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Press Release
January 20, 2012
For Immediate Release

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Mark Vos
Deputy District Attorney
(909) 891-3505


District Attorney Files Lawsuit for Gang Injunction on Rancho Cucamonga-based Cucamonga Kings

 

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – On Friday, January 20, 2012, San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos announced the filing of a lawsuit seeking a gang injunction in the City of Rancho Cucamonga against the criminal street gang "Cucamonga Kings." This injunction, with the cooperation of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, will restrict any gang activity, and will subject members to arrest if they engage in conduct within the Safety Zone (see attached map).

Sheriff Rod Hoops stated: "Residents in the City of Rancho Cucamonga deserve to live and raise their families in a safe and crime free environment. I believe the gang injunction sends a strong message that criminal activity will not be tolerated."

The Cucamonga Kings is a violent Hispanic criminal street gang that presently consists of approximately 200 members ranging in age from early teens through late fifties and older. The gang and its members treat the Safety Zone, and especially Old Town Park located therein, as their exclusive gang "turf," or territory and have done so for decades.

The injunction seeks to reduce all gang-related activity and will prohibit congregation and loitering in the Safety Zone. Members will be prohibited from intimidating witnesses, blocking public passageways, possessing, selling or using controlled substances, displaying the gang’s name, signs, or symbols, and possessing or remaining in the presence of, any firearm, imitation firearm, ammunition or illegal weapon. In addition to Old Town Park, Cucamonga Elementary School and Rancho Cucamonga Middle School are also main areas subject to protection in the Safety Zone.

"For decades, the people of Rancho Cucamonga and the surrounding communities have had to sit back and suffer numerous crimes at the hands of these local terrorists. Not on my watch," said San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos. "We look forward to working with the Sheriff’s Department in ending this gang’s criminal activity and making it possible for the members of this community to live their lives free of fear and violence."

For a copy of the filed complaint, please contact Christopher Lee at CLee@sbcda.org or (909) 382-3665.

 

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