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On Friday, members of the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC), the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, Clovis Police Department, Hanford Police Department, Kingsburg Police Department, Fresno County Adult Compliance Team (ACT), Fresno Help Eliminate Auto Theft (H.E.A.T.) Task Force and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation served five search warrants in and around the city of Kingsburg.

This joint investigation was in direct response to several acts of violence / shootings that occurred this past week.  During a series of retaliation shootings between gangs, at least two homes were struck.  One person was injured and they are expected to make a full recovery. 

The search warrant locations, all located within a mile of each other, are as follows:

- Three homes on the 400 block of 6th Ave. Drive, Kingsburg

- One home on the 600 block of Quincy Street, Kingsburg

- One home on the 200 block of Mariposa Ave., Kingsburg

The operation netted six arrests, the seizure of six guns, ammunition, a small amount of methamphetamine and a stolen car transmission.  One of the locations is being investigated as a possible chop shop.  Small children were living in some of these homes.  The charges on those arrested are still being determined, as is how many of them are validated gang members.

The success of this operation can be directly attributed to the Kingburg Police Department quickly recognizing the escalating violence in its city.  Kingsburg PD contacted M.A.G.E.C. and other allied agencies to form a partnership to where these search warrants could be served in a timely manner.

Anyone with additional information about any of these cases is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111.  You may also contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org  You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. 

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
(559) 977-0379
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