City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Detective Steven Stanfield, 209-495-2067
Release Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 5:05 PM

Police serve search warrants related to ongoing gang shootings


NEWS RELEASE
 
City of Modesto
Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
Tuesday January 10th, 2012
Author: Detective Steven Stanfield
(209) 495-2067
 
Police serve search warrants related to ongoing gang shootings
 
Modesto, CA- Modesto Police Department along with the assistance of the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department served numerous search warrants today due to several recent gang related shootings.
 
On January 10th 2012, Modesto Police Department and the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics teams served several high-risk search warrants within the airport neighborhood of Modesto. 
 
These search warrants were in relation to several recent gang related shootings within the airport neighborhood. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Against Persons Unit have been able to identify several homes that were related to the shootings and the search warrants were executed in an attempt to stop the violence. 
 
During the service of the warrants several guns were located as well as over 1.3 pounds of Methamphetamine.
 
Arrested were:
 
Mauricio Sanchez 19 of Modesto for two counts of drive by shooting and association with a criminal street gang,
 
Carlos Soriano 21 of Modesto for two counts of drive by shooting and association with a criminal street gang
 
Ronald Sisneroz 19 of Modesto for parole violation
 
Hector Estrada 38 years of Modesto for possession of methamphetamine for sales
 
Juan Vargas 46 of Modesto for possession of methamphetamine for sales
 
Ricky Madrigal 19 of Modesto for Possession of drugs
 
Also arrested were:
One male juvenile for an outstanding warrant and one male juvenile for one count of drive by shooting and association with a criminal street gang
 
Detective Gumm from the Violent Crimes Against Persons Unit feels that today’s action from police as well as future operations will help in making the airport neighborhood just a little bit safer. He anticipates more arrests as this case unfolds.
 
At this time police ask anyone with information to contact Modesto Area Crimestoppers at 521-4636 or text a tip to “274637” include the word TIP704 in your tip.
 
For information about this news release, contact police spokesperson Detective Steven Stanfield at (209) 495-2067.

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