Gang Investigation in Ventura County Results in 10 Arrests

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release

At the conclusion of a month long investigation into a street gang based in the unincorporated area of Ventura County, over 80 law enforcement officers served search warrants at 8 locations early on Thursday June 15, 2017. The criminal street gang that was the target of the investigation has recently been committing robberies, assault with deadly weapons, and illegal weapon & drug possession. Due to the violent nature of the gang, two locations required members of the Oxnard and Ventura SWAT teams to safely make the arrests and search for weapons.  At each location that the SWAT teams searched, firearms were located.

The search warrants yielded 10 arrests for various weapons violations and warrants for arrest. A total of 13 firearms were seized, including 2 assault weapons, a Mac-11 assault pistol, and 6 handguns. All of the guns were operable and readily available to members of the gang. The investigation into the origin of the guns is on-going.

Firearms seized in gang sweep

The Sheriff’s Gang Unit, in partnership with the Oxnard and Ventura Police Departments, is committed to reducing violent crimes plaguing many of our communities. Criminal street gangs are a threat to the safety of the residents of Ventura County. Members of the public can help us stop the violence and are encouraged to report gang activity to law enforcement or Crime Stop

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