With the help of the Manteca Police Department’s SWAT team, the Stockton Police Department completed a nine-month-long criminal investigation on June 15 into a new subset of Norteno gang members who were allegedly involved in several shootings, including multiple homicides and conspiracies within the city of Stockton and the outlying San Joaquin County area.
Stockton Police spokesman Officer Joseph Silva said Manteca’s SWAT team was called in to assist serving the final search warrant last week in the 100 block of East Jackson Street. Arrested was Rigoberto Maya for being an accessory and being in possession of stolen property and gang enhancements.
The gang had been identified as the East Oak Street Norteno. Weapons, narcotics and several high-profile arrests were made during the investigation by multi-agency law enforcement officers, Silva added. The Stockton PD press release included pictures of those arrested and their semi-automatic hand guns and clips.
The team of officers, in addition to Manteca, involved the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, the Lodi Police Department, Tracy Police Department, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department and the State Department of Justice.
Officer Silva said many of the cases were solved because of the collaborative investigation with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.
Of the 10 arrests for the various homicide, narcotics and gang enhancement charges, two were reportedly women with the first arrests dating back to August of last year with those taken into custody ranging in age from 16 to 28 years old.
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