Crime Sweep Nets Six Gang Arrests
Some of it was in response to some recent gang activity, the rest was to "send a message," say police.
All Tri-Cities police forces and sheriff departments along with the state Department of Corrections and the two respective jails joined forces for a gang sweep this week.
This crackdown netted five adults and one juvenile arrest.
The adults who were taken into custody were:
Anthony Aguilar, 48
Jimmy Rodriguez, 42
Gregorio Orozco, 41
Travis Harden, 21
Joshua Hieny, 30
Police say -- with one exception -- all of the arrested parties were either known gang members or associates.
Authorities say gang-related activity tends to increase during summer and into fall so they are going to be watching such activity closely.