An officer stopped a vehicle being driven by John Liska, 34, (pictured) in South Lake Tahoe at 6 p.m.Wednesday. Another officer recognized Liska's name as a suspect in a May vehicle burglary.
In the vehicle burglary, a check was stolen, forged and passed for cash at a South Lake Tahoe bank. Liska was arrested.
According to authorities, a search of Liska and his vehicle turned up a stolen firearm, ammunition, metal knuckles, an illegal spring-loaded knife and a sap, described by police as a flat, leather covered lead rod (pictured).
Police said it is against the law to possess a sap in California.