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Former Pittsburg Police Officer Charged with Illegal Assault Weapon Sales and Possession

Press Release

by ECT
Pittsburg Police

Martinez, Calif. – A former officer with the Pittsburg Police Department faces a four-count complaint for illegal assault weapon sales and the possession of illegal assault weapons.

The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed charges today against Armando Montalvo. Montalvo is charged with two counts of violating PC30600 for the manufacture, distribution, sale, or transport of an assault weapon. He also faces a two-count charge for violating PC30605 (the possession of assault weapons). The first offenses occurred on November 13, 2019, and the second on November 16, 2019, in Contra Costa County. At the time, Montalvo was employed as a peace officer with the Pittsburg Police Department.

He resigned from the Pittsburg Police Department on July 8, 2022. Currently, there’s a warrant issued for his arrest.

The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office will not be making any further comments on this case as it’s part of an ongoing criminal investigation.


The Pittsburg Police Department issued the following statement:

This morning the Pittsburg Police Department was made aware that the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office had filed criminal charges against former Pittsburg Police Officer Armando Montalvo for various weapons violations. The Pittsburg Police Department has and will continue to cooperate with all outside agencies. However, out of respect for the District Attorney’s investigation, we are unable to provide additional comment about this case at this time.

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