LANCASTER – Four known gang members were arrested Wednesday morning when authorities simultaneously executed search warrants at a dozen Lancaster locations.
The operation was conducted around 5 a.m. by detectives with the Lancaster Operation Safe Streets gang unit and was “related to ongoing investigations of identified gang members,” according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.
“Several items of evidence were recovered after the 12-location search warrant was concluded,” Ruiz stated.
Arrested during the operation were:
- Alejandro Garcia de Alba, 21, arrested on the 400 block of East Avenue J-12.
- Frank Young, 27, arrested on the 44100 block of Division Street.
- Juan Ceja, 25, arrested on the 43700 block of Ponderosa Street.
- Abiel Ordaz, 19, arrested on the 44700 block of Division Street.
The suspects were transported to the Lancaster Station Jail and are expected to face various charges, including failure to register as a gang member, possession of marijuana for sales and parole/probation violations, according to Ruiz.
The investigations are ongoing.