• Norteño Gang Members Arrested in Seaside

    At approximately 5:00 p.m., on Jan. 27, 2015, Seaside Police Officers conducted a traffic related stop on a suspicious vehicle. Several occupants had been dropped off prior to the stop and were contacted by police. One of the men, Francisco Padilla,18, of Seaside was arrested for illegally possessing prescription Xanax. (Xanax is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. The drug is commonly combined with other medications to make a depressant style cocktail that enhances one’s level of intoxication.) Padilla was booked into the Seaside jail.

    The occupants of the car were identified as Norteno gang members from Seaside and Salinas. One of the occupants, Edwin Anguiano, 20, from Salinas, was issued a citation for possessing marijuana. Another juvenile gang member was determined to be a fugitive since June of 2014 after he cut off a home confinement tracking bracelet from his ankle. The minor was also illegally in possession of 100 Xanax pills and marijuana, with digital weighing scales. The minor was booked into Monterey County Juvenile Hall.

    Gang members arrested in Seaside

    Gang members arrested in Seaside

     

    These arrests are another example of local law enforcement directing firm enforcement action against gang members. We ask that our citizens continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to help keep our community safe.

    If anyone has any information regarding this crime, other crimes or suspicious activity, please contact the Seaside Police Department.

    Anonymous Tip-Line – (831) 899-6282
    Seaside Police Department – (831) 899-6748
    Non-Emergency Dispatch – (831) 394-6811
    Emergency – 911
    Or leave a tip at the Seaside Police Department’s online tip website at:
    http://www.tipsoft.com/index.asp?P=WebTips 

    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 28, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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