LA sheriff’s lieutenant arrested in Moreno Valley prostitution sting

LA County Sheriff

KABC | October 15, 2013 MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s lieutenant was arrested during an undercover prostitution sting operation at a Moreno Valley motel. Authorities say officers conducted the sting operation at a motel in the 23000 block of Sunnymead Boulevard last Thursday at various hours. Police had received complaints from […]

Snoop Lion touched by girls fatal shooting in Moreno Valley

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By Stef Camille WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER September 13, 2013   Snoop Lion known to us all as Snoop Dog has also been touched by the senseless fatal shooting of 6 year old Tiana Ricks. Little Tiana was killed by gunfire just outside the home of a family member who lived in Moreno Valley. Obviously, this […]

Moreno Valley homicide investigation underway; 6-year-old girl fatally shot, father wounded

Tiana Ricks

Melissa MacBride (KABC) | September 8, 2013 MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — A homicide investigation is underway after a 6-year-old girl was fatally shot and her 26-year-old father wounded at a Moreno Valley home Saturday. Suspected gang members opened fire outside a home on the 25000 block of Harker Lane around 9:38 p.m. Tiana Ricks was […]

Police seek witnesses to officer’s fatal shooting of cuffed man

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Howard Blume (Los Angeles Times) | December 31, 2012 Moreno Valley police are looking for witnesses in their investigation into an officer’s fatal shooting of a man who was lying on the ground handcuffed. Lamon Khiry Haslip, 18, of Ontario was shot Friday night when officers noticed he had a gun, police said. At the […]

4th arrest tied to events leading to CSUF lockdown

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SEAN EMERY (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) | December 27, 2012 Police have arrested a fourth man in connection with a jewelry-store holdup and shooting in Moreno Valley that led to a police pursuit to Orange County and forced the lockdown at Cal State Fullerton two weeks ago. Roosevelt Andrew Fernandez, 26, of Compton was arrested Wednesday […]

Rodney King free on bail after arrest on suspicion of DUI

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Richard Winton (Los Angeles Times) |┬áJuly 13, 2011 Rodney G. King Jr. was free on bail Wednesday after being arrested in Moreno Valley on suspicion of driving under the influence. King, 46, was the subject of the infamous videotaped beating by Los Angeles police in March 1991 that resulted in four officers being tried. Their […]

11-year-old girl gang raped in Moreno Valley park, police say; 6 arrested, 1 sought

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Abby Sewell (Los Angeles Times) |┬áMarch 28, 2011 Moreno Valley police were looking Monday for a 19-year-old man suspected of taking part in what authorities said was the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl. Police arrested six juveniles in connection with the March 10 assault in the bathroom of Victoriano Park. One suspect, Michael Sykes, […]

Moreno Valley considers adding anti-gang unit officers


LAURIE LUCAS (The Press-Enterprise) | August 23, 2010 Because of a surge in violence, the Moreno Valley City Council will vote tonight on whether to fund three new gang-prevention officers through a surplus in the Police Department budget. At a recent study session, Moreno Valley Police Chief John Anderson recommended beefed-up patrols. He said gangs […]

O.C. gang cheated Medicare out of $26 million


By JON CASSIDY (LA Times) April 20, 2010 A man charged with recruiting members and associates of a Santa Ana street gang into a $26-million scheme to defraud Medicare pleaded guilty Monday to one felony as part of a plea deal. Michael Martinez, 30, of Long Beach faces up to 10 years in prison when […]

Moreno Valley barbers win partial settlement of lawsuit alleging racial profiling


By David Kelly December 11, 2009 A group of Moreno Valley barbers raided last year by police and state agents won a partial settlement of a lawsuit alleging that they were the targets of racial profiling, the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday. The settlement will require the state Board of Barbering and Cosmetology to […]

4 gang members arrested in Fry’s parking lot, police say


By DENISSE SALAZA (OC Register) December 7, 2009 Four gang members were arrested Sunday night in the parking lot of Fry’s Electronics after officers discovered one of them was carrying a loaded handgun and another weapon was found in their vehicle, police said. At 3:15 p.m., two officers noticed a “suspicious” vehicle with four men […]

22 arrested in Moreno Valley gang sweep

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, June 5, 2008 By John Asbury The Press-Enterprise Moreno Valley police arrested 22 people Wednesday during a multiagency gang sweep on two gangs in the city. Agents, police officers and deputies from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, State Parole and the Riverside County sheriff’s Gang Task Force […]