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Santa Ana Police Department
Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 :: 05:40 p.m. PST


SAPD Arrests 31 Gang Members And Recovers 7 Weapons In Three Day “Operation Impact”

In the first seven weeks of 2016, the Santa Ana Police Department reported increased levels of violent crime involving numerous gangs from throughout the city. Between February 16th and 18th, the Department responded to one homicide and two officer involved-shootings involving gang members. A Gang Unit detective was wounded by gunfire during one event. In an effort to stem the tide of increasing violence, a three-day enforcement operation was assembled. The Field Operations Bureau partnered with Detectives from the Career Criminal Unit and Gangs to provide high visibility enforcement in areas negatively impacted by gang activity.

“OPERATION IMPACT” resulted in 31 gang members being arrested for various charges and seven guns were recovered, including an assault rifle with an altered serial number.

Throughout the year, the Santa Ana Police Department will conduct ongoing operations to impact the gang violence in the community.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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