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News Release

Friday, September 25, 2015

Media Relations

Search Warrants Yield Arrests of Violent Gang Members and an Arsenal of Weapons NR15331dm

Pacoima: On Thursday, September 24, 2015, personnel from the Los Angeles Police Department conducted a multiple location search warrant related to a recent string of gang related violent crimes that have occurred within the east end of the San Fernando Valley.

Detectives from Foothill Community Police Station Homicide Squad conducted a lengthy investigation over the past several months in an attempt to identify members of a Pacoima based violent street gang. The gang was responsible for almost a dozen homicides, as well as several shootings in the surrounding neighborhoods, that resulted in injuries to a dozen victims. During the course of the operation, eight suspects were arrested for crimes varying from murder to narcotics possession. All of the search warrants were successful in recovering information or evidence related to the violence waged by the members of this notorious gang. Over twenty firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were recovered during the operation.

Community members, from around Foothill Division Area, expressed their gratitude for the efforts of officers addressing this recent wave of violence. The success of the operation is evident by the recovery of so many firearms, and the arrest of those responsible for holding their community hostage in their own homes.

Foothill detectives were assisted by Metropolitan Division's Special Weapons and Tactics team, Gang and Narcotics Division, Major Crimes Division, Commercial Crimes Division, Jail Division, several valley division gang units and parole compliance units.

For further information regarding this incident, please contact LAPD's Foothill Community Police Station detectives at (818) 834-3115. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.