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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 10:00 pm

A seven-month operation aimed at violent street gang members reached its peak Wednesday with 15 arrests and the seizure of guns, drugs and cash.

A total of 30 alleged Norteño gang members have been arrested, including a Stockton-area leader and his lieutenant, a Lodi man, local and state law enforcement officials said at a press conference.

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  • posted at 4:54 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    Peeps and BLAHBLAH: please actually read my whole statements before typing. I said it has to do with ALLEGIANCE. Fox doesn't sound Spanish either because the word would be Zorro. There are also people of other descent in Mexico. A large group of Catholic Irish crossed the lines during the War with Mexico. Regardless of what race they may be, as I said, it has to do with ALLEGIANCE. So Peeps and BLAH where does your allegiance lie?

  • posted at 10:07 am on Sat, May 31, 2008.


    nortenos are born in america...they are form the north....know wut you are saying before you write it and yes i agree its a good thing.

  • posted at 11:22 am on Fri, May 30, 2008.


    Giovanina - The Leaders name is Charles Edwin Oak. Doesn't sound very Mexican. Neither do Edmond Ribali,Timonthy Robert Collins, Katherine Elizabeth Harison,Kathy Jo Sullivan, Rick Vanboeyen, Sheila Lewis, Dennis Martin, Daniel Anderson, Cindy Sarcos. Looks like they do allow Americans.

  • posted at 8:21 am on Fri, May 30, 2008.


    i would like to know what gives them a right to publish my fathers name who has been dead for over a month now? they said it was a month long investigation well it's been over a month since my father has passed away .we are still grieving over his death ,and then to have to read something like this .doesn't anyone check things like this out ?I guess not cause if they had they would have known my father was dead over a month now . we need an apology,we need for his name to be cleared ,we need this corrected in a live message over the air.they were quick to publish this information ,so i thinks it's fair to say that this matter has to be taken care of as soon as possible.

  • posted at 4:22 pm on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    Great story. I hope the police continue their crackdown. Gangs need to be reigned in. But, remember they network in the prison system, too. Perhaps deporting them to Riyahd would'nt be such a bad idea. Shipping them to Mexico is a bad idea though. They'd be back in a blink of an eye. No, its much better to ship them half way around the world and let the Arabs deal with them.

  • posted at 2:58 pm on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    These people look like they need an attitude adjustment. I have a multicultural recipe that will help rehabilitate them. Lets send them on a one way plane trip to Riyadh with all the dope and booze they can use. When the authorities see them arrive they can explain all they want. The penalty for dope use in Riyadh is a swift chop.

  • posted at 12:50 pm on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    When I lived at 835 W. Harney Lane, The Vineyards, I complained about the illegals and the Nortenos, but the Raza manager was not interested. It won't surprise me if those apartments are targeted again in the future. Maybe the Garibaldi company better think about a better manager. Oh never mind they hire subcontractors who hire illegals.

  • posted at 12:47 pm on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    Well let me educate you, then. The gangs are the enforcers of the drug trade, which is controlled by the drug cartels, which are all from Mexico. So even if they were born here, they have their allegiance to Mexico. If you asked them on the street what they are, they would say Mexican because those gangs will not accept Americans. So if they call themselves Mexicans, who would dispute that? Well we have people, here, disputing it for them. Learn what is going on, please, your kids future depends on it.

  • posted at 11:36 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    When is Lodi PD going to follow the lead. They spend their overtime sting money on seatbelt, baby seat and DUI checkpoints and the rest on grocery cart roundups. Are we ever going to see this gigantic problem that was basically created by your now councilman ex-pdchief who looked the other way all those years. Now he wants redevelopment money to clean it up without the vote of the citizens. You could at least start by enforcing the city code violations. But those gangbangers might burn another police car up if you pick on them again.

  • posted at 10:28 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    Keep up the good work, law enforcement! And it's too bad there are so many ignorant comments here. Most people I've met who identify with Nortenos were born and raised in the USA. It's my hope that they can learn there's a better way of life out there.

  • posted at 6:35 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    Don't worry about where these upstanding citizens come from...just send them to Mexico anyway! Mexico sends us many similar type crooks....why not return the favor?

  • posted at 5:31 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    Reading the names and looking at the pictures, it appears to me that these guys "...are just doing the work other Americans won't do..."

  • posted at 4:28 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    I do agree... get all gang members off the street and out of the parks.Lets make it safe for the children again.

  • posted at 4:27 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    get educated. Nortenos are not from mexico.

  • posted at 3:52 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    This is soooo true! They will be back on the streets before the ink on the paperwork is dry! Gang members deserve NO BAIL! You do the crime you do the time!

  • posted at 3:51 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    What??? No Cash? I hope you will keep the heat up and focus on the other gangs in Lodi as well! They show no mercy for who they kill, and rob, and intimidate! "Show no mercy towards them"!

  • posted at 3:43 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    Great job by our law enforcement officials!The question, which surely causes frustration among those who made the painstaking efforts and arrests, when are the accused going to be back on our streets as if nothing happened?

  • posted at 3:00 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    Why is it always assumed criminals are from Mexico? Two of the five from the Lodi area were born and raised here in the U.S. and so were their parents. I don't approve of their involvement and actions with gangs, but if they did a crime they don't need to be sent to Mexico.

  • posted at 2:46 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    Impressive work. Well done. I say let's do it again and again and again.

  • posted at 2:38 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    These fine upstanding citizens will be missed. NOT!

  • posted at 2:22 am on Thu, May 29, 2008.


    just shoot them now, or send them back to mexico.

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