Novato PD: Man Arrested For Waving Rifle at Passing Vehicles, People

By Bay City News Service: 

Novato police arrested a man who allegedly waved a rifle at people and vehicles in a parking lot in Novato on Wednesday night.

Ronald Dennis, 60, of Novato, was allegedly carelessly waving a .30-06 rifle with a laser sight at vehicles and people near Cherry Street around 9:20 p.m., police Lt. Jennifer Welch said.

Police responded and contacted Dennis, then arrested him on suspicion of brandishing a firearm in public and possession of narcotics, Welch said.

He was booked into Marin County Jail to prevent the likelihood of the incident happening again if Dennis was cited and released, Welch said.
Angela Hiner June 06, 2014 at 11:14 AM
umm, excuse me??? arrrested to prevent the likelihood of him committing the same offense?? cited and released? is that protocol here in cali when i 60 yr old man on drugs waves a rifle around at traffic with a laser pointer??? a citation?? wow.. um i dont know what to say.
Alex Young June 06, 2014 at 12:55 PM
@Angelina Hiner - The article said he was booked to prevent the incident from happening IF he were cited and released.
DMC June 06, 2014 at 01:31 PM
Alex looks to be correct--he was "Booked" which is worse (for him) than "cited and released"--to prevent "likelihood"---no guarantee there.


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