Sacramento Police say a parole team on Thursday was conducting a compliance checks in an effort to put a stop to a recent increase in robberies targeting Asian victims in the region, when they discovered a huge stash of weapons and ammunition in a home.
The team conducted a compliance check at a home in the 4500 block of 45th Street in Sacramento. They say they were looking for 33-year-old Stavro Kokkos, a probationer living in the area where many of robberies had recently occurred. During the search, officers say the located several guns, chemical agent grenades, and over 10,000 rounds of ammunition. Officers say a search warrant was obtained for the rest of the home, and they found two gun safes.
Stavro Kokkos, Photo courtesy of Sacramento Police Department
Overall, officers say they seized two smoke grenades, a chemical agent grenade, illegal ammunition, several destructive devices, and 71 firearms-- 10 of which were illegal assault weapons. As a precaution, the department’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (EOD) was called to the home to look for possible explosive devices and did find some.
Photo courtesy of Sacramento Police Department
Police officials say Stavro Kokkos, could have slipped through the cracks if not for the work of the department’s Crime Analysis Unit. This unit, while reviewing crime data, identified Kokkos as a person monitored by the parole department and living in the vicinity of the recent robberies. He was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for numerous weapons charges and a probation violation.
Nickolas Kokkos, photo courtesy of Sacramento Police Department
Additionally, 57-year-old Nickolas Kokkos, who is identified as the father of Stavro Kokkos, was booked for numerous weapons charges.