An iced-over lake at Pier Park just added to Alejandro Renteria's problems on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Renteria had reportedly used a gun to threaten a 19-year-old man at the Pier Park skate park at about 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
When Grand Island police got the call and tried to track down Renteria described as wearing a black jacket with a fur collar a friend of Renteria's tried to toss the gun into Pier Park Lake. But the 22-caliber Ruger landed on the ice in the lake instead, Sgt. Jerry Atwell said.
The police quickly recovered the gun.
Renteria, 520 O'Neill Circle, was arrested for terroristic threats, use of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon because he lacked a concealed carry permit, tampering with evidence for trying to dispose of the gun and for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, Atwell said.
Renteria's friend, Luis Jaime, 18, of Grand Island, was cited for possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon and for menacing threats. All are misdemeanor violations.
The violations were for arrest purposes only and have not been issued as formal charges from the Hall County attorney's office.
This crime thing is pretty tough in the winter, eh?
I tracked the thief of my wifes purse for over a mile by following his tracks. Somebody recently found my wifes purse burried in the snow with everthing still in it minus the forty bucks. Even the attempted withdraw slips from the BG's.
Withdrawal slips? They tried to use an ATM? Lots of ATMs have cameras, nowadays. Might be a way to tag the scumbags; even if you don't have a case, the cops will keep an eye on them for future problems.
He was charged with "terroristic threats"?! What does that mean? Sounds like a typical hold-up to me (the link isn't workig though.) Seems to me that people latch on to a current buzzword and won't let go.
I think it's likely if I were back in grade school these days I'd be charged with possesion of a smoothbore projectile launching system (for the straw & spitwads at lunch), maybe the deployment of a stored energy stinging device (for the occasional rubber band), and no doubt several of my classmates would be up for stockpiling weapons of mass destruction after eating all of those school baked beans...