Man Arrested in Downtown Los Gatos With Loaded Gun, Drugs

Officers find a loaded Jenkins special model J-22 .22 caliber pistol inside suspect's Ford pickup truck, along with drugs, paraphernalia.

An armed 30-year-old Fremont man was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail this month in the downtown area after Los Gatos Monte Sereno police stopped him for a traffic stop.

Michael Carlos Gonsalves was taken into custody at about 1 a.m. Feb. 13 at North Santa Cruz and Almendra avenues with a loaded Jenkins special model J-22 .22 caliber pistol, according to police.

Gonsalves, who was driving a 2001 Ford pickup truck, lacked a weapon's permit and was found to also be in possession and under the influence of a controlled substance, said Los Gatos Monte Sereno police Sgt. spokesman Kerry Harris.

He was also charged with being in unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and being under the influence of a controlled substance while in the unlawful possession of the weapon.

Gonsalves faces additional charges of being in possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license, according to police.

It's not known what Gonsalves was doing in Los Gatos, Sgt. Harris said.

CJ Butcher February 25, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Good catch Jess. Your are correct. Which goes directly to my point: They got the name of the gun wrong and the got the picture of the gun wrong...what else did they get wrong? As for MIchaelJ, Wow! You are happy the patch is covering the story, yet it appears you don't care about the truth of the story? As for where it might be purchased, well we all know there have been a lot of articles and discussion in the patch and town meetings about all the gun violence and how it doesn't belong in LG. Seems relevant to me. Yes the police did there job well and everyone should be happy they did.
Sheila Sanchez February 25, 2013 at 05:08 AM
CJ Butcher, Sgt. Harris wrote in an email interview about the police report that the weapon was a "Jenkins" ... this is not our error, but a source's error, which happens and we're happy to correct. The stock photo was simply that, a Getty image that looked better than the Wikipedia photo of the Jennings pistol. We stand by the rest of the facts in the post, which come from a police report. Thanks for reading.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz February 25, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Thank GOD that dude was arrested!
Peter Cook March 01, 2013 at 07:58 AM
If you let me have Mr/Mrs. God's address I shall write to them and thank them personally.
SunTzu April 26, 2013 at 10:34 PM
"It's not known what Gonsalves was doing in Los Gatos" He was probably looking for a medical marijuana delivery "victim" to rob.


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