A man who made threats at a bar to shoot people and later was charged with resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon, police said. An officer reported that Gandara tried to pull out a handgun when he was stopped in Blanchette Park.
Adrian David Gandara, 33, of the 1300 block of South Wheaton Drive in St. Charles, was charged Aug. 30 with resisting arrest and unlawful use of a weapon.
St. Charles Police said an officer pulled over a woman who was following a speeding motorcycle Aug. 29 at 1400 Olive Street in St. Charles. The woman told the officer that Gandara, the motorcycle rider, had told her he had a loaded gun and threatened to kill people. She said Gandara was very drunk.
As the officer talked to the woman, Gandara sped back towards her car and nearly hit the vehicle. The officer tried to pull Gandara over near the Blanchette Park entrance, but Gandara continued into the park, stopping near the Boys and Girls club.
When the officer ordered Gandara to get off his motorcycle, the officer said he attempted to reach into his leather vest. The officer pulled his weapon and commanded Gandara to show his hands. Gandara complied and was taken into custody.
The officer said a search revealed Gandara had a loaded weapon in an inner pocket in his vest where he had reached.
Gandara posted a $25,000 bond Sept. 4 and was released from St. Charles County jail on the condition that he wear an alcohol monitoring device and that he not buy or consume alcohol.