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.