Livermore police arrest murder suspect, others in gang violence investigations

Group allegedly involved in string of recent gang-related attacks

An investigation into gang violence in Livermore has led to the arrest of a murder suspect and numerous others allegedly involved in recent violent crimes in the city, police announced yesterday.

Officers investigated a string of gang-related attacks in the city between October and December 2009, most of which were initiated by Norteno gang members and targeted members of the rival Sureno gang, police said.

Among those arrested was Raul Martinez, 25, who is being held on suspicion of murder in connection with the Oct. 26 stabbing death of a 35-year-old man near Walnut Street and Livermore Avenue, police said.

Anna Delarosa, 20, was arrested Feb. 18 and David Navarro, 26, was arrested Nov. 19 on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the attack of a victim near a bus transfer station. Police said the victim was mistaken for a Sureno gang member.

In another case, Ronnie Martinez, 18, Fernando Perez, 19, and Juan Preciado, 19, were arrested for attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a man mistaken to be Sureno gang member, according to police. Police said when the victim said he was not in a gang, a group of seven suspects stabbed him multiple times and repeatedly kicked and punched him.

Investigators are still working to identify additional suspects in each case and anyone with information regarding these attacks or similar incidents to call Lt. Ava Garavatti at (925) 371-4730 or Sgt. Paul Mayer at (925) 371-4846.

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Posted by Don't worry about it
a resident of Amador Estates
on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I went to high school with David and Raul. They have always been low life trash. It doesn't surprise me to hear this news at all.

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Posted by Tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Apr 13, 2010 at 8:59 am

Could this gang be the ones that shot the horses and the steer a Yr. or so ago? Some kind of , If you kill something you can join our gang?

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Posted by Tired of the crime in Livermore
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:27 am

I'm so sick and tired of the gangs in Livermore. The graffiti is out of control and these low lifes walking the streets with our kids. Raise the rent in town and drive them out of town. It might sound harsh but these people can't afford to pay higher rent so lets raise it. It's a shame our town is being invaded by these low lifes. Off of Portola in the back apartments is where most of them live. Get them out of there. They don't belong here you want to act like animals go to LA and see how long you last down there. And what is funnier they are probably from Livermore GET OVER YOURSELF you are from a tight nit community. Enough is Enough. To the police start arresting them when you see them on the street corner harass them like they harass the law abiding citizens!!!

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