LOS ANGELES — Twenty alleged Toonerville gang members were arrested during an early-morning raid Thursday after a nine-month investigation sparked by the Glendale Police Department.
Police served 21 search warrants and 19 arrest warrants about 2 a.m. Thursday in Glendale, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Huntington Park and Palmdale, resulting in 20 alleged gang members being arrested in connection with four murders, assault, narcotics trafficking and weapon-related charges.
Glendale police’s Special Weapons and Tactics, gang, assaults, homicide and narcotics units participated in the raid.
“This is another step in the right direction,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. “That’s the reason we have a gang injunction in place. We recognize that this is an extremely violent gang preying upon the citizens of Glendale, and we have been taking the right steps to eliminate them for our community.”