Photo: Berry’s confiscated gun
SAN RAFAEL – A man caught carrying a concealed loaded gun was arrested on November 27—only one block away from the San Rafael Transit Center—the busiest bus and train terminal in Marin County.
It happened after an escalating argument between two persons attracted the attention of patrol officer who was driving near Hetherton and Second streets, which borders south of the terminal.
The officer stopped to investigate because it seemed like the man and woman were engaged in a physical altercation. The woman was shouting while the man was holding her pressed against a wall, according to the police.
Both individuals admitted to having an argument when they spoke with the officer, but they absolutely denied any violence had taken place.
The officer was suspicious nevertheless. A subsequent records check indicated that the man had an outstanding arrest warrant for contempt of court.
The man resisted when officers attempted to take him into custody.
After he was finally handcuffed and subdued, officers searched him and discovered that he had a loaded 9 mm pistol hidden inside his pants pocket.
Officers arrested 19-year-old Marin City resident Joshua E. Berry, who was taken to Marin County Jail and held for $10,000 bond.
Berry is accused of committing with two felonies—carrying a loaded firearm when not registered to an owner, and carrying a concealed firearm.
He’s also charged with two misdemeanors—resisting or obstructing an officer, and contempt of court.
Berry was previously arrested in July, charged with unauthorized entry of a dwelling, and resisting an officer.