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Stockton Police Crackdown On Gang Activity


Investigators capped a 90-day investigation of street gangs with extensive arrests, gun seizures and drugs and money confiscated.

Stockton Police along with the California Department of Justice, the FBI, and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department started serving search warrants and making arrests on Wednesday. Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones says the investigation covered a wide area.

"Thirty-six search warrants, and upwards of 26 arrest warrants throughout the City of Stockton, San Joaquin County, Sacramento County, Merced County, and Calaveras County."

Jones says 76 gang members were arrested and 68 weapons were seized.

San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Mark Dennings says all will face felony charges.

"All those firearms could have been used to take a life and today we've made a difference, we've take the leaders off of the streets."

Among those arrested were two men wanted for a July incident in which five people were shot, one of whom died.

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Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio