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* Martinez Police Arrest Three Suspects in the 1100 block of Rainbow Drive for Alleged Firearms and Alcohol Offenses

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Martinez police officers arrested three people early this morning after responding to a report of a male suspect standing outside a home while holding an assault rifle and threatening to shoot someone, according to police.  Shortly after 1:10 a.m., police officers responded to a home in the 1100 block of Rainbow Drive because of a report of a loud party and fighting in the street, police said. Arriving officers determined that the people responsible for the fighting had already left.  However, about 35 minutes later, the Police Department received another report by a neighbor that said a suspect was standing outside the home and threatening to shoot someone.  Martinez police, with the assistance of three Pleasant Hill police officers, responded to the scene and stopped two vehicles that were leaving the area of Rainbow Drive, according to police. The first vehicle was driven by a 20-year-old Martinez resident, and an assault rifle was located on the passenger seat of the vehicle, police said.  The suspect was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon, as well as for driving under the influence, according to police.  The second vehicle stopped was driven by a 24-year-old Martinez resident and associate of the other suspect. The driver was also arrested for driving under the influence, while a 24-year-old passenger in that vehicle was arrested for public intoxication, police said.  Investigators determined that the suspect never fired the rifle during the incident, and the person or people being threatened were never located or identified. All three suspects were booked into county jail in Martinez, according to police.

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