Fountain Valley felon arrested on firearms and narcotics counts

A convicted felon was arrested on suspicion of possession of multiple firearms and narcotics in Fountain Valley, police announced Saturday.

On Friday, Fountain Valley officers responded to a report of a high-powered pellet gun being fired in the vicinity of a public area near the 10000 block of El Plano Avenue, according to Fountain Valley Detective Sgt. Bill Hughes.

At the scene, they detained 42-year-old Joseph Pham of Fountain Valley. A records check revealed that Pham was a convicted felon, Hughes said. Pham was also a person of interest in previous reports of the shooting of a high-powered pellet gun into nearby residences.