Five Arrested at Motorcycle Gang Toy Run
12/24/2016 4:00:00 PM
Nature of Incident:
Five arrested at Motorcycle Gang Toy Run
City of Ventura
Date & Time:
December 18, 2016
Sheriff's Gang Unit, Ventura Police Department Special Enforcement Team
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty (D)ecedent
City of Residence
The Ventura Police Department received information that an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang had planned a toy drive event at a local establishment in the City of Ventura on Sunday, December 18th. The event was advertised to motorcycle gangs throughout Southern California and there was information that alcohol would be served at the event. Events like these are held every year throughout the country and historically tend to have illegal street racing, alcohol fueled violence, and shootings.
In an effort to prevent any illegal or violent activities, members of the Ventura Police Department and Ventura Sheriff's Office combined efforts to conduct high profile directed enforcement in the area. During the day, five arrests were made for weapons or drug related charges and three handguns were seized. Also, 16 citations were issued for traffic related violations. The high visibility of patrols prevented any violence or street racing in the area.
The Ventura Sheriff's Office is supportive of any charity events and toy drives that help the underprivileged members of the community; however the combination of alcohol, drugs, and guns with these events is a recipe for disaster.
The investigation into the recovered weapons and drugs is ongoing. Anyone with gang information is encouraged to contact the Ventura Sheriff's Gang Unit detectives.
Sergeant Brian Slominski
News Release Date:
December 24, 2016
Media Follow-Up Contact:
Detective Doug Gojkovich
Captain Todd Inglis
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).