Brandishing a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm, Gang Enhancement

Release Date/Time: 5/13/2013 9:16 AM

Incident: Brandishing a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm, Gang Enhancement

Report #: 13-050469

Date: Friday, 5/10/2013

Time: 9:09 AM

Location: Towt St. at Garner Ave.

Officers responded to Towt St.at Garner Ave. to a brandishing of a weapon call. The victim (25) was walking in the area when a passenger in a black Dodge Charger brandished a firearm at the victim. Officers arrived and conducted an area check for the vehicle and a short time later located it in on Del Monte Ave. The vehicle was occupied by four individuals later identified as Jose Benitez (19), Edgar Gutierrez (19) and Tony Barrios and a juvenile (13). A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded firearm and ammunition. All four suspects were arrested.All four are known to have gang affiliation.

The three adults were transported to county jail on weapon charges and gang enhancements the minor went to juvenile hall on similar charges.

Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera

Telephone: (831) 758-7348