Wesley Charles Martines Arrested, Weapons and Racial Writing Found
By Briasia Russ
Wesley Martines was arrested after officials found weapons and writing in his car that said he wants to wipe out Blacks, Hispanics, and Jewish people. As reported by CNN, a local business owner alerted officials that someone was in the area peeking into cars and looking into a shed.
According to a Santa Clara County District Attorney Office statement, officers located assault-style rifles, a handgun, a pipe bomb, ammunition, and body armor. Officers also located a journal that contained a plan to “to go [to a] sporting goods store, dress up as an employee and tie everybody up.”
— Santa Clara DA (@SantaClaraDA) July 15, 2021
Martines has been charged with possession of assault weapons, multiple silencers, drugs, and the makings of a pipe bomb, according to the district attorney’s statement. He is being held with a $300,000 bail. Once police spoke with Marines, his tone was calm and relaxed, claiming that there was no ill-intent.
“We definitely feel a crisis was averted,” Ian White Campbell Police Capt. reported to CNN.” “There was a significant threat to the public.”