Police find loaded handgun in woman’s waistband at hotel disturbance

A woman was arrested Sunday night after officers found a loaded handgun in her waistband during a disturbance at a hotel, according to a release.

Police were called around 11:45 p.m. to the Motel 6 at 1754 Thierer Road for two unruly people that had been asked to leave a room.

As the man and woman left, the man said the woman had stolen his handgun, according to the release.

When police arrived, they found the woman talking animatedly in the lobby, officials said. The woman denied having a gun, but an officer found one tucked in her waistband.

The woman, 25-year-old Gabrielle M. Looper, faces tentative charges of theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.