Man Threatens to Shoot Big Sur Campers

Man Threatens to Shoot Big Sur Campers

Suspect Had a Converted Flare Gun In Possession

BIG SUR—Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a San Francisco man for apparently making a threat that he was going to shoot campers in Big Sur on Saturday night. The man arrested was 53-year-old San Francisco resident Oleg Sinitsin.

On Saturday, September 13, at about 10:47 p.m., deputies were called to the area of Nacimiento-Ferguson Road in Big Sur on a disturbance call. Upon their arrival, they were met by victims that were from Los Angeles, who told them that a man threatened to shoot campers that were in the area.

Oleg Sinitsin

Oleg Sinitsin

“When Deputies made contact with the suspect identified as Sinitsin, a search of his Black 2014 Jeep Cherokee found that he was in possession of a converted flare gun that was capable of firing a .410 gauge shotgun shell” Monterey County Sheriff’s Sergeant Brian Irons wrote in his press release. Ammunition was also found in the jeep.

The investigating deputy, seeing that Sinitsin had the means to carry out his threat, arrested him for penal code 422, making criminal threats, possessing a firearm which is not immediately recognizable as a firearm, and penal code 33215, which the prohibits the manufacture of a dangerous weapon, even for personal use.

Deputies also found that Sinitsin was in possession of a crossbow and a pellet rifle. He was taken to Monterey County Jail and booked on the above charges.

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office asked that if anyone has information about this incident, is asked to call them at 831-755-5111.

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