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Multi-Agency Crackdown Results In 29 Felony Arrests, Seizure Of Over 200 Firearms

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

A multi-agency effort to crackdown on two feuding Sacramento gangs has resulted in 29 felony arrests and the seizure of more than 200 firearms. 

"The suspects that were arrested face a variety of charges including things ranging from homicide, robbery, narcotics sales, auto theft, identity theft, firearms trafficking and firearms possessions," says Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn.

Hahn says the guns seized include assault weapons and fully automatic machine guns.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg talked about the pile of confiscated firearms displayed at a news conference.

"It is both incredibly scary, but also highly reassuring, that because of this collaborative effort that those weapons of destruction and many of the people who were using them are off the streets," Steinberg said. 

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department, the Sacramento DA's office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also took part in the joint operation.

It was prompted by a shooting at Meadowview Park in South Sacramento in August that left one person dead and four others wounded.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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