Police: Man brandishes firearm while stuck in Willows traffic


Menlo Park police arrested a Danville man at about 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Willows neighborhood on charges of brandishing a weapon and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

Police responded to a report about a man in an SUV who allegedly displayed a pistol to other drivers while stuck in traffic near the intersection of Willow Road and Durham Street.

In checking the SUV, police said they found a pistol and a loaded magazine inside and in close proximity to the driver.

Traffic jams have been a major headache in the Willows area as the state highway department rebuilds the interchange at Willow Road and U.S. 101.


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 4, 2017 at 7:39 pm

It’s dangerous out there in heavy traffic. All this problem rests with the city council and their staff. I know there’s no excuse for lawlessness, but the conditions in our neighborhood are out of control. In keeping us safe, the police should also direct traffic too. Keep these cars moving and out of our neighborhood.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 4, 2017 at 7:56 pm

Brian is a registered user.

Sadly this does not surprise me. In the last few weeks since the new traffic signals went in I hear a lot of honking and people yelling at each other. I am not surprise that someone brandished a weapon, I am just happy he was caught. It is only a matter of time before this road rage brought on by the traffic issues results in actual violence.

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Posted by Neilson Buchanan
a resident of another community
on Dec 5, 2017 at 7:30 am

There are two solid stories beneath the incident. But the longer term question is how to get above the incident. Thank goodness for local journalism

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Posted by Clunge
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:16 am

Dear Danville Gun Toter- hope the traffic to and from your cell is less stressful.

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Posted by Commuter
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Dec 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

Fantastic, I bike through there every day, and traffic is backed up through the neighborhood for blocks. The cars simply don't move, one light cycle after another, it's a parking lot.

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Posted by Kevin
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Dec 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Of course he got caught. Where the hell is he going to go?

As long as the police respond within a couple hours, he's going to be in the same spot waiting to get onto Willow Road...

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