LBPD North Division Cracks Down on Local Street Gangs

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The Long Beach Police Department North Patrol Division Directed Enforcement Team (North DET) has made combating gangs and violent crime a top priority, netting 17 arrests of individuals directly tied to the North Side Longo Criminal Street Gang since May of this year.

The North DET gathered information and intelligence through preliminary investigations that this gang was associated with a violent crime spree within the North Division earlier this year. This prompted the North DET to crack down on this criminal organization, with the intent to weaken their ability to terrorize the community and profit from property related crimes. In the past several months, the North DET has been dedicated to identifying individuals who are associated with this gang, and the criminal activity they are responsible for. As a result of their efforts the following enforcement actions have been taken:

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the North DET served six (6) search warrants at the residences of North Side Longo Gang members who were wanted on various felony charges. These warrants were served with the assistance of several Long Beach details including the Narcotics Investigations Section, Gangs Enforcement Section, Violent Crimes Investigations, VICE Investigations, Juvenile Investigations, DET from West and East Patrol Divisions and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

These search warrants resulted in three (3) felony arrests:

Name, Age, City of Residency, Charges

  • Steve Orozco, 23, Long Beach, Parole Violation
  • Gaviel Mayorga, 33, Long Beach, Possession of Stolen Property
  • Clark Cooper, 31, Long Beach, Possession of Stolen Property

Approximately $35,000 worth of stolen property, believed to be associated with cargo truck thefts that have occurred within and outside of the City, and $4300 in cash, believed to be related to a north Long Beach burglary, were recovered related to the search warrants and arrests of Mayorga and Cooper. Detectives are still investigating these cases and the orgin of these recovered items.

Additional arrests related to the North Side Longo gang made by the North DET since May this year are as follows (Please note some individuals are listed twice because they were arrested twice within this time period):

Name, Age, City of Residency, Charges:

  • 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

The North Division DET is commended for their hard work and dedication to continue our goal of keeping a safe Long Beach for our residents, visitors and businesses. The Long Beach Police Department is committed to combating gangs and violent crimes within the City. 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.

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