INGLEWOOD —It’s said that once something is on one’s permanent record, it will follow a person forever.
Bulmaro Mendoza, 21, may be able to attest to that belief. The Gardena man was stopped by Inglewood Police Department (IPD) officers on Saturday, September 20 at approximately 3 a.m. The resident of the 14000 block of South Berendo Avenue in the nearby city was arrested at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West 109th Street in Inglewood.
The area where Mendoza was stopped was awash in unsolved shooting homicides during the last eight months of 2013. According to the Los Angeles Times’ Homicide Blog (http://homicide.latimes.com/neighborhood/inglewood/year/2013), there were six such murders between April and December, 2013, along the stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard north of the 105 freeway up to Century Boulevard.
He was charged with possession of an assault weapon (30605(A)PC), carrying a stolen loaded firearm (12031A2BPC), unlawful possession of a firearm with prior juvenile offense (29820(B)PC), receiving/etc. known stolen property (496(A)PC) and driving with a suspended license (14601.1AVC).
Total bail was set at $100,300.
It is unknown if Mendoza had any intent of using the weapons in the area which is well-known for being claimed by the Avenue Piru Gang, a set of the Blood gang.