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Gang member threatened to stab boy, police say

September 10, 2011 |  2:06 pm

A Costa Mesa gang member suspected of threatening a 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after walking into the Costa Mesa police station for a routine probation check, according to police.

On Aug. 29, George Quintero, 21, allegedly approached the teen, thinking he was a rival gang member, and shoved him in the face with an open hand and threatened to stab him with a knife, Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Phil Myers said.

Quintero then fled the scene in the 800 block of West 18th Street, according to the Daily Pilot.

He is being charged with criminal threats and assault with a deadly weapon.


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