Los Gatos Man Charged After Police Find Illegal Weapons, Racist Manifesto Detailing Shooting Plot – CBS San Francisco


CAMPBELL (CBS SF) — A Los Gatos man was charged earlier this week with possession of assault weapons, multiple silencers, drugs and the makings of a pipe bomb after Campbell police found him prowling outside of a business and discovered the arsenal and a racist manifesto detailing a shooting plot in his car.

32-year-old Los Gatos resident Wesley Charles Martines was arraigned on multiple felonies Tuesday in the Hall of Justice. A judge remanded him on $300,000 bail.

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illegal weapons suspect Wesley Charles Martines (Campbell Police Department)

According to a release issued by the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, bullets inscribed with such phrases as “Cop Killer,” along with a handwritten manifesto saying he wanted to wipe out the Black, Hispanic and Jewish populations were found in his vehicle.

Just after midnight last Friday, July 9, a business owner called Campbell police to report a man seen on a security camera prowling in the area of East Sunny Oaks Avenue who was looking into cars and a storage shed.

Officers responded to the scene and stopped a truck driven by Martines. Inside the vehicle, they found the weapons, including two AR-style rifles, which are illegal in California.

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Officers also found a Glock 9 mm handgun and ammunition that was personally inscribed with such sayings as “Cop Killer,” “To a widow from the Grim Reaper” and “A Good Start.” Police additionally discovered body armor, heroin, methamphetamine and a pipe bomb filled with pellets but no explosive material inside.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad assisted in making sure the explosive device was inactive.

A journal found by authorities contained racist and anti-Semitic writings, along with details of a plan to go to a sporting goods store dressed as an employee and tie everybody up.

With assistance from the DA’s Office, Campbell Police obtained high bail, search warrants and served a gun violence restraining order (GVRO) on the suspect to seize his weapons.

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“Once again, law enforcement saved lives before the blood and tears flowed,” DA Jeff Rosen said in the release. “All of us have a role in stopping the next mass shooting, suicide, or domestic violence murder. Please call law enforcement if you know that someone is armed and dangerous.”