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10 charged in group attack on pedestrian in Costa Mesa

A group of 10 men and teenagers has been charged with attacking and robbing a pedestrian in a Costa Mesa neighborhood. The group is accused of kicking and punching the man and stealing his wallet on Sept. 4 in the 600 block of Plumer Street.

Juan Gonzalez, 18; Ricardo Perez, 19; Jesse Sanabria, 19; and Irvin Perez, 18, have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and enhancements for allegedly being part of a local street gang. Police conducted a sweep Wednesday and arrested six people, including the four teens. Also charged in the attack were Jose Quijano, 20; George Quintero, 20; Raul Munoz, 19; Adan Valdez, 19; and Mohammed Hammoodi, 19. A 10th man, Erick Munoz-Juarez, 21, was arrested in connection with the attack but had not been charged. He was released from jail after posting bail, records showed.

Minutes after midnight on Sept. 4, two men were walking home on Plumer Street, near Lions Park, when two of the suspects approached them, asked for their money and mentioned being in a gang, police said.

Soon, more suspected gang members approached the victims from another house. The victims tried to run.

"This kind of group mentality is more consistent with gang activity," said Lt. Mark Manley. "Intimidation through numbers is consistent with what we've seen with gang violence."

One of the pedestrians got away; the other didn't.

The group is accused of jumping the man, kicking and punching him on the ground, fracturing and cutting his face.

One of the men allegedly stole his wallet before they all ran away.

A witness called 911 and reported seeing some flee to a nearby house, which is where police went.

Officers found 20 to 25 local gang members or associates partying there. One man tried to run and was arrested.

Read more at the Daily Pilot: Teenagers face charges.

-- Joseph Serna, Times Community News

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And there are some 800,000 gang members in this country: That’s more than the combined number of troops in our Army and Marine Corps. These gangs have become one of the principle ways to import and distribute drugs in the United States. Congressman David Reichert joins Lou to tell us why those gangs are growing larger and stronger, and why he’s introduced legislation to eliminate the top three international drug gangs.

How many are illegal aliens? Or are their parents illegal aliens? Come one come all

How do you know they are Mexicans? They could be Salvadoreans, Guatemalans, Cubans, etc. Secondly, if they are part of a drug-involved gang and Americans don't want that activity going on in their country then why don't Americans stop buying drugs. Is that too simple?

La Raza... The blog is whack... How are you blaming the current Prez for inheriting the mess from the past administration? Just sounds pissy. I think the "past" A moral Prez was the one that ordered and betrayed the American Public by first deregulating and bailing out Wall St. and the Banks and starting a bogus war costing way more than welfare per day. The opening statement to your blog discredits any info good or bad in it's content.

As for gangs running amok in the OC and all of SoCal, I think their numbers haven't grown in the last 20 months from 0-800,000... immigrant welfare has been going on for years and years, and as you know, change takes time, like it or not.. And don't forget the Asian Gangs (just killed a kid in Santa Ana), and the Motorcycle Gangs in Hemet, and, and, and... What to do short of Arizona's Law? I have no clue. But I'm as angry at this as the next Cali native. Why not address the corporations and citizens who hire the illegals... You've got nannies, gardeners, janitors, chefs, short order cooks, landscaping companies, auto body shops, handymen, home care givers, housekeepers, hotel workers, farmworkers... Stop hiring them and maybe they won't come.

Everybody should finally be honest..Latinos are a disaster for this country. From Education to Police activity, A complete disaster.

This is the result of too many illegal aliens and their anchor kids. 90% of the time I read the crime stroies in the newspaper the suspects are mexicans, opps latinos. Of course mexicans make up the great majority of illegal aliens.

Why are so many men such a problem for the rest of us?

It is only going to get worse. When California finally collapses financially, the lawlessness will go unchecked by powerless police. Buy extra food and store it. When it goes it is really going to go.

Funny, quoting Lou Dobbs. You must be seriously desperate to rationalize your racism if you’re looking to Dobbs as the fact source for your rants.

Most latino illegals are mexican, because mexico won't tolerate people coming across their southern border.

"How do you know they are Mexicans? They could be Salvadoreans, Guatemalans, Cubans, etc."

What's the difference??

This story makes my blood boil. Why wasn't the ethnicity of the victims stated?? What is the L.A. Times trying to hide, and, from whom?? Many Latinos take a terrible and immense toll on this society. Yet, many many Latinos are some of the most hard-working, decent family-oriented folks one would ever have the pleasure to meet. I've had that opportunity and I'm glad to call many of those great people my friends...


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