Case #5 Intelligence Gathered when Rival Gang Members are Arrested Together
Four defendants riding around together in a stolen vehicle were arrested for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree. Two of the four were known gang members and as a result CSU received arrest alerts for those two defendants. Upon closer examination of this arrest, CSU noticed that these individuals were key members of rival gangs. Therefore, this arrest indicated to CSU the possibility that an alliance had formed between these two gangs. While this information was not immediately relevant to the current arrests, it is useful for potential crime prevention strategies, as well as future investigations. This discovery was also helpful in that it could be an indication that the two formerly rival gangs had united against a common enemy.