- Friday August 5th, 2011 :: 08:05 p.m. PDT
Gang Sweep Nets 5 Arrests, Drugs, and Guns
Public Information Release
August 5, 2011
Captain James Bauman, Public Information Officer
An enforcement sweep coordinated by the Lake County Gang Task Force has resulted in five arrests and the seizure of controlled substances and weapons.
On Saturday, July 23rd, the Lake County Gang Task Force conducted an enforcement sweep from 2:00 pm until approximately 2:00 am the following morning in the communities of Lakeport, Kelseyville, Nice, Lucerne, and the City of Clearlake. Agencies contributing to the operation included the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the Lakeport Police Department, the Clearlake Police Department, the Lake County Probation Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service.
Throughout the day and into the night, the Task Force targeted approximately 30 validated gang members and conducted approximately 20 probation and parole searches. A total of 5 arrests were made and an additional gang member who was not located at his home faces criminal charges for violating the terms of his probation.
26 year old Berret J. Brown of Clearlake was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of his parole. 19 year old Julio Antonio Castellanos of Kelseyville was arrested for violating his probation after being found in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 42 year old Doffus Lomack Gallon of Clearlake was arrested for violating his parole and possession of a controlled substance for sales after a Sheriff’s narcotics detection K-9 alerted to cocaine packaged for sales concealed behind a dresser in his home.
26 year old John Roy Hogsett of Kelseyville was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and violation of his probation. 20 year old Richard Allen Hakala of Clearlake, who is not a validated gang member, was arrested for possession of dangerous weapons after being contacted on the street by the Task Force. 18 year old Jose Guadalupe Aguilar of Lakeport was not located at his home during a probation search, but faces charges of violating his probation for having gang indicia in his room.
There are an estimated 200 validated gang members residing in Lake County. The Lake County Gang Task Force will continue its efforts to curtail gang activity in our communities with future enforcement sweeps and intelligence sharing among Lake County law enforcement agencies. Anyone seeking information about the Lake County Gang Task Force or wishing to provide information about suspected gang activity is encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 262-4200.
Lake County CA Sheriff's Department
1220 Martin St
Lakeport, CA 95453