The Central Marin Police Authority arrested Jerald Welty, 63, of San Anselmo last week for leaving voicemails threatening physical harm to the town’s mayor.
Mayor Brian Colbert, who is Black, reported the threats to police who arrested Welty and searched his home.
“Due to the serious nature of this crime a bail enhancement was granted and bail was set at $150,000,” police said. “Investigators obtained a gun violence restraining order and served a search warrant at the suspect’s home, confiscating several firearms.”
Town Manager Dave Donery said, “We have zero tolerance for any type of threat made to our residents or to people working in or visiting our town. CMPA did a great job handling this incident quickly and efficiently.”