3 Gang Members Arrested

July 27, 2009 10:29:40 AM PDT
A traffic stop in Clovis led to the arrest of three men who Police said had just pulled a gun on rival gang members.Police said they arrested 20-year-old Noe Caranza and 19-year-old Daniel Maldonado of Parlier along with an unidentified juvenile after pulling their vehicle over for driving without headlights.

During that traffic stop, they learned the three men had just confronted someone they thought to be a rival gang member at a nearby party.

Witnesses told Police the 17-year-old pulled out a gun and threatened the victim, but partygoers were able to force the three men out of the home before any more violence.

That gun was found in the suspect's vehicle, and Police said it had been reported stolen from a Parlier home last year.

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