MOUNTAIN VIEW – The MVPD arrested a man who became erratic and began pointing a gun at construction workers. The incident occurred near the area the man wanted to enter.
Just after 9 am on June 26, Mountain View officers responded to the 600 block of Tyrella Avenue for reports of a man who had brandished a gun at construction workers on Fairchild Drive, just north of the construction site.
Several seconds had passed when the man became belligerent and began ranting at construction workers. At one point he began shouting while pointing a firearm at the workers.
According to the MVPD, “The construction workers told police that while they were directing traffic near the construction site, a man in a Honda became upset, began yelling at construction workers, and then, brandished a gun.”
A patrolling officer on the lookout for the suspect’s vehicle located the possible suspect driving along San Ramon Avenue. He initiated a vehicle stop, questioned the suspect and searched the car.
MVPD located an illegally placed firearm in the vehicle, not secured in a proper carrying case as required by law.
Then the officer took the suspect, 23-year-old Anthony Martinez, to the construction site.
Consequently, Martinez was positively ID’d as the man who threatened workers. Martinez claims that one of the workers had recently threatened his brother who works near the construction site. He wanted to make sure that they knew he was serious and that they should leave them alone.
Martinez’s charges are making criminal threats, brandishing a firearm and possession of cannabis for sale.