SATF/SP participates in Sanger gang sweep; 9 arrested

By Lt. Erick Smith, PIO/AA

California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison

Several California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison ISU officers and supervisors along with other law enforcement agencies assisted the Sanger Police Department in a gang sweep last month.

The sweep aimed to suppress gang activity, arrest known and suspected gang members, and seize contraband to continue the reduction of violent crime in the City of Sanger.

“It was a very profitable day,” Sanger Police Captain Kent Matsuzaki, who oversaw the effort by the joint task force, told the Sanger Herald newspaper.

“We took some bad guys off the street and we accomplished what we set out to do, suppress criminal activity in the City of Sanger,” he said.

The newspaper reported the joint task force arrested at least nine people and seized a bullet-proof vest.

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9 Responses

  1. J.D. Sunday, February 16, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    I hate to say it but too often we are not looked on as “cops” or ant type of professional enforcement agency. Though are mission is slightly different than that of a street agency, enforcing the laws of this state and ensuring those engaged in criminal behavior are behind bars are shared by all of us. Quite frankly I have seen our own SERT and ISU teams far exceed the knowledge and professionalism of some street agencies. Keep up the great work!

  2. Tuntakit Saturday, February 8, 2014 / 6:41 am

    Great job and I think having a mutual aid with outside agencies need to be used more often. We can learn a lot from each other.

  3. Goodes Thursday, February 6, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    It should be the goal of every custody staff to increase the level of legitimacy in our department to be viewed as competent and equal to other outside agencies. The coordinated efforts of our ISU/IGI Unit is greatly appreciated.

  4. patterson Thursday, February 6, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    Great job. I know I can rest well at night knowing that we have good officers watching out for us. Many thanks.

  5. Ortiz, J. Thursday, February 6, 2014 / 1:58 am

    Great job for both agencies. Team work!

  6. Miguel Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / 11:25 pm

    It is always good to hear of cooperation between CDCR and outside L.E. agencies. The current ISU/AIGI Sgt. at CSATF is as effective and knowledgable as they come.

  7. D. Hicks Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    Great Job! Keep up the good work!

  8. ALopez Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    I pray for all the officers who place their lives in harm’s way. Thank you for helping and putting the criminals away for our safety. You are awesome! Blessings

  9. Darin Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Keep up the good work officers. Just remember you have to think like a criminal to catch a criminal.

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