BEL AIR—Girard Saenz, 57, was released from police custody Thursday, May 9 on suspicions of violating California’s law on assault weapons, among .50-caliber Browning machine guns. Over 30 law enforcement officers raided the five-bedroom property on 100 block of North Beverly Glen Boulevard in Holmby Hills at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
The Los Angeles Police Department collected a variety of guns, along with The Bureau Of Alcohol Tobacco Fire Arms and Explosives for 12 hours, taking rifles, shotguns, assault weapons, pistols from the residence.
Public records indicated that the Bel Air home is owned by Cynthia Beck, who allegedly has relations to the Getty Gordon family. Saenz and Beck are currently business partners in Los Angeles.
The mansion is located near various celebrity homes, LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez explained during a press conference on Wednesday.
“This is a big stash, beyond comprehension that somebody can have so many weapons in a residence like this, in a neighborhood like this,” said Lt. Ramirez.
“Over 1,000 firearms & one person arrested for 30600(a) PC, in one of the largest recoveries in LAPD history. How did this happen? The LAPD & ATF received info that a person was selling & manufacturing illegal firearms, which led to a search warrant in a Holmby Hills residence,” the LAPD posted on their Facebook page.
As a federally licensed weapons dealer, a person can sell guns that are not compliant with California’s assault rifle laws.The FTA accuses Saenz of illegally selling firearms outside the scope of the federal license he possesses.
The case is currently under investigation by officials with the LAPD and the Bureau Of Alcohol Tobacco Fire Arms and Explosives.