- Friday June 29th, 2012 :: 06:00 p.m. PDT
Santa Rosa Police arrest gang participants in four counties for gang assault following a car show.
CR#12-7588: UPDATE #1: Santa Rosa Police arrest gang participants in four counties for gang assault following car show.
PRESS RELEASE #1
On June 16, 2012 at approximately 6:50 pm, Santa Rosa Police Officers were dispatched to the Youth Community Park located at 1701 Fulton Road for a report of fight involving numerous gang members. The fight occurred during a car show at the park and it appeared that several subjects in the crowd appeared to be affiliated with a local criminal street gang.
When officers arrived, they contacted several witnesses and victims. Officers learned that a group of subjects started an argument with a 40 year old male victim who was at the park with his family. The victim’s 18 year old daughter attempted to intervene and was punched by one of the suspects. The father tried to stop the assault and was knocked to the ground where he was repeatedly punched and kicked by several subjects. The father lost consciousness during the assault. The assault instigated a large fight where three more members of the family were assaulted. The suspects were dressed in attire indicative of gang participation and yelled gang challenges at the victim.
The suspects fled the area prior to the patrol officers arriving on scene. The 18 year old female sustained significant injuries to her face and her father received a serious laceration to his face. Both were transported to a local hospital where they received medical attention and released. The other three victims did not receive significant injuries during the assault and did not require medical treatment.
Some of the suspects were seen leaving in a white Chevrolet pickup. A similar vehicle was located at an apartment complex in the 800 block of Russell Avenue and one suspect was identified and taken into custody at one of the apartments.
Carl William Hastie, a 27 year old Marin County resident was later booked into the Sonoma County Jail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Assault resulting in Serious Injury and two Gang Enhancements. Three counts of Battery are being requested against Haiste for the assault on the three additional victims.
This assault was gang related and the Gang Crimes Team was called out to take over the investigation. It does not appear that the victims knew the suspects. Additional follow up by detectives is being conducted in an attempt to identify additional suspects. The incident occurred during a car show which was taking place at the park. There was a large crowd in attendance and police believe that there may be others who witnessed the assault.
**PRESS RELEASE UPDATE**
Detectives from the Gang Crimes Team have continued the investigation and learned that the car show had attracted known gang participants and gangster rap artists from throughout the bay area. Investigators identified additional suspects in the attack. Search warrants and $150,000 arrest warrants were obtained for the subjects believed to be responsible for the attack. The charges listed on the arrest warrants include Felony Assault with Force Likely to Commit Great Bodily Injury, Battery, Fighting in Public, and Gang Enhancements.
On June 28, 2012 at 7:00 am, law enforcement officers began executing a day long operation to serve the search warrants at several locations in Sonoma, Marin, Alameda and Solano Counties. Detectives from all of the Santa Rosa Police specialized teams and the SWAT team collaborated with several allied agencies including; Sonoma County Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Team, FBI North Bay Regional Task Force, Solano County Violent Gangs Safe Streets Task Force, Rohnert Park DPS, Petaluma PD, Twin Cities PD, Alameda Major Crimes Task Force, and CHP Major Crimes Task Force.
The search warrants were carried out at the following locations:
• 2000 block of Lazzini Avenue, Santa Rosa, Ca.
• 2300 block of Kenton Court, Santa Rosa, Ca.
• 900 block of S. Wright Road, Santa Rosa, Ca.
• 800 block of Russell Avenue, Santa Rosa, Ca.
• 1000 block of Bellevue Avenue, Santa Rosa, Ca.
• 3000 block of Marlow Road, Santa Rosa, Ca.
• 600 block of Gravenstein Highway, Sebastopol Ca.
• 1400 block of Purdue Court, Union City, Ca.
• 500 block of Elmira Road, Vacaville, Ca.
A mobile home in the Rancho Verde Mobile Home Park, Rohnert Park Ca.
A town home on Elizabeth Circle, Greenbrae Ca.
At this time, total of 13 suspects have been identified and 11 have been arrested.
Carl Hastie was arrested on the day of the incident and is still in custody. Ten additional suspects were taken into custody without incident during the execution of the search warrants. Three of them are juveniles who are Santa Rosa residents. The two 16 year olds and a 17 year old were later booked into the Juvenile Justice Center for the assault and gang enhancements. Two of the juveniles were also booked for violating the terms of their probation.
The adult suspects were arrested for warrants related to this investigation which included the assault and gang enhancements. They were identified as the following:
•Guadalupe Cervantes, 45 year old Santa Rosa resident; booked into the Sonoma County Jail
•Anthony Cervantes, 24 year old Santa Rosa resident; booked into the Sonoma County Jail
•Robert Sandoval, 35 year old Santa Rosa resident; booked into the Sonoma County Jail
•Thomas Gollardo, 23 year old Santa Rosa resident; booked into the Sonoma County Jail
•Juan Tovar, 19 year old Santa Rosa resident; booked into the Sonoma County Jail
•Tavo Collazo, 36 year old Union City resident; booked into the Fremont City Jail
•Robert Marques, 26 year old Vacaville resident; booked into the Sonoma County Jail
A stolen assault rifle was located at Marques’ Vacaville residence. He was also booked for possession of the assault weapon and possession of stolen property. Tovar and Gollardo were also booked for violating the terms of their probation.
Two additional suspects remain at large and arrests warrants have been issued for them. The wanted subjects are:
•Robert Flett, a 26 year old Rohnert Park resident (Image #2)
•Rudy Cuevas-Vigil, a 20 year old Santa Rosa resident (Image #1)
Because of the large crowd, police believe there were numerous people who witnessed the incident. The Santa Rosa Police Department is asking for anyone who has information regarding this assault, photographs or videos of the incident or the day’s event, or the location of either Flett or Cuevas-Vigil to call the Gang Crimes Team at (707) 543-3670. Photos of the wanted subject are attached.
Media inquires may be directed to Sergeant Rainer Navarro at (707) 543-4070.
Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404