5 teens suspected of shooting airsoft rifles at cars

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An 18-year-old man was arrested and four juveniles ages 15-17 were detained and released to their parents Thursday in connection with multiple airsoft rifle shootings in Belmont and San Carlos.

About 3:45 p.m. Thursday, San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Alameda De Las Pulgas and Ralston Avenue in Belmont on a report that occupants of a silver BMW were shooting at a vehicle. Deputies stopped the BMW a short time later and learned the teens — three Belmont residents and two others from Redwood City and San Carlos — had shot replica airsoft rifles at the victim’s car while driving in the area of Crestview Drive and Club Drive in San Carlos.

The 18-year-old, Noah Biggs, was arrested and booked into Maguire Correctional Facility on charges of brandishing, throwing a projectile at a vehicle and conspiracy, sheriff’s deputies said. His case as well as those for the juveniles will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for charges, deputies added.

“The investigation is ongoing and we believe these suspects are responsible for shooting at other cars and people in the following areas; Alameda De Las Pulgas, Carlmont Drive, Chula Vista Drive in Belmont, as well as Crestview Drive and Club Drive in San Carlos,” the sheriff’s office said.

Victims and witnesses are asked to call the local law enforcement agency where the incident occurred. For the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office call 650-363-4911. For Belmont Police Department call 650-595-7400. Belmont Police Department Case #1810-0030.