Officers find man’s illegal gun during Aurora traffic stop: police

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A man was handed a felony gun charge after police found a loaded gun in the glove compartment of his minivan in west suburban Aurora.

Audel Villafuerte-Mora, 21, of Aurora, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to Aurora Police.

Audel Villafuerte-Mora | Aurora Police

Audel Villafuerte-Mora | Aurora Police

Villafuerte-Mora almost caused a crash about 1:10 a.m. when he failed to stop at the intersection of Benton and Clark Streets, police said. He then drove through a stop sign at Benton and LaSalle, where an officer pulled him over.

The officer searched his minivan after smelling marijuana coming from it, and found a loaded .38 caliber handgun in the glove compartment, police said. Villafuerte-Mora was determined to own the gun, and he was arrested.

Three other women in the minivan were released without charges, police said.

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