Costa Mesa man is arrested after gun, ammunition and pills are stolen from vehicle in Santa Ana

A 19-year-old Costa Mesa man was arrested this week on suspicion of stealing a handgun, ammunition and prescription medication from a vehicle in Santa Ana.

Costa Mesa police gang investigators took Bryan Colin into custody at about 1 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Monrovia Avenue and West 15th Street in Costa Mesa on suspicion of vehicle burglary, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of narcotics.

Colin, whom authorities identified as a local gang associate, was booked into Orange County Jail with bail set at $120,000.

When he was arrested, investigators seized a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun, three magazines, 24 rounds of ammunition and more than 100 pills of prescription pain medication, according to authorities.

The items had been stolen in a vehicle burglary earlier that day in the 700 block of Parkcenter Drive in Santa Ana, authorities said.

Colin is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, records show.

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10:40 a.m. Aug. 30: This article was updated with additional details.

This article was originally published at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 29.