Sheriff's Gang Detectives Track Down and Arrest Fugitive
Santa Maria- August 8th, 2013
2013, at 07:15 AM, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Gang Enforcement
Unit located and apprehended 29-year-old Ernest Gil of Santa Maria, during a
traffic stop at the intersection of North Thornburg Street at Mill Street in the
city of Santa Maria. Gang Detectives knew Gil to have two warrants issued for
his arrest, including a no-bail warrant for escaping from parole and a $250,000
warrant for assault with a firearm. Gil is a Santa Maria gang member who has a
history of narcotic sales, domestic violence, firearms possession and
Sheriff’s Gang Detectives were
assisted by Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement
Team, Santa Maria Police Department Gang Street Team, and the California
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Gil was taken into custody
Gil is charged with possession of
cocaine and methamphetamine for sales and a criminal street gang enhancement.
Due to his parole hold, he is not eligible for bail.
Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Gang Enforcement Unit
investigates violent criminal street gang members, with particular attention
given to the connection between these criminal street gangs, the trafficking of
methamphetamine and other narcotics, as well as weapons violations.
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