Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

In response to an increase in violent crime, SAPD Gang Detectives organized probation and parole compliance checks on several active gang members. With assistance from various SAPD units & OC Probation Department, compliance checks at 26 locations were completed.

As a result of “Operation Community First”, 8 violent gang members were arrested for probation violations or felony warrants.

During a search of a residence, a loaded sawed off pistol grip .22 caliber rifle was located in the kitchen, concealed in a backpack.

Officers were on patrol at Edna Park when they observed and detained a subject for loitering. During a search of his person, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun in his waistband. Officers also searched a vehicle associated with the subject and located an additional loaded 9mm magazine, gang indicia and narcotics.

Patrol officers conducted a patrol check in the area of the 500 block of E. Pine Street due to a recent homicide. Officers observed a vehicle parked adjacent to a red curb in front of a memorial for the victim. The vehicle was occupied by two gang members who were on probation. A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded Glock 40 caliber handgun under the passenger’s seat.

Gang Detectives and a Directed Patrol Officer were conducting gang and violent street crime suppression when they observed a vehicle commit several vehicle code violations. The driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle for narcotic related violations. During a search of the passenger, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun was located in his pant’s pocket. During a search of the vehicle, 35 additional 9mm bullets were located. A record check revealed the passenger is a convicted felon.

In our continued commitment to impact community safety and remove guns off the streets, patrol officers conducted a patrol check in the area of Fairview Street and Trask Avenue. During a traffic stop, the driver self-admitted to being a member of a criminal street gang and on parole. A search of his vehicle yielded a loaded revolver under the passenger seat.



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