On Tuesday, the Brentwood Police Department released additional information regarding an incident last week that resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old minor with a gun.
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 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.
Brentwood police were dispatched to the Central Blvd and Second Street area for a report of twenty minors blocking intersections with their bikes and riding recklessly. One of the miners allegedly pointed a gun.
Officers arrived in the area and located the group near the 300 block of Oak Street. A 16-year-old Oakley resident was found in possession of a loaded firearm without a serial number with an extended magazine.
The minor was arrested and on Friday, April 1, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed the following charges: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Carrying a Concealed Firearm.
No further information has been released.
Police warn of rising complaints from minors
Over the past two years, Brentwood Police say they have seen an increase in calls for service and complaints of minors riding bikes in reckless and unsafe ways across our city. They say they take this seriously and continue to do their best to apply and respond to these calls for service; and increase proactive enforcement.
However, they admit they cannot solve this problem alone and we encourage parents to stay engaged with their children.