- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested 16 suspected members of two rival gangs in Oakland.

The investigation headed by Oakland police targeted two decades-old gangs described by authorities as among the most violent groups in the San Francisco Bay Area city.

The Oakland Tribune reported (https://bayareane.ws/1BMMjZx) the arrests happened during a series of raids Thursday in different parts of Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro and in Stockton, in Central California.

Local officials assisted by state agents also seized 36 weapons.

The Attorney General’s Office says that over the past 15 years, the two gangs have been involved in robberies, home invasions and homicides.

Police says that during the months-long investigation led to solving at least two unnamed homicide cases and allowed police to stop four planned shooting attacks.


Information from: The Oakland Tribune,



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