EVIDENCE Healdsburg Police released this photo of a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic rifle, confiscated on March 12 with the arrest of three men. (Photo courtesy of Healdsburg Police/Facebook)

Social media erupted like popcorn early Saturday morning with posts about gunfire—“sure sounded like semi-automatic gunfire to me” and “Gunshots. I thought possibly as many as 13.” 

The next day, the Healdsburg Police Department made their own post, on Facebook, that began, “Did you hear gunshots last night? Our officers did too…”

A little after 3am on March 11, officers responding to another incident heard multiple gunshots in the area of Dry Creek Road and US 101. Two Healdsburg Police vehicles and deputies from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office converged on the scene. 

When they checked the area, they found three men “standing by a truck at Dry Creek Road and Kinley Road who were determined to be the individuals responsible for the gunfire,” according to the department’s Facebook post.

All three men were taken into custody without incident and booked into Sonoma County Jail on charges of possession of an assault rifle, possession of a large-capacity magazine, negligent discharge of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm and public intoxication.

Arrested were: Antonio Cervantes Bermudes, 22; Isidro Cervantes Cuevas, 22; and Ramon Mora-Galvez, 36, all of Santa Rosa. 

The two younger men are no longer in custody, but Mora-Galvez remains in jail with $130,000 bail on six felony charges, among them conspiracy to commit a felony, selling and/or manufacturing of an assault weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of an assault weapon and possession of large-capacity magazines.

Among the evidence is what looks to be a M&P 15 Sport II Semi-Auto Rifle with Winchester ammunition, a photo of which appeared on the Facebook post. The weapon is an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle by gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson. The M&P signifies military and police in the Smith & Wesson product line. 

Sgt. Kristin Dean of Healdsburg Police said she could not confirm that description, as the firearm was in evidence, but confirmed it was an assault rifle.

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