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Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Man Arrested with Large Amount of Weapons NR21054rc

Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Gang Enforcement Detail announce the arrest of a suspect wanted for numerous weapon violations.

On February 26, 2021, around 7 p.m., investigators from the Van Nuys Gang Enforcement Detail served a search warrant in the 1200 Block of North Sycamore Avenue, in the Hollywood area.

This was the culmination of a three-week long investigation into the sales of illegal weapons and ghost gun sales to gang members. The investigation initiated in Van Nuys Area and led investigators to the Hollywood location. They recovered 13 illegal weapons and numerous gun making materials that included several unregistered fully automatic rifles, automatic pistols,short barrel rifles, several semi-automatic handguns, semi-automatic rifles, several silencers, large amount of black powder, numerous gun parts and ammunition.

Also found, were machines used for manufacturing ghost gun parts and ammunition. In addition, there were several high-capacity rifle drum magazines that were recovered from the location.

30-year-old Dalton Costahaude was arrested and booked for Possession of an assault weapon 30605 PC and additional weapon violations. Costahaude will be arraigned on March 2, 2021, in Superior Court in Van Nuys. His bail has been set at $300,000 dollars.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Van Nuys Area, Detective Rose at 818-374-0040. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.