Gang Sweep in Neighboring Pomona Nets 24 Arrests

Three guns, 23 grams of methamphetamine and 23 grams of marijuana were seized during the operation.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A citywide gang enforcement operation in Pomona wrapped up Sunday and netted 24 arrests, police said.

The 10-hour sweep, conducted between 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. today, was the sixth-such operation in the past year, police said.

Assisting Pomona police were the U.S. Marshall's Service, California Department of Corrections, Los Angeles County Probation Department, the District Attorney's Office and a multi-agency law enforcement task force covering the eastern San Gabriel Valley.

"The purpose of the operation is to keep constant pressure on gang members, while developing additional intelligence related to unsolved gang crimes, and arresting those found to be committing nay crimes or those with outstanding warrants," said Lt. Mike Keltner of the Pomona department.

He said the operation included probation and parole compliance checks.

Three guns, 23 grams of methamphetamine and 23 grams of marijuana were seized during the operation.

—City News Service

Vito Spago February 17, 2014 at 12:25 AM
Lets see. These are mostly 'non violent' offenders so governor moonbeam will be letting them loose. These morons likely all have medical dope prescriptions so you cannot hold them for that. Three guns? Unless they are felons, nothing wrong with that. 3 guns among 24 gang members is not really that bad. Wonder how many $200 gun buy back coupons did they find. Meth? Yep, that is bad. Give it time. The libs will legalize that too. Parole violations and crime involvement along with the meth possession are the only definite violations without further information. Hopefully they can use the rubber hose on these clowns and get them to fink out their buddies so the cops can get the ring leaders. Also the cops can put out stories that these 24 talked so that their homies can 'take care of them'.
Dan Snelson February 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM
23 grams 24 people so that is less than one gram per person. Hope it was all in one person's possession and I sure hope the guns were either illegal for them to have or were not legally bought in the first place


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