Alleged gang member arrested after bringing gun into Wendy's

A suspected gang member was arrested Wednesday afternoon after bringing a concealed gun into a Wendy's restaurant in Walnut Creek, police said.

Officers responded at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a man with a gun inside the Wendy's at 2955 N. Main St. in Walnut Creek, police said.

Police closed North Main Street between Treat Boulevard and Sunnyvale Avenue during their investigation as a safety precaution.

Officers arrested 20-year-old Mauricio Eric Cervantes, of Walnut Creek, on suspicion of being a gang member with a concealed firearm, police said.

He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility, where he is being held on $120,000 bail.

No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.


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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Aug 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Too bad our gutless excuses for leaders won't mandate that anti-terrorism laws be enforced against gangs. They certainly fit every definition of "terrorist organization".
Of course, rounding up bangers wouldn't be as lucrative for the military-industrial war profiteers as the perpetual phony war on terror.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Aug 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

Book em Danno

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Aug 24, 2012 at 6:56 am

Well said Derek. I never have quite understood why it is we even tolerate gangs...period?! They contribute absolutely nothing to our society, except crime. Anybody?

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Posted by LMP
a resident of Danville
on Aug 24, 2012 at 7:28 am

We need serious penalties for gang activity. Put them in a jail that does not include weight lifting equipment and other perks. In a cell with lousy food. Deport anyone who isn't here legally. Get serious, it's getting out of control.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

Was the "alleged" criminal a legal resident? Don't know if they would mention either way in the article...

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

Dear LMP...It is out of control and it's going to get worse unless the gutless respond.

Thank you for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Aug 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Yawn yawn yawn-if the gang LOSER is illegal (not undocumented visitor) Jerry brown and the other libtards will do nothing as usual--they r ruining your public schools--doubt you Ppl know the half of what goes on!!!!!!

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