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Police raid in Oakwood

February 19, 2008 | 10:31 am

At least 19 members and associates of the Venice Shoreline Crips, the dominant gang in the Oakwood area, were arrested by the LAPD this morning in that area, Richard Winton will soon report. Police say the sweep was one of the biggest Westside anti-gang operations in years.

The raid netted weapons and narcotics, and should help curtail drug sales at a popular recreation center, police said. Police, working with prosecutors, are planning to arrest as many as 60 gang members and associates for variety of crimes. 

-- Veronique de Turenne