TWO CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBERS CHARGED FOR VIOLATING TERMS OF ANAHEIM INJUNCTION

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
November 28, 2006

Contact:

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
(714) 347-8405 Office
(714) 323-4486 Cell

TWO CRIMINAL STREET GANG MEMBERS CHARGED FOR VIOLATING TERMS OF ANAHEIM INJUNCTION
*One adult faces a felony for providing marijuana to a minor

FULLERTON – Two members of an Anaheim criminal street gang have been charged in separate incidents for violating terms of the civil injunction filed on November 17, 2006.  Hugo Israel Diaz, 18, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of furnishing marijuana to a minor, and one misdemeanor count each of possession of marijuana and disobeying a court order.  Jesus Hernandez Salinas, 21, Santa Ana, is charged with one misdemeanor count of disobeying a court order. 

Diaz faces up to three years in prison if convicted and is scheduled to be arraigned today, November 28, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at the North Justice Center in Fullerton.  Salinas faces six months in jail and is scheduled for pre-trial December 5, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center.

The injunction named 77 gang member defendants and enjoined them from participating in specified gang activities within a 1.63 square mile Safety Zone in the Wakefield/Leatrice neighborhood.  A violation of the injunctive terms can result in misdemeanor or felony prosecution and the defendant can be placed on gang probation terms or be sent to state prison for up to three years.

Hugo Diaz
On November 24, 2006, Diaz is accused of associating with several males in the Safety Zone outside of an apartment complex in the 2000 block of S. Mountain View Avenue.  He is accused of having a small bag of marijuana in his pocket and giving marijuana to a 15-year-old male.  In addition to violating criminal law by possessing marijuana, Diaz was in violation of the injunction by being in the presence of drugs.

Jesus Salinas
On November 21, 2006, Salinas is accused of loitering on the street in the 200 block of E. Wakefield in the Safety Zone with two other documented gang members.  The gang injunction terms prohibit association with any known member of the enjoined Anaheim criminal street gang.                

Senior Deputy District Attorney Tracy Rinauro of the TARGET Unit will prosecute these cases.

For more information on the Anaheim gang injunction, visit www.orangecountyda.com and select “Press Releases/Media Advisories”.  The release was issued November 17, 2006 and is titled “Violent Anaheim Criminal Street Gang Members Served with Civil Injunction for Terrorizing Neighborhoods and Parks.” 

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