A Long Beach man was arrested Friday after police found a cache of illegal weapons and more than 4,700 rounds of ammunition while responding to a domestic disturbance call at his home, Long Beach police said.
Daniel Gobic, 31, of 445 East Market St., now faces 51 felony weapons charges and a charge of criminal obstruction of breathing after his arrest last Friday.
Police were initially called to Gobic’s home for a domestic disturbance call and arrested him for criminal obstruction of breathing. A follow-up investigation led police to recover “this arsenal of illegal weapons and ammunition feeding devices,” Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said.
Investigators recovered four illegal assault weapons, four illegal handguns, two shotguns, 38 large capacity ammunition feeding devices, more than 4,700 rounds of ammunition and an unspecified quantity of fireworks. Cops said many of the weapons recovered were also loaded.
In a statement, police said one of the four handguns recovered is considered under state law to be an assault weapon. Investigators believe Gobic purchased a number of weapons from Florida in July.
“The City of Long Beach Police Department is committed to keeping illegal guns off our streets, and this arrest is a testament to that commitment and to the expertise of our officers and defectives in a very complex area of law enforcement,” Tangney said.
Gobic was charged with 40 counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, seven counts of criminal possession of a firearm, third-degree criminal sale of a firearm and criminal obstruction of breathing.
“This is another job well done by the Long Beach Police,” City Council President Scott J. Mandel said.