Three suspects Oakdale Police are identifying as Norteno gang members were arrested for attempting to carjack a Ford Windstar minivan in the Bridle Ridge subdivision late Monday night on Dec. 10.
Shortly after 11 p.m. a female resident reported that she was sitting in her Ford Windstar on Churchill Downs Circle when she was approached by a Hispanic Male who tried to enter the vehicle. Two other Hispanic males were with the suspect that police described as “look-outs.”
The driver turned on the vehicle’s lights and the male suspect simulated drawing a gun in his waistband. The woman started the car and drove off and the three subjects fled the area.
Police received a call form an anonymous person who said he saw three suspicious persons hiding from patrol cars in the area of Oak Valley Park. When police officers checked the park they located the subjects.
Officers arrested the three individuals, two adults and a juvenile, for attempted carjacking, conspiracy, and a gang enhancement for participation of being in a street gang.
For the entire story, read the Dec. 12 edition of The Leader.