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Motorcycle gang sweep nets numerous arrests in Riverside County

March 17, 2010 |  2:35 pm

Two dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies launched a major sweep Wednesday targeting members of a motorcycle gang in California and several other Western states, officials said.

Numerous people were arrested, said John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney’s office. He declined to give numbers or name the gang because the operation was ongoing.

The operation began about 5 a.m., said Deputy Melissa Nieburger, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers began exercising search warrants and conducting parole and probation checks at dozens of locations throughout the county, Hall said. Command posts were set up in Hemet, Mira Loma and downtown Riverside, Nieburger said.

Further details about the operation were to be provided at a 3 p.m. news conference in Riverside, officials said.

-- Alexandra Zavis

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