On August 22, 2018, the West Division Directed Enforcement Team, with the assistance of the Gangs and Violent Crime Division and the SWAT Team, conducted a search warrant operation, which resulted in the arrest of six individuals, and the confiscation of weapons, drugs and currency.
The search warrants were served at six different locations in Long Beach, as follow-up to investigations into gang-related incidents of violent crime, that took place earlier this summer in the West Division area. Collectively, the operation resulted in five felony and one misdemeanor arrests, and the seizure of seven firearms, a quantity of methamphetamine, and $6,000 in cash.
Listed below are the locations of the residences where search warrants were served, and those taken into custody:
1900 block of Harbor Avenue
1400 block of Chestnut Avenue
2200 block of Baltic Avenue
1400 block of Parade Street
1000 block of Market Street
2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
|Name:||Age:||Residency:||Booking Charge(s):||Set Bail:|
|Rogelio Ayala||40||Long Beach||Possesion of illegal weapon (non-firearm)||$80,000|
|Edwin Lopez||26||Long Beach||Destruction of ID marks on firearms||$20,000|
|Raymond Moreno||34||Long Beach||Ex-felon in possesion of firearm; illegal possesion of ammunition||$35,000|
|Jonathan De La Torre||19||Long Beach||Assault with a deadly weapon; shooting at occupied dwelling||$250,000|
|Brandon Castillo||19||Long Beach||Outstanding warrants (narcotics and domestic battery)||$85,000|
|(minor)||17||Long Beach||Possesion of controlled substance while armed||n/a|
These types of operations will continue, to address violent crime taking place in our community, in efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe. The LBPD would like to encourage residents to continue to report crime by calling the non-emergency number at (562) 435-6711 or 9-1-1. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
If you see something … say something!