The Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) North Patrol Division has arrested 17 members of the North Side Longos gang since this past May, they announced Friday.
According to a release, North Patrol Division Directed Enforcement Team (North DET) gathered information linking the gang to a “violent crime spree” earlier this year, and spent the past few months identifying individuals associated with the gang who were responsible for the crimes.
Most recently, on Wednesday, August 12, the release said the LBPD issued six search warrants at the residences of North Side Longos gang members who were wanted on felony charges, resulting in the arrest of three gang members: Steve Orozco, 23 (for parole violation), Gaviel Mayorga, 33 (for possession of stolen property) and Clark Cooper, 31 (for possession of stolen property).
About $35,000 in stolen property believed to be taken through cargo truck thefts around and outside of the city, as well as $4,300 in cash were recovered at the residences. They are believed to be related to the arrests of Mayorga and Cooper.
Other arrests since May include (Name, age, city of residence, and charge):
Cristino Nunez, 33, Long Beach, Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Carlos Sabala, 33, Long Beach, Probation (PRCS) Violation, Narcotics and Gang Court Order Violation
Luis Lopez, 23, Long Beach, Parole and Gang Court Order Violations
Cristino Nunez, 33, Long Beach, Parole and Gang Court Order Violations
Christopher Rubio, 19, Long Beach, Outstanding Warrant and Narcotics
Timothy Cisneros, 23, Long Beach, Gang Court Order Violation
Martin Vasquez, 32, Long Beach, Outstanding Felony Warrant
Jesse Sandoval, 18, Long Beach, Possession of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest, Probation and Gang Violations
Manuel Barbosa, 23, Long Beach, Outstanding Felony Warrant
Leonard Remijio, 26, Compton, Identity Theft, Forgery/Fraud and Gang Court Order Violation
Luis Lopez, 23, Long Beach, Gang Court Order Violation
Jose Castro, 38, Long Beach, Ex-Felon in Possession of Firearms, Narcotics, Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest
Leonard Remijio, 26, Compton, Gang Court Order Violation
Ricardo Gonzalez, 31, Long Beach, Felony Probation (PRCS) and Gang Court Order Violations
If anyone has information regarding the crimes listed above or about the North Side Longo Street Criminal Gang they are urged to contact the Long Beach Police Department Gang Investigations Section at 562.570.7370.
Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org
This article was updated on 08/14/15 at 18:33PM, correcting the gang name to North Side Longos.