Police arrest 1 in Mesa drive-by threats

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

MESA, Ariz. -- Mesa police arrested one of two men in connection with two drive-by gun threats.

Travis Nelson was taken into custody and booked for disorderly conduct and reckless display of a deadly weapon

According to police, officers first responded to a threat at a home near Southern Avenue and Signal Butte Road.

Witnesses said they were outside at about 11 p.m. Thursday when a car drove past them. The car then came back with the passenger's window rolled down. Somebody inside the vehicle showed a gun. The car then left the scene.

About 20 minutes later, police received another call of three shots being fired from a vehicle at a residence by Broadway and Signal Butte roads.

The car was parked on the street when the witnesses called the cops. Police apprehended the suspects without incident. Police also found a gun on the seat of the car.

Based on the description of the car, police were able to connect the two incidents. The witness from the first episode was able to positively identify Nelson as the passenger who displayed the gun.