methamphetamine.

The bomb squad unit was called to the scene and the grenades were safely detonated.

Both Pritz and Gardner were taken into custody. Pritz was arrested on suspicion of possessing destructive devices and a replica firearm. Gardner was cited for drug possession and traffic violations.