Misdemeanor Convictions Highlight Gang and Gun Crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2011

CONTACT:
ADA Seth Steward, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1014
Erica Terry Derryck, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167

MISDEMEANOR CONVICTIONS HIGHLIGHT GANG AND GUN CRIMES

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Alfredo Carrillo (CN 11012810) was convicted of brandishing a deadly weapon and Driego Guajardo (CN 2458787) was convicted of carrying a concealed, loaded firearm.

“The hard work of Assistant District Attorneys Asha Jameson and Jennifer Seraphine brought these cases to successful conclusions,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “I commend their work and the work of the San Francisco Police Department.”

On Monday, June 13, 2011, after deliberating slightly more than thirty minutes a jury convicted defendant Carrillo of brandishing a deadly weapon in violation of California Penal Code Section 417(a)(1). According to evidence presented at trial, the bus the defendant was riding stopped and the driver got out to help someone in the street. The defendant yelled at the driver and the victim told the defendant to calm down. The defendant then yelled “I’m a Sureno,” pulled a nine inch knife out of his pocket and pointed it at the victim. The defendant got off the bus at the next stop and the victim called 911. The Honorable Richard Ulmer, Jr. sentenced the defendant to three years probation and 75 days jail. As conditions of probation the defendant must have no weapons and stay away from the victim in the case. Assistant District Attorney Asha Jameson prosecuted the case.

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, a jury found defendant Guajardo guilty of possession of a concealed weapon in violation of California Penal Code Section 12025(a)(2) and guilty of carrying a loaded weapon in violation of California Penal Code Section 12031(a)(1). According to evidence presented at trial, on February 21, 2011, the defendant bumped into the victim and his girlfriend at the corner of Fifth and Market Street. Words were exchanged and the defendant showed the victim his gun. The defendant then pushed and hit the victim. Police arrived and found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a holster inside of the defendant’s waistband. San Francisco Police Department Officer Patrick Faye was the arresting officer and testified at trial.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, the Honorable Jeffery Tauber sentenced defendant Guajardo to three years of probation, 45 days in jail, 45 days of community service and restitution. A search condition and a no weapons condition were made part of the conditions of probation. The gun in this case was ordered confiscated and destroyed. Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Seraphine prosecuted the case.

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