Lemoore police and Kings law enforcement conduct probation checks, make arrests

By The Leader Staff
The Lemoore Police Department
The Lemoore Police Department
On Wednesday May 24, at about 1:15 p.m., officers from the Lemoore Police Department, with assistance numerous county law enforcement agencies, conducted city-wide probation compliance checks.

Assistance came in the form of the Kings County Gang Task Force, Kings County Narcotic Task Force, Kings County Sheriff's Office, Kings County Probation Office, Hanford Police Department’s POP team, Corcoran Police Department, and the Avenal Police Department.

The target of these probation contacts were individuals on probation who have been previously contacted by the Kings County Gang Task Force. During the compliance checks, a total of 27 houses were targeted by 34 Officers.

The compliance checks produced results, including the arrest of suspect Faustino Escamilla Gonzalez, who was arrested and book into the Kings County Jail for an outstanding bench warrant.

Another suspect, Raul Bottello, was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail for an outstanding felony bench warrant, possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams, and possession of burglary tools.

Suspect Adrian Guillen was cited and released for a warrant out of Merced County, while suspect John Campos was cited and released for a violation of a court order.

The Lemoore Police Department said it is proactively targeting gang members and gang member associates, particularly considering what police suspect are two gang-related homicides in the past month in Lemoore.

Officials say that local law enforcement is taking a strong stance against gang violence and will continue to contact gang members to suppress gang violence.

Police say they are committed to using every resource they have available to hold gang members and gang associates accountable for their actions. 

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