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

September 25, 2015

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

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.