Tag: DOJ

On July 5th, 2017

California DOJ Agents Crackdown on Gang Activity in San Bernardino County Four-month investigation, 86 arrests, 43 firearms and 4,875 rounds of ammunition seized

SAN BERNADINO – On June 30, 2017, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the results of a huge gang crackdown in San Bernardino County, in which California Department of Justice special agents worked with local and federal law enforcement partners during a four-month-long investigation. The teams of law enforcement officers arrested 86 suspects and seized 43 […]

On January 30th, 2017

COLD CASE: Two Cousins Sentenced in the 1973 Murders of Two Olivehurst Girls CSLEA/AC-DOJ members at several DOJ labs help solve case

MARYSVILLE – On January 26, 2017, two cousins who killed two young girls back in 1973 were sentenced to prison, more than 40 years after their cold-blooded crimes.   DNA work by criminalists at several California Department of Justice labs led to the arrests of the two 65-year-old suspects, now convicted of killing Valerie Lane, 12 […]

On January 24th, 2017

Humboldt County Jury Convicts Devin Schmidt of Arson Family pet died in intentionally-set house fire

EUREKA - On January 19, 2017, a Humboldt County jury convicted Devin Lee James Schmidt, 24, of arson, following a trial that included testimony by California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and Association of Criminalists-DOJ (AC-DOJ) Member Lynn Melgoza.  Melgoza is criminalist supervisor at California Department of Justice Bureau of Forensic Services. Schmidt started a […]

On January 24th, 2017

DOJ Criminalists’ Assistance in Shasta County Murder Investigation Leads to Suspect’s Arrest Suspect accused of setting fire to a gas station attendant

BURNEY- On January 19, 2017, Shasta County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Juan Manuel Venegas, 39, for the murder of David Wicks, a Johnson Park gas station attendant who died after being sprayed with a flammable liquid and set on fire. The arrest followed a month-long investigation which included pieces of evidence that were sent to the […]

On January 17th, 2017

67 Arrested in Operation “Bad Blood” Targeting Inland Empire Gangs California DOJ Special Agents team with officers in a six-month-long investigation

FONTANA -  On January 12, 2017, the Fontana Police Department announced the conclusion of a six-month investigation that targeted two violent gangs in San Bernardino County.  The investigation led to the arrests of 67 suspects and the seizure of weapons, ammunition, prescription medications, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. Operation “Bad Blood” involved more than 350 law […]

On August 5th, 2016

DOJ Special Agents Seize 40 Firearms From Chula Vista Home

CHULA VISTA -  On August 3, 2016, California Department of Justice (DOJ) special agents and Chula Vista police seized more than 40 firearms from a Chula Vista resident who is forbidden by law from owning or possessing firearms.  The person in possession of the weapons is in DOJ's  Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS) database […]

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