San Jose: Gang investigation ends in 8 arrests, gun and drug seizures

SAN JOSE – A South Bay gang investigation culminated Wednesday and Thursday in eight arrests, as well as the seizure of half a dozen firearms, illegal drugs and tens of thousands of dollars, authorities said.

The investigation, which began in April, focused on “suspects associated with gangs for possessing firearms and other crimes,” said San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia in a news release Friday.

Garcia said the police department’s Gang Investigations Unit and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office served 13 search warrants in San Jose and one in Milpitas on Wednesday and Thursday.

Eight suspects were arrested and booked into county jail on charges including child endangerment, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of narcotics for sale and possession of illegal weapons, according to Garcia.

Garcia said authorities also seized six guns, one of which had been stolen; ammunition; brass knuckles; marijuana and other drugs; and $26,000 in cash from drug sales.

The suspects were identified as 30-year-old Daniel Adlama, 26-year-old Marcos Cuevas, 34-year-old Julio Garcia-Cortez, 26-year-old Hector Hurtado, 32-year-old Maria Jimenez, 32-year-old Robert Jimenez, 30-year-old Ervin Steverson III, all of San Jose, and 28-year-old Raul Radillo of Milpitas.

Anyone with information related to the investigation can contact Gang Investigations Unit detectives at 408-277-3835, or leave a tip with Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867 or at Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Author: Jason Green