Stockton serial killer arrested

Murder Charges Filed Against Suspected Serial Killer in StocktonCalifornia Department of Justice’s Bureau of Firearms and Bureau of Forensic Services assisted with investigation “The arrest of, and charges filed against, this suspected serial killer provides a sense of relief for community members and those who work to protect the public.  We thank the law enforcement … Read more

Fresno bust of 19 sexual preadators

Nineteen Potential Sexual Predators Arrested in Operation “H.O.O.K.”California DOJ one of the 17 participating agencies “It’s important for parents to in-the-know about their children’s online activity, but they certainly can’t be everywhere, which is why it is imperative that law enforcement officers conduct these operations.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona FRESNO -On November 2–5, 2022, a … Read more

San Bernardino gunrunner busted

San Bernardino Man Sentenced for Having Multiple Illegal Guns Despite Prior Second-Degree Murder ConvictionDOJ special agents spotted Joseph Hernandez buying an AR-15 style ghost gun kit even though he was prohibited from owning and possessing firearms due to multiple felony convictions, including second-degree murder and attempted murder “The work that California DOJ special agents do … Read more

Azuza gunrunner busted

California DOJ Special Agents Seize Dozens of Guns from Azusa Man Legally Barred from Possessing them LOS ANGELES — On February 21, 2023, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced the arrest of and felony charges against a suspect with a large cache of illegal firearms, including assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition. The suspect is … Read more

Visalia Cold Case Homicide Solved

Seven Arrested for 2020 Homicide of a 15-Year-Old in VisaliaCalifornia DOJ SOU assisted with investigation “California DOJ special agents and California Highway Patrol officers work together in the Special Operations Unit, using technology and investigative tools to assist in identifying and arresting suspected criminals.  Their work is often done outside of the spotlight but their … Read more

DMV busts high end leasing scam in San Fernando Valley

Two Men Sentenced for Running Luxury Automobile Sublease ScamCalifornia DMV investigators assisted with year-long investigation LOS ANGELES – On December 6, 2019, two men were sentenced for stealing nearly $4 million in cash and luxury vehicles in a high-end automobile sublease scam in the San Fernando Valley. Arman Mave Hazarian, aka Dean Hazarian, 48, of … Read more

DMV busts cloved VIN vehicle operation in Riverside

DMV and CDI Investigators Assist with Operation VIN City in Riverside County34 vehicles worth approximately 1.5 million dollars recovered RIVERSIDE – In 2019, the Riverside Auto-Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) began an investigation into a criminal organization involved in Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) switching on a high number of stolen vehicles, many of which were sold … Read more

DMV busts Merced Fat Cat Recycling

Merced Man Arrested after California DMV Investigators Assist with Inspection of Fat Cat Recycling MERCED – On December 15, 2021, the Merced Police Department, along with California DMV investigators and a hazardous materials specialist from the Merced County Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health, conducted an inspection at Fat Cat Recycling in Merced. … Read more

DMV busts Vallejo odometer rollback crew

Three Sentenced to Prison in Fraudulent Automobile Resale SchemeCalifornia Department of Motor Vehicles Investigations Division in Vallejo assisted with this investigation “Rolling back odometers in order to sell a vehicle at a higher price is not a victimless crime.  Buyers are unaware of the actual mileage and the wear on vehicle parts which could harm … Read more

DMV closes Kern County chop shop

DMV and BAR Assist Kern County Auto Theft Taskforce in Chop Shop Investigation “Great job by all who are working to put a stop to auto theft and to investigate suspected chop shops.  California families work hard to be able to afford and maintain a vehicle.  Thank you to our CSLEA members at DMV investigations … Read more