On September 19th, 2018

Contra Costa County Man Arrested on Weapons Charges California Department of Justice part of CASE Team investigation

OAKLEY -  On Friday, September 14, 2018, the Contra Costa County Anti-Violence Support Effort (CASE) Team carried out a search warrant at the Oakley home of a person suspected of unlawfully possessing weapons.  During the search of the suspect’s home, the CASE Team seized the following weapons:

  • 9mm Poly 80 Glock-style machine gun pistol,
  • .223 AR-15-style assault pistol,
  • 7.62 AR-10-style rifle,
  • 357 semi-auto pistol,
  • 45 semi-auto pistol.

In addition, parts for Poly 80 Glock-style pistols (including two milled pistol frames), firearm manufacturing equipment, and several thousand rounds of ammunition were confiscated.

The CASE Team arrested Christopher Wunder, 46, of Oakley. Wunder was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on the following charges: felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a machine gun, possession of an assault weapon, manufacturing an assault weapon, and felon in possession of ammunition.

“These types of investigations into the unlawful possession of firearms is paramount to public safety,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “Each law enforcement officer involved in this investigation and the service of the search warrant deserves our gratitude.  In addition, I’m thankful they all returned home safely to their families.”

The CASE Team is a joint effort by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, California Department of Justice, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pittsburg Police Department, Walnut Creek Police Department, and Contra Costa County Probation Department. CASE was created in November 2011 as a collaborative effort to reduce violent crimes in Contra Costa, especially those related to illegal firearms.

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