Brentwood magazine

16-year-old arrested after pointing gun at driver in downtown Brentwood

At around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, the Brentwood Police Department responded downtown to a report from a driver who alleged a minor had pointed a gun at him.

Police responded to the area between Oak Street and Chestnut where upon arrival located the suspect involved in the incident and embarked on a foot chase. A 16-year-old minor was taken into custody.

According to Captain Doug Silva, officers located the minor in Chevron and detained him after he was seen throwing a bag under a car. Inside the bag was a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine.

He was booked into a juvenile hall for several crimes.

No further information has been released about the incident.

Correction: Brentwood Police have updated the minor’s age to 16. the article originally said 14 years.


Attention to detail is one of the most important aspects of an officer’s training. especially when those details are not always obvious.

Brentwood officers were patrolling the area of ​​Brentwood Blvd and Sycamore Avenue when they observed a vehicle ahead with the rear brake light turned off. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and, while speaking to the driver, one of the officers noticed what appeared to be the barrel of a gun protruding from a bag inside the vehicle. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were safely detained without incident.

During the investigation, the officer found a loaded shotgun and a loaded handgun. Both weapons were unregistered and accessible to both driver and passenger.

The driver, Angel SERANNO (Merced), was placed under arrest on several counts, including possession of a loaded weapon, possession of a weapon concealed in a vehicle; among other charges. The passenger, who was a minor, was also taken into custody for possession of a concealed firearm.

Excellent job for the officer who immediately recognized the firearm in the vehicle while conducting his investigation; and for taking two

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes