Gang member gets 14 years in prison for pointing laser at Fresno police helicopter

Fresno Police Department helicopter

The Fresno Bee | March 10, 2014 A Bulldog gang member convicted of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter was sentenced Monday to spend 14 years in federal prison, a term prosecutors believe to be among the region’s longest for such a crime. Sergio Patrick Rodriguez, 26, was accused of pointing a green [...]

Fresno gang sweeps finds guns hidden in trees

Fresno weapons sweep

Rick Montanez (KFSN) | February 05, 2014 FRESNO, Calif. — Three people are in jail and several illegal guns, including two found hiding in plain sight, are off the street following a city-wide gang sweep in Fresno. Covering all angles, police showed up in force to the Brookhaven neighborhood in Southwest Fresno. A search warrant [...]

Fresno Gang Members Arrested, ‘Weapons Warehouse’ Shut Down


CBS/AP | February 25, 2013 FRESNO — Police have arrested a member of Fresno’s notorious Bulldog gang from a house that they say served as a weapons warehouse for other gang members. Lt. Mark Salazar said Sunday that the house was used to check weapons in and out to other gang members. The Fresno Bee [...]

Parolee, police dog plunge through Fresno ceiling

cracked ceiling

Associated Press | July 05, 2012 FRESNO, Calif.—A wanted parolee has been arrested in Fresno after crashing through an apartment ceiling along with a police officer and police dog.The Fresno Bee says police went to an apartment complex Tuesday afternoon to look for the 33-year-old gang member. Family members said he’d climbed into the attic [...]

Two shot at vigil in southeast Fresno

walmart parking lot

Alex Tavlian (The Fresno Bee) | April 25, 2011 Two people were shot while holding a vigil in southeast Fresno on Monday night, the Fresno Police Department said. The vigil occurred in the Walmart parking lot at Kings Canyon and Peach avenues around 8 p.m. Fresno Police Lt. Joe Gomez said that after vigil attendees [...]

14 felony arrests in Fresno-area gang crackdown

MAGEC anti-gang unit

Eddie Jimenez (The Fresno Bee) | April 23, 2011 Law-enforcement officers on Friday made 14 felony arrests as part of a series of operations to prevent violence among gangs in Fresno and surrounding communities. The charges included weapons violations, child endangerment, human trafficking, pimping and domestic violence offenses, a Fresno police official said. Officers seized [...]

Operation Ceasefire gang crackdown in Fresno

operation ceasefire

ABC30 | April 01, 2011 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A knock at the door awoke several parolees and probationers in Fresno Friday morning. Police officers checked on 55 of them as part of Operation Ceasefire, involving more than 100 officers from several local agencies. “The whole process is just notifying the gangsters, letting them know [...]

Gang Gunfire Leaves Fresno Girl In Critical Condition


Sontaya Rose (ABC) June 28, 2010 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno Police are looking for two people in connection with a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl in critical condition. The girl was caught in a dispute between rival gangs Friday night. The police chief says the victims were visiting relatives in the area before [...]

Officials Credit New Focus With More Gang Arrests


The Associated Press June 13, 2010 MONTEREY, Calif.—Federal, state and local law enforcement officials say increased cooperation between agencies is putting more gang members behind bars. Following a new strategy that resulted in the arrests of 40 suspected gang members in Salinas in April, authorities say their combined efforts are allowing them to focus on [...]

Dad could get life for son’s gang tattoo


Pablo Lopez (The Fresno Bee) Jun. 03, 2010 A Fresno Bulldog gang member facing a life sentence testified Tuesday that he gave his 7-year-old son a gang tattoo at the boy’s insistence — but immediately regretted the decision. Acknowledging that he was irresponsible to let a friend ink the quarter-sized dog paw on his son’s [...]

Fresno Police Ramping Up Gang Crackdown


Kathryn Herr (CBS 47) 06/02/10 The Fresno Police Department is adjusting their tactics after a violent weekend. Four people have been killed since last Wednesday with three of those murders occurring over the holiday weekend. The violence comes after the department launched a crackdown on gangs in Southwest Fresno a little more than a month [...]

Fresno police report 648 arrests in gang crackdown


The Associated Press 05/09/2010 FRESNO, Calif.—Fresno police say they’ve arrested more than 600 suspects since officers started getting tough on gangs in the city. Fresno police Sgt. Joe Martin says 29 people were arrested during a sweep Saturday, including four parolees and nine gang members. With Saturday’s arrests, police say they’ve made 648 arrests including, [...]

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