Trio of gang members arrested for Paso Robles crime spree
August 30, 2013
Paso Robles police detectives arrested three believed gang members for a series of crimes between the evenings of August 22 and August 24.
During that span, victims reported three incidents which included assaults, knife attacks, a robbery and a carjacking, each carried out by a group of three males. Detectives determined that each of the incidents were related and were committed by three Paso Robles gang members.
Officers arrested Arturo Montaya, 20, for carjacking assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, criminal conspiracy, felony warrant and possession of a control substance; Francisco Martinez, 19, for carjacking, robbery and criminal conspiracy; and a Paso Robles juvenile for attempted murder, carjacking, robbery and criminal conspiracy.
Detectives from the Paso Robles Special Enforcement Team conducted the investigation along with the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department.
The Special Enforcement Team detectives are working with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force and the District Attorney’s Office to add gang enhancement charges to each of the three suspects.