Lemoore juvenile gang members arrested for throwing rocks at police vehicles

By The Leader Staff

Lemoore police arrested a pair of juvenile gang members who threw rocks at passing patrol cars on Friday, January 27, starting at about 9 p.m.

A Lemoore police officer was driving westbound on West Cinnamon Dr. just past North Lemoore Avenue, and as the officer passed Cinnamon Square, two subjects threw an unknown object at the patrol vehicle, hitting the passenger side door, causing damage to the vehicle and forcing the officer to stop.

The subjects fled on foot into the residential neighborhood just west of Cinnamon Square. The subjects were not located at that time.

About 20 minutes later, another Lemoore police officer was driving southbound on Lemoore Avenue when two subjects threw an unknown object, hitting the patrol vehicle on the passenger side.

Officers saturated the area, and an officer noticed two males hiding between the buildings of Cinnamon Square. When they were approached, the two males ran from police. Lemoore officers caught up to them and took them into custody.

Both suspects are juveniles whose ages range from 15 to 17 years old. They are known Lemoore area Norteno gang members. One of the juveniles provided a name of another person to avoid prosecution for the crimes.

The two juveniles were arrested and booked into the Kings County Juvenile Center for violations of throwing an object at a moving vehicle, conspiracy, obstructing a police officer, falsely identifying oneself to a police officer, and participating in a criminal street gang. 

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