LATHROP — Six Stockton men aged 18 to 21 have been identified as alleged conspirators in the Thursday night armed home invasion robbery of a rural residence in the 3500 block of West Yosemite Avenue in southern edge of Lathrop.
Booked into San Joaquin County Jail Thursday night were Anthony Peraza, Faustino Alberto Quinones, Rodney Carlos Gastello, Jr; Alehandro Cdebaca, Aaron Rossi and Andrew Bossi.
Sheriff’s spokesman deputy Les Garcia said the men were charged with felony robbery, felony burglary, felony false imprisonment, felony kidnapping, felony criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon with a firearm, felony conspiracy, felony kidnapping to commit robbery, street terrorism and misdemeanor resisting arrest.
Garcia said the men went to the home of a 36-year-old Lathrop man where he had a marijuana grow, entering his sleeping area with guns at about 6:30 p.m. They allegedly pointed their firearms at him, ordering him to get on the ground demanding marijuana and money.
Some held the man at gunpoint while others ransacked the living quarters and moved him from room to room in fear of his life. He was allegedly told several times that if he didn’t follow their directions he would be shot and killed, Garcia said.
“The victim was then taken to a back fenced off area behind the building where the men tied his hands together,” the deputy said. While the suspects were still in the residence, sheriff’s deputies began to arrive on the scene, he added.
The Sheriff’s spokesman said that the men all fled on foot and were not responding to deputies’ orders to stop running and resisting. A massive ground search followed with officers responding from the Lathrop Police Services, the Sheriff’s Department, the Manteca Police Department and the California Highway Patrol and their respective canines.
A CHP helicopter was assigned to the scene and flooded the rural farmland area with its flood lights. It was first believe there were seven gunmen, as officers located six of them. Manteca Police officers were credited with locating four of the men hiding across Highway 120 at the Oakwood Lake Shores gated community with the use of police canine “Hoss.”
All the suspects had bail set at over $1 million with the exception of Aaron Bossi with bail at $638,000. He was the youngest at 18. Anthony Peraza had a total bail amount set at $1,153,000. Of that $75,000 was related to outstanding warrants for a residential burglary and for receiving known stolen property, according to the Sheriff’s website.
They all have court appearances scheduled at the Stockton Courthouse of the San Joaquin County Superior Court on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.