The following are 2 articles on the ABZ gang by the Long Beach Press
Telegram. The first one is around mid-December. It is a staff report which means there are short news reports. The last one is what you should read:
LBPD recovers stolen profiles
By Press-Telegram staff reports
Long Beach police found hundreds of stolen profiles and a stash of guns when they served a search warrant early Wednesday at a Carson home in connection with an identity theft ring, officers said.
Officers from the forgery and fraud and identity theft details swarmed the property in the 2800 block of East 220th place at 5 a.m. and found 500 identity profiles, which had personal information taken from victims.
Along with the stolen IDs, investigators found six rifles, two shotguns and a handgun. Three people were arrested, said Officer Israel Ramirez, a Long Beach Police Department spokesman.
Police welcome experienced newbies Six lateral police officers celebrated graduation from the Long Beach Police Academy Wednesday. The officers are: Forrest Anderson, formerly a Santa Cruz Police officer; Chuck Estrada, formerly a Westminster Police officer; Sabino Gonzalez, formerly a California Highway Patrol officer; Nhon Lai, formerly a Calexico Police officer; Christian Moody, formerly a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff; and Samuel Rizzuto, formerly a Long Beach Police reserve officer.
The officers have a combined 36 years of experience and completed a seven-week academy with 280 hours of specialized training, said Sgt. David Cannan, a Long Beach Police Department spokesman. Youths face burglary charges Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of two Long Beach youths, tied to a local Asian gang, who face charges in a series of burglaries that plagued Westminster last month.
Long Beach Police arrested the two Asian Boyz gang members Friday night after Westminster Police found evidence at one of the victim's homes linking the crimes to the pair, said Sgt. David Cannan, a Long Beach Police Department spokesman.
During November, 34 Asian families were victimized. When members of the Long Beach Police Department's Asian Crime detail were contacted by Westminster investigators with information about one of the gang members Friday night, the Long Beach police immediately found him and discovered a chop shop in the process, Cannan said.
Anyone who wants more information, or thinks they may have been a victim in the string of crimes, can call Detective Jim Mraz, of the Westminster Police Department, at (714) 898-3315.
This is the second article from the Long Beach Press Telegram:
Article Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 8:06:21 PM PST
3 held, guns seized in raid
Warrants directed at alleged members of the Asian Boyz gang.
By Tracy Manzer
LONG BEACH — Three people were arrested and five handguns were seized Wednesday in a predawn raid that stemmed from a December shooting.
Search warrants were served in a neighborhood near the Anaheim Corridor and focused on alleged members of the Asian Boyz gang and their affiliates, said David Cannan, a Long Beach Police Department spokesman.
Warrants were served in an area bordered by Dawson and Cherry avenues and Anaheim Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Cannan said.
Among those arrested was 23-year-old Tony Ngo, of Cerritos. A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old, both from Long Beach, were also taken into custody.
None of them is believed to be the gunman from the Dec. 17 attack, which left one person injured after an Asian male walked up to the victim and confronted him, then opened fire. That shooting occurred at 10:29 p.m. near Pacific Coast Highway and Linden Avenue, Cannan said.
The other 2 articles of the Asian Boyz gang is based in Massachusetts. Here
are the two:
This is from the Lowell Sun:
Article Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2005 - 2:11:14 AM EST
SWAT raid nabs three in Lowell
Cocaine seized as police continue gang campaign
By JACK MINCH and DENNIS SHAUGHNESSEY, Sun Staff
LOWELL More than a dozen SWAT team members stormed a filthy, roach-infested Market Street apartment yesterday morning looking for illegal guns. They came away with drugs instead 50 small bags of crack cocaine.
Three local men were arrested and are facing drug possession and distribution charges.
The raid was part of an ongoing offensive by the Police Department against suspected leaders of a street gang peddling drugs.
Police had already collected two illegal guns during separate raids earlier this week and were hoping for a third when SWAT police from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) broke through a door to enter the third-floor apartment at 347 Market St.
The raid was timed to capture the suspects, including Chanvesna "Tony Fat" Pech, while they were still in bed to reduce the danger to police, said Sgt. James Trudel.
Trudel said Pech, 23, who lives in the apartment at 347 Market St., Apt. 3, is known to be violent and has a lengthy criminal record that stems back to when he was a juvenile.
"We wanted to be safe," Trudel said of the raid, which was launched about 10 a.m.
Pech was charged with trafficking cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Also arrested and facing the same charges was Ngeth Deth, 38, who gave his address as 348 Market St. A third man, Lieng Long, 19, also of 347 Market St., Apt. 3, was charged with possession of a class D substance (marijuana).
Pech and Deth are being held on bail pending their arraignment Monday in Lowell District Court.
Capt. Robert DeMoura called Pech "vicious," and Capt. William Taylor said he has been arrested on numerous occasions for assault and battery with deadly weapons, including broken bottles, baseball bats and even a hammer.
The SWAT team crashed through the front door of the small, walk-up apartment and set off a flash-bang device designed to shock the residents, said Police Superintendent Edward Davis.
There were two pitbull dogs in the apartment, but police quickly cornered them in a back room and closed the door until the animal-control officer arrived.
"What a nasty place that was," Davis said. "It was one of the worst apartments I've been in. It was filthy."
Investigators didn't find guns, but did seize more than 14 grams of crack cocaine that had been separated into 50 small bags. Unlike heroin, which is a depressant, crack is a stimulant that increases the likelihood of violence, DeMoura said.
The SWAT team handed over control of the apartment after the entry, said Chelmsford police Sgt. Paul Cooper, who led the NEMLEC detachment.
Police are becoming concerned that the Asian Boyz, one of the city's street gangs, is getting involved in the narcotics trade and the resulting violence has been increasing in recent months, Davis said.
A stabbing at Showcase Cinemas on Reiss Avenue last Saturday and another at Community Christian Fellowship church at 105 Princeton Blvd. on Tuesday are not directly related to the gang, but are barometers of growing problems, police said.
"The (intelligence reports are) telling us they have guns and we're concerned with that," said DeMoura. "The fights we've been having could lead to something bigger."
The NEMLEC tactical-response team was used because its officers are specifically equipped and trained for forced entries.
This is from the Boston Herald:
Police: Asian gang targeted officer
By O’Ryan Johnson
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
An off-duty Somerville police officer was probably targeted by four Asian gang members and beaten in a city bar Saturday night, police said yesterday.
The officer, whose name was not released, is recovering at home.
Police Sgt. John Vozella said he was working a detail inside Good Times bar when the officer, a friend of his, stopped in to say hello.
``He wasn't in there long at all,'' Vozella said. ``I know the perception is going to be he was in there drinking, but he came by to see me.''
When the officer approached the bar, four men in their early 20s began pushing him from behind.
The officer turned and identified himself as a police officer, Vozella said. The men then attacked, slamming a beer bottle into his face, and repeatedly punching and kicking him, until he fell, police said.
Vozella said he ran over and grabbed two of the men, and by that time the injured officer got up and grabbed a third. The fourth man fled.
Vozella said the men are members of a Lowell-based gang called the Asian Boyz. He said the officer they attacked had worked a detail in the bar before. Vozella said they may have recognized him.
He said Lowell police told investigators that the gang is responsible for one police beating in that city.
``I hope this isn't part of some disturbing new trend,'' Vozella said.
Tung T. Nguyen and David Oeur, both of Lowell, and Vicheth So, of Malden, face arraignment today on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.
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