Today the Special Investigations Unit served a search warrant on an apartment on Knox Street that led to the arrest of John Diaz. Inside John’s apartment we located a sawed off shotgun, a double barreled shotgun, a large amount of ammunition and cocaine. John is a norteno gang member. Small children live in the apartment and one of the shotguns, which was loaded with slugs, was hidden behind a couch cushion within reach of the children. There have been several gang related shootings recently that have led to the arrest of numerous gang members with firearms. We will not tolerate violence in our streets. The citizens of Madera deserve safe neighborhoods. The children growing up in our town deserve a childhood free from pressure to join gangs. The Madera Police Department will continue to work toward these goals on your behalf. JA 3597
|Chowchilla News Day
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