CALIFORNIA – Since February of 2021, there have been a multitude of violent felonies that have been linked to a group of individuals in San José. The group is part of an active street gang that have been linked to at least 10 violent crimes including carjackings, shootings, stolen vehicles, and burglaries.
Robbery, Gang Investigations, and Assaults Unit detectives, with assistance from members of our Special Operations Division, have been working tirelessly to identify and apprehend this violent group of gang members.
On August 3rd, 2021, in a coordinated operation, numerous search warrants and arrest warrants were executed throughout San José with the goal of locating and arresting the alleged criminals.
Three suspects were arrested in connection to many crimes.
Officers located illegally possessed firearms, equipment used to manufacture and assemble firearms, often referred to as ghost guns, illegal high-capacity magazines, a ballistic vest, narcotics, and stolen property.
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The suspects, Nelson Vargas, Omar Harris Tabora and Christopher Rosales, were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on numerous felony charges.